New York Times, Tuesday, July 24, 1990

Author: Sidney L. Robbins
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 247 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Kind of plank : GANG
5. Cheer for June Anderson : BRAVA
10. Dull-witted one : DODO
14. "It's a Sin to Tell ___" : ALIE
15. Scandinavian race of gods : AESIR
16. State to be true : AVER
17. Take up a collection : PASSTHEHAT
19. Food eschewed by a vegetarian : MEAT
20. Prescribed procedure : RITUAL
21. Tangles : SNARLS
23. Speech oddities : LISPS
26. Vipers : ASPS
27. Solemn pledges : OATHS
31. A neighbor of Siberia : ALASKA
33. Shriek : SCREAM
35. Fountain drink : SODA
36. Weep aloud : SOB
39. Noah's eldest : SHEM
40. Facilitated : EASED
42. Jacob's twin : ESAU
43. Loser to H.C.H.: 1928 : AES
44. Piedmontese city : ASTI
45. Emphasis : STRESS
47. Important tuber : POTATO
49. Bridge seats : EASTS
50. Absorbed : RAPT
51. Loosen : UNTIE
54. Mastics : RESINS
56. Main course : ENTREE
60. ___ Major : URSA
61. Become an attorney : PASSTHEBAR
65. Twosome : DUET
66. Theater path : AISLE
67. Copperfield's child wife : DORA
68. Start of the Bay State motto : ENSE
69. Daub : SMEAR
70. Exclusively : ONLY
1. Hiatus : GAP
2. Winged : ALAR
3. Not final, as a decree : NISI
4. Exploit : GEST
5. An Iranian religion : BAHAI
6. Movie units : REELS
7. Cigar residue : ASH
8. By way of : VIA
9. ___ and crafts : ARTS
10. Fabric used for table linen : DAMASK
11. Highway features : OVERPASSES
12. Distributes cards : DEALS
13. Scraps for Spot : ORTS
18. Okla. oil center : TULSA
22. Space org. : NASA
24. Strong love : PASSION
25. Blackthorn fruit : SLOE
27. Pelion's supporter : OSSA
28. Yearn : ACHE
29. Moral offenses : TRESPASSES
30. Haw partner : HEM
32. Appends : ADDS
34. Tableland : MESA
37. Kiln : OAST
38. Kiss : BUSS
41. Aleutian island : ATTU
42. Notable period : ERA
44. Abbr. on an envelope : ATTN
46. Bicuspids : TEETH
48. Narcotic : OPIATE
50. Summer TV offering : RERUN
52. Nikola, the electrical wizard : TESLA
53. Prefix with mural : INTER
54. Obnoxious : RUDE
55. Ems and Baden-Baden : SPAS
57. Change the décor : REDO
58. Black, in poesy : EBON
59. Anthony Eden's title : EARL
62. Goal : AIM
63. Opp. of NNW : SSE
64. Beam : RAY

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