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New York Times, Monday, August 7, 1995

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Will Shortz
Homeowners in a children's story
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Sidney L. Robbins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQV} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 183 for Mr. Robbins. Monday freshness: 9%
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© 1995, The New York Times8/7/95 ( No. 16,708 )
Across
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Belgian Congo, today : ZAIRE
6
Midwest Indians : SACS
10
Choir member : ALTO
14
Back-of-book feature : INDEX
15
Narrow board : SLAT
16
Brandy fruit : PEAR
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Individually : ONEATATIME
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Wan : PALE
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Approached : NEARED
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Pipes leading to the roof : UPTAKES
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Hoity-toity sort : SNOB
25
Litigant : SUER
26
Positive pieces of advice : DOS
29
Arboreal locale : TREE
31
Remit in advance : PREPAY
35
Rink surface : ICE
36
Bombeck who's "at wit's end" : ERMA
38
Trap : SNARE
39
Bratty child phase : THETERRIBLETWOS
43
"A ___ the Dark" (1988 film) : CRYIN
44
"I cannot tell ___" : ALIE
45
WNW's opposite : ESE
46
Card game : HEARTS
48
Advantage : EDGE
50
___ Moines : DES
51
20th-century illustrator : ERTE
53
Sea eagles : ERNS
55
Stressful position : HOTSEAT
58
Devours : EATSUP
62
Suffix with buck : AROO
63
Homeowners in a children's story : THREEBEARS
66
Waiter's handout : MENU
67
Army outfit : UNIT
68
Clark's partner : LEWIS
69
Chimney grime : SOOT
70
Fountain treat : SODA
71
Painter Max : ERNST
Down
1
Holy Land : ZION
2
House of Stuart monarch : ANNE
3
Brainstorm : IDEA
4
Brings up, as children : REARS
5
Reach : EXTENT
6
Fast plane : SST
7
Poetic boxing champ : ALI
8
Author Albert : CAMUS
9
Increase, as production : STEPUP
10
Obvious : APPARENT
11
Secrecy problem : LEAK
12
Paul Bunyan account : TALE
13
Silver containers : ORES
18
Worshiper : ADORER
22
Succinct : TERSE
24
Yogi ___ : BERRA
26
Jettison : DITCH
27
Autumn color : OCHRE
28
Slangy goodbye : SEEYA
30
Rousseau work : EMILE
32
Handled indelicately : PAWED
33
Came up : AROSE
34
Pro responses : YESES
37
Stay : ABIDE
40
Grows weary : TIRESOUT
41
___ nous : ENTRE
42
Infamous Simon : LEGREE
47
Position : STATUS
49
Give power to : ENABLE
52
Prefix with centric : ETHNO
54
It may be bum : STEER
55
Sandwich meats : HAMS
56
Sandwich cookie : OREO
57
___ avail : TONO
59
Cut, as logs : SAWN
60
"QB VII" author : URIS
61
"Hey, you!" : PSST
64
Eliminate : RID
65
Second letter after epsilon : ETA

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