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Sidney L. Robbins
Sidney L. Robbins

New York Times, Monday, August 2, 1993

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q V W Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 50 Modern Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,973
Across
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Plaster of ___ : PARIS
6
Stiffly neat : PRIM
10
Role : PART
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Zinc ___ : OXIDE
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Hebrides isle : IONA
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On the briny : ASEA
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Blind purchase : PIGINAPOKE
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Row : TIER
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Curve to test a driver's nerve : ESS
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Satisfies : SUITS
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Top officers : BRASS
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Nugatory : PETTY
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Exact copy : CLONE
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Rio Grande city : LAREDO
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Old cap made of net : CAUL
29
Milky gem : OPAL
30
Lupine biped? : MASHER
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Ripen : AGE
36
Baron Verulam : SIRFRANCISBACON
39
Suffix with ethyl : ENE
40
Region surrounding Athens : ATTICA
41
Major role : LEAD
42
Samoan seaport : APIA
43
Friars' frivolities? : ROASTS
45
Savory jelly : ASPIC
47
Ratite birds : EMEUS
49
Quoted : CITED
50
Mardi Gras feature : FLOAT
51
Chit : IOU
54
First of all of us : ADAM
55
Breakfast combo : HAMANDEGGS
57
Bare : MERE
58
Algerian seaport : ORAN
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They might have feet of clay : IDOLS
60
Paradise : EDEN
61
Writes : PENS
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He's too fond : DOTER
Down
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Adrian or Pius : POPE
2
W.W. II losers : AXIS
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Outfits : RIGS
4
Amin : IDI
5
Felt : SENSED
6
Small songbird : PIPIT
7
Anglo-Indian bread : ROOTY
8
Signs : INKS
9
West or Murray : MAE
10
Kind of wagon : PATROL
11
Native of Tibet, e.g. : ASIAN
12
Pee Wee of baseball : REESE
13
Sailors : TARS
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Type of firearm : AUTOMATIC
22
Laudatory ad : BLURB
23
Riches : PELF
24
Relating to Julius or Augustus : CAESAREAN
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Be an also-ran : LOSE
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Neat as ___ : APIN
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Highly unusual : RARE
28
Stylish : CHIC
31
Square column : ANTA
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Phys. or chem. : SCI
33
Top pilots : ACES
34
Fall guy : GOAT
35
Pass receivers : ENDS
37
Speedy : RAPID
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Oh, woe! : ALAS
42
Tarzan imitators? : APEMEN
44
Performed in excess : OUTDID
45
Gave succor : AIDED
46
Gaze fixedly : STARE
47
Mischa, the violinist : ELMAN
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Suffers audibly : MOANS
49
"___ the dawn" : CAME
50
Bus fee : FARE
51
"___ Rhythm" : IGOT
52
Leer's cousin : OGLE
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Former world pwr. : USSR
55
Bell follower : HOP
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Tokyo of yore : EDO

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