New York Times, Monday, June 20, 1988

Author: Sidney L. Robbins
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { F G J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 1
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Strong scents : MUSKS
6. Actress Gardner : AVA
9. Complainer : CRAB
13. Fall flower : ASTER
14. Unless, in law : NISI
16. Tramp : HOBO
17. Simple piano tune : CHOPSTICKS
19. Margarine : OLEO
20. Kind of sphere : HEMI
21. Yale name : ELI
22. Jacket parts : LAPELS
24. Harsh sounds : RASPS
26. Kindergarten awards : STARS
28. Put away for safekeeping : STASH
30. Wash ___, comics hero : TUBBS
34. Put two and two together : ADD
37. High nest : AERIE
38. City in Pa. : ERIE
39. Kind of estate : REAL
41. Kind of rocket : RETRO
43. Harvard rival : YALE
44. Theater org. : ANTA
45. Stupefies : NUMBS
47. Composer Rorem : NED
48. Post-office item : STAMP
50. ___ of one's own medicine : ADOSE
51. Deep voices : BASSI
53. Merman or Waters : ETHEL
57. "A well boiled ___": Spooner : ICICLE
60. Greek letters : NUS
62. Joie de vivre : ELAN
64. G.O.P. candidate : BUSH
65. Tennis swing : CHOPSTROKE
68. Former Congolese prime minister : ILEO
69. Race-track figure : TOUT
70. What rookies must learn : ROPES
71. Rung : STEP
72. Equal: Prefix : ISO
73. Immobile : INERT
1. Sound-speed number : MACH
2. Theater employee : USHER
3. Leaf aperture : STOMA
4. Military caps : KEPIS
5. Last year's jrs. : SRS
6. Blue dye : ANIL
7. Changing : VICISSITUDINOUS
8. Inquire : ASK
9. Mott Street favorite : CHOPSUEY
10. Part : ROLE
11. Biblical brother : ABEL
12. Hisses' kin : BOOS
15. Mallorca, for one : ISLA
18. Examiner : TESTER
23. Buchwald or Linkletter : ART
25. O.T. book : PSA
27. Heat: Comb form : THERMO
29. Sports centers : ARENAS
31. Breakfast dish : BRAN
32. Choler : BILE
33. Spore : SEED
34. River to the Kura : ARAS
35. Depression : DENT
36. Computer fodder : DATA
40. Butcher's item : LAMBCHOP
42. Beset : OBSESS
46. Collection : SET
49. Buddy : PAL
52. Religious group : SECT
54. Wading bird : HERON
55. Wed on the run : ELOPE
56. Magic Johnson is one : LAKER
57. A cousin of 54 Down : IBIS
58. Satanists, e.g. : CULT
59. What "video" means : ISEE
61. ___ snuff (satisfactory) : UPTO
63. Scene of a jay's robbery : NEST
66. ___ polloi : HOI
67. Kind of angle : TRI

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