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Jack Luzzatto
Jack Luzzatto

New York Times, Saturday, October 8, 1977

34-Down : Madcap adventure

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,283
Across
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Sibilate : HISS
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Evian-les-Bains, e.g. : SPA
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Aimless jaunt : RAMBLE
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Small, pointed beard : IMPERIAL
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Untroubled by ethics : AMORAL
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___ grise (confidential agent) : EMINENCE
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Smallest amounts : MINIMA
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Commando asset : DARING
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Christie mystery : WHODUNIT
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Knightly sport : TILT
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Demeanor : MIEN
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Graffito for Belshazzar : MENE
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Fair and fetching : CUTE
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Out of harm's way : SAFE
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Fragrant evergreen : CEDAR
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Measure of area : ARE
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Subject of a long poem by Frost : HIREDMAN
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Nadir : BEDROCK
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Mass gambling : LOTTERY
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Ballroom dances : ONESTEPS
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China, for instance : SEA
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"The ___ of the Cities," book by Steffens : SHAME
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Element in Einstein's formula : MASS
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Prized panfish : SCUP
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Pumice, in one stage : LAVA
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Moving vehicles : VANS
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Bank deal : LOAN
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Retaliatory : AVENGING
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Jack's place in the garden? : PULPIT
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Scotch plaid : TARTAN
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Waste away : EMACIATE
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It's the real thing : ENTITY
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Sachet fragrance : LAVENDER
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Scapegrace : RASCAL
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Be beholden to : OWE
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Hypochondriac's dread : GERM
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Betook oneself apace : HIED
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Callow : IMMATURE
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Vivacious : SPIRITED
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In one's dotage : SENILE
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Grow lyrical : SING
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Winter overshoe : PAC
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Menhaden or pilchard : ALEWIFE
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Former Philippine President, ___ Magsaysay : RAMON
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"Plac'd far ___ the melancholy main": Thomson : AMID
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Presidents on Rushmore, e.g. : MONUMENT
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Pickled : BRINED
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Flake : LAMINA
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Filamentous plant structure : ELATER
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Dwelling cost : RENT
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"How many mischiefs should ensue his ___ haste": Spenser : HEEDLESS
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Deadeye : MARKSMAN
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City cruiser : CAB
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Six, at dice : SICE
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Ailurophobes' dreads : CATS
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Put an edge on : HONE
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Implements for "seven maids" : MOPS
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Starry-eyed : ROMANTIC
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Madcap adventure : ESCAPADE
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Marriage counselor's sometime role : REUNITER
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One of the Carolines : YAP
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Citrus hybrid : TANGELO
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Pioneer in U.S. cotton industry : SLATER
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Smoke : HAVANA
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Forestalls : AVERTS
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Shoemaker's chore : SOLING
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Record plastic : VINYL
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Full-grown pike : LUCE
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Nurse shark : GATA
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Prepare the way : PAVE
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Candlemas or Michaelmas : TERM
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Yawning mouth : MAW

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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