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Lou Sabin
Lou Sabin

SECOND OPINIONS

New York Times, Sunday, December 13, 1987

Author:
Louis Sabin
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 547 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 137, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Lou Sabin has 108 pre-Shortz puzzles and 29 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,914
Across
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Burn midnight oil : PORE
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Union unit : STATE
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Taste : SAPOR
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Jockey's gear : TACK
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"The Informer" site : ERIN
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Classic chair : EAMES
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Sidestep : EVADE
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Air : AURA
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Game for skinny-legged keglers? : CANDLEPINS
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Permanent White House staff member? : ROSEGARDEN
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Seth Thomas? : OLDTIMER
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Rock immortal : ELVIS
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Familiar, in Dijon : INTIME
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East Indian herbs : SESAMES
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Links slammer : SNEAD
33
Holdings : ESTATES
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Murphy, e.g. : BED
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Ga. city : MACON
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Modify : ALTER
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On the mark : APTLY
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Where Holmes reviewed crimes? : CASESTUDIES
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"Sayonara" sash : OBI
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Shave : PARE
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Turnkey taunters : CONS
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Take flight : SOAR
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Kiln : OVEN
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Geological span : ERA
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Flags for Maris and Staubach? : JOLLYROGERS
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Velvety : SLEEK
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Nicklaus's paved range? : DRIVEWAY
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Habituate : INURE
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Bright : STARRY
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Dressed to the ___ : NINES
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Mississippi takes four : ESSES
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Limited : SCANT
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Far from shore : INLAND
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Skedaddles : FLEES
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When unscheduled teams watch golf? : OPENDATE
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Weather word : RAINY
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Lothario's list of lasses? : HEARTSTRING
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Arthurian knight : KAY
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Obey : MIND
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Scout's snuggery : TENT
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Bug : RILE
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Dole : METE
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Hopped-up drink : ALE
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Where pavers matriculate? : GRADESCHOOL
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Polite refusal : NOSIR
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Czechs and Poles : SLAVS
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Echo Bing : CROON
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Ripken of baseball : CAL
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Uneasy : RESTIVE
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Confine : CRAMP
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"Aïda" role : RADAMES
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Penny ___ : ARCADE
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Embarrassment : SHAME
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Hot bargain? : FIRESALE
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Where longhair Samuel composed? : BARBERSHOP
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Floating library? : READERSHIP
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Type of type: Abbr. : ITAL
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Germ cell : SPORE
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Not rented : UNLET
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Wagnerian role : ERDA
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Rotunda feature : DOME
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Gourmand : EATER
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Comes closer : NEARS
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Blind, in falconry : SEEL
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Rio Grande feeder : PECOS
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Maniple : ORALE
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Peelers' objects : RINDS
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Last word in furniture? : ENDTABLE
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Appeared : SEEMED
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Records : TAPES
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Abdul, e.g. : AMIR
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Retton score : TEN
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Core : ESSENCE
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Lackey : SERVANT
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Eschew : AVOID
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Brenner is one : PASS
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Ghazel : ODE
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Cashbox : REGISTER
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Savage, intractable person : TARTAR
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Record verification : AUDIT
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Syrupy liqueur : CREME
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Helen and Carol : KANES
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"Pinafore" salt : LIMEY
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Stakes : ANTES
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Carrillo and Gorcey : LEOS
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Impertinent : SASSY
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Inventor Howe : ELIAS
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Virile : MANLY
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Put on a pedestal : ADORE
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Did a takeoff : APED
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Young salmon : PARR
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Rush-hour queue? : TRAINLINE
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Thirst quenchers : COLAS
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Narcs' quarry : USERS
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Film maker's excess? : OVERTAKES
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Tap tap : BEER
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Atramentous : INKY
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Bulldozed : COWED
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A screen Chan : OLAND
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Spinner's machine : JENNY
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Tread's neighbor : RISER
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Active TV? : ONSET
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Stab : GUESS
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Comic Arnold : STANG
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Piece of food : VIAND
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"Medea" segment : SCENE
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Tickle : ELATE
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Steeplechase accident : SPILL
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Marie Wilson role : IRMA
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Catch red-handed : NAIL
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Wards (off) : FENDS
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Heavenly Hunter : ORION
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Cinema's Hulot : TATI
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Witness : EYER
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Pant : HEAVE
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Base unit : TROOP
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Cross : TRAVERSE
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Treacle : MOLASSES
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Volplane : GLIDE
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Painter's tool : SCRAPER
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Prep for exams : CRAM
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McGwire's end-of-season dash? : HOMERUN
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Consumers' protector : NADER
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Site of much horsing around? : STABLE
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Insert marks : CARETS
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Crazy for bunnies? : RABID
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Muse or Dryad : ERATO
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"Make tracks!" : SCRAM
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Task : CHORE
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Bill attachment : RIDER
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Skier Steve or Phil : MAHRE
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Ignore : ELIDE
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Flower part : SEPAL
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Court attempt : SHOT
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Scottie's song? : FALA
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Bath, e.g. : SPA
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Vane reading : ENE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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