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Sidney L. Robbins
Sidney L. Robbins

New York Times, Monday, April 2, 1990

24-Down : Dreaded

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { G H J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 255 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 50 Modern Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,755
Across
1
Use the phone : DIAL
5
Hairdo for a soul brother : AFRO
9
Spot for sports : ARENA
14
Killer whale : ORCA
15
Food regimen : DIET
16
Dud : LEMON
17
Make-or-break spot : POINTOFNORETURN
20
Made beloved : ENDEARED
21
Stat for Saberhagen : ERA
22
___ Zeppelin (rock group) : LED
23
Fail to tip a waiter : STIFF
26
Dwell : ABIDE
30
Nigerian native : IBO
32
Roman tyrant : NERO
34
Radioactive element : RADON
35
Frustrates : FOILS
37
Auto org. : AAA
38
Voting results : ELECTIONRETURNS
41
Pie ___ mode : ALA
42
Slowpoke : SNAIL
43
Upright : ERECT
44
Cloy : SATE
46
Nurturing initials : TLC
47
Central points : NODES
48
Thick : DENSE
50
Port. money : ESC
52
Rex Harrison's title : SIR
53
Inappropriate : UNTIMELY
58
SASE, etc. : RETURNENVELOPES
62
Conscious : AWARE
63
Fissionable unit : ATOM
64
Grape product : WINE
65
Arab kingdom : YEMEN
66
Trifles : TOYS
67
Deface : SCAR
Down
1
Info : DOPE
2
Tonic ingredient : IRON
3
Part of DNA : ACID
4
Path : LANE
5
Worship : ADORE
6
Tooted, as in "The Spirit of '76" : FIFED
7
Tear apart : REND
8
A Siouan : OTO
9
Lively : ALERT
10
Keep : RETAIN
11
Ratite bird : EMU
12
Scand. land : NOR
13
Actress Jillian : ANN
18
Natural abilities : TALENTS
19
Put on new platforms : RESOLE
24
Dreaded : FEARED
25
Nobelist in Literature: 1921 : FRANCE
26
Regions : AREAS
27
Sentimental song : BALLAD
28
Conceive : IDEATE
29
"What's up, ___?" : DOC
30
Column type : IONIC
31
Rotate floating logs : BIRL
33
Kilns : OASTS
35
Paddock newcomer : FOAL
36
Letterpress's cousin : STENCIL
39
Hospital resident : INTERN
40
Tail: Comb. form : URO
45
Make certain : ENSURE
49
Sea nymph : SIREN
50
Diplomat : ENVOY
51
Holds back : STEMS
53
Biblical preposition : UNTO
54
Cuts the grass : MOWS
55
"Beowulf" is one : EPIC
56
Hyena in a Capp strip : LENA
57
North Sea feeder : YSER
58
Beam : RAY
59
Homonym for you : EWE
60
Topper for Scotty : TAM
61
Have a snack : EAT

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