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Jack Luzzatto
Jack Luzzatto

New York Times, Saturday, January 27, 1979

37-Down : Persistent notion

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 310 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Jack Luzzatto has 292 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,672
Across
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"___-22" : CATCH
6
Moist ground : MIRE
10
Phobic problem : FEAR
14
Jibe : AGREE
15
N.Y.S.E. rival : AMEX
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Spanish pot : OLLA
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Top or bottom round : ROAST
18
Dumbbell : LAMEBRAIN
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Incomplete circle : ARC
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Pithy saying : ADAGE
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Set in firmly : IMBED
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Ragamuffin : TATTERDEMALION
27
"Shed ___ of light divine": Caswall : ARAY
28
West Coast crustacean : BIGCRAB
30
Cut wood with the grain : RIPSAW
33
In this place : HERE
34
From ___ Z : ATO
35
Grandson of Adam : ENOS
36
Funerary items : BIERS
38
Pack on board : STOW
39
From Oran to Durban: Abbr. : AFR
40
Clusters of seals : PODS
41
Toast imported from England : CHEERS
43
Cold-blooded creature : REPTILE
45
Shortly : SOON
46
Antiestablishment movement : COUNTERCULTURE
51
Young bull: Br. : STIRK
52
Pays (the bill) : FOOTS
53
Aggregate : SUM
54
Commager or Beard : HISTORIAN
56
Title for Macbeth : THANE
58
Stunt man's first name : EVEL
59
Wheel support : AXLE
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"The ___ Sanction," Eastwood film : EIGER
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Old Persian cohort : MEDE
62
Gets hitched : WEDS
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Like many a marsh : REEDY
Down
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Measure used for "a girl's best friend" : CARAT
2
Athenian square : AGORA
3
Plot of land : TRACT
4
These: Fr. : CES
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Grecian courtesan : HETAERA
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Ailment : MALADY
7
Public face : IMAGE
8
Berlin hit: 1925 : REMEMBER
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Exeter's river : EXE
10
Ant acid : FORMIC
11
Complex : ELABORATE
12
Loser of friends : ALIENATOR
13
Gold region of South Africa : RAND
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Tommyrot : BILGE
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Coupler of a sort : DRAWBOLT
25
Soviet news service : TASS
26
Reconnaissance plane : AIRSCOUT
29
Greets formally : BOWS
30
Rise belligerently : REAR
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Contagious : INFECTIVE
32
Swam in looping leaps : PORPOISED
33
Males : HES
37
Persistent notion : IDEEFIXE
38
Started off : SENT
40
Fellow traveler : PINKO
42
Item on a sheriff's belt : HOLSTER
44
Terrapin : TURTLE
45
Scottish cakes : SCONES
47
Author Dahl : ROALD
48
Customary way : USAGE
49
Inscribed with mystic marks : RUNED
50
Abrasive polisher : EMERY
51
Noah's eldest son : SHEM
55
Terribly unjust : RAW
57
Waste no time : HIE

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

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