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Lou Sabin
Lou Sabin

New York Times, Monday, March 7, 1988

Author:
Louis Sabin
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { B F J K Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 255 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Lou Sabin has 108 pre-Shortz puzzles and 29 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 13,999
Across
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Communications : MESSAGES
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Conducts : STEERS
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At the core : INTERNAL
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Hot milk-and-wine drink : POSSET
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Of the third order : TERTIARY
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East Indian sailor : LASCAR
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Time period : ERA
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Sharp tool : AWL
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Disencumber : RID
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Mohammed's son-in-law : ALI
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Took a cab : RODE
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Ruhr city : ESSEN
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Went coasting : SLID
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Side dish : SALAD
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Take steps : ACT
31
Window section : PANE
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___ daisy : SHASTA
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Like some cakes : OATEN
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Unit of elec. current : AMP
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Goes to the meeting : ATTENDS
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Id follower : EST
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Skirt features : GORES
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Judge twice : RETEST
45
Nettled : IRED
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D.C. bigwig : SEN
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Mubarak's capital : CAIRO
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Soviet news source : TASS
51
"Siddhartha" author : HESSE
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Spiders on stoves : PANS
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Stein filler : ALE
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Quip : MOT
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Touch of winter : NIP
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___ d'Or, town in Quebec : VAL
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Flammable item : TINDER
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Mechanical advantage : LEVERAGE
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Singles-bar rarity : ESCORT
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Reduced to a mean : AVERAGED
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Adamant : STEELY
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Scrooge and Marley : PARTNERS
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Clerical headdress : MITER
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Juárez Januaries : ENEROS
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"La ___," 1954 film : STRADA
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Coterie : SET
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"Nessun dorma," e.g. : ARIA
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Caused corrosion : GNAWEDAT
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British noblemen : EARLS
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Vulpine : SLY
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First-aid device : SPLINT
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Natterjack : TOAD
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Hook shape : ESS
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Increase : ESCALATE
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Straightens anew : REALINES
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Grating : STRIDENT
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Disavow : RECANT
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Overhead rwys. : ELS
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Glossy fabrics : SATEENS
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Bad Ems, e.g. : SPA
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Triumphant cries : AHAS
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Lewis's "Main ___" : STREET
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Greek peak : OSSA
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Stirs up : AGITATES
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Aesop, for one : MORALIST
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Bearing : PRESENCE
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Cheat : DECEIVER
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Sullivan and Asner : EDS
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Cant : TIP
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Hospital bed jacket : SHORTY
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Plunder : RAVAGE
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Ass or catapult : ONAGER
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Indy champ: 1983 : SNEVA
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Luges : SLEDS
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Blackbird : MERL
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Impudent : PERT
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Bambi's mother : DOE
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Vanishing seat : LAP
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Took charge of : RAN

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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