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Lou Sabin
Lou Sabin

New York Times, Monday, December 24, 1984

Author:
Louis Sabin
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Lou Sabin has 108 pre-Shortz puzzles and 29 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,830

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Erode : WEAR
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Dramatic device : IRONY
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Burton's "Anatomy . . . ," for one : TOME
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Ear or head follower : ACHE
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Definite turndown : NEVER
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Of an epoch : ERAL
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Tatum O'Neal film: 1976 : THEBADNEWSBEARS
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Mr. Thumb : TOM
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Gleeful : RIANT
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Suffocation : APNEA
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Gelling agent : AGAR
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Une saison : ETE
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Christie book: 1941 : EVILUNDERTHESUN
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Long-tailed fliers : KITES
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Diminish : WANE
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From ___ Z : ATO
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Cleo aide : IRAS
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Credenza items : CHINA
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Tel ___ : AVIV
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Kind of ans. : NEG
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Mideast hot spot : IRAN
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Segment or shard : PIECE
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Lemmon comedy: 1964 : GOODNEIGHBORSAM
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Favor ender : ITE
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Musical charts: Abbr. : ARRS
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Staid : SOBER
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Diagonal pole : SPRIT
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Fate : LOT
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Horner's self-appraisal : WHATAGOODBOYAMI
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Yorkshire river : AIRE
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Soap source : AMOLE
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Sunday's windup : AMEN
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007 : BOND
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Memorable diarist : PEPYS
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Slew : MANY
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Light measure : WATT
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Canyon phenomenon : ECHO
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Attention getter : AHEM
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Johnny ___ : REB
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Seneca, e.g. : INDIAN
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Fabulous fox : RENARD
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"Sweeney Todd" prop : OVEN
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Pond creature : NEWT
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'01, '02, etc. : YRS
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Brave's home : TEEPEE
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Algerian docking place : ORAN
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Oat eater : MARE
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Maxwell of Hollywood : ELSA
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Io's eyer : ARGUS
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Take the sun or water : BATHE
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Tankard fillers : ALES
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Erupter in 1852 : ETNA
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___ out (getting by) : EKING
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Olive-gray bird : VIREO
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Give ___ (try) : ITAGO
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Hagman role : EWING
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Emulated Waitz : RAN
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Stashes away : SAVES
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Ancient neighbor of Carthage : UTICA
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Nero's nine : NOVEM
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One-time Manitoban : CREE
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"Bali ___" : HAI
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Snootiness : AIRS
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___ muros (within the walls) : INTRA
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___ Alegre, Brazil : PORTO
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Limited intake : DIETED
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Only just : HARDLY
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Greases the palm : BRIBES
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Do the deck : SWAB
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Jim Backus's home state : OHIO
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Kind of owl or swallow : BARN
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"___ punkins!" : SOME
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Info : POOP
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Sam Jaffe role : LAMA
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Indicator : OMEN
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Diminutive : TINY
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Hiatus : GAP
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Sweet potato : YAM

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 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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