New York Times, Monday, September 17, 1990

Author:Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Sidney L. Robbins has 136 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 support : ARCH
5. Diminish : FADE
9. Competent : ABLE
13. Soft drink : COLA
14. Scale : CLIMB
16. ___ end to end : LAID
17. Horror story : HAIRRAISER
19. Diet food : BRAN
20. Wear out : ERODE
21. Take before Wapner : SUE
22. Bosom companion : BRA
23. Opera feature : ARIA
26. Titles of respect for French clerics : ABBES
29. Dweller : RESIDENT
33. Range players : DEER
34. Killer whales : ORCS
35. Of lyrical poetry : ODIC
37. Roll-tops, e.g. : DESKS
40. Eastern V.I.P. : AMIR
41. Rope material : SISAL
43. Book by J. C. Oates : THEM
44. Kind of drip : NASAL
46. Certain hairdo : AFRO
47. Easy, swinging gait : LOPE
48. The seven ___ : SEAS
50. As American as ___ : APPLEPIE
52. Sea anemone : POLYP
53. ___ Nostra : COSA
54. In favor of : FOR
55. Dine : EAT
57. "The ___ Menagerie": Williams : GLASS
62. Muddy the waters : ROIL
64. Tonsorial parlors? : CLIPJOINTS
67. Caen's river : ORNE
68. Germ cell : SPORE
69. E.r.a. or r.b.i. : STAT
70. Kind of cycle or ton : MEGA
71. Uppity one : SNOB
72. Earl Anthony's targets : PINS
1. Charley horse : ACHE
2. Sound after a touchdown : ROAR
3. Muse of history : CLIO
4. Adamant : HARD
5. U.S. agricultural agcy. : FCA
6. Pasha or Baba : ALI
7. Uneasiness : DISSATISFACTION
8. Ratite bird : EMEU
9. Priestly robe : ALB
10. Kind of quartet : BARBERSHOP
11. Fibbers : LIARS
12. Actress ___ May Oliver : EDNA
15. Staff of life : BREAD
18. Peruse : READ
24. Vintage cars : REOS
25. Where Kipling was born : INDIA
27. Bunk : BED
28. Bailey of comics : BEETLE
29. White-flecked horse : ROAN
30. Writer Bombeck : ERMA
31. Eliminating from a text : SCISSORING
32. Jerusalem's milieu : ISRAEL
36. Fruit: Comb. form : CARPO
38. Military cap : KEPI
39. "Peter Pan" pirate : SMEE
42. Truncates : LOPS
45. Minstrel's ballad : LAY
49. Gramp's glasses : SPECS
51. Como, to Carlo or Carlos : LAGO
52. Perley of journalistic fame : POORE
54. Out of : FROM
56. Swiss sight : ALPS
58. Speech problem : LISP
59. Opponent : ANTI
60. The Man of baseball : STAN
61. Fast planes : SSTS
63. Greensward : LEA
65. Golf-club V.I.P. : PRO
66. Gen. Stuart of the C.S.A. : JEB

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