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Jack Luzzatto
Jack Luzzatto

New York Times, Tuesday, June 3, 1958

48-Across : A methane from crude petroleum.

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.51, Missing: { B F J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,262
Across
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A pool or puddle. : PLASH
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Rope mender. : SPLICER
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Biased. : SLANTED
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Turn face downward. : PRONATE
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Roofing piece. : PANTILE
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Causes resentment. : RANKLES
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Complete. : UTTER
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Smart. : STING
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Le dernier ___. : CRI
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Kind of grass. : REED
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Gumption. : SPUNK
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Traps. : GINS
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Roofing material. : TAR
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Binding strap. : THONG
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Actor who was Mr. Chips. : DONAT
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Happiness. : SUNSHINE
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Lodging on the road. : MOTEL
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Language adept. : WORDSMITH
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Slanted type: Abbr. : ITALS
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Hirsute adornment. : MUSTACHE
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Take potshots at. : SNIPE
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Product of 20 Down. : DITTY
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Unit of light. : LUX
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Indians. : UTES
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Small-minded. : PETTY
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Canvas cover: Colloq. : TARP
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Via. : PER
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Carpenter's aid. : LATHE
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Blackbird. : MERLE
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A methane from crude petroleum. : PROPANE
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More spacious. : ROOMIER
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Localized, not epidemic. : ENDEMIC
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Backing. : SUPPORT
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Esteem. : RESPECT
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Years of youth. : TEENS
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A step to $64,000. : PLATEAU
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Light for the barn. : LANTERN
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Paid (with "up"). : ANTED
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Small sensation. : STIR
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Loki's daughter. : HEL
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Season. : SPRING
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Practical joke. : PRANK
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Tedious. : LONG
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Printer's ___. : INK
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Oxidize by heating. : CALCINE
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Adjective for the verities. : ETERNAL
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Be proof against. : RESIST
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Bursts of speed. : SPURTS
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The slough of ___. : DESPOND
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Songwriter: Colloq. : TUNESMITH
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Gathers, in sewing: Var. : SHIRS
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Almanach de ___. : GOTHA
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Oarlock pin. : THOLE
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A trifle balmy. : DOTTY
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1955 Derby winner. : SWAPS
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A bit foggy. : MISTY
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Grumbles, sotto voce. : MUTTERS
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Doctor on the staff. : INTERNE
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Connecting bars. : TIERODS
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A loud, clear call. : CLARION
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Moundsmen. : HURLERS
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Quiz contestant. : EXPERT
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Meal. : SUPPER
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Find out. : DETECT
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Fear that stampedes. : PANIC
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Site of the vale sacred to Apollo. : TEMPE
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Feeble, as an excuse. : LAME
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Sulk. : MOPE
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Energy to burn. : PEP
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Away. : OUT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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