New York Times, Monday, March 2, 1987

Author: Sidney L. Robbins
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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1. Confesses, with "up" : OWNS
5. Quite distantly : AFAR
9. Slithery ones : ASPS
13. Antitheses of midnights : NOONS
15. Restricted area : ZONE
16. Choirboy's collar : ETON
17. "Peanuts," e.g. : COMICSTRIP
19. Threesome : TRIO
20. Raise : ELEVATE
21. Mrs., in Madrid : SRA
23. Worldwide labor org. : ILO
24. Vote into office : ELECT
26. Production in general : OUTPUT
28. Mussulman : MOSLEM
31. Uncover : REVEAL
33. Total: Abbr. : AMT
34. Coming out : EMERGING
37. Etruscan king Porsena : LARS
39. Speaks harshly : RASPS
41. Dirk of yore : SNEE
42. Doodads : TRINKETS
44. Roscoe : GAT
45. This might be soft : PALATE
46. Rolls along easily : COASTS
49. Caught : BAGGED
51. Intelligent : SMART
53. Pub drink : ALE
54. Potato part : EYE
56. Olympics athlete, e.g. : AMATEUR
60. Wild try : STAB
62. Ecdysiast's specialty : STRIPTEASE
64. Allowance for weight : TARE
65. A sci. : ECOL
66. Ruhr city : ESSEN
67. Whilom : ERST
68. "___ is the forest primeval . . . " : THIS
69. Londoner's radial : TYRE
1. Twice halved : ONCE
2. Type of gatherer : WOOL
3. Alaskan city : NOME
4. Whine pathetically : SNIVEL
5. Nahuatl conquered by Cortés : AZTEC
6. In favor of : FOR
7. Flavoring for a Cannes cordial : ANIS
8. Chides : REPROVES
9. At the age of: Lat.abbr. : AET
10. Youths : STRIPLINGS
11. French soldier : POILU
12. Pig's "beak" : SNOOT
14. Map feature : SCALE
18. Watch part : STEM
22. Leopold or Mischa : AUER
25. Long locks : TRESSES
27. Labels : TAGS
28. Vassar purchase : MALT
29. Tentmaker-poet : OMAR
30. Shift shiftlessly : STRIPGEARS
32. Royal one: Abbr. : EMP
35. Straight : NEAT
36. Obtains : GETS
38. Hitch in plans : SNAG
39. "___, go!" : READYSET
40. LL.B. holder : ATT
43. Swiss painter Paul : KLEE
46. David is one : CAMP
47. Declaim : ORATE
48. Swear to : ATTEST
49. Moisten meat : BASTE
50. Where a benedict is created : ALTAR
52. Posts : MAILS
55. Engrave with acid : ETCH
57. This does it : EASY
58. Consumer : USER
59. M. Coty : RENE
61. Wager : BET
63. Louis XIV, e.g. : ROI

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