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Lou Sabin
Lou Sabin

PLUS FACTOR

New York Times, Sunday, September 23, 1990

Author:
Louis Sabin
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 671 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 131, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Lou Sabin has 108 pre-Shortz puzzles and 29 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,929
Across
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Diner staple : HASH
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Gibe : SCOFF
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Broadcasts : SOWS
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Secrete : STASH
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Caravansary : SERAI
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Comicality : HUMOR
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Warhol style : OPART
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Where St. Paul was shipwrecked : MALTA
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In company : ALONG
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Papas or Bordoni : IRENE
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Water wheel : NORIA
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Actress Burstyn : ELLEN
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Like a poor pickpocket? : SLIGHTFINGERED
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Small icebergs : GROWLERS
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Mason's burden : HOD
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Baum dog : TOTO
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Leo's pride : MANE
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Cut : HEW
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"Auld Lang ___" : SYNE
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Depend : RELY
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Type face : AGATE
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Fleet or Easy : STREET
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Comfort : SOLACE
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Thames boats : PUNTS
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Short queries : EHS
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___ Islands, near the Shetlands : FAROE
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Lancelot's hair-raiser? : KNIGHTMARE
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Houston pro : ASTRO
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Took long steps : STRODE
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Yorkshire river : AIRE
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Out of bed : ARISEN
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Act up a storm : EMOTE
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Asian weight : TAEL
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Some amphibians : TOADS
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Culloden Moor wear : KILTS
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Securities expert : BROKER
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Ferrara family name : ESTE
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Nanny threesome : ENS
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Police-blotter entry : ALIAS
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Prickle : THORN
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Post or Balbo : AVIATOR
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Grain coats : BRANS
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Elected : CHOSE
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Throng : SWARM
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Except for : BARRING
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Ream unit : SHEET
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Fraser of tennis : NEALE
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Rainbow : ARC
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Tommie of baseball fame : AGEE
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Loser at Little Bighorn : CUSTER
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Monkey's uncle? : ORANG
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Leyte neighbor : SAMAR
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Wampum item : BEAD
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Hebrew measures : EPHAS
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Command at West Point : SNAPTO
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Completed : DONE
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Relay finisher : ANCHOR
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Welles of "Touch of Evil" : ORSON
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Gentle renters? : BLANDLORDS
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Critic : RATER
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Nero's 1105 : MCV
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Fix loosened laces : RETIE
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Most exceptional : RAREST
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Do over : REMAKE
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Vague and Zorina : VERAS
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First space travelers : MICE
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Indonesian island : ALOR
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Choice words : ORS
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Label designation : SIZE
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Suit or chute fabric : SILK
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Navy noncom : CPO
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Mischievous : DEVILISH
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Would-be Duses? : PLEADINGLADIES
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___ acids : AMINO
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Hailey novel : HOTEL
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Bar-mitzvah reading matter : TORAH
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Any rich man : DIVES
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Boxlike sleighs : PUNGS
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Swiftly : APACE
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Boot out : EVICT
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A.L. batting king: 1954 : AVILA
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Ringlet : TRESS
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D-day craft : LSTS
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School furniture : DESKS
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Shade of blue : YALE
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Greeting : HELLO
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Cuckoopint, e.g. : AROID
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Emulated Kathleen Battle : SANG
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Utilitarian style of design : HIGHTECH
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Evasive : SHIFTY
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Article of virtu : CURIO
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Indication : OMEN
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Former Senator from Hawaii : FONG
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Author of "Lee's Lieutenants" : FREEMAN
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Fine china : SPODE
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Trireme tool : OAR
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Architectural curve? : WRIGHTHOOK
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Tourists, at times : STARERS
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Merganser : SMEW
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Starting five of Chamberlain, Bol, Ewing et al.? : TALLSTARTEAM
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Kegler's venue : ALLEY
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Unyielding : STERN
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Merchant guild : HANSE
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Cummerbund : SASH
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Unity : ONENESS
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Galsworthy novel : TOLET
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Long-stemmed palm : RATTAN
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Run up a tab : OWE
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Hit the ceiling : RAGED
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" . . . ___ blue surprise": O'Donnell : APRILS
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Talk-show invitee : GUEST
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Peale appeal : SERMON
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Triton : EFT
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Brinker's blade : SKATE
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Edible bulb : ONION
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Turkish coins : LIRAS
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Barbecue choice : ROAST
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"___ Psyche": Keats : ODETO
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Conger chaser : EELER
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Post-spat activity : MAKINGUP
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Nobelist after Wiesel : ARIAS
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Zola's "La ___" : TERRE
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African wildcat : SERVAL
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___ Lederer (Ann Landers) : ESTHER
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Elevenses cart : TEAWAGON
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Agra garb : SARI
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Athens of America : BOSTON
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Cavalry soldier : LANCER
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Tool for Mrs. Wiggs : HOE
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Vexes : IRES
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Raised unreliable fish? : BREDHERRINGS
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The mating game : CHESS
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Actress Berger : SENTA
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De Brunhoff elephant : BABAR
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Rocket stage : AGENA
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Jump away in sudden fear : REACT
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Antithesis of surfeit : STARVE
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Italy's third-largest city : NAPLES
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Song by Tosti : AMORE
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Shoe strips : RANDS
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Peak : CREST
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Places to pawn Stephen King's books? : SHOCKSHOPS
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A Muslim month : RABIA
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Venerate : ADORE
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Allergic response : SNEEZE
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Bauxite or galena : ORE
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Kitty Hawk name : ORVILLE
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Bore : DRILL
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"Ah, woe!" : LACKADAY
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Dillon or Earp : MARSHAL
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Picked up the tab : TREATED
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Miss Piggy's pronoun : MOI
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Powers : MIGHTS
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Modify to suit : ADAPT
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Maholi or maki : LEMUR
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Sheeplike : OVINE
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"Cheaters" : SPECS
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Nibble : SNACK
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Kind of servant : CIVIL
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Shakespeare contemporary : PEELE
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Pelion's support : OSSA
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Setback : LOSS
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Noah's messenger : DOVE
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Flag : IRIS
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Flagstad or Gluck : DIVA
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Make doilies : TAT

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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