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Lou Sabin
Lou Sabin

New York Times, Thursday, July 23, 1987

Author:
Louis Sabin
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 4.84, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Lou Sabin has 108 pre-Shortz puzzles and 29 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,771
Across
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A neighbor of Sicily : MALTA
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Slang word for 9 Down : DIP
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Below par : POOR
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Not natural : ALIEN
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Lahore wrap : SARI
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Nagy of Hungary : IMRE
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Actor Arnold : STANG
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Like a teardrop : OVAL
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Thersitical fellows : CADS
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Oater heavy : HORSETHIEF
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Patella area : KNEE
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Trotsky or Uris : LEON
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Domain : EMPIRE
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Whence Cervantes wrote "Don Quixote" : PRISON
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Relic : CURIO
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"There'll be ___ time . . . " : AHOT
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Singer Clapton : ERIC
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Con game : SCAM
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Corpus ___ : DELICTI
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Puts in Newgate : LOCKSUP
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According to : EACH
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Expanse : SPAN
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Although, to Antony : ETSI
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Olympics site: 1988 : KOREA
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Holdings : ESTATE
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Corrupt : SEDUCE
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Fine wood : TEAK
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Err : TRIP
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Second-story jobs : BURGLARIES
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Cell, e.g. : ROOM
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Venezuelan copper center : AROA
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Sculptor's product : TORSO
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Snorri story : EDDA
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Like Manute Bol : TALL
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Addax's big cousin : ELAND
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Hammer, in a way : PEEN
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Spanish articles : ELS
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Lacoste and Clair : RENES
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Mixture for cattle : MASH
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Countertenor : ALTO
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Fabulist : LIAR
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Basis of decimal system : TENS
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Shakespearean deputy : ANGELO
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Early designer of flying machines : DAVINCI
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Emulate Raffles : PILFER
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The Artful Dodger, e.g. : PICKPOCKET
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Saudi Arabian's neighbor : OMANI
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Fiat : ORDER
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View anew : RESEE
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London district : SOHO
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Article of faith : TENET
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File sect. : MISC
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Walk; tramp : PAD
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Syngman of 46 Across : RHEE
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Kansas town : IOLA
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Cop's quarry : STICKUPMAN
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Calif. campus : UCLA
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Move up : RISE
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Nora's terrier : ASTA
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Is obliged to : MUST
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Ice-cream flavor: Abbr. : CHOC
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"Love Story" star : ONEAL
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Pandowdy : PIE
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Walks a beat : PATROLS
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Sale's offer : REBATE
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Debi Thomas is one : SKATER
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___ throat : STREP
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Diminish gradually : ERODE
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Vacuum tube : DIODE
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On a par: Fr. : EGAL
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Russia's ___ Mountains : URAL
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Function : ROLE
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Mashhad site : IRAN
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Medieval domestic : ESNE
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Does lawn repair : SODS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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