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Sidney L. Robbins
Sidney L. Robbins

New York Times, Monday, April 3, 1989

16-Across : X-rated material

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,391
Across
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Jargon : ARGOT
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Smack : SLAP
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Erase : UNDO
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Instrument Dudley Moore plays : PIANO
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Fury : RAGE
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X-rated material : PORN
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Derby locale : EPSOMDOWNS
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Kind of table or hall : POOL
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Frolic : SPREE
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Barbara Bush, ___ Pierce : NEE
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Catch sight of : ESPY
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Fast plane : SST
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Gazes intently : STARES
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Daredevil driver : JEHU
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Tax org. : IRS
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Circle part : ARC
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Upon : ATOP
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Departs : GOES
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Cow food : GRASS
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Machine-shop tool : LATHE
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Laurel or Musial : STAN
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Astound : STUN
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Before, to the Bard : ERE
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Emulate Phil Mahre : SKI
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Domesticated : TAME
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Recessed space : ALCOVE
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Leghorn's largess : EGG
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Calumny : SLUR
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Exist : ARE
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Damp : MOIST
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Sharpen : HONE
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Destitute : DOWNANDOUT
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The Gloomy Dean : INGE
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Paradise : EDEN
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Orb : GLOBE
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Humbly patient : MEEK
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Withered : SERE
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Feel : SENSE
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Mimic : APE
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Tears : RIPS
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Exhibit surprise : GASP
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___ about (date-setting phrase) : ONOR
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Volumes : TOMES
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Smash-hit sign : SRO
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Common suburban sight : LAWN
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"___ of God," Broadway play : AGNES
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Spanish money : PESETA
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The 400 : UPPERCRUST
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Lariat part : NOOSE
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Lozenges : DROPS
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Merely : ONLY
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Plan : DESIGN
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Moves briskly : TROTS
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Jason's ship : ARGO
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Prison : JAIL
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Volcano in Sicily : ETNA
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Father of the bride, often : HOST
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Behind the eight ball : UPTHECREEK
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Chairs : SEATS
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Moccasin or racer : SNAKE
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Movie dog : ASTA
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Kind of lord : SLUM
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"Auld Lang ___" : SYNE
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Plane preceder : AERO
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Riddle : ENIGMA
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Dodges : EVADES
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Unaccompanied : ALONE
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Fencer's thrust : LUNGE
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Wear down : ERODE
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Loud bells : GONGS
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Wedge-shaped piece : SHIM
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Pitcher : EWER
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Run in neutral : IDLE
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Shortly : SOON
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Vats : TUBS
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Opposite of SSW : NNE
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Golf mound : TEE

Answer summary: 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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