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Alan Arbesfeld
Alan Arbesfeld

New York Times, Saturday, October 16, 1982

Author: Alan Arbesfeld
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J W X Z }, Scrabble score: 383 (avg 2.07)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Alan Arbesfeld has 9 pre-Shortz puzzles and 112 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 12,030
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1. Alphabetic quartet : OPQR
5. Mesopotamia today : IRAQ
9. Bartlett cit. : QUOT
13. Lechers : ROUES
15. Humdinger : LULU
16. Partner of the radius : ULNA
17. Censure : BLAME
18. Pope who became a saint : LEOI
19. Like a hellkite : EVIL
20. Sward : SOD
21. Fouts or Jaworski : QUARTERBACK
24. Drive out : ROUST
26. Conical support in driving : TEE
27. Trembles : QUAKES
29. Applelike fruits : QUINCES
33. "Wait ___ Dark," 1967 film : UNTIL
34. Pursuit : QUEST
35. End of a math proof : QED
37. The shivers : AGUE
38. Misgiving : QUALM
39. Bon mot : QUIP
40. Part of the Axis: Abbr. : GER
41. Behan's "The ___ Fellow" : QUARE
42. She raised skirts in the 60's : QUANT
43. Petition : REQUEST
45. Partitas : SUITES
46. Nasser's repub. : UAR
47. Whence to see Pichincha : QUITO
48. Midway : EQUIDISTANT
53. Kind of room : REC
56. Vidal subject : BURR
57. Jigger : SHOT
58. A sibling of Zeppo : CHICO
60. Chance : RISK
61. Scarlett's letters arrived here : TARA
62. "___ melodies are sweet . . . ": Keats : HEARD
63. Big-band singer Anita : ODAY
64. Toots : SHOR
65. Navy, e.g. : BLUE
1. Eyes, poetically : ORBS
2. Game in which you "horse around" : POLO
3. Act of squaring : QUADRATURE
4. Dream indicator : REM
5. ___ ease : ILLAT
6. He feels remorse : RUER
7. "Thanks ___!" : ALOT
8. Religious mysticism : QUIETISM
9. Nordiques' home : QUEBEC
10. Edible seaweed : ULVA
11. Chemical suffix : ONIC
12. It's cheap : TALK
14. "Omoo," to "Typee" : SEQUEL
22. Enterprise initials : USS
23. Schism : RENT
25. Dust-bowl fleer : OKIE
27. Marsh : QUAG
28. Famed contralto: 1803–77 : UNGER
29. Liter's cousin : QUART
30. River in Zaire : UELE
31. Torrid : EQUATORIAL
32. Net : SEINE
34. European night herons : QUAS
36. Agr. and Def. : DPTS
38. They seek answers : QUERISTS
39. Abandon : QUIT
41. Coll. area : QUAD
42. Couch grass : QUITCH
44. Peculiar : QUIRKY
45. Helios : SUN
47. Arab sheikdom : QATAR
48. River in Spain : EBRO
49. One pound sterling : QUID
50. ___ Minor : URSA
51. Mohammed Riza Pahlevi : SHAH
52. Bull in a Spanish ring : TORO
54. Beige : ECRU
55. Set of principles : CODE
59. Semitic lang. : HEB

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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