New York Times, Saturday, July 4, 1987

Author: Sidney L. Robbins
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Insipid : TAME
5. Maven : ADEPT
10. Riviera acquisitions : TANS
14. Plant worth eyeing? : IRIS
15. Can you bear this? : POLAR
16. "Late" item : OBIT
17. Truman's true woman : BESS
18. Filch, snatcherally : SWIPE
19. A singing Horne : LENA
20. Divorcee's favorite time? : INDEPENDENCEDAY
23. In harmony : ATONE
24. Witch site is this? : ENDOR
25. II Duce's daughter : EDDA
28. Group no-no : TABOO
32. Baden twice : SPA
35. Replace shoes; head for bed : RETIRE
39. Think, old style : TROW
40. Washington, D.C., on some Inauguration Days? : LANDOFTHEFREEZE
43. ___ Andersson, Swedish miler : ARNE
44. "Who Can I ___?": 1964 song : TURNTO
45. Communist : RED
46. Clutch : GRASP
48. Town near Padua : ESTE
50. Kind of examination : CROSS
54. Spout on July 4 : ORATE
58. Atlanta? : HOMEOFTHEBRAVES
63. Hot spot : OVEN
64. Strong point : FORTE
65. Enraptured a rock fan : SENT
66. Kind of moss : PEAT
67. Former queen of Italy : ELENA
68. Scotch Gaelic : ERSE
69. Ospreys' kin : ERNS
70. Angular military structure : REDAN
71. Suffix with hip or tap : STER
1. Fibula's neighbor : TIBIA
2. Don't exist : ARENT
3. Commit boo-boos : MISDO
4. Ancient ascetic : ESSENE
5. Church nook : APSE
6. Feathers : DOWN
7. Slur over : ELIDE
8. Franz von ___, German spy in 1915 : PAPEN
9. Drift : TREND
10. Allow grudgingly : TOLERATE
11. Where sleepers lie : ABED
12. "Strange Interlude" heroine : NINA
13. Command to Fido : STAY
21. First emperor of Brazil : PEDRO
22. Charpoy : COT
26. Skillful : DEFT
27. Aleutian isle : ATTU
29. Rabbit or Fox preceder : BRER
30. Seep : OOZE
31. Had markers out : OWED
32. Metal waste : SLAG
33. Young salmon : PARR
34. First name of Vronsky's lover : ANNA
36. Your, in Berlin : IHR
37. Coty or Cassin : RENE
38. Salamanders : EFTS
41. Assaults; forays : DESCENTS
42. Whirlybird feature : ROTOR
47. Money player : PRO
49. Wipes out : ERASES
51. Bid : OFFER
52. Filched a fur scarf? : STOLE
53. Particle : SHRED
55. Dodge successfully : AVERT
56. Taut : TENSE
57. Chemical compound : ESTER
58. Diamond for Bob? : HOPE
59. Eggs ___ easy : OVER
60. Spiteful : MEAN
61. Borough near Pittsburgh : ETNA
62. Soy or Roy : BEAN

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