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Alan Arbesfeld
Alan Arbesfeld

New York Times, Thursday, August 27, 1981

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Alan Arbesfeld has 9 pre-Shortz puzzles and 114 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,615
Across
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Bucket : PAIL
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Arizona Indian : HOPI
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Bear Bryant's ball club, for short : BAMA
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4,840 square yards : ACRE
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Toward the mouth : ORAD
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Disappears slowly : FADES
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Chopsticks? : CHINAWARE
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Beds for Leo and Elsa : LAIRS
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Actress O'Shea of music-hall fame : TESSIE
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Ali ___ : BABA
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Needle feature : EYE
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Encircle : HEM
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Part of a Warsaw bank? : POLEVAULT
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Tweed, for one : BOSS
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Enclosure for a sandhog : CAISSON
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Feign : ACT
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"___ the Way," 1957 song : ALL
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Mining car : HUTCH
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"Shoe the horse, shoe ___" : THEMARE
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Seeming intersection of earth and sky : HORIZON
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Word with tooth or heart : SWEET
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"The orb of the day" : SUN
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Antiochian or Augustan : ERA
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Asiatic bird : TREEPIE
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Strikebreaker : SCAB
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Rio kook? : BRAZILNUT
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Favorite Scrooge utterance : BAH
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Small ape : LAR
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Saudi Arabian province : ASIR
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Oz figure : TINMAN
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Revoke, as a marriage : ANNUL
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Hamlet? : GREATDANE
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"Mortal ___," Huxley book : COILS
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Heal : MEND
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Italian cousin of Mount St. Helens : ETNA
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Spot for Sonny Boy : KNEE
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Annexes : ADDS
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Puma's prey : DEER
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NATO, for one : PACT
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Word with tooth or heart : ACHE
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Hubbub in Dublin? : IRISHSTEW
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Opticians' products : LENSES
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Hockey great : HOWE
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Anglo-Saxon money : ORA
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Overheat : PARBOIL
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Paragons : IDEALS
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Barnyard sound : BAA
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Ta-ta, in Tours : ADIEU
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Streep of Hollywood : MERYL
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What you have going for you : ASSET
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Taste, to a Londoner : FLAVOUR
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Intention : AIM
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Illuminated : BESHONE
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Homophone for 1 Across : PALE
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Not pro : ANTI
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Casey's cudgel : BAT
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Late protest singer : OCHS
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Trusts : CARTELS
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Prague comrade? : CZECHMATE
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Sabra's dance : HORA
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City ENE of Paris : METZ
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Forward passes in football : AERIALS
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Sept follower : HUIT
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Collar : NAB
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Incited : SPURRED
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Riddle : ENIGMA
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Polished : SANDED
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Ebon or raven : BLACK
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Chattered incessantly : RANON
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Athlete with an army : ARNIE
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Fell for : BIT
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Urchins : TADS
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Bancroft or Boleyn : ANNE
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Intimate : NEAR
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Rubber tree : ULE
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Word with split or tight : END

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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