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Alan Arbesfeld
Alan Arbesfeld

New York Times, Saturday, October 16, 1982

45-Across : Partitas

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 121 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 12,030
Across
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Alphabetic quartet : OPQR
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Mesopotamia today : IRAQ
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Bartlett cit. : QUOT
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Lechers : ROUES
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Humdinger : LULU
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Partner of the radius : ULNA
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Censure : BLAME
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Pope who became a saint : LEOI
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Like a hellkite : EVIL
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Sward : SOD
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Fouts or Jaworski : QUARTERBACK
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Drive out : ROUST
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Conical support in driving : TEE
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Trembles : QUAKES
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Applelike fruits : QUINCES
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"Wait ___ Dark," 1967 film : UNTIL
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Pursuit : QUEST
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End of a math proof : QED
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The shivers : AGUE
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Misgiving : QUALM
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Bon mot : QUIP
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Part of the Axis: Abbr. : GER
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Behan's "The ___ Fellow" : QUARE
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She raised skirts in the 60's : QUANT
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Petition : REQUEST
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Partitas : SUITES
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Nasser's repub. : UAR
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Whence to see Pichincha : QUITO
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Midway : EQUIDISTANT
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Kind of room : REC
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Vidal subject : BURR
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Jigger : SHOT
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A sibling of Zeppo : CHICO
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Chance : RISK
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Scarlett's letters arrived here : TARA
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"___ melodies are sweet ... ": Keats : HEARD
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Big-band singer Anita : ODAY
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Toots : SHOR
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Navy, e.g. : BLUE
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Eyes, poetically : ORBS
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Game in which you "horse around" : POLO
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Act of squaring : QUADRATURE
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Dream indicator : REM
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___ ease : ILLAT
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He feels remorse : RUER
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"Thanks ___!" : ALOT
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Religious mysticism : QUIETISM
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Nordiques' home : QUEBEC
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Edible seaweed : ULVA
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Chemical suffix : ONIC
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It's cheap : TALK
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"Omoo," to "Typee" : SEQUEL
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Enterprise initials : USS
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Schism : RENT
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Dust-bowl fleer : OKIE
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Marsh : QUAG
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Famed contralto: 1803-77 : UNGER
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Liter's cousin : QUART
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River in Zaire : UELE
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Torrid : EQUATORIAL
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Net : SEINE
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European night herons : QUAS
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Agr. and Def. : DPTS
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They seek answers : QUERISTS
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Abandon : QUIT
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Coll. area : QUAD
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Couch grass : QUITCH
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Peculiar : QUIRKY
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Helios : SUN
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Arab sheikdom : QATAR
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River in Spain : EBRO
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One pound sterling : QUID
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___ Minor : URSA
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Mohammed Riza Pahlevi : SHAH
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Bull in a Spanish ring : TORO
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Beige : ECRU
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Set of principles : CODE
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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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