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Jack Luzzatto
Jack Luzzatto

New York Times, Saturday, June 27, 1953

60-Across : Champions a cause.

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { J K Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,469
Across
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Blanket. : LAPROBE
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Life-saving fluid. : PLASMA
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Poker. : FIREIRON
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What to do with a contract. : REREAD
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Unavoidable natural event: Phrase. : ACTOFGOD
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Any singing bird. : OSCINE
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Double eagle. : COIN
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Finally. : ATLAST
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Snatch of sleep. : NAP
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Not 'is. : ERS
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Inclined to jeer. : SNEERY
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Dispatched. : SENT
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Giant. : TITAN
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Two-way curve. : ESS
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Ukrainian legislatures. : RADAS
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Legionary ant genus. : ECITON
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More peeved. : SORER
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Good taste in behavior. : DECORUM
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What the bee sucks. : NECTARS
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First wife of Zeus. : METIS
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Fabulous flying device. : CARPET
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Steeped in dignity. : STAID
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Sleep unawares. : NOD
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Dividing walls. : SEPTA
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Dusting powder. : TALC
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Annoy. : MOLEST
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Strike smartly. : RAP
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Part of a ship's framework. : RIB
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Top-ranking angel. : SERAPH
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Spanker. : SAIL
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Surveyor's rule with sights: Var. : ALIDAD
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Locale visited by Mrs. F.D.R. and John L. Lewis. : COALMINE
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One's legal minority. : NONAGE
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Champions a cause. : ESPOUSES
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Airports. : DROMES
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Return to the stage. : REENTER
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A stick for Benny Goodman. : LICORICE
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Done with finesse. : ARTISTIC
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The Mexican peasant. : PEON
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Mountainous region of Morocco. : RIF
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Relative of a harmonium. : ORGAN
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Part of a layette. : BOOTEE
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Infinite. : ENDLESS
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Prolix but not fascinating. : PROSY
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For fear that. : LEST
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Curve. : ARC
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Fished with a net. : SEINED
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When procrastinators work. : MANANA
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Skilled performers. : ADEPTS
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Surfaced like a diamond. : FACETED
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A felony. : ARSON
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Made sleep sound. : SNORED
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Pessimistic philosopher of France. : SARTRE
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The age we live in. : ATOMIC
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Shape anew. : RECAST
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Victim of a fixed idea. : NUT
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Written report: Abbr. : REC
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Lesser in importance. : MINOR
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Estimate worth. : APPRAISE
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Partial payment to a lawyer. : RETAINER
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Flour, sugar, salt, etc. : STAPLES
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Comforter. : SOLACER
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Well-known London street. : STRAND
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Suiting man. : TAILOR
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White elephant. : ALBINO
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Remove from power. : DEPOSE
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Associates of the Persians. : MEDES
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Gruenther's command. : SHAPE
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Plant for seasoning. : SAGE
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Smirch. : SMUT
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Rain check. : DAM
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Actor Chaney. : LON

Answer summary: 10 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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