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Alan Arbesfeld
Alan Arbesfeld

New York Times, Saturday, December 1, 1990

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Alan Arbesfeld has 9 pre-Shortz puzzles and 116 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,998
Across
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Blunders : SLIPS
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Reception room : SALA
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Drop on Wall Street : LOSS
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Part of a seer's gear : TAROT
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Does Little work : APES
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Quechuan : INCA
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Lasso : RIATA
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Bar order* : MANHATTAN
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Specialties of some designers* : INTERIORS
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Sculptor Leoni : LEONE
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Hammer part : PEEN
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"Verbum ___ sapienti (est)" : SAT
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Caravan component : CAR
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They're worth six pts. : TDS
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Crazy* : BANANAS
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Dissemble : ACT
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Like some pious people : REBORN
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African antelope : TORA
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Theme of this puzzle (see each *) : WOODYALLENFILMS
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A way into or out of N.Y.C. : LIRR
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First name in symphonies : LUDWIG
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Soap solution : LYE
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Unexpected success* : SLEEPER
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Purpose : END
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Downcast : SAD
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Tchaikovsky's ninth : ESS
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Bridge dummy, at times : EAST
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Honor, show-biz style : ROAST
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Summer's end* : SEPTEMBER
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Keaton vehicle* : ANNIEHALL
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Orel money : RUBLE
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Deesis : ICON
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Side times side, for a square : AREA
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Bouquet : AROMA
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China's Xiaoping : DENG
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Antimacassar : TIDY
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Assail : SETAT
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Perform ecdysis : STRIP
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"High Noon" singer : LAINE
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Seeing red : IRATE
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Effective : POTENT
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Arcturus, for one : STAR
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Mead slept here : SAMOA
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Asunder : APART
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What's behind every pupil : LENS
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Bat wood : ASH
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Intelligentsia : LITERATI
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Aware of : ONTO
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Examine : SCAN
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Playing with a full deck : SANE
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Presidential middle name : ALAN
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"At birth our death ___ . . . ": Manilius : ISSEALED
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Most prudent : CANNIEST
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Empty : DRY
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Impend : BREW
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Coach with the most Super Bowl victories : NOLL
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Array : ARMY
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Ltr. enclosure : SASE
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Belt-hole makers : AWLS
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Wind : COIL
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Hurried : TORE
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Confuse : BLUR
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Worn : OLD
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Kind of case or sack : DRESSING
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Not dom. : FGN
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What's under 62 Down : PATE
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Retiring : DEMURE
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Sniggled : EELED
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Expand : SPLAY
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Scott's "The ___" : ABBOT
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Nobelist Lagerlöf : SELMA
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Halloween choice : TREAT
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Razzia : RAID
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José's 11 : ONCE
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At another time : ANON
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Patola, e.g. : SARI
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Historical periods : ERAS
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Boater or bowler : HAT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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