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Jack Luzzatto
Jack Luzzatto

A FEW WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, December 28, 1952

77-Down : Dog trouble.

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 64, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 572 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 31
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,288
Across
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New Year's decision. : RESOLVE
8
Fear and Flattery. : CAPES
13
How to address a naval lieutenant. : MISTER
19
Clear up. : EXPLAIN
20
Unclouded sky. : AZURE
21
Not touched, as a meal. : UNEATEN
23
Lies awkwardly. : SPRAWLS
24
Mere trifle. : STRAW
25
Important isle of the Moluccas. : TERNATE
26
Rooters in a Bowl. : ELIS
27
Reflection of glory. : LUSTER
29
"Rumour is ___, blown by surmises ... "—Henry IV. : APIPE
31
Gullet. : MAW
32
Negative prefix. : NON
33
"Erin go bragh," for instance. : GAELIC
34
Point of view. : SLANT
35
Word in a current slogan. : LIKE
36
Yell at the end of a cheer. : TIGER
38
___ soda. : SAL
39
Street: Span. : CALLE
40
Maine's pride. : PINES
41
Man's name. : STEVEN
43
A poinsettia, for instance. : BLOOM
45
Lees. : SEDIMENT
47
Generations. : AGES
49
Zeus in Egypt. : AMMON
51
Frog. : RANA
52
Bound spirally. : BANDAGED
56
Orbital nadir or zenith. : APSOS
58
Capital of the Bahamas. : NASSAU
62
Rebel angel. : ARIEL
63
Conchiolin. : NACRE
65
Mr. Bumppo. : NATTY
67
Table silver. : TIP
68
Impel. : SEND
69
Final event in a drama. : CATASTROPHE
71
Elicit information from. : PUMP
72
Tabard ___. : INN
73
Setting of "Born Yesterday." : HOTEL
74
Grecian strip of old Asia Minor. : IONIA
75
Rajah's wife. : RANEE
76
Tropical alligator. : CAYMAN
78
Gaucho's rope. : REATA
80
Revealed. : DIVULGED
82
Too showy. : ARTY
84
He had Collins' job, 1917. : BLISS
86
Search finely. : SIFT
87
Shallow as external beauty. : SKINDEEP
91
Column of wooden faces. : TOTEM
93
Where Cameroons is. : AFRICA
97
Fire ___. : TONGS
98
Our Ambassador in Belgrade. : ALLEN
100
Head of the family. : POP
102
Musical. : LYRIC
103
First word of "Love's Old Sweet Song." : ONCE
104
Senator from Delaware. : FREAR
105
Too flashy by far. : SPORTY
107
Native of: Suffix. : OTE
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New Zealand clan. : ATI
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They'll play "Auld Lang Syne." : BANDS
110
Broadcasting room. : STUDIO
111
Household appliance. : UNIT
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Small birds. : TITMICE
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Coiner of the word "robot." : CAPEK
116
Most famous Dutch philosopher. : SPINOZA
118
Pesky insect. : SKEETER
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French leave-taking. : ADIEU
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Muezzin's tower. : MINARET
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Slow coaches. : IDLERS
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Leather strips for heels. : RANDS
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Triangle. : SCALENE
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Feels displeasure at. : RESENTS
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Heroic deed. : EXPLOIT
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Noose trap. : SPRINGE
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Palm leaves: Var. : OLAS
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Justice. : LAW
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Bandit chased by Pershing. : VILLA
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Follows. : ENSUES
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Spain in her heyday. : CASTILLA
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Dweller in the halls of Montezuma. : AZTEC
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Cat song. : PURR
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Time. : ERA
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Repentant judge at Salem, 1692. : SEWALL
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Bane of the Bounty. : MUTINEER
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Out of place. : INEPT
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Sapless. : SERE
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Sun-kissed. : TAN
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Tammy cloth. : ETAMINE
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Captured again. : RETAKEN
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Most recent. : NEWEST
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Pitcher's plate. : SLAB
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Chums. : PALS
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Like a flock. : GREGAL
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Greek island. : SAMOS
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Succotash ingredient. : LIMAS
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Baffled. : EVADED
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The life of trade. : COMPETITION
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France's Premier. : PINAY
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Refusal: Abbr. : NEG
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A general and a poet. : OMARS
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Giotto painted his portrait. : DANTE
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Former French Upper House. : SENAT
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Silk voile. : NONON
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Fundamental. : BASIC
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Where man meets bull. : ARENA
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Full-fledged chump. : NINNY
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Post office device. : DATER
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Tasty. : SAPID
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Bit. : STUNG
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Evangelist MacPherson. : AIMEE
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Raised. : UPPED
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A scout in Canaan. : CALEB
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Operatic role. : THAIS
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French tale. : CONTE
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Pièce de résistance. : ROAST
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Worthless. : PALTRY
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Refuse of flax. : HARDS
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Frilly, as curtains. : RUFFLY
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Dog trouble. : MANGE
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Change. : ALTER
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By way of. : VIA
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Victims of longing. : YEARNERS
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Acts of hara-kiri. : SEPPUKUS
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Ermines when in brown summer coat. : STOATS
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Best seller of sea-going adventure. : KONTIKI
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Aroused. : INCITED
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Entreated: Colloq. : PLED
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Frame of mind. : MOOD
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Product of the Mesabi Range. : IRONORE
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Not a subject. : CITIZEN
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Kin of nylon and orlon. : ACETATE
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East Indian sailor. : LASCAR
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Refractors of light and color. : PRISMS
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A stunning defeat. : FACER
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Bucephalus. : STEED
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Subject. : TOPIC
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Nip. : BITE
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Merry-go-round ride. : SPIN
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Single. : UNAL
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Sports announcer Allen. : MEL
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Political group. : ADA
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Girl's name. : INA

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 23 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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