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Lou Sabin
Lou Sabin

New York Times, Thursday, September 3, 1981

Author:
Louis Sabin
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Lou Sabin has 108 pre-Shortz puzzles and 29 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,622
Across
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Clerical vestments : ALBS
5
___ père ou fils : DUMAS
10
Fellow : CHAP
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Tabby talk : MEOW
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Pointless : INANE
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Aura : HALO
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Herman or George Herman : BABE
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Portents for Pompey : OMINA
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"___ Your Face Before Me," 1937 song : ISEE
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Diabolic : INFERNAL
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Algonquian gelt : WAMPUM
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Jackets : ETONS
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Most ashen : PALEST
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He "hit 'em where they ain't" : WILLIEKEELER
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Sacred : HOLY
30
States of health, prosperity, etc. : WELFARES
34
Gobbled : ATE
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Mixes : STIRS
37
Ordinal-number ender : ETH
38
26-inning game, e.g. : MARATHON
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Modern hairdo : AFRO
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St. Louis Browns Hall of Famer : GEORGESISLER
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Like a bright night : STARRY
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Brooklyn's "Kentucky Colonel" : REESE
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Run the 100 : SPRINT
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Epithet for Napoleon, with "the" : CORSICAN
53
___ Man McGinnity : IRON
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Cremonan violinmaker : AMATI
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French battle site in W.W. II : STLO
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Catches : GETS
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Magic maker : GENIE
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Labor : TOIL
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Cozy spot : NEST
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Veeps, mgrs., etc. : EXECS
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Sp. miss : SRTA
Down
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Prefix with dextrous : AMBI
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Slender : LEAN
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"Rapid Robert" of no-hit fame : BOBFELLER
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In a very nice way : SWEETLY
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Canadian quints' name : DIONNE
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Reveal : UNMASK
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Junk or fan follower : MAIL
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Massachusetts cape : ANN
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Shoreline protectors : SEAWALLS
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Foolish fancy : CHIMERA
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Metal straps : HASPS
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Alaskan native : ALEUT
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Cowper creation : POEM
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Louis XIV was one : ROI
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"A" to Moishe : ALEF
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Earl or duke : PEER
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Sound of a solid hit : WHAM
27
Jot : IOTA
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Buck ___, baseball Hall of Famer : EWING
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Type of telescope : REFLECTOR
32
Antoine's "to be" : ETRE
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Memorable baseball-mad restaurateur : SHOR
35
Deficit : SHORTAGE
36
Royalist of '76 : TORY
39
Versus : AGAINST
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Lottery prize : TERN
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"A" on box scores : ASSISTS
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Amatory : EROTIC
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World ___ : SERIES
45
Plural endings : IES
46
Binge : SPREE
47
Meadowlands events : TROTS
49
Coach-to-batter gesture : SIGN
50
Malacca : CANE
51
Landed : ALIT
52
Piano theme song for Vincent Lopez : NOLA
55
"Super ___" (Lee Trevino) : MEX

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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