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Jack Luzzatto
Jack Luzzatto

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New York Times, Sunday, January 31, 1965

1-Across : Learn to walk.

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 130, Blocks: 64, Avg Word Len: 5.80, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 559 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 140, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
Jack Luzzatto has 292 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,663
Across
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Learn to walk. : TODDLE
7
Becomes reconciled. : MAKESUP
14
High-grade executive. : TOPMAN
20
Lack of vitality. : ANEMIA
21
Enzyme to assimilate ammonia. : AMINASE
22
Somniferous. : OPIATE
23
Library fan. : READER
24
More webby. : NETTIER
25
Second-best suit. : HEARTS
26
Render imperfect. : MAR
27
Playwright Molnar. : FERENC
29
Tells. : LETSON
31
Tennis stringing. : GUT
32
Got down. : ALIT
34
License plate of a sort. : DOGTAG
36
Prussian town noted for armor. : SUHL
37
Quality of voice. : TONE
38
French churchman. : CLERC
40
Costume jewelry. : PEARLS
42
Shot forth rays. : RADIATED
44
Little miracle workers. : ELVES
46
Healthiness. : SALUBRITY
48
___ faire. : SAVOIR
50
Member of the crew. : BOSUN
51
Tolls the bell. : KNELLS
54
Paved parts of airports. : APRONS
55
Ship's flags. : ENSIGNS
57
Less: Fr. : MOINS
59
Climbing lilies. : GLORIOSAS
62
Skulking type. : SNEAK
63
Feature of the mangrove. : ROOT
64
End in view. : AIM
65
Getting on the ball, for the future. : CRYSTALGAZING
69
Part of the New Deal. : NRA
70
Glance at. : SCAN
72
Paavo, the Flying Finn. : NURMI
73
Forsaker of pleasures. : RENOUNCER
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For ___ sake! : PETES
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Shed drops briskly. : DRIPPLE
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Given to disdainful remarks. : SNEERY
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Word of preference. : RATHER
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Badly taken. : DUPED
83
Twin-fused bottles. : GEMELS
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Popular menu entry. : HAMOMELET
86
Not so bright any more. : FADED
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Scored, in baseball. : CAMEHOME
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The heaths. : ERICAS
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Sikkim's neighbor. : NEPAL
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Sandarac. : ARAR
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Hebrew T's: Var. : TETS
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Landing places for planes. : STRIPS
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Numbers game. : DICE
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Sizable. : BIG
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Cut in half. : BISECT
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Far from often. : RARELY
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Rail stop: Abbr. : STA
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Child's cow. : MOOMOO
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Apprehend. : REALIZE
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Famed Texas colonizer. : AUSTIN
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In the wake. : ASTERN
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Puts into cipher. : ENCODES
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Record track. : GROOVE
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Centaur of Hercules legend. : NESSUS
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Least obvious. : DEEPEST
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Edged along. : SIDLED
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Road paving. : TARMAC
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A set apiece. : ONEALL
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Term of affection. : DEARIE
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Dental degree. : DMD
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Willingly. : LIEF
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Rabbitlike, in a way. : EARED
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Riding academies. : MANEGES
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Pussy willows, for example. : AMENTA
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Good scout. : KITCARSON
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Adjective ending. : ENT
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Take a ship. : SAIL
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Benefiters of a suit: Law. : USEES
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Make uneasy. : PERTURB
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To keep repressed. : TOHOLDIN
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Ready for business. : OPEN
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Brain membrane. : PIA
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Ballerina Fonteyn. : MARGOT
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Make harmonious. : ATTUNE
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Snuggly settled. : NESTED
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Lasso man. : ROPER
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Suit fabric. : SHARKSKIN
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___-Roper, writer on Hitler. : TREVOR
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Features in a fairy tale. : GLASSSLIPPERS
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American composer. : TAYLOR
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Spasmic, medically speaking. : CLONIC
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Skidding around. : SLUING
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Particular. : ITEM
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Bill of a cap. : VISOR
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Stripped, as a toothed wheel. : UNGEARED
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Rope saver. : SPLICER
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Fragrances. : AROMATA
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Straddle. : BESTRIDE
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Small lion, in heraldry. : LIONCEL
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Sleepers of a sort. : SNORERS
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Panting. : AGASP
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Cape of SE England. : NAZE
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Unpleasantly conspicuous. : STARY
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Sets of symptoms. : SYNDROMES
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Mars of Assyria: Var. : ASUR
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Sealed glass vial. : AMPULE
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Nuzzled. : NOSED
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Villains in Westerns. : GUNMEN
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Lower. : NETHER
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Had to have. : NEEDED
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The man of Tehran. : SHAH
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Keep betting the winnings. : LETITRIDE
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Joy and anger. : EMOTIONS
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Canadian resort peninsula. : GASPE
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Registered the fare. : METERED
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Most comely. : FAIREST
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Professional driver. : CABMAN
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Full of songs. : ARIOSE
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Grotesque figures of Oriental style. : MAGOTS
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Mad fads. : CRAZES
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Mistress Quickly's spouse. : PISTOL
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Busy. : ACTIVE
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Tilted. : LEANED
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One's surroundings. : SCENE
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Mine wastes. : SLAGS
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Brian ___, Irish hero. : BORU
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Piece of armor plate. : TACE
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Cosmonaut Gagarin. : YURI
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Engineering degrees. : MES
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Cut off. : LOP
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Piece of turf. : SOD

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