New York Times, Monday, April 2, 1990

Author:Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { G H J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 255 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
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
Across Down
1. Use the phone : DIAL
5. Hairdo for a soul brother : AFRO
9. Spot for sports : ARENA
14. Killer whale : ORCA
15. Food regimen : DIET
16. Dud : LEMON
17. Make-or-break spot : POINTOFNORETURN
20. Made beloved : ENDEARED
21. Stat for Saberhagen : ERA
22. ___ Zeppelin (rock group) : LED
23. Fail to tip a waiter : STIFF
26. Dwell : ABIDE
30. Nigerian native : IBO
32. Roman tyrant : NERO
34. Radioactive element : RADON
35. Frustrates : FOILS
37. Auto org. : AAA
38. Voting results : ELECTIONRETURNS
41. Pie ___ mode : ALA
42. Slowpoke : SNAIL
43. Upright : ERECT
44. Cloy : SATE
46. Nurturing initials : TLC
47. Central points : NODES
48. Thick : DENSE
50. Port. money : ESC
52. Rex Harrison's title : SIR
53. Inappropriate : UNTIMELY
58. SASE, etc. : RETURNENVELOPES
62. Conscious : AWARE
63. Fissionable unit : ATOM
64. Grape product : WINE
65. Arab kingdom : YEMEN
66. Trifles : TOYS
67. Deface : SCAR
1. Info : DOPE
2. Tonic ingredient : IRON
3. Part of DNA : ACID
4. Path : LANE
5. Worship : ADORE
6. Tooted, as in "The Spirit of '76" : FIFED
7. Tear apart : REND
8. A Siouan : OTO
9. Lively : ALERT
10. Keep : RETAIN
11. Ratite bird : EMU
12. Scand. land : NOR
13. Actress Jillian : ANN
18. Natural abilities : TALENTS
19. Put on new platforms : RESOLE
24. Dreaded : FEARED
25. Nobelist in Literature: 1921 : FRANCE
26. Regions : AREAS
27. Sentimental song : BALLAD
28. Conceive : IDEATE
29. "What's up, ___?" : DOC
30. Column type : IONIC
31. Rotate floating logs : BIRL
33. Kilns : OASTS
35. Paddock newcomer : FOAL
36. Letterpress's cousin : STENCIL
39. Hospital resident : INTERN
40. Tail: Comb. form : URO
45. Make certain : ENSURE
49. Sea nymph : SIREN
50. Diplomat : ENVOY
51. Holds back : STEMS
53. Biblical preposition : UNTO
54. Cuts the grass : MOWS
55. "Beowulf" is one : EPIC
56. Hyena in a Capp strip : LENA
57. North Sea feeder : YSER
58. Beam : RAY
59. Homonym for you : EWE
60. Topper for Scotty : TAM
61. Have a snack : EAT

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