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Lou Sabin
Lou Sabin

New York Times, Monday, March 12, 1956

9-Down : Words from the sponsors.

Author:
Louis Sabin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Lou Sabin has 108 pre-Shortz puzzles and 29 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,449
Across
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Aptitude. : FLAIR
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Son of Noah. : SHEM
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Senator from Connecticut. : BUSH
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Cavalry weapon. : LANCE
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Shrink from. : HATE
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Rigid version of the foil. : EPEE
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You: Spanish. : USTED
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"Londonderry" and others. : AIRS
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Lead. : STAR
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Greek letter. : ETA
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Mimic's forte. : IMPRESSIONS
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Angry look. : GLARE
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Assist. : AID
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Cylinders. : SPOOLS
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Turn from the main subject. : DIGRESS
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Wagner of baseball fame. : HONUS
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Osprey's relatives. : ERNES
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Mr. Hunter of the movies. : TAB
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Included with. : AMID
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Certain social gatherings. : STAGS
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Deadly harm: Poet. : BANE
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Term of agreement. : YES
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Move sinuously. : SNAKE
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Engaged in. : WAGED
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Established rule. : STATUTE
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Cotton packers. : BALERS
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Gear tooth. : COG
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Uniform coat. : TUNIC
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19 Across, for instance. : PROTAGONIST
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Part of a country address. : RFD
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Pagliacci's "laugh." : RIDI
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Simba. : LION
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"To point a moral, or adorn ___." : ATALE
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Ersatz butter. : OLEO
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More. : ELSE
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Author of "Robinson Crusoe." : DEFOE
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Indian's dream or moonwort. : FERN
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Colors. : DYES
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Glutted. : SATED
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Pipe. : FLUE
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Conclusive. : LAST
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Opposite of 48 Across. : ANTAGONIST
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Frosty atmosphere. : ICE
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Phones again. : REDIALS
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Initials of NATO headquarters. : SHAPE
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Shirt material. : HAIR
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To be: Fr. : ETRE
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Words from the sponsors. : MESSAGES
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Close to. : BESIDE
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Capable of. : UPTO
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Playwright O'Casey. : SEAN
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Pronoun. : HERS
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Lady of the house. : MRS
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Gentlemen. : SIRS
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Emphatic. : LOUD
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Light carriage: Colloq. : SHAY
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Fruits. : POMES
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Actor Alfred. : DRAKE
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Playwright William. : INGE
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Skill of 30 Down. : STAGECRAFT
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More rational. : SANER
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Estate: Fr. : ETAT
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Flower plots. : BEDS
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Cuddled. : SNUGGLED
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Island near Java. : BALI
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Colonnaded porch of Athens. : STOA
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Newspaper section. : WANTADS
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"Lights! Camera! ___!" : ACTION
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Mode of transportation. : BUS
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Parts of tuning forks. : TINES
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College V. I. P. : PROF
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Provoke: Colloq. : RILE
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550-mile river of Europe. : ODER
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Too smooth. : OILY
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Move forward, as a ship. : NOSE
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Mass of ice. : FLOE
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Illustrious act. : DEED
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"___ for Two." : TEA

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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