New York Times, Tuesday, August 7, 1990

Author:Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.77, Missing: { F J K Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 252 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
Sidney L. Robbins has 136 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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Across Down
1. Lower : ABASE
6. Des Moines's locale : IOWA
10. Hind's mate : STAG
14. Take it easy : RELAX
15. Bedouin, e.g. : ARAB
16. Kind of way : THRU
17. Bystander, often : EYEWITNESS
19. Lake or canal : ERIE
20. Touch is one : SENSE
21. Actor Erwin : STU
22. Extinct birds : MOAS
23. Rags : TATTERS
26. Intruder in the dust : ANT
27. Blueprint datum, for short : SPEC
31. Before: Prefix : PRE
32. Pub item : DART
34. Rip : TEAR
35. Boot out : OUST
37. Propelled a dinghy : ROWED
40. Runs in : ARRESTS
42. Glossy silk fabric : ALAMODE
44. Davis or Midler : BETTE
45. Lucid : SANE
47. Sch. head : PRIN
48. Clarinet attachment : REED
50. Auto-map abbr. : RTE
51. Proofreader's direction : STET
52. Ratite bird : EMU
54. The ___, New York Bay section : NARROWS
57. Slams into : RAMS
59. New Deal meas. : REA
60. Lardner's "___ Ike" : ALIBI
64. Mature : RIPE
65. Triumph in a close call at the track : WINBYANOSE
68. Nonpareil : ONER
69. Gloomy Dean : INGE
70. Aviator Balbo : ITALO
71. Network of nerves : RETE
72. Require : NEED
73. Material for a lecture : NOTES
1. Exist : ARE
2. Former Ottoman bigwigs : BEYS
3. Sheltered, at sea : ALEE
4. Cut, as by a carpenter : SAWN
5. Live : EXIST
6. Author Fleming : IAN
7. Tragedy by Euripides : ORESTES
8. Trash : WASTE
9. Ridiculous : ABSURD
10. Hold back : STEM
11. Bellflower or foxglove : THROATWORT
12. Suffix with sect : ARIAN
13. ___ host (TV oxymoron) : GUEST
18. Tempest in a ___ : TEAPOT
24. Support for a bridge : TRUSS
25. F.D.R.'s mother : SARA
27. Pierce : STAB
28. Maman's man : PERE
29. Hearing aid : EARTRUMPET
30. City in Neb. : CRETE
33. Frolics : ROMPS
36. So much, in Milano : TANTO
38. Entertainer Adams : EDIE
39. Misshape from a minor mishap : DENT
41. Observed : SEEN
43. Degree of freedom : LEEWAY
46. Adjust properly : ARRANGE
49. "Natural selection" theorist : DARWIN
52. Mistake : ERROR
53. A neighbor of Quebec : MAINE
55. Marie Antoinette was one : REINE
56. An anagram for nails : SLAIN
58. Withered : SERE
61. Two prepositions in one : INTO
62. What not to rock : BOAT
63. Part of an archipelago : ISLE
66. Every river has one : BED
67. Dawn goddess : EOS

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