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Sidney L. Robbins
Sidney L. Robbins

New York Times, Monday, August 30, 1993

50-Across : Laces a drink

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 45, Avg Word Len: 4.62, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 50 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 16,001
Across
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Derides : MOCKS
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Stuttgart sighs : ACHS
10
Some involve spelling : BEES
14
Serve the purpose : AVAIL
15
Jog : TROT
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Abrade : RASP
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Relax : TAKEITEASY
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Nick and Nora's pet : ASTA
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Crowbar or pry : LEVER
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Diner man of TV : MEL
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Urge for money? : YEN
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Gather in : REAP
25
Dodges : EVADES
28
Sandy's comments : ARFS
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Honest ___ : ABE
33
Lily of Utah : SEGO
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Irish fuel : PEAT
35
Kennedy or Koppel : TED
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Sheltered at sea : ALEE
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Cover with a hard coating : ENCRUST
40
Bothers : MOLESTS
43
Shea section : TIER
44
Squeal : RAT
45
Light color : TINT
46
Italian or Spanish lake : LAGO
48
Savings-bk. entry : INT
49
Remain : STAY
50
Laces a drink : SPIKES
52
Strip : PEEL
54
In great demand : HOT
55
Michio ___, noted dancer : ITO
57
Police activities : RAIDS
61
Alack's partner : ALAS
63
A Chaplin two-reeler : EASYSTREET
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Regard : RATE
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Ceremonial act : RITE
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"___ man with ..." : IMETA
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Nancy ___, young sleuth : DREW
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Seattle ___ of racing fame : SLEW
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It's the pits : NADIR
Down
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Locale for wrestlers : MAT
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Famed office : OVAL
3
Babka, e.g. : CAKE
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City on the Dnepr : KIEV
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More cunning : SLIER
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Had lunch : ATE
7
Squeezed : CRAMPED
8
Water conduit : HOSE
9
Fashions : STYLES
10
Bikini part : BRA
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Words of caution : EASYDOESIT
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Cosmetician Lauder : ESTEE
13
Bridges : SPANS
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Wines and dines : TREATS
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Encourage a felon : ABET
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Kind of cutlet : VEAL
27
Lace ends : AGLETS
28
Mimic : APE
29
Tear : RENT
30
Make less difficult : FACILITATE
31
Run of luck : STREAK
37
Volcano in Sicily : ETNA
39
Impulse : URGE
40
Lion's pride? : MANE
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Aquatic mammals : OTTERS
42
Whence oinks come : STY
44
Fencer's thrust : RIPOSTE
47
Willows : OSIERS
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Fragment : SHARD
51
Bear lead-in : POLAR
53
Famed quarter : LATIN
56
Wag source? : TAIL
58
La Douce : IRMA
59
Legal document : DEED
60
___ I, father of Ramses II : SETI
62
Stitch : SEW
64
Coniferous tree : YEW
65
H.M.S. occupant : TAR

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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