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Jack Luzzatto
Jack Luzzatto

New York Times, Monday, March 16, 1953

41-Down : Creating boredom.

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,366
Across
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A city: Latin. : URBS
5
Tropical tree, source of chocolate. : CACAO
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Contents of a brewer's vat. : MASH
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Black European crow. : ROOK
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Possible oak tree. : ACORN
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Follow the rules. : OBEY
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An Alice-sit-by-the-fire. : STAYATHOME
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Travel artery. : ROAD
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Sky artery. : AIRLINE
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Champion a cause. : ESPOUSE
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Capital of Portuguese Timor. : DILI
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Meat jelly. : ASPIC
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Gulf near the Red Sea. : ADEN
27
Where Lwów is: Abbr. : POL
29
Part of the Marine Corps insignia. : ANCHOR
33
George Eliot's carpenter hero. : BEDE
34
Kind of chase. : WILDGOOSE
36
In the past. : AGO
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Persons of ill will. : ENEMIES
39
Narrow inlet. : RIA
40
Counseled wariness. : CAUTIONED
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Second hand. : USED
43
Place for an outboard motor. : ASTERN
44
___ de guerre. : NOM
46
Title for Jacques Marquette, missionary and explorer. : PERE
47
Non-profit entry. : DEBIT
49
Round objects. : ORBS
51
Skilled craftsman. : ARTISAN
54
In greatest need. : POOREST
57
Division of New York: Var. : BORO
58
Fiery ballet piece by Khachaturian. : SABERDANCE
60
Stead. : LIEU
61
Accustom to hardship. : INURE
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Munich's river. : ISAR
63
Benevolent order. : ELKS
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Items at the right of the decimal point. : CENTS
65
Skin. : DERM
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Major or Minor bear. : URSA
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Roast on a French menu. : ROTI
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Lived away from home. : BOARDEDOUT
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The splendor of New York. : SKYLINE
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Fiesta for felines. : CATNIP
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Symptom of cephalalgia. : ACHE
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Pleasant associate of "bill." : COO
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"Aux ___!" refrain of the "Marseillaise." : ARMES
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Bid at bridge. : ONESPADE
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Where Fez is. : MOROCCO
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Leigh Hunt's claim to fame. : ABOU
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Heavy swells. : SEAS
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Park for a London soapboxer. : HYDE
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Lose vigor. : AIL
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Sharp metallic sounds. : PINGS
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Food; nourishment. : ALIMENT
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Manila hemp. : ABACA
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Painter of ballerinas. : DEGAS
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Playwright Davis. : OWEN
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Ordinary good judgment. : HORSESENSE
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Willow. : OSIER
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Author of "Peg Woffington." : READE
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Famed Italian beach resort. : LIDO
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___ President is O'Kelly. : EIRES
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Not essentially. : NONBASIC
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Creating boredom. : TEDIOUS
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Reprove sharply. : UPBRAID
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Thomas and Clement, a pair of poets. : MOORES
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Pointless. : INANE
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Child guide. : ROD
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Proficient. : ABLE
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Disturb the sediment. : ROIL
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Journey. : TREK
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Saucy and sprightly. : PERT
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Heidelberg memento. : SCAR
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Word. : TERM
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Coffee cake. : BUN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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