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Alan Arbesfeld
Alan Arbesfeld

New York Times, Thursday, January 3, 1991

1-Down : Golf stroke

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J P Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Alan Arbesfeld has 9 pre-Shortz puzzles and 121 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,031
Across
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Irreducible : BASIC
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Moderate : EASE
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Company : FIRM
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Olfactory stimulus : AROMA
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Baseball's Saberhagen : BRET
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Light bulb, in comics : IDEA
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Not as many : FEWER
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Inn fare : BREAKFAST
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Basketball strategy : FASTBREAK
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Lofty lodging : AERIE
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___ 500 (popular auto race) : INDY
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Actress Eve and family : ARDENS
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Procrastinator's word : MANANA
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Insect contest? : BEE
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Unique : ALONE
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Intimidate : STRONGARM
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Store : MART
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Reap : GLEAN
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Repute : ODOR
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Moon man : ARMSTRONG
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Bullwinkle, for one : MOOSE
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Ravage : EAT
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Used a shim : WEDGED
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Got better : HEALED
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Card : RIOT
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Company's publication : ORGAN
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Certain returns from Sampras : BACKHANDS
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Returns : HANDSBACK
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Be in store : AWAIT
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Canceled, as stamps : USED
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Downwind : ALEE
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Bête ___ : NOIRE
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Stables : MEWS
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Beatty film : REDS
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Barkin or Burstyn : ELLEN
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Golf stroke : BAFF
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Territory : AREA
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Distributes : SOWS
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"___ a man with ... " : IMET
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Rifle : CARBINE
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Abated : EBBED
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Army : ARRAY
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Look for : SEEK
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Letter from Piraeus : ETA
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Played a shrill flute : FIFED
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"Do ___ to eat a peach?": T. S. Eliot : IDARE
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Dammar or guaiacum : RESIN
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Ends a chess game : MATES
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Valentine delivered in Santa Rosa : KAREN
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Genetic initials : RNA
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Long time : AEON
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TV role for Peggy Wood : MAMA
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Controversial apple spray : ALAR
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Model : NORM
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Aardvark's delight : ANTS
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Gasconade : BRAG
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Casino cash collector : SLOT
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Bo's number : TEN
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Adjective for "no news" : GOOD
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"My Life as ___," Swedish film : ADOG
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Rambler, e.g. : ROSE
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TV's talking horse : MRED
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Alum : GRAD
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Adolescents : TEENS
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It's a gas! : METHANE
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Beijing fryer : WOK
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Boring : HOHUM
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Rid of chalk, e.g. : ERASE
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Ford's predecessor in 1973 : AGNEW
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Cheryl and Diane : LADDS
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Tore : RACED
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Sec. of the Interior: 1933-46 : ICKES
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Group of turtles : BALE
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Military truant : AWOL
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Catch : NAIL
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Pressing : DIRE
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British version of 5 Down : STEN
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Shot spot : BAR

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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