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Jack Luzzatto
Jack Luzzatto

New York Times, Thursday, February 17, 1955

25-Across : Opinion based on careful investigation.

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,060
Across
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Neighbor to Vietnam. : LAOS
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Opening in a ship's deck. : HATCH
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Gale of wind. : BLOW
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French cleric. : ABBE
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Knowing. : AWARE
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An island republic. : EIRE
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Door-to-door canvasser. : BELLRINGER
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Study. : READ
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Splinters. : SLIVERS
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Junior cowboy's arsenal. : POPGUNS
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Racing form. : GAIT
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Sandy tracts: Brit. : DENES
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Opinion based on careful investigation. : DIAGNOSIS
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They're at home on the range. : COOKS
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Routine. : ROTE
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Nothing. : NIL
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Money for a hostage. : RANSOM
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One: Prefix. : UNI
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Visitors to Bethlehem. : WISEMEN
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Pagoda. : TAA
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Pertaining to life. : BIOTIC
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General's nickname. : MAC
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Pell-___. : MELL
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More rational. : SANER
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Showing strong feeling. : EMOTIONAL
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Perry Mason's secretary. : DELLA
48
Globes. : ORBS
49
Levantine salt lake. : DEADSEA
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Courteous Spanish word. : GRACIAS
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Zulu troop. : IMPI
56
Not so far as a star. : ATTAINABLE
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Carpenter's gripper. : VISE
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Comprehend. : SEIZE
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Not guilty, for instance. : PLEA
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Brews. : ALES
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The woods are full of them. : TREES
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Appear to be. : SEEM
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College workrooms: Colloq. : LABS
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The third man. : ABEL
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Responsibility. : OBLIGATION
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Woven cloth edge. : SELVAGE
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Bald man's bracer. : HAIRTONIC
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Beards of grain. : AWNS
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Chasing game. : TAG
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Silks. : CREPES
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Water bird. : HERON
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French philosopher (1859-1941). : BERGSON
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Stead. : LIEU
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North African port. : ORAN
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Takes to wife. : WEDS
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Martingale. : REIN
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Nut tree. : PECAN
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Spot between the devil and the deep blue sea. : DILEMMA
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Thumps. : DRUBS
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Ancient Greek portion of Asia Minor. : IONIA
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Girl in the family. : SIS
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Apparent. : OSTENSIBLE
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Model for the teddy bear. : KOALA
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Undersized. : SMALL
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Relatives of vicarages. : RECTORIES
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Puppet strings. : WIRES
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China's Red chief. : MAO
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Popular toys. : TEDDIES
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Housemaids' millinery. : MOBCAPS
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Beetle that can snap itself over from back to feet. : ELATER
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Pahlevi's land. : IRAN
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The smallest. : LEAST
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Leading woman singer. : DIVA
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Man's name. : EMIL
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East end of a church. : APSE
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Look long. : GAZE
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Away from the wind. : ALEE
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Wrinkle. : SEAM
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Apron string. : TIE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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