New York Times, Monday, May 15, 1989

Author:Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.77, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
Sidney L. Robbins has 136 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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1. Competent : ABLE
5. Captures : BAGS
9. Self : EGO
12. All ___ Day (Nov. 2) : SOULS
14. Cupid : EROS
15. Phone : CALL
16. Ragtime round dance : TURKEYTROT
18. Chills and fever : AGUE
19. Feasted : ATE
20. Stale : DATED
21. Stubborn ones : MULES
22. Low-lying areas : VALES
23. Hearty's partner : HALE
24. Motor : ENGINE
27. Solidly built : THICKSET
31. River to the Firth of Clyde : DOON
32. Stage whisper : ASIDE
33. Kind of hop : CAR
34. Readied for the canine show : GROOMED
37. Fix up an antique : RESTORE
39. Suffix with host : ESS
40. Wear away : ERODE
42. Reign : RULE
43. Come out again : REEMERGE
45. Coins of Poland : ZLOTYS
47. Adjusts : FITS
48. Opposite of fancy : PLAIN
50. Base on ___ (walk) : BALLS
52. Treatise : TRACT
53. Owns : HAS
56. Pitcher Hershiser : OREL
57. Get cold feet after accepting a dare : CHICKENOUT
59. Not so many : LESS
60. Experience : HAVE
61. Course of travel : ROUTE
62. Kind of can or tray : ASH
63. Followers of Adam : ITES
64. Forehead : BROW
1. Movie dog : ASTA
2. Boxing contest : BOUT
3. Entice : LURE
4. B.P.O.E. member : ELK
5. Davis or Midler : BETTE
6. Checks : ARRESTS
7. Kern's "Very ___, Eddie" : GOOD
8. Fast plane : SST
9. Holder of 21 merit badges : EAGLESCOUT
10. Mucilage : GLUE
11. Bullring cries : OLES
13. Auto style : SEDAN
15. Close a seam : CAULK
17. President Taft's alma mater : YALE
21. Sprays that stop muggers : MACES
22. "In ___ veritas" : VINO
23. Secrete : HIDE
24. Garden tool : EDGER
25. Some Scandinavians : NORSE
26. Horripilation : GOOSEFLESH
28. Employ : HIRE
29. Ahead of schedule : EARLY
30. Oak and cedar : TREES
32. "Dies like ___! March on . . . " : ADOG
35. Encounters : MEETS
36. Misses the mark : ERRS
38. Disney film: 1982 : TRON
41. Strip : DEPRIVE
44. Factories : MILLS
45. Baseball's Wheat : ZACK
46. Metric measure : LITER
49. Val et al. : LACES
50. Gaucho's weapon : BOLA
51. War god : ARES
52. This and ___ : THAT
53. Sixty minutes : HOUR
54. Stanley Steamer : AUTO
55. Mulligan or slumgullion : STEW
57. Greek letter : CHI
58. ___ Hill, San Francisco : NOB

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