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Lou Sabin
Lou Sabin

New York Times, Friday, July 5, 1985

Author:
Louis Sabin
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 62, Blocks: 43, Avg Word Len: 5.87, Missing: { F G J K Q U W X Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 20, 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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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,023
Across
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Hisser : ASP
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Tim in "The Highwayman" : OSTLER
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Sluggish : INERT
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Coleridge's antihero : MARINER
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Contributing member : DONOR
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Shifts : RELOCATES
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Sneak off to a J.P. : ELOPE
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Winged : ALATE
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Stadium salute : RAH
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Mariachis, for example : SERENADERS
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Aloof : ICY
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Holiness : SANCTITY
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Ready, in Reims : PRETE
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Chases chicks : SHOOS
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To every known extent : SOEVER
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Midway come-ons : SPIELS
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Having ridged edges, as a coin : MILLED
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Decliner of 1964's Nobel Prize for Literature : SARTRE
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___ del Rio, Sevilla suburb : CORIA
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Submits : OBEYS
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Directing principle : POLESTAR
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Item at a motor vehicle agcy. : LIC
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Work of 24 Down : SHOESHINES
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Chemical suffix : ANE
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Inn order : CHOPS
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District in Portugal : EVORA
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Mars : REDPLANET
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Frosts : RIMES
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Less agitated : SERENER
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Piggeries : STIES
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Cotton flannels : DOMETS
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Affirmation : YES
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Lizards : ANOLES
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Mexican housewife : SENORA
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Inclination : PROPENSITY
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Western and cheese dishes : OMELETS
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President Washington's $25,000 a year, e.g. : SALARY
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Cribs : TROTS
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Book eaters : LICE
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Bambi's aunt : ENA
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Bring back : RETRIEVE
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Nones successor : IDES
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Waterproof overcoats : TRENCHERS
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Underwent chemical change : REACTED
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Walkie-talkies : RADIOS
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More distrustful : SHYER
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Gruel from cornmeal : ATOLE
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Rag-and-brush persons : POLISHERS
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Einstein's famous theory : RELATIVITY
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Horse fathers : SIRES
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Group victimized by Romans: 290 B.C. : SABINES
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Antedated : PRECEDED
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Meddle with maliciously : MOLEST
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___ system : SOLAR
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Casks are their tasks : COOPERS
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Sci. of speech sounds : PHONET
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Rootlessness : ANOMIE
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Indian cattails : REREES
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Classic western film : SHANE
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Lip : SASS
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Kadiddlehopper : CLEM
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Tom Watson is one : PRO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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