New York Times, Tuesday, March 13, 1990

Author:Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 1
Sidney L. Robbins has 136 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1990, The New York Times
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1. Sacred fig tree of India : PIPAL
6. Defect : FLAW
10. Jason's ship : ARGO
14. Worship : ADORE
15. Top-notch : AONE
16. Tavern quaff : BEER
17. Preparation fighting cavities : DENTIFRICE
19. Land measure : ACRE
20. Wise one : SAGE
21. Facilitate : EASE
22. Ivan and Nicholas : TSARS
23. Hastened : SPED
25. Like a certain Hollow : SLEEPY
27. Alternative to an elevator : STAIRS
30. Tolerate : STAND
31. Cocoa source : CACAO
32. Dick and Harry's companion : TOM
33. Bill : TAB
36. Request from a D.D.S. : OPENWIDERPLEASE
41. Forsake bachelorhood : WED
42. Cravat : TIE
43. Titillate : AMUSE
44. Opera extra's prop : SPEAR
46. Apes Chubby Checker : TWISTS
47. Lambastes : CREAMS
49. Wang ___, P. Buck character : LUNG
50. Spoils : BOOTY
51. Pope in W.W. II : PIUS
53. Kind of road or bird : RAIL
57. Adjoin : ABUT
58. Tot's banker? : TOOTHFAIRY
60. Gaelic : ERSE
61. "Comus" composer : ARNE
62. Planet carrier : ATLAS
63. Evaluate : RATE
64. Yarborough holder's bid : PASS
65. Legal middle : MESNE
1. Exaggerates an expense account : PADS
2. Thought : IDEA
3. Ping follower : PONG
4. Kind of well : ARTESIAN
5. Hawaiian garland : LEI
6. Volt unit : FARAD
7. Actress Nettleton : LOIS
8. Progenitor : ANCESTOR
9. "___ Small Hours," D. Mann tune : WEE
10. Lowered : ABASED
11. Sum up, in short : RECAP
12. A V.P. under Madison : GERRY
13. Mine finds : ORES
18. Professional charges : FEES
22. Half a score : TEN
24. Ship section : PROW
26. Light caster : LAMP
27. Freight vessel : SCOW
28. Record : TAPE
29. Hit a perfect serve : ACED
30. Conn : STEER
33. Greek letters : TAUS
34. Aide: Abbr. : ASST
35. Buzzers : BEES
37. Entry on an invoice : ITEM
38. Any group scattering or exile : DIASPORA
39. Suburban sight : LAWN
40. Depart, as in 38 Down : EMIGRATE
44. Seat for two : SETTEE
45. Wages : PAY
46. Pooh! : TUSH
47. Charmer's snake : COBRA
48. Yank from Morpheus' arms : ROUST
49. Stringed instruments : LUTES
50. Bugs or Buddy : BAER
52. Charged atoms : IONS
54. Is under the weather : AILS
55. Persia today : IRAN
56. Destroy cells : LYSE
58. Faucet : TAP
59. Albee's "___ and Yam" : FAM

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