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Lou Sabin
Lou Sabin

New York Times, Saturday, March 17, 1984

49-Across : Column block

Author:
Louis Sabin
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Lou Sabin has 108 pre-Shortz puzzles and 29 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,548
Across
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Bridge partners : PAIRS
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Part of Orion : BELT
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Western schoolteacher : MARM
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Flynn : ERROL
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Festive cry in Plato's day : EVOE
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N.A. Indian : OTOE
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Use skates : GLIDE
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Son of the old sod : HIBERNIAN
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Emergency call : SOS
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Yeats's Muse : ERATO
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Movie stars : IDOLS
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Fine cigar : HAVANA
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One of Sudan's southern neighbors : UGANDA
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Kind of nut : CASHEW
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Donahue : TROY
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Court minutes : ACTA
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Electrician : WIRER
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Style : WAY
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Tourist attraction near Cork : THEBLARNEYSTONE
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Stitch : SEW
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Mole, for one : AGENT
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Can. province : ALTA
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Kiln : OVEN
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Athlete fond of combers : SURFER
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Troon aide : CADDIE
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Column block : PLINTH
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Takes on hands : HIRES
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Scottish proprietor : LAIRD
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Absent : OFF
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Limerick product : IRISHLACE
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Immature seed : OVULE
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Sediment : LEES
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Cassini : OLEG
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Forty-___ : NINER
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Reykjavik bedtime story : EDDA
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Sailmaker's triangle : GORE
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West German seaport : EMDEN
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Throws : PEGS
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Guthrie : ARLO
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Fare for Kelly : IRISHSTEW
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Dowser's tool : ROD
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Hash-mark site : SLEEVE
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"Borstal Boy" author : BEHAN
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LuPone role : EVITA
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Sylvan carnivore : LOBO
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Platform for Pate or Murphy : TEE
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When Grundy was born : MONDAY
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Flirt ender : ATION
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Author Dahl : ROALD
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Table for Tiberius : MENSA
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These cause tough going : RIGORS
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Not diluted : RAW
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Gregory Peck role : AHAB
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Nobelist in Chemistry: 1934 : UREY
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Isis's sacred pets : CATS
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Dull pain : ACHE
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Weight allowance : TRET
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British servicewoman : WREN
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Boniface's concern : INN
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Tall canine of Erin : WOLFHOUND
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Pay to play : ANTE
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Mercury's is 88 days : YEAR
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Prodigal : LAVISH
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"The African Queen" screenwriter : AGEE
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Dessert offering : TART
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Ukrainian seaport : ODESSA
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Bors or Geraint : SIR
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Defeated : UNDONE
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Country once partly under Incan rule : CHILE
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Made known : AIRED
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Dehydrated : DRIED
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Market Square Arena player : PACER
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Loyal : LIEGE
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"Le Roi d'Ys" composer : LALO
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Take off : FLEE
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Seedless plant : FERN
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Record : LOG
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What pompon girls display : VIM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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