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Lou Sabin
Lou Sabin

New York Times, Tuesday, December 18, 1984

Author:
Louis Sabin
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, 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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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,824
Across
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Horologer Thomas : SETH
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Leftovers : ORTS
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Flaubert heroine : EMMA
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Biblical weed : TARE
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“That’s ___,” 1953 song : AMORE
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Estrange, in a way : WEAN
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“___ for All Seasons” : AMAN
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Late Count from Red Bank : BASIE
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Notice : ESPY
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Losing one’s grip : GOINGCRACKERS
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Chou ___ : ENLAI
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Keel’s after part : SKEG
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System : ISM
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Billfish : GAR
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Mex. lady : SRA
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Echo : APE
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Lip : SASS
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Waistcoat : VEST
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Filmic Mr. Chips : DONAT
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Music from a Christmas perennial : NUTCRACKERSUITE
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Perch on high : AERIE
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Take on : HIRE
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Champagne bucket : ICER
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Vex : IRE
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Cooler : ADE
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Hurok : SOL
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W.W. II craft : LST
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Savoir-faire : TACT
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Day’s march : ETAPE
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Applied the screws : CRACKEDDOWNON
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Belly-shaker : HAHA
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Operatic Jerome : HINES
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Any part of F.D.R. : INIT
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Utopian spot : EDEN
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Concerning : ANENT
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Newshound’s faculty : NOSE
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Haven : PORT
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Noncoms : SGTS
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Watchman : EYER
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Oater transport : STAGE
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De Valera : EAMON
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Shadow : TRAIL
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Reddish brown : HENNA
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Bradley of military fame : OMAR
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Bonheur and Luxemburg : ROSAS
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Cheats : TRICKSTERS
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Investigator : SEEKER
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Water holder : EWER
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Mystically idealistic : MESSIANIC
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Tourist’s aid : MAP
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At all : ANY
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Kindergarten trio : ABC
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Jazzman’s job : GIG
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Drats’ kin : EGADS
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Rush : SPATE
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Kind of maid : METER
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Palindromic name : AVA
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Careful C.P.A.’s activity : RECHECKING
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Slowpoke : SNAIL
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Mischa and Leopold : AUERS
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First-aid item : STRETCHER
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Part of B.S. : SCI
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Wedel, e.g. : SKI
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Gaby’s okay : OUI
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Vaquero’s rope : REATA
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Hudson contemporary : REO
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Russians’ retreats : DACHAS
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Cancer-Virgo divider : LEO
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Dogma : TENET
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Packer’s purchase : TWINE
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Trouble : ANNOY
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Stability under stress : POISE
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Join : ENTER
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Let off steam : RANT
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Studies : DENS
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Clock-watcher’s abbr. : DST
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With it, in the 40’s : HEP
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Foofaraw : ADO

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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