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Jack Luzzatto
Jack Luzzatto

SIGNS OF SPRING

New York Times, Sunday, April 6, 1958

55-Across : Slang phrase for smooth deception.

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 541 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 134, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,204
Across
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Van Gogh painted here. : TAHITI
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Namesakes of Hemingway heroine. : BRETTS
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Midway harangues. : SPIELS
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The King in Puck's world. : OBERON
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New York City, for one. : SEAPORT
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Golf license. : PERMIT
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Make a paragraph. : INDENT
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Umpire. : ARBITER
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Vaulter. : LEAPER
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Delay. : LAG
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Gained admission. : GOTIN
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___ hydrate, sedative. : CHLORAL
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State: Abbr. : IDA
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Adds something missing to (with "out"). : EKES
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Highest card in a Yarborough. : NINE
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Island for sale. : ELLIS
35
Three in the hand. : TREY
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Election section. : DISTRICT
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Louis Silvers' long-popular Spring song. : APRILSHOWERS
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Soldier's station. : RANK
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French cheeses. : BRIES
43
English Jane. : EYRE
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Like the torrents of spring. : RAGING
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Spring months: Fr. : JUINS
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English Ernest. : BEVIN
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Throw forth. : ERUPT
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Walking cane. : MALACCA
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Slang phrase for smooth deception. : FASTONE
57
Uncle: Dial. : EMI
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One-and-twenty, for instance. : YOUNG
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Wheel trimming. : HUBCAP
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Mme. Schiaparelli. : ELSA
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Felix Arndt tune. : NOLA
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Real ball fan. : BLEACHERITE
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Smallest of a litter. : RUNT
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Gives a hand. : AIDS
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Tax collected by French towns. : OCTROI
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" ... sets love ___ like that." : ATASK
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One of the Wests. : MAE
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A fire basket. : CRESSET
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The ageless Paige. : SATCHEL
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Pitchers. : EWERS
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Suffix used with cafe. : TERIA
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Fine fiddle. : STRAD
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Five o'clock china. : TEASET
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Surrounded. : GIRT
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Force: Colloq. : STEAM
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First word of motto of Order of the Garter. : HONI
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Weather prediction. : THUNDERSTORM
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Unstudied. : CARELESS
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An Antarctic sea. : ROSS
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Musical theme. : MOTIF
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Hebrew letter. : SHIN
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Surfeit. : SATE
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Years to remember. : ERA
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Buries. : ENTOMBS
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One of the Spice Islands. : CERAM
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Lo! : SEE
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A sight in Siam. : PAGODA
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Red-flagged staffs of the bullring. : MULETAS
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Moved suddenly and swiftly. : DARTED
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Sellers of useful cubes. : ICEMEN
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Nouns in a certain form. : PLURALS
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Pride of Baltimore. : ORIOLE
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The Mojave, for example. : DESERT
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Old Spanish custom. : SIESTA
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Button Gwinnett, for one. : SIGNER
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Worked like a Trojan. : TOILED
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Maine Indian. : ABNAKI
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Flowering fences. : HEDGES
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Rouse to wrath. : IRE
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Chinese society. : TONG
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Chanting. : INTONING
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Swiss canton. : BERNE
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Butler of Britain. : RAB
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Odyssey. : EPIC
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Phrase for U. S. Marines' specialty. : TOTHERESCUE
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A lattice bower. : TRELLIS
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Walk for pleasure. : STROLL
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Full of puddles. : SPLASHY
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John, the famouse hunter of song. : PEEL
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French song refrain, "ça ___." : IRA
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Sway. : EMPIRE
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Lotte Lehmann's specialty. : LIEDER
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Lost sheep. : STRAYS
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Exceptionally patient person. : SAINT
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A measure of the clock. : TICK
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Have its source in. : RISE
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Airport area. : STRIP
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Small hi-fi speaker. : TWEETER
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Wild; excited: Scot. : RANTY
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Song. : ARIA
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Important man in the clutch. : PINCHHITTER
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Moons. : ORBS
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Natives of Sofia. : BULGARS
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Portray again. : REENACT
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Large ornate cupboard. : ARMOIRE
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___ rose, the snowball tree. : GUILDER
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George Eliot heroine. : JANET
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Books. : VOLUMES
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Trap. : INSNARE
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"___ trick of the week." : NEATEST
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Fine. : MULCT
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Patriarch in Genesis. : ABRAHAM
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Decisive. : FATAL
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Anthropoids. : APES
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Wood wind. : OBOE
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Mentioned. : CITED
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Allots. : ASSIGNS
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What Côte d'Azur means. : COASTOFBLUE
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Actress Laura. : KEENE
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Spoke. : SAID
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Stuff. : CRAM
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Plaintive sounds. : WAILS
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Trouble in Kansas. : TORNADOS
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Leftover. : REMNANT
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Jog. : TROT
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Incentives. : STIMULI
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Extremely small degree. : HAIR
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Timorous. : TREPID
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Roman poet. : HORACE
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Customs. : USAGES
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Dances at the Savoy. : STOMPS
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Game for two. : CHESS
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City on the Delaware. : EASTON
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English essayist. : STEELE
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Farmer in the spring. : SEEDER
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Toscanini led here. : SCALA
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River into the Fulda. : EDER
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Weights of India. : SERS
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Husband: Fr. : MARI
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'Arry's place. : OME
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Make knotted lace. : TAT
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Tackle. : RIG

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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