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Lou Sabin
Lou Sabin

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New York Times, Sunday, March 26, 1989

43-Across : Humor

Author:
Louis Sabin
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 132, Blocks: 69, Avg Word Len: 5.64, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 530 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 140, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Lou Sabin has 108 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 29 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
Louis Sabin is an alias for Lou Sabin.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,383
Across
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"___ Pilot," 1938 Gable film : TEST
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___-Casazza, Met manager: 1908-35 : GATTI
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Least risky : SAFEST
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Cast : THROW
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Kin of auloi : OBOES
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Zenger, for one : PRINTER
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Rainer's 1937 Oscar film : THEGOODEARTH
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McLaglen's 1935 Oscar film, with "The" : INFORMER
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George's lyricist : IRA
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Collector's item? : WASTE
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Pyle and Banks : ERNIES
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Birthplace of Henry IV of France : PAU
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Zing : PEP
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Motherless calf : DOGIE
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Less polished : CRUDER
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George ___, baseball Hall of Famer : KELL
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Marine mollusk : SEALEMON
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Carpenters' pins : DOWELS
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Ranee's garb : SAREE
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Mature : RIPEN
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Aplenty : GALORE
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Most uncommon : RAREST
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Scott role in a 1970 Oscar film : PATTON
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Some modern apts. : CONDOS
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Humor : CATERTO
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Medieval helmet : ARMET
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Babbled : PRATED
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"Platoon," e.g. : MOVIE
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___-do-well : NEER
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Safari member : BEATER
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Tatum O'Neal's 1973 Oscar film : PAPERMOON
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"Jamaica ___" : INN
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Actress Binnie : BARNES
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Crystalline amino acid : SERINE
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League in which Dr. J played : NBA
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First name of three wives of Henry VIII : CATHERINE
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High points : APEXES
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Like Tithonus : AGED
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Betimes : EARLY
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Soap plants : AMOLES
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"Fatal Attraction" Oscar winner : CLOSE
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Challenges anew : REDARES
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Some are racers : SNAKES
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Knife expert : CUTLER
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Oscar film: 1968 : OLIVER
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Casino employee : DEALER
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Course at the Brown Derby : SALAD
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More villainous : BASER
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Gives access : LETSIN
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Most stocky : CURLIEST
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Pyrrhuloxia or jacana : BIRD
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Subject of Amendment XVII : SENATE
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Pomanders : CASES
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Former name of a Carib. island group : NWI
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Bambi's aunt : ENA
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"Moses" waterway : REDSEA
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___ distance (endure) : GOTHE
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Mary Martin role: 1954 : PAN
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Appear afresh : REEMERGE
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George Burns's 1975 Oscar film, with "The" : SUNSHINEBOYS
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Yukon vehicles : SLEDGES
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Teed off : IRATE
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Chooser's call : EVENS
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Magazine filler : INSERT
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Hosni's predecessor : ANWAR
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Act : DEED
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Lemmon-MacLaine Oscar film : THEAPARTMENT
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Work unit : ERG
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Memorable "Barney Miller" actor : SOO
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Loren's 1961 Oscar film : TWOWOMEN
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Enters : GOESIN
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Ebb : ABATE
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Sped : TORE
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Asian holiday : TET
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His writing led to "Cabaret" : ISHERWOOD
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Slender rod : SPINDLE
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Palmer et al. : ARNIES
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Marching-band musician : FIFER
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Adam's grandson : ENOS
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Riv. boat : STR
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Modifying agent : TEMPERER
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"A Letter to ___ Wives" : THREE
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Most genuine : REALEST
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Track info : TIPS
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Philistine deity : DAGON
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"I see but one ___ be clear": Stendahl : RULETO
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A sorry lot : RUERS
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Boot camp, e.g. : DEPOT
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Less genial : COLDER
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Abdul-Jabbar of the Lakers : KAREEM
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Metric unit : LITER
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Edmond of "The Count of Monte Cristo" : DANTES
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Biting drama : SATIRE
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Vandyke's kin : GOATEE
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Prowls after prey : RAVENS
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Lose one's grip : PANIC
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"Rocky" setting : ARENA
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Narrow opening : CRANNY
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Clones : COPIES
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"___ From the Planet Mongo," 1936 film : PERILS
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"Duck Soup" group : MARXES
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Specialized shoeworker : BARRER
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Kitchen tool : PEELER
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H. Fonda's 1981 Oscar film : ONGOLDENPOND
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Like Cuddles Sakall : OBESE
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Consumer spokesman : NADER
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Incumbent : BEARER
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Parol : SPOKEN
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Panted : HEAVED
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Charlotte ___, capital of the Virgin Islands : AMALIE
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Asian range : ALTAI
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I. Bergman's 1956 Oscar film : ANASTASIA
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Picks out : CULLS
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Bonnie or Clyde : ROBBER
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Stritch and May : ELAINES
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Arliss's 1929 Oscar film : DISRAELI
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Bristlelike organs : SETAE
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Lurched : CAREENED
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Most crowded : DENSEST
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Japanese fare : SUSHI
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Cratchit's book : LEDGER
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Mack Sennett girl : CATHER
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Convinces otherwise : SWAYS
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Cambridge cans : TINS
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Suit material : SERGE
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___ Rica : COSTA
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W. Beatty film : REDS
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Eat, in a way : GNAW
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Brando film, with "The": 1950 : MEN
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Samovar : URN
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"All About ___" : EVE
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Nectar collector : BEE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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