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Alan Arbesfeld
Alan Arbesfeld

HIDDEN CAPITALS

New York Times, Sunday, October 11, 1987

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J V X }, Scrabble score: 564 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Alan Arbesfeld has 9 pre-Shortz puzzles and 121 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,851
Across
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Banned, in Bonn : TABU
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Primitive weapon : SPEAR
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Moslem deity : ALLAH
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Crow : BRAG
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Vingt-___ (blackjack) : ETUN
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A successful Ford : ERNIE
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Mind : SEETO
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Engine need : LUBE
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Spreads out to dry : TEDS
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Mario sees Red? : CUOMOSCOWLS
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"Deutschland ___ Alles" : UBER
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Uncivilized Greeks? : HEATHENS
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Home for some lilies : POND
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Upper half, musically : TREBLE
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A deadly sin : PRIDE
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Lift, as spirits : ELATE
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Pay to stay : LEASE
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Pleat : CREASE
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Partners of many cons : PROS
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Cultivated : FOSTERED
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Has problems with sibilants : LISPS
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Forecasting aids in Italy? : BAROMETERS
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"The King ___" : ANDI
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A salamander : EFT
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Wise legislator of old : SOLON
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Bit : IOTA
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Inner: Prefix : ESO
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Ziegfeld, to friends : FLO
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Contract signing by Lucy's pal in Finland? : ETHELSINKING
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Served a winner : ACED
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Like some steel : TEMPERED
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Progeny : SEED
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Irritate : RANKLE
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Pavarotti specialty : ARIA
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Hiker's trail marker : CAIRN
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Furtive look : PEEK
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"Sanford ___" (Foxx vehicle) : ANDSON
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Pledge : PAWN
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Takes away : DETRACTS
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Like Felix Unger : NEAT
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Actress escaped to Colombia? : GARBOGOTAWAY
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Homophone for eau : OWE
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Gretzky's org. : NHL
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Prepare the fare : COOK
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Sites of passage : LANES
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Chess pieces : MEN
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"Armageddon" author : URIS
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High point of East Germany's trees? : TIMBERLINE
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Ann and May : CAPES
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Condiments : MUSTARDS
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Unctuous : OILY
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Drink liquor : LIBATE
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Goblin : BOGEY
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Elias and Gordie : HOWES
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Mexican mister : SENOR
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Flores, Corvo et al. : AZORES
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Distinctive quality : AURA
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Insect from Ecuador? : MOSQUITO
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Scarface portrayer : MUNI
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Tweed's headquarters in Jordan? : TAMMANYHALL
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Dictator : TSAR
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Wavy : ONDE
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Curtail : LIMIT
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Armbones : RADII
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Damage done : TOLL
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Face-to-face contact : KISS
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Undermine : ERODE
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Gotlander,e.g. : SWEDE
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Single : ONLY
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Letter from Tel Aviv : TETH
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To ___ (precisely) : ATEE
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Abbott mocks Mix in Hungary? : BUDAPESTOM
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Remove, as a backpack : UNSTRAP
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Withdraw from : SECEDE
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Cut back : PRUNE
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A son of Seth : ENOS
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Sight : AIM
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Hudson contemporary : REO
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Neckwear : ASCOT
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Sierra ___ : LEONE
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Licentious : LEWD
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Loc. of 97 Across : ATL
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One who serves and receives : HOSTESS
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"Between the devil and the deep ___" : BLUESEA
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Stare at a Swiss mishap? : RUBBERNECK
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Object of Cain's mutiny : ABEL
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Actor Richard from Philadelphia : GERE
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Fit : SPASM
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React to the villain : HISS
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He just deserts : RAT
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First name in swashbuckling : ERROL
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Crazy ones : LOONS
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Navigational system : LORAN
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Facial depression : CLEFT
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Springfield, for one : RIFLE
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Lost luster : PALED
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Rank : FETID
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Ford that was a flop : EDSEL
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Electron tube : DIODE
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Black tea variety : BOHEA
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German pronoun : EINER
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Item in a vecturist's collection : TOKEN
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Word with first or second : STRING
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Architect Saarinen : EERO
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"Of thee ___" : ISING
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Actress Nissen et al. : GRETAS
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"My Way" composer : ANKA
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What today will be tomorrow : PAST
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Ethereal : AERY
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Skewered dish : CABOB
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Heard the alarm : AWOKE
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Small bird : PEWEE
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Per ___ (yearly) : ANNUM
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Memorable Indian : NEHRU
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Surrealist's investments in Portugal? : DALISBONDS
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Kin of hops : PROMS
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Thomas from Deerfield : DANNY
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French parallel? : COMPARISON
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Chirp : TWEET
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Common commodity : SENSE
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Sharp; bitter : ACIDY
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Kukla pal : OLLIE
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Coin-toss call : TAILS
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Spielberg's "Amazing ___" : STORIES
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Supporting framework : TRESTLE
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Martin's straight man : ROWAN
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A predecessor of six : CINQ
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On the verge of : ABOUTTO
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Turn gray : AGE
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Singer Uggams : LESLIE
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Like dog days : HUMID
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Emulate Red Jacket : ORATE
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Reliable : SOLID
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A bad way to run : AMOK
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Pueblo dweller of N.M. : ZUNI
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Tommy-gun load : AMMO
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Fashioned : MADE
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Fanciful : TALL
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Airport near Paris : ORLY
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___ Supply of rock fame : AIR
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Cent. parts : YRS
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Turn left : HAW

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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