New York Times, Tuesday, June 14, 1988

Author: Sidney L. Robbins
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 48, Avg Word Len: 4.78, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 253 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 11, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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1. It's a laugh : HAHA
5. ___-a-brac : BRIC
9. Scads : SLEW
13. Twenty: Comb. form : ICOSI
15. "Splitsville" : RENO
16. Secrete : HIDE
17. Rigor : STRINGENCY
19. Leave out : OMIT
20. In place of : INSTEAD
21. Diner sign : EATS
22. Hosp. group : RNS
23. Yak : GAS
25. Evicts : PUTSOUT
29. Philosopher Jean-Paul : SARTRE
32. "Lord, ___ I?": Matt. 26:22 : ISIT
33. Marmosets of S. America : TAMARINS
35. Concerning drugs : PHARMACOLOGICAL
39. One after another : SERIATIM
40. Actress Naldi : NITA
41. Wandered : RANGED
42. Jack Webb program of yore : DRAGNET
45. Card game : GIN
46. Author Fleming : IAN
47. Skillful : DEFT
50. Marry : ESPOUSE
54. Affirm confidently : AVER
55. Very nervous : HIGHSTRUNG
58. Salami haven : DELI
59. Prod : URGE
60. Blue planet : EARTH
61. A Guthrie : ARLO
62. Chow : MESS
63. A pope who became a saint : LEOI
1. Word on a towel : HIS
2. Play starter : ACTI
3. Unicorn feature : HORN
4. Hoffman play: 1985 : ASIS
5. Chicken part : BREAST
6. Tear : REND
7. Corp. abbreviation : INC
8. Like Marvell's mistress : COY
9. Small sum : SHOESTRING
10. Bean or city : LIMA
11. Redact : EDIT
12. Volstead's opponents : WETS
14. Musical beginning : INTRO
18. Knee, to a zoologist : GENU
23. United: Comb. form : GAMO
24. Berlin's "He's ___ Picker" : ARAG
25. Card spots : PIPS
26. Wedding aide : USHER
27. Crown of a sort : TIARA
28. A combo : STRINGTRIO
29. Maglie or Mineo : SAL
30. Castor-bean product : RICIN
31. Related to Mom : ENATE
33. Piper's son : TOM
34. Wooden strip : SLAT
36. Epiphany threesome : MAGI
37. Egyptian sun disk : ATEN
38. Spanish hero, with "El" : CID
42. Plates : DISHES
43. Séance sounds : RAPS
44. Swinburne's "___ on Charlotte Brontë" : ANOTE
47. Art style : DADA
48. Eternally : EVER
49. Flopped : FELL
50. Roe : EGGS
51. Russian river : URAL
52. Positive : SURE
53. Within: Comb. form : ENTO
55. Top sound : HUM
56. Fury : IRE
57. F–J connection : GHI

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