New York Times, Monday, February 5, 1990

Author:Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { C J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 252 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Sidney L. Robbins has 136 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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1. Browning's "___ Ben Ezra" : RABBI
6. Author Ferber : EDNA
10. Ripens : AGES
14. From another planet : ALIEN
15. Go kaput : FAIL
16. Stubborn one : MULE
17. In a line : SINGLEFILE
19. He helps : AIDE
20. Ancient sect : ESSENES
21. Left port : SAILED
23. Toddler : TOT
24. Vestibule : ENTRY
25. Tentmaker-poet : OMAR
29. Private eye, at times : SEEKER
33. Religious maxims : LOGIA
35. Letter sign-off : REGARDS
39. All-out bet : DOUBLEORNOTHING
43. Hold back : RESERVE
44. Weird : EERIE
45. McGuffey product : READER
48. Abbr. on an envelope : ATTN
49. Plunger's loss : SHIRT
53. Kind of bridge or brow : LOW
55. Torment : HARASS
57. Traveling bags : VALISES
61. "Terrible" ruler : IVAN
62. Baseball rarity : TRIPLEPLAY
65. Network of nerves : RETE
66. Eye part : LENS
67. Part of AWOL : LEAVE
68. Patella's site : KNEE
69. S-shaped molding : OGEE
70. British sand hills : DENES
1. Headland : RAS
2. "It's a Sin to Tell ___" : ALIE
3. Compartments : BINS
4. Importunes : BEGS
5. Cove : INLET
6. Decadent : EFFETE
7. Podium : DAIS
8. Nothing : NIL
9. Pub drinks : ALES
10. With full force : AMAIN
11. Culpability : GUILT
12. Church bigwig : ELDER
13. Gone to pot : SEEDY
18. A grandson of Adam : ENOS
22. Make bubbly : AERATE
25. Antiquated : OLD
26. Secure a ship : MOOR
27. Malarial fever : AGUE
28. Joshes : RIBS
30. Went awry : ERRED
31. Knowledge : KEN
32. Self : EGO
34. Warns : ALERTS
36. Mother of Zeus : RHEA
37. Gossip : DIRT
38. Fit of anger : SNIT
40. Before, to Keats : ERE
41. Eggs : OVA
42. Army V.I.P. : GEN
46. Pass by : ELAPSE
47. Kind of call : ROLL
49. Dodge : SHIRK
50. Port : HAVEN
51. Furious : IRATE
52. Rajah's lady : RANEE
54. Handle : WIELD
56. Historic Norman town : STLO
57. Honeysuckle or cucumber : VINE
58. Graf ___ : SPEE
59. Verve : ELAN
60. Buy a C.D. : SAVE
63. Col.'s command : REG
64. Word of assent : YES

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