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Lou Sabin
Lou Sabin

BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE

New York Times, Sunday, June 9, 1991

Author:
Louis Sabin
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 540 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, 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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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,188
Across
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Horned vipers : ASPS
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Alpine pinnacle : SERAC
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Title for Macbeth : THANE
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Troon, e.g. : SPA
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Use a bubble pipe : BLOW
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Madrid art museum : PRADO
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Student of Fauré : RAVEL
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Cantina cash : PESO
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Subject of this puzzle : COLEPORTER
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"Can-Can" tune : ILOVEPARIS
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Some playing marbles : STEELIES
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Blackout while young F.A.S. sang : SWOON
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Woolly Andean : VICUNA
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Had effect : TOLD
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Stops working : FAILS
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Pride of one in a pride : MANE
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Bits of land : ISLETS
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Ship to remember : MAINE
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Sevens and elevens : NATURALS
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Chief buyers of performers' albums : TEENS
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"Anything Goes" tune : YOURETHETOP
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Neck warmer : BOA
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Muslim chiefs : AGAS
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"___ Do lt": 1928 : LETS
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State : AVER
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Stuffy chap : PRIG
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Schisgal play : LUV
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"Gay Divorce" tune : NIGHTANDDAY
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Light too bright for sight : GLARE
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Zetetic : SEEKING
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Pouty looks : MOUES
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Kind of bullet : TRACER
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A prelate and a playwright : INGES
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Seals, as pipe joints : LUTES
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Lake Volta is here : GHANA
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Triangular sail : LATEEN
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Stupefy : BESOT
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Tricked : ROPEDIN
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Where two become one : ALTAR
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"The New Yorkers" tune : LOVEFORSALE
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Violinist Kavafian : ANI
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Move wearily : PLOD
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Unit of loudness : SONE
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Roof segment : EAVE
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Shepard's "Fool for Love" won one: 1984 : OBIE
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Lap pooch : POM
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"Red, Hot and Blue!" tune : ITSDELOVELY
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Napoleonic general or red hog : DUROC
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Regular dates : STEADIES
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Major Hoople's cries : EGADS
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Lighter fluid : BUTANE
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Earsplitters : DINS
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A.L. M.V.P.: 1960-61 : MARIS
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Bender : TOOT
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Tar : SEADOG
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Expand : WIDEN
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Fragrant : AROMATIC
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Musical featuring "I Hate Men," "So in Love," etc. : KISSMEKATE
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"Born to Dance" tune : EASYTOLOVE
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Dividing word : INTO
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Cauthen or Pincay : RIDER
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Taffeta sound : SWISH
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"Fish Magic" artist : KLEE
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Long time : EON
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Motivates : STIRS
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Rorschachs, e.g. : TESTS
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Vocal impertinence : SASS
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Basics : ABCS
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Token taker : SLOT
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Chopin or Gomulka : POLE
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Adds instruments to make a lusher sound : SWEETENS
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Victor's take : SPOILS
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Missed a pop-up : ERRED
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"Peanuts" plaint : RATS
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He wrote "The College Widow" : ADE
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Pirate : CORSAIR
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Its rhyme scheme is ABaAabAB : TRIOLET
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Aureoles or glorioles : HALOS
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English Channel feeder : AVON
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Ida. neighbor : NEV
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Kind of shoe : ELEVATOR
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Typewriter bar : SPACER
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Indiana birthplace of 23 Across : PERU
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A ___ Able : ASIN
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She-bear, in Barcelona : OSA
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Dramatic designs : PLOTS
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Barracks decoration : PINUP
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Médoc product : WINE
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Gounod opera : FAUST
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Companionable, in Cheshire : MATEY
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Natives of Sic. : ITALS
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Musician's transition : SEGUE
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Musical featuring "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" : LEAVEITTOME
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Racing sailboat : MOTH
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Actress Patterson et al. : NEVAS
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"Mexican Hayride" tune : ABRACADABRA
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River at Tours : LOIRE
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Lyricist Carol Bayer ___ : SAGER
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Petemen : YEGGS
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Pluto, to Plato : HADES
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Fabric for an amice : LINEN
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Sycamore : PLANE
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Gulf of Guinea feeder : NIGER
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Tickle : AMUSE
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"___ This Earth," 1988 film : NOTOF
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Because of : DUETO
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Cornucopia item : GRAPE
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Shape manually : KNEAD
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Pin inserted into a gunwale : THOLE
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Flood controller : LEVEE
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Windfall : GRAVY
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Finns' neighbors : LAPPS
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Dole out : ALLOT
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What some gentlemen prefer : BONDS
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Occipital protuberance : INION
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Dorothy, to Em : NIECE
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Is schneidered : LOSES
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Hautboys, e.g. : REEDS
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E. Indian timber trees : SALS
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Brandy-based drinks : STINGERS
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Shows verbal superiority : OUTTALKS
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Language student's problem : IDIOM
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Coryphaei : LEADERS
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Grendel, in "Beowulf" : OGRE
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Most peacockish : VAINEST
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Cynosure in Florence : DUOMO
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Appends : ADDSON
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Kiosks : BOOTHS
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Carpenter's ___ box : MITER
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Possible cause of "seen us" trouble : TRYST
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Perform Christies : SKI
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"___ kleine Nachtmusik": Mozart : EINE
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Regarding : ASTO
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Dry spot except in a rainy season : WADI
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William Hoffman play: 1985 : ASIS
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Altman's "Welcome ___" : TOLA
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U.S. composer: 1874-1954 : IVES
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Fair marks : CEES
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Little fox : KIT
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Veneration : AWE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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