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Lou Sabin
Lou Sabin

DOUBLES, ANYONE?

New York Times, Sunday, December 8, 1985

Author:
Louis Sabin
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 539 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 129, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, 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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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,179
Across
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Survey products : MAPS
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Would-be tree : ACORN
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Leafy-stemmed plant : ASTER
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Take a ___ (lose heavily) : BATH
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Rights org. : ACLU
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Show-in-a-box : RAREE
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Cut : SHARE
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“Greetings!” classification : ONEA
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Level-headed groom? : STABLEMATE
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Scented foot-growth? : CORNFLOWER
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Dispatched via overhead train? : SENTINEL
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Dickie of comics : DARE
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“ . . . ___ drink as friends”: Shak. : EATAND
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Summery : ESTIVAL
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Gave a sign : CLUED
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Prado? : ARTERY
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Corp. officials : TRS
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General assemblies : PLENA
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Miscued : ERRED
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Church-council scene: 1431–49 : BASLE
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Well-bread fellow? : TOASTMASTER
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Flop : DUD
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Bone: Comb. form : OSTE
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Company : FIRM
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Boss : STUD
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Jackie’s second : ARI
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As written: Mus. dir. : STA
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Clint at 3:00 A.M.? : SLEEPWALKER
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Reclaimed wool : MUNGO
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Porter’s “___ Day”: 1932 : NIGHTAND
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E Indonesian island group : AROES
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Hamlet, near the end : FENCER
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Helen’s abductor : PARIS
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Hair net : SNOOD
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Pop song of Pop’s day : OLDIE
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Wheeler’s partner : DEALER
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Gropes : FEELS
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Spinks’s way to lose weight? : SWEATBOX
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Hood’s missile : ARROW
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Chief of the canoe crew? : PADDLEWHEEL
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Begum’s spouse : AGA
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Attic appendage : WIT
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Winged Victory : NIKE
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Soupçon : HINT
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Writer Claude ___ : ANET
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Marshal in Napoleon’s army : NEY
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Aggressive news vendors? : PAPERTIGERS
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Amusement-park enticements : RIDES
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Debussy opus : LAMER
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“___ Ben Jonson” : ORARE
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Saul’s grandfather : NER
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Draftsman, for one : TRACER
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Marshy meadow : SWALE
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Fertilizing mixture : COMPOST
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Bread supply : LOAVES
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Blue Nile source : TANA
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Understudies for the Rockettes? : SIDELINE
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Family subject? : ANTIMATTER
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Sober C.P.A. golfer? : TEETOTALER
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Mennon followers : ITES
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Attuned : KEYED
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Sidles : EDGES
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Kind of beer : NEAR
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Light bite : NOSH
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Coquettes : EYERS
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Lover’s opening? : ADORE
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Air current for Nelson? : EDDY
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Pool-table tactic : MASSE
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“La Cage aux Folles” segments : ACTES
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Undercover agent : PLANT
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Nautilus? : SUBTITLE
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Agon sites : ARENAS
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Hamill maneuver : CAMEL
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Uttered : ORAL
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Decay after exposure to moisture : RET
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Kentucky Derby winner: 1956 : NEEDLES
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“Skim milk masquerades ___”: W. S. Gilbert : ASCREAM
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Did a smithy’s job : SHOED
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Popeye, for one : TAR
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Alate fish-eater : ERN
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Directed attention (to) : REFERRED
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Dressed for surf fishing : BOOTED
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Hosni’s predecessor : ANWAR
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Like bikinis : TEENY
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Merciless : HARD
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Book for Gigi : LIVRE
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In time : LATER
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Mitchell’s Pittypat : AUNT
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Binding device : CLAMP
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Conductor Rodzinski : ARTUR
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Hit the books : PORED
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___ Park, Colo. : ESTES
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Capt.’s deck aide : BOSN
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Italian wine center : ASTI
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Bash for Bambi? : STAGPARTY
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“Well!” in Outremont : TIENS
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Petitioned : ASKED
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Hora? : DANCEBAND
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Prompt : URGE
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Man who had designs : DIOR
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Knack : FLAIR
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Broadcast : STREW
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Abated : WANED
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On ___ (hot at Reno) : AROLL
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Let fly : LOOSE
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Decoration : MEDAL
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Distinct part : UNIT
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Circle around Sol : HALO
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Farragut’s command : FLEET
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Jewish feast : SEDER
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Track star of the 1936 Olympics : OWENS
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Daily phenomenon : DAWN
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Albany canal : ERIE
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He’s bluffing : FAKER
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English district, once : SHIRE
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Cyma recta : OGEE
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Indians’ carved poles : XATS
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Dundee musician : PIPER
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Reporter’s query : WHERE
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Junior, e.g. : NAMESAKE
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Pilot’s shaver? : AIRPLANE
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“___ in Terris,” encyclical of Pope John XXIII : PACEM
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Facing : TOWARDS
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Qum is here : IRAN
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Grand time for Pygmalion’s creation? : GALATEA
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Encountered twice : REMET
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Free-handed : LAVISH
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Doctor’s advice for bumps? : NODOSE
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Scout’s rider : TONTO
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Motel quote : RATES
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Conn : STEER
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Meter maid, at times : CITER
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Blotto : OILED
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P.G.A. Hall of Famer : SNEAD
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Milton Caniff hero : TERRY
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An anagram for anil : LAIN
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Utah’s flower : SEGO
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Author Josephine : TEY
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Nautical chain : TYE
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Byrnes of TV fame : EDD

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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