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Sidney L. Robbins
Sidney L. Robbins

New York Times, Tuesday, February 17, 1987

25-Down : Bears and Lions

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.77, Missing: { F K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,615
Across
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Forsakes a lover : JILTS
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Lingerie item : BRA
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Dull speaker : BORE
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Love dearly : ADORE
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Habeas corpus, e.g. : WRIT
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Tied : EVEN
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Royal flush, e.g. : POWERHOUSE
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Small coin : CENT
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___ Maxwell, memorable hostess : ELSA
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Sea birds : ERNES
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A Johnson : ARTE
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Succinct : TERSE
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Something to control : TEMPER
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Eccentric orbit point : APSIS
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Greek letter : ETA
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The Lip of baseball : LEO
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Drives (out) : ROUSTS
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Rage : IRE
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Marry : WED
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Goes to a higher court : APPEALS
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La Spezia's locale : RIVIERA
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Spelling ___ : BEE
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Scandinavian victory god : TYR
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Enervated : BEDRID
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Ham on ___ : RYE
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Brass producer: Abbr. : OCS
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Hatching posts : NESTS
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Most mature : RIPEST
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Cow catcher : LASSO
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Biblical prophet : AMOS
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Embarrass : ABASH
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Clytemnestra's mother : LEDA
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Veers slightly : YAWS
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Auto selling point : HORSEPOWER
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Pointed arch : OGEE
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Obsolescent wedding word : OBEY
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Representative : AGENT
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Wimp's cousin : NERD
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N.Y. time zone : EST
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Did these play false notes? : LYRES
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Practical joke : JAPE
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Matinee follower : IDOL
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Lea winders' sounds : LOWS
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Written exposition : TREATISE
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Indian weight : SER
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Hair color : BRUNET
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Get up : RISE
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Trial at Los Alamos : ATEST
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Turned into : BECAME
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Conquers : OVERPOWERS
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French income : RENTE
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Come in : ENTER
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More inferior : WORSE
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An L.B.J. beagle : HER
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Total holdings : ESTATES
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Bears and Lions : ELEVENS
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Damascene, e.g. : ARAB
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Rome V.I.P. : POPE
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U.S.S.R. or U.S.A. : SUPERPOWER
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Broadcast : AIR
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Stallone nickname : SLY
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Josh : RIB
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It will be: Lat. : ERIT
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Pops : DADS
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Smash sign : SRO
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Class doctrine : IDEOLOGY
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Agreed : YESSED
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Table wine : CLARET
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Impudent : SASSY
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Textile type : RAYON
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Reflection : IMAGE
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Western lake resort : TAHOE
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"___ sells seashells ... " : SHE
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Weaves' partner : BOBS
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Pitcher : EWER
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Sandy tract, in England : DENE
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Liberal ___ : ARTS
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Joey of Broadway : PAL

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