Alan Arbesfeld
Alan Arbesfeld 

New York Times, Saturday, December 8, 1984

Author: Alan Arbesfeld
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Alan Arbesfeld has 9 pre-Shortz puzzles and 97 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Stun : DAZE
5. Home made of adobe? : ABODE
10. Not fully open : AJAR
14. Signatures, à la Harpo : EXES
15. Croce's Brown : LEROY
16. She gets what she wants : LOLA
17. Addled : LOST
18. Put on cloud nine : ELATE
19. Foulards : TIES
20. * : INTEGRAL
22. ___ fries : FRENCH
24. Corrodes : EATS
25. Football div. : QUAR
26. Italian seafood dish : SCAMPI
29. With 38 Down, description of the solutions to the starred clues : MULTIPLE
33. Sac : POD
34. Final stanza : ENVOI
36. Flout : SNEER
37. Jar : OLLA
39. Civetlike animal : GENET
41. Snarl : GNAR
42. Some horses : ROANS
44. Fragrant oil : ATTAR
46. Mad. or Lex., e.g. : AVE
47. * : TRIANGLE
49. Caught : NAILED
51. Hodges and Blas : GILS
52. Roe : EGGS
53. Lacedaemon : SPARTA
56. * : RELATING
60. Hawkeye's home : IOWA
61. N.Z. native : MAORI
63. Places : LOCI
64. Pack : CRAM
65. "Smiles," for one : OLDIE
66. Kind of jacket : ETON
67. C and D : KEYS
68. Stair part : RISER
69. Impudence : SASS
1. Takeout place : DELI
2. Impulse conductor : AXON
3. Joie de vivre : ZEST
4. Respect : ESTEEM
5. * : ALERTING
6. Lugosi and Bartók : BELAS
7. Buccal : ORAL
8. The i's have it : DOT
9. Looker : EYEFUL
10. * : ALTERING
11. Fuse : JOIN
12. Guinness : ALEC
13. Madcap : RASH
21. Yawn : GAPE
23. "Confound it!" : RATS
25. Settled : QUIET
26. Big spender : SPORT
27. Distort : COLOR
28. Dwight's rival : ADLAI
29. Card game : MONTE
30. Kind of code : PENAL
31. Vacation : LEAVE
32. Flubbed : ERRED
35. Dresses a calf : VEALS
38. See 29 Across : ANAGRAMS
40. * : TANGLIER
43. Stew : SNIT
45. Shankar specialty : RAGA
48. Elusive allure: Var. : GLAMOR
50. Basketry fibers : ISTLES
52. Frightening : EERIE
53. Indisposed : SICK
54. Aperture : PORE
55. Out : AWAY
56. Gats : RODS
57. Tiny Greek letter? : IOTA
58. Sgts. or cpls. : NCOS
59. We cotton to these devices : GINS
62. ___ Baba : ALI

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