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Lou Sabin
Lou Sabin

New York Times, Tuesday, March 24, 1987

29-Down : Shark or African bird

Author:
Louis Sabin
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Lou Sabin has 108 pre-Shortz puzzles and 29 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,650
Across
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Haydn sobriquet : PAPA
5
One-horse town : BERG
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Silent one : CLAM
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Borodin prince : IGOR
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Kind of power : SOLAR
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Hit the roof : RAGE
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Theater section : LOGE
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Carpentry tool : PLANE
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Nagy of Hungary : IMRE
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Matter for Rollo May : EGO
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Little League "lumber" : ALUMINUMBAT
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Rancho rooms : SALAS
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Farewell : AVE
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Approve : RATIFY
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Succeeded at the plate : MADEAHIT
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Etching agents : ACIDS
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Cretan city : CANEA
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Huxtable or Rehan : ADA
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Medics : DOCS
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Catalogues : SORTS
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Mid-21st-century year : MMLI
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Bug : IRK
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Compensate, in a way : ATONE
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Luce's "The ___" : WOMEN
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Picket's sign : ONSTRIKE
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Under wraps : COVERT
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Polar helper : ELF
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Less experienced : RAWER
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Part of a black suit : FIVEOFCLUBS
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Border : HEM
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G. Eliot drew a Bede on him : ADAM
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Diminish gradually : ERODE
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Frank's place : DELI
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What one little pig had : NONE
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"No way!" : NEVER
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Smooth the way : EASE
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Luge or pung : SLED
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Prophet : SEER
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TV genie : EDEN
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Rug factor : PILE
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Excited : AGOG
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Bouncing toys : POGOSTICKS
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Land measure : ARE
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Dose for Dobbin : BOLUS
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Jack of films : ELAM
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Shah Jahan's wife, for one : RANI
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G.I. Joe's pineapples : GRENADES
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Black Sea peninsula : CRIMEA
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A stew base : LAMB
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Where 7 Down lived : AGRA
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Oval attraction : MEET
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Expand : SPLAY
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Landon et al. : ALFS
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Eye part : UVEA
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Gives succor : AIDS
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Marconi's interest : RADIO
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Incipient oak : ACORN
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Seine feeder : MARNE
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Pot builder : ANTE
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Shark or African bird : HAMMERHEAD
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Believer in more than half a loaf? : IDLER
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Sully : TAINT
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Child of TV, e.g. : COOK
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Becomes taut : STIFFENS
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Spassky decision : MOVE
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Woody's boy : ARLO
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Smash hits : WOWS
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Came down cats and dogs : TEEMED
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Scottish beam : CABER
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More insolent : RUDER
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Strikes out : FANS
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Lion : IDOL
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Windmill arm : VANE
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Algonquian : CREE
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Pam Shriver's zilch : LOVE
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Choice word : ELSE
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Appearance : MIEN
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Kiki ___, rock star : DEE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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