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Jack Luzzatto
Jack Luzzatto

New York Times, Friday, April 15, 1977

63-Across : Role for Rosalynn

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.68, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 85, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,107
Across
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Completes, as a ledger : POSTSUP
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Fights carefully : SPARS
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Aerial : ANTENNA
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Comet due in 1985 or 1986 : HALLEYS
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Where Old Faithful spouts : YELLOWSTONEPARK
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Ethiopian river : OMO
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Alcott girl et al. : BETHS
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Show to be false : BELIE
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Uncouth bumpkin : LOUT
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Ocean soundings : DEEPS
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Lowest pinochle card : NINE
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Running wild : ARIOT
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Mention : CITE
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Noncom : SGT
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"___ Perpetua," Idaho motto : ESTO
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Educated people : LITERATES
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Does new things : INNOVATES
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Hairbreadth Harry, e.g. : DAREDEVIL
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Modish : CHIC
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Prefix with bar or graph : ISO
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City on the Oka : OREL
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Pavarotti, e.g. : TENOR
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Look over : SCAN
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Swinging in the breeze : ASWAY
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Okinawa capital : NAHA
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Reddish wood : CEDAR
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Rarin' to go : EAGER
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Favorite : PET
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Where Borglum carved : ONMOUNTRUSHMORE
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Flower organs : STAMENS
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Pool game : SNOOKER
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Mean and cheap : SNIDE
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Role for Rosalynn : HOSTESS
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Graft for a grasping D. J. : PAYOLA
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"___ river to cross" : ONEMORE
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Gateway to the West : STLOUIS
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___ Aviv : TEL
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Snooty person : SNOB
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Single : UNWED
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Cheap jewelry : PASTE
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Juan or Fernando : SAN
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Commoner : PLEB
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Of certain mountains : ALPEN
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He won't kid himself : REALIST
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Nurse's device : SYRINGE
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Human repair shop : HOSPITAL
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Trapshooting contests : SKEETS
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An American tragedy : THECIVILWAR
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Comedienne Fields : TOTIE
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Proof correction : STET
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Circular painting : TONDO
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Build : ERECT
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6-0, 6-0, etc. : LOVESETS
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Pale : ASHEN
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Tiber feeder : NERA
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Dancers' havens : DISCOS
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Mountaineers' feats : ASCENTS
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Paver or peddler : ROADMAN
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Buy a pig ___ : INAPOKE
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Holds together : COHERES
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Teachers, at times : RATERS
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Ruth's in-law : NAOMI
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Jetting forth : AGUSH
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Hedging on an issue : YESNO
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Felt bad about : RUED
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Predecessors of sigmas : RHOS
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Letters at the helm : NNE
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Wisecrack : MOT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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