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Jack Luzzatto
Jack Luzzatto

CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, October 7, 1951

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 666 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 152, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 840
Across
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Controversial figure in Mexico. : ODWYER
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Pert. to the government. : FEDERAL
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Gaitskell's land. : ENGLAND
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Voiceless: Phonetics. : SPIRATE
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Russia's premiere ballerina. : ULANOVA
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Money in 121 Across. : BOLIVAR
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Presided at a meeting. : CHAIRED
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Mississippi obstruction. : SANDBAR
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Verbalize. : ORALIZE
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Mrs. Charles MacArthur. : HELEN
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River flowing into the Rhine. : MAIN
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At any time: Poetic. : EER
31
Lost one's foothold. : SLID
32
Three-toed sloths. : AIS
33
Yale men. : ELIS
34
Lower wall decoration. : DADO
35
Rimini is on this sea. : ADRIATIC
37
Inflammation: Suffix. : ITIS
38
Mrs. Andy Gump. : MIN
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House renters. : TENANTS
41
Chinese tea: Var. : TCHA
42
Fiction, biography, etc. : PROSE
43
Colonel's insignia. : EAGLES
45
One of 150 songs. : PSALM
47
Wriggly fishes. : EELS
49
Injures. : HARMS
50
Continue to be. : EXIST
52
Front sight of a gun. : BEAD
54
Met tenor and car fancier. : MELTON
56
Where Palembang is. : SUMATRA
59
Ate with care. : DIETED
61
Mended spot. : DARN
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Service entertainment group. : USO
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Of an epoch. : ERAL
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Fencing steel. : EPEE
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Man's name. : PELEG
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Troubled country in Indo-China. : VIETNAM
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Nobleman: Fr. : DUC
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Tool for spreading plaster. : TROWEL
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Irks. : RILES
77
Be famished. : STARVE
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Item in game of mibs. : AGATE
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Disclaiming. : REPUDIATING
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A high concept. : IDEAL
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Potatoes. : TUBERS
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Networks. : RETIA
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Edible fungus. : AGARIC
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Mature for taste. : AGE
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Piece of jewelry. : EARDROP
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Pieces of eight. : REALS
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Minced oath. : EGAD
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Mohammedan-Malay law of E. Indies. : ADET
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"The Catcher in the ___." : RYE
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Falls ill. : AILS
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Hidden rifleman. : SNIPER
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St. Stephen and others. : MARTYRS
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Margarine. : SPREAD
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___ Mayo, Phoebe Atwood Taylor's sleuth. : ASEY
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Uncouth person. : YAHOO
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Berries or grapes. : ACINI
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Bird: Latin. : AVIS
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Blend. : MERGE
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Absorb through membranes. : OSMOSE
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Heroine of fiction and opera. : MANON
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Gov. Beardsley's state. : IOWA
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Venezuelan capital. : CARACAS
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Amboina island group. : KEI
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Moslem league. : ARAB
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Economize. : RETRENCH
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Algerian seaport. : ORAN
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Wrongs. : SINS
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Part of a jagged line. : ZAG
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Two cups. : PINT
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Hillman of Assam. : AKA
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He wrote "The Holy Sinner." : MANN
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Commonplace. : BANAL
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Celebrated. : EMINENT
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Movie double. : STANDIN
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Praise fulsomely. : ADULATE
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Statement to the newspapers. : RELEASE
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Anna Leonowens, for instance. : HEROINE
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Renovator. : RENEWER
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Smoother and plumper. : SLEEKER
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Citrus fruit ship. : ORANGER
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Broadway offerings. : DRAMAS
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Shakespearean role. : OPHELIA
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Calling a number. : DIALING
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Twists. : WRIES
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The makings for 111 Down. : YARN
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Summer: Fr. : ETE
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Samoset, for instance. : REDMAN
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Coalition parties. : FUSIONS
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High spirits. : ELAN
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Mr. Kimball, Naval Secretary. : DAN
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Closed. : ENDED
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Senator Kerr of Oklahoma. : ROBERT
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Silas Marner's fault. : AVARICE
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Household god. : LAR
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"Christ Stopped at ___," by Carlo Levi. : EBOLI
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Alps in Austria. : NORIC
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Elated. : GLAD
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Girl's nickname. : LIL
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One of Vandenberg's men. : AVIATOR
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Germany's problem. : NAZIISM
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Ladies' wear. : DRESSES
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Connive. : SCHEME
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Make suitable, as for color TV. : ADAPT
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Grew vapid. : STALED
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Hankerer. : DESIRER
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In conference with Morpheus. : ASLEEP
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Sound, expressing doubt. : AHEM
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Where Abadan is. : IRAN
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Schoolbook. : TEXT
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Japanese sock made like a mitten. : TABI
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Representing speech sounds. : PHONETIC
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Loyal. : LEAL
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Marxism, for instance. : MATERIALISM
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European. : SLAV
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Flavor. : SAPOR
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Girl's name. : DELIA
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Famous nickname in baseball. : TRIS
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More composed. : SEDATER
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Montevideo is its capital. : URUGUAY
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Blood-curdling. : MACABRE
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More absorbing. : DEEPER
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Area south of New Orleans. : DELTA
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Epithet for King Ethelred (968–1016). : UNREADY
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Wilder. : SAVAGER
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Cuisine with eggs. : OMELETS
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Jug. : EWER
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Radioactivity counter. : GEIGER
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Small child. : TAD
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Menu delicacy. : TERRAPIN
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Stringed instruments. : LUTES
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Catch in nylons. : SNAG
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Tennis player Schroeder. : TED
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Barrymore girl. : DIANA
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Pasture grass. : GRAMA
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France- ___, Paris newspaper. : SOIR
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Citizen of Pocatello or Blackfoot. : IDAHOAN
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Excuse. : PLEA
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Churchill specialty. : SPEECH
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Nucleus and electrons. : ATOM
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America's Davis Cup hope. : SAVITT
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Tropic American wildcat. : EYRA
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Director of the Mint. : ROSS
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Name-dropper. : SNOB
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Christian ___, dress designer. : DIOR
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Ache with longing. : YEARN
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Extraordinary people. : AMAZERS
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Burnt sugar. : CARAMEL
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Stiff of limb. : INAGILE
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Star of starlet's wardrobe. : SWEATER
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Epithet for Bing Crosby. : GROANER
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U. S. island base S. of Japan. : OKINAWA
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Legislatures. : SENATES
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Notorious Communist bail-jumper. : EISLER
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Celal Bayar's capital. : ANKARA
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Slanderous rumor. : CANARD
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Hair application. : RINSE
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Stage direction. : ENTER
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Law or rule. : CANON
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City between Portland and Eugene. : SALEM
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McKinley, for instance. : PEAK
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Lurking sea trap. : MINE
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Synthetic rubber. : BUNA
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Born. : NEE
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Southern exclamation. : SHO
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Delve. : DIG
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The: German. : DER

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 18 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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