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Jack Luzzatto
Jack Luzzatto

MIDSUMMER MEDLEY

New York Times, Sunday, July 18, 1954

85-Across : Promoting ennui.

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 62, Avg Word Len: 5.66, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 490 (avg 1.29)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 28
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,846
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Designating the figures 1 to 9, and 0. : ARABIC
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Devilfishes. : MANTAS
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Stevedore. : LOADER
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Mamie's middle name. : GENEVA
20
Aesthetic pursuit. : FINEART
21
Rosy-fingered dawn. : AURORA
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Prospector's find. : NUGGET
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More incensed. : ANGRIER
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Hot. : TROPIC
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Broke fast. : ATE
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Novel by Daudet, 1884. : SAPHO
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Naturally attained. : INNATE
30
"I've Come to ___ It Wealthily in Padua." : WIVE
31
Tissue: Anat. : TELA
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An arena. : LISTS
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Dialectal vegetable. : TATER
36
Abalone shape. : EAR
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Topsoil trouble. : EROSION
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P. I. tribesmen. : ATAS
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Heraldic animals. : UNICORNS
44
Theatrical roles. : INGENUES
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Explosive. : AMATOL
47
Of a perfect kind. : IDEAL
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Shades of cherry. : CERISES
52
Marie ___: famous mystery ship. : CELESTE
56
Ignition-current generators. : MAGNETOS
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Prove nonexistent. : NEGATE
60
Made of meal. : OATEN
61
Golf teacher. : PRO
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French aunt. : TANTE
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Immunizing agents. : SERA
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Lost among books. : UNREAD
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River islets. : AITS
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Inconsolable. : HEARTBROKEN
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Norse chieftain: Var. : YARL
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Stand idly. : LOITER
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Traps and luggage. : GEAR
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Where Annapurna is. : NEPAL
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Man's nickname. : MOE
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Martha Finley's heroine. : ELSIE
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Jellying substance in fruit. : PECTIN
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Unctuous manner. : OILINESS
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Homesteader. : SETTLER
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Promoting ennui. : TEDIOUS
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Actor Lew. : AYRES
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Whose eyes Ben Jonson pledged. : CELIAS
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Oversuppliers of the market. : GLUTTERS
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Whereon Alice found the Caterpillar. : MUSHROOM
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Fall, as rain. : PELT
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Belles of Scotland. : LASSIES
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Dexterous. : APT
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"Alice Blue Gown" musical. : IRENE
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Blackthorn fruits. : SLOES
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"A wing ___ prayer." : ANDA
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De ___: superfluous. : TROP
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Spin. : GYRATE
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Part of a percolator. : INSET
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Spade. : DIG
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French Mediterranean base. : TOULON
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Fancy. : IMAGINE
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Vain. : FUTILE
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Condition of life. : ESTATE
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Waxy unguents. : CERATES
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Weds. : UNITES
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Lay fallow. : RESTED
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Muddled. : ADDLED
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Poorest, as an excuse. : LAMEST
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Related on the male side. : AGNATE
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Late Mayor of Berlin. : REUTER
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Michel ___ Buonarroti. : ANGELO
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Ask fervently. : BEG
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Lehman's colleague. : IVES
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List. : CATALOG
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Beast of the labyrinth. : MINOTAUR
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Angular: Abbr. : ANG
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Italian saint. : NERI
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Tinges of evil. : TAINTS
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Field of struggle. : ARENA
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Social layer. : STRATUM
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Reddish clay from rock decay. : LATERITE
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"___ Town." : OUR
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Ranked. : AROW
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More lethargic. : DOPIER
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Capital of Armenia. : ERIVAN
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Road burners. : RACERS
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Fourth tones: Var. : FAHS
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Souvenir of Maine woods. : PINECONE
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Card combination. : TENACE
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Oriental. : ASIAN
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Toby's relative. : STEIN
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Creek. : INLET
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Euclid's fifth proposition. : ASSESBRIDGE
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Atlantic Panama Canal port. : COLON
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Owner of an incendiary cow. : OLEARY
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Hatching place. : NESTAGE
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Asarum camphor. : ASARON
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Pierces. : IMPALES
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Custard-filled pastry. : DARIOLE
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Self-enamored one. : EGOTIST
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Czech-German river. : EGER
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Autoclave. : STEAMER
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Yellowish-pink flower. : TEAROSE
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Tediously long. : ENDLESS
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Himalayan wild goat. : TAHR
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A certain bridge bid. : TAKEOUT
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Constructs. : ERECTS
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Single. : UNAL
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Hem. : STITCH
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___ Gallery, London art museum. : TATE
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Letters. : EPISTLES
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Special fisher. : EELER
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Falsifiers. : LIARS
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Cloister. : PRIORY
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Is unwilling: Archaic. : NILLS
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Oregon town on Snake River. : NYSSA
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Concealed, as property, from a sheriff. : ELOIGNED
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Described briefly. : OUTLINED
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15th-Century discovery. : AMERICA
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Giving much comfort. : EASEFUL
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Be of consequence. : MATTER
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Rebelled. : UPROSE
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Strong porters. : STOUTS
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A kind of firecracker. : PETARD
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Write. : INDITE
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Officials of Caesar's day. : EDILES
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Of wisest counsel. : SAGEST
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Identified. : NAMED
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Digits. : ONES
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Town-site chart. : PLAT
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Equal: Fr. : EGAL
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Bluefin. : TUNA
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Native of: Suffix. : OTE
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Follower of: Suffix. : ITE
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Man's nickname. : TIM

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 24 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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