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New York Times, Thursday, January 4, 1996

Author:
F. & L. Sabin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fran Sabin
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Lou Sabin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FQVX} This is puzzle # 8 for Ms. Sabin. This is puzzle # 119 for Mr. Sabin. NYT links: Across Lite
In a 2019 interview for the Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project, Lou Sabin noted that his late wife, Fran, was only listed as a co-constructor on his New York Times crosswords for business purposes.
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0104 ( 16,858 )
Across
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Food maven Greene : GAEL
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Kind of mouth : MOTOR
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Field food : SPAM
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Cuba o Puerto Rico : ISLA
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Live to___old age : ARIPE
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Scrabble piece : TILE
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King of Corn : SPIKEJONES
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Eftsoon : ANON
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Straight : HETERO
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Wandered : TRAIPSED
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Having new faith : REBORN
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Easy pace : AMBLE
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___Bryant Ford : EDSEL
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Beautifully imaginative : POETIC
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___Calais : PASDE
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Singer Stookey : PAUL
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Wishing site : STAR
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Former auto inits. : AMC
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Supermarket gizmo : SCANNER
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It's sometimes crushed : EGO
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Wisdom : LORE
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Certain G.M. car : OLDS
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___in the bucket : ADROP
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Victimize : PREYON
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Alabama march town : SELMA
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Proceeds : WENDS
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Harvestman : REAPER
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Waders : HIPBOOTS
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Some computers : APPLES
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Money-changer's cut : AGIO
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Purse item : NAILPOLISH
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Powell or Scott: Abbr. : GENL
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"Dallas" miss : ELLIE
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Basso Pinza : EZIO
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Don't strike! : STET
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Scare off : DETER
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Ophelia or Laertes, e.g. : DANE
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"The Whales of August" actress : GISH
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According to : ASPER
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Type type : ELITE
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Superior bottom : LAKEBED
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Ballplayer's goal, with "the" : MAJORS
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Aztec treasure : ORO
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Salon job : TINT
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"Lulu," e.g. : OPERA
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Have another bite : RESAMPLE
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Essentials : STAPLES
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It's found at the end of a lane : PINSETTER
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Natural balm : ALOE
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Tape : MEND
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Diminishes : ERODES
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Nigerian native : IBO
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Asian kingdom : NEPAL
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Territory : LANDS
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Fictional ensign : IAGO
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Jockey's need : CROP
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Feeler : PALP
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Love, to Livy : AMOR
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Twisty-leafed tree : SCREWPINE
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Big name in auto racing : UNSER
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Looked the other way : CONDONED
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New Jersey's___Mountains : RAMAPO
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Metal fastener : EYEBOLT
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Spotted : DAPPLED
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Plastic___Band : ONO
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Calaveras competitor : LEAPER
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Out of fashion : STALE
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Higgins's prodigy : ELIZA
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Ancient fly catcher : RESIN
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"Macbeth" trio : HAGS
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"___Ideas" (1950 hit) : IGET
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Bank deposit : SILT
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Camera device : SHOE
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Golfer's position : LIE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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