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Jack Luzzatto
Jack Luzzatto

WORDSMANSHIP

New York Times, Sunday, May 3, 1964

51-Across : Airstrip.

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 154, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.81, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 705 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 166, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,390
Across
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Englishman's 12 o'clock companion. : MADDOG
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Treats with heat. : BAKES
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Splurge. : SPLASH
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Opera heroine, usually. : SOPRANO
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In a heap. : PILEDUP
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Worker for 30 pieces of silver. : TRAITOR
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She cuts the thread of life. : ATROPOS
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Rodgers and Hammerstein show. : ALLEGRO
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Chide. : REPROVE
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The one here. : THIS
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Rustle of silk. : SCROOP
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Delights in. : ENJOYS
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Separator of clinchers. : REF
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Rivers of January and gold. : RIOS
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Uncontrollable laugh seizure. : PAROXYSM
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Wine barrels. : TUNS
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Take to heart. : CARE
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Air, in combinations. : AER
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Ethiopian's neighbor. : SOMALI
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" ... the birds began ___." : TOSING
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Money on the outcome. : WAGER
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Better than equal rights. : PRIVILEGE
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Smaller than before. : SHRUNK
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Light devices, modern style. : LASERS
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Desert leaders. : EMIRS
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Bangtail. : GEEGEE
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Ended. : PAST
49
Beautiful reason. : SANITY
51
Airstrip. : RUNWAY
52
Fire-eater. : HOTHEAD
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Potent type of punch. : SUNDAY
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In direct opposition. : HEADON
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Top of the head. : PATE
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Whizzed. : SPED
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Composer Dvorak. : ANTON
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At the back. : RETRAL
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Barnaby Rudge's pet. : RAVEN
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Prefix for logue or gram. : EPI
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Cliché from circa 1860. : AHORSEOFADIFFERENTCOLOR
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Born. : NEE
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French roasts. : ROTIS
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Stir up trouble. : FOMENT
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Sheeplike. : OVINE
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Everyone. : EACH
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Nicely requited. : EVEN
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Terribly important. : URGENT
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Pennsylvanian. : QUAKER
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Parried in 3d fencing position. : TIERCED
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Consecrate. : ANOINT
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Murmured like a stream. : PURLED
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Feast's finale. : NUTS
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Shot in Hollywood. : FILMED
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Hotel accommodations. : SUITE
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News for noses. : SCENTS
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Diamond weights. : CARATS
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Prey upon. : DEPREDATE
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Where Stonewall is. : TEXAS
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Toss about. : THRESH
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___ fidelis (always faithful). : SEMPER
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Sawyer. : TOM
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Les Etats ___. : UNIS
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Of animal life. : ZOIC
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Unorthodox ideas. : HERESIES
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Deliberate lump in fabric. : SLUB
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Dollar decimals: Abbr. : CTS
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The waters that parted. : REDSEA
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Deprive of property. : DEVEST
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Recording ribbon. : TAPE
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Bow beam to support anchor. : CATHEAD
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Reveal. : UNCOVER
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Harder to restrain. : EAGERER
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General, as a view. : OVERALL
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Tell what happened. : RECOUNT
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Infuriates. : ENRAGES
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Tough ultimatum. : ORELSE
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Items often pulled. : WIRES
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Harangued. : RAILED
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Describing some clothes closets. : MOTHIER
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Without examination or analysis. : APRIORI
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Slag. : DROSS
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Cast bait gently. : DAP
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Biblical town near Joppa. : ONO
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Light as a butterfly wing. : GOSSAMERY
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Mississippi Gulf resort. : BILOXI
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Metal mixture. : ALLOY
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Phrase from an ancient Greek proverb. : KEEPSTHEWOLFFROMTHEDOOR
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Man's name: Abbr. : EDG
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Confident. : SURE
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Vigorous. : STRONG
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Seeks victims. : PREYS
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Circuits. : LAPS
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A certain style. : AIR
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Warehouse charge. : STORAGE
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One who hangs about. : HOVERER
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Smalltime despot. : SATRAP
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Sentence curtailer. : PAROLE
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___ Marshes, in Italy. : PONTINE
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Alludes (to). : REFERS
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Rocks for chamois. : CRAGS
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Useless articles. : JUNK
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Any organized state. : POLITY
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American breed of horses. : MORGAN
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Social levels. : CASTES
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Apes or monkeys. : SIMIANS
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Chop ___. : SUEY
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Wear's companion. : WASH
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Seller. : VENDOR
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Largest city of No. Japan. : SENDAI
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Unrevealed. : LATENT
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London's Beefeaters. : GUARDS
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Strongly effective. : POTENT
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Blaze of noon. : SUNHEAT
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People who live on opposite points of the world. : ANTOECI
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Hold on to. : RETAIN
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Verbal contraction. : HAVENT
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Resembling an anthropoid. : APELIKE
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Testified under oath. : DEPONED
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Swiss river to the Aare. : SAANE
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Handled for weight. : HEFTED
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Company with an offspring. : PARENT
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More ominous. : DIRER
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English housetops. : ROOVES
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Patch two times. : REMEND
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Constructs. : ERECTS
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Mossbacks. : FOGIES
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Swain. : COURTER
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Made egg-shaped. : OVALED
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Rinses for redheads. : HENNAS
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Set free of ropes. : UNLASH
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Sets of sheets for books. : QUIRES
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Daily grinds. : RUTS
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Leeds' river. : AIRE
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He pulls the strings. : PUPPETEER
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Hilarious comic. : FARCEUR
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Prologue to the finals. : SEMIS
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House coat. : STUCCO
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Peso decimal. : CENTAVO
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He just lives. : EXISTER
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Greek letters. : CHIS
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Abandon. : DESERT
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On the loose. : ATLARGE
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Bald no more. : TOUPEED
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Dying fire. : EMBERS
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Take one's first steps. : TODDLE
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Numbers of maids and mops. : SEVENS
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Burning enthusiasms. : ZEALS
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Broadway show. : REVUE
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Filch. : STEAL
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Lifelike. : REAL
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Afresh. : ANEW
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An ancient empire: Abbr. : HRE
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Year in reign of Severus. : CCI
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Boswellian collection. : ANA
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Romany horse. : GRI

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 16 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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