Alan Arbesfeld
Alan Arbesfeld 

New York Times, Thursday, December 27, 1990

Author: Alan Arbesfeld
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0
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© 1990, The New York Times
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1. Makes a decision : OPTS
5. Checks : DAMPS
10. Sale term : ASIS
14. Milne favorite : POOH
15. Like xenon : INERT
16. Table game : POOL
17. His, in Le Havre : ALUI
18. Sub's ears : SONAR
19. Adjust : TUNE
20. Actress's intelligence? : LORETTASWIT
23. Item in the sky? : PIE
24. Bud's partner : LOU
25. Part of A.D. : ANNO
26. Chatter : YAK
27. Pitches Seaver served : SLIDERS
31. Hiatuses : GAPS
33. Is suffering from : HAS
34. Thackeray character's instrument? : BECKYSHARP
39. "That would not lift ___": Yeats : AHAND
42. Finnish author: 1861-1921 : AHO
43. Actress Shire : TALIA
44. Rock singer's flourish? : GRACESLICK
47. Suffix with host : ESS
48. Comedienne Imogene : COCA
49. TV studio apparatus : HEADSET
52. Network letters : CBS
54. Persian poet : OMAR
57. Strange gadget : TEE
58. Balderdash : ROT
59. Actor's fastener? : ROBERTSTACK
64. Govt. branch : EXEC
66. Articulate : VOCAL
67. Equal, to Henri : EGAL
68. A first name in architecture : EERO
69. Love : ADORE
70. Yegg's target : SAFE
71. James Bond adversary : DRNO
72. Descartes and Auberjonois : RENES
73. Trap, in a way : TREE
1. Iridescent mineral : OPAL
2. It's sometimes played in water : POLO
3. See the sights : TOUR
4. Protection : SHIELD
5. Trouble : DISTURB
6. Wild ox of puzzledom : ANOA
7. High I.Q. group : MENSA
8. Seafood delicacy : PRAWN
9. Fibrous : STRINGY
10. Inclined : APT
11. Comedian's drinks? : SOUPYSALES
12. District in Asia Minor : IONIA
13. Polished : SLEEK
21. Hammer at an angle : TOE
22. Honor : TOAST
27. Catch flies : SHAG
28. Lion portrayer : LAHR
29. Musician's bird? : ISAACSTERN
30. Assurance : SEAL
32. Govt. home-building org. : PHA
35. "The Sweetheart of Sigma ___" : CHI
36. Mayor Dinkins's predecessor : KOCH
37. Word with sun or moon : RISE
38. History : PAST
40. Sgt. or cpl. : NCO
41. Ornamentation : DECOR
45. Type of urn : SAMOVAR
46. Ma and Pa of films : KETTLES
50. Loser to D.D.E. : AES
51. Abhor : DETEST
52. Set of principles : CREED
53. Louis or Ali : BOXER
55. Adobe construction : ABODE
56. Exploratory mission, for short : RECON
60. Thin : RARE
61. Seaweed derivative : AGAR
62. Site for a bite : CAFE
63. "Demon as Pirate" painter : KLEE
65. Dove sound : COO

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