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Alan Arbesfeld
Alan Arbesfeld

New York Times, Saturday, December 8, 1984

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. Grid has duplicate clues.
Alan Arbesfeld has 9 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 122 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,814
Across
1
Stun : DAZE
5
Home made of adobe? : ABODE
10
Not fully open : AJAR
14
Signatures, à la Harpo : EXES
15
Croce's Brown : LEROY
16
She gets what she wants : LOLA
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Addled : LOST
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Put on cloud nine : ELATE
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Foulards : TIES
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___ fries : FRENCH
24
Corrodes : EATS
25
Football div. : QUAR
26
Italian seafood dish : SCAMPI
29
With 38 Down, description of the solutions to the starred clues : MULTIPLE
33
Sac : POD
34
Final stanza : ENVOI
36
Flout : SNEER
37
Jar : OLLA
39
Civetlike animal : GENET
41
Snarl : GNAR
42
Some horses : ROANS
44
Fragrant oil : ATTAR
46
Mad. or Lex., e.g. : AVE
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Caught : NAILED
51
Hodges and Blas : GILS
52
Roe : EGGS
53
Lacedaemon : SPARTA
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Hawkeye's home : IOWA
61
N.Z. native : MAORI
63
Places : LOCI
64
Pack : CRAM
65
"Smiles," for one : OLDIE
66
Kind of jacket : ETON
67
C and D : KEYS
68
Stair part : RISER
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Impudence : SASS
Down
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Takeout place : DELI
2
Impulse conductor : AXON
3
Joie de vivre : ZEST
4
Respect : ESTEEM
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6
Lugosi and Bartók : BELAS
7
Buccal : ORAL
8
The i's have it : DOT
9
Looker : EYEFUL
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Fuse : JOIN
12
Guinness : ALEC
13
Madcap : RASH
21
Yawn : GAPE
23
"Confound it!" : RATS
25
Settled : QUIET
26
Big spender : SPORT
27
Distort : COLOR
28
Dwight's rival : ADLAI
29
Card game : MONTE
30
Kind of code : PENAL
31
Vacation : LEAVE
32
Flubbed : ERRED
35
Dresses a calf : VEALS
38
See 29 Across : ANAGRAMS
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Stew : SNIT
45
Shankar specialty : RAGA
48
Elusive allure: Var. : GLAMOR
50
Basketry fibers : ISTLES
52
Frightening : EERIE
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Indisposed : SICK
54
Aperture : PORE
55
Out : AWAY
56
Gats : RODS
57
Tiny Greek letter? : IOTA
58
Sgts. or cpls. : NCOS
59
We cotton to these devices : GINS
62
___ Baba : ALI

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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