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Alan Arbesfeld
Alan Arbesfeld

New York Times, Thursday, December 27, 1990

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Alan Arbesfeld has 9 pre-Shortz puzzles and 115 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 15,024

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Makes a decision : OPTS
5
Checks : DAMPS
10
Sale term : ASIS
14
Milne favorite : POOH
15
Like xenon : INERT
16
Table game : POOL
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His, in Le Havre : ALUI
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Sub's ears : SONAR
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Adjust : TUNE
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Actress's intelligence? : LORETTASWIT
23
Item in the sky? : PIE
24
Bud's partner : LOU
25
Part of A.D. : ANNO
26
Chatter : YAK
27
Pitches Seaver served : SLIDERS
31
Hiatuses : GAPS
33
Is suffering from : HAS
34
Thackeray character's instrument? : BECKYSHARP
39
"That would not lift ___": Yeats : AHAND
42
Finnish author: 1861-1921 : AHO
43
Actress Shire : TALIA
44
Rock singer's flourish? : GRACESLICK
47
Suffix with host : ESS
48
Comedienne Imogene : COCA
49
TV studio apparatus : HEADSET
52
Network letters : CBS
54
Persian poet : OMAR
57
Strange gadget : TEE
58
Balderdash : ROT
59
Actor's fastener? : ROBERTSTACK
64
Govt. branch : EXEC
66
Articulate : VOCAL
67
Equal, to Henri : EGAL
68
A first name in architecture : EERO
69
Love : ADORE
70
Yegg's target : SAFE
71
James Bond adversary : DRNO
72
Descartes and Auberjonois : RENES
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Trap, in a way : TREE
Down
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Iridescent mineral : OPAL
2
It's sometimes played in water : POLO
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See the sights : TOUR
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Protection : SHIELD
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Trouble : DISTURB
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Wild ox of puzzledom : ANOA
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High I.Q. group : MENSA
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Seafood delicacy : PRAWN
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Fibrous : STRINGY
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Inclined : APT
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Comedian's drinks? : SOUPYSALES
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District in Asia Minor : IONIA
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Polished : SLEEK
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Hammer at an angle : TOE
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Honor : TOAST
27
Catch flies : SHAG
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Lion portrayer : LAHR
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Musician's bird? : ISAACSTERN
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Assurance : SEAL
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Govt. home-building org. : PHA
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"The Sweetheart of Sigma ___" : CHI
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Mayor Dinkins's predecessor : KOCH
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Word with sun or moon : RISE
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History : PAST
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Sgt. or cpl. : NCO
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Ornamentation : DECOR
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Type of urn : SAMOVAR
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Ma and Pa of films : KETTLES
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Loser to D.D.E. : AES
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Abhor : DETEST
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Set of principles : CREED
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Louis or Ali : BOXER
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Adobe construction : ABODE
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Exploratory mission, for short : RECON
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Thin : RARE
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Seaweed derivative : AGAR
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Site for a bite : CAFE
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"Demon as Pirate" painter : KLEE
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Dove sound : COO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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