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Jack Luzzatto
Jack Luzzatto

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New York Times, Sunday, August 28, 1955

114-Across : Boresome.

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 60, Avg Word Len: 5.60, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 551 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 36
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,252
Across
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Scantlings. : STUDS
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The Ugly Duckling. : SWAN
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Banana favorite. : SPLIT
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Diary note. : MEMO
19
Language. : HINDUSTANI
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He lived in 1000 B. C. : IRONAGEMAN
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Acting in secret. : UNDERCOVER
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Nonpermanent teacher. : SUBSTITUTE
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Visit. : SEE
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Schooners' spars. : FOREMASTS
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Gives away secrets. : TATTLES
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Unsentimental. : HARD
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Mexican money. : PESO
32
Occident. : WEST
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West Coast shrub. : SALAL
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Dress up. : TOG
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Of the center of feeling. : SENSORIAL
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Type of cap. : ETON
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Infinitesimal. : ATOMIC
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___ sheet. : TEAR
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Particles. : ACES
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Wife of Rama. : SITA
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Hemp and paper. : MANILAS
51
Washday aid. : SUDS
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Pack down. : TAMP
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Hard wood. : OAK
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Symbol of a warm welcome. : OPENARMS
58
Judgment. : DOOM
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Fascist party in power since 1939. : FALANGE
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Ukrainian council. : RADA
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Thing of beauty. : POEM
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Part of an ice pack. : FLOE
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Spectacled. : LENSED
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A familiar standard. : THEGRANDOLDFLAG
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Native of Tuluila. : SAMOAN
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Chigoe. : FLEA
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Humdinger: Brit. slang. : DARB
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Eastern name. : OMAR
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Expounder's asset. : CLARITY
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Gentle person. : LAMB
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A beauty of night. : MOONRISE
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Peak. : ALP
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Enthusiastic. : KEEN
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Horn sound. : TOOT
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Enlarge. : GREATEN
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Section of Istanbul. : PERA
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Britain's Naval Air group. : RNAS
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Eight men. : CREW
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Tax. : EXCISE
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Venerable. : AGED
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Cables on life-saving projectiles. : SHOTLINES
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Fun for kids. : TAG
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Inclined ways. : RAMPS
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Pang. : ACHE
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Lady: Span. : DAMA
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Former Chief Justice. : TAFT
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Boresome. : TEDIOUS
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Long-range conception of current events. : HISTORISM
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Also. : TOO
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Ages. : ETERNITIES
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Ceremonial beginning. : INITIATION
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Waif of the pavement. : STREETARAB
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An unwritten reminder. : MENTALNOTE
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Throw. : TOSS
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Shore bird. : SNIPE
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Snappish. : EDGY
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Miss DeMille. : AGNES
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Quiet! : SHUSH
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Clothes moth. : TINEA
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Low in sound. : UNDERTONED
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Well-known monogram. : DDE
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Beach attraction. : SURF
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Supplies. : STORES
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Hair application. : WAVESET
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Windflowers. : ANEMONES
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Blue Eagle Act. : NIRA
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Convent member. : SISTER
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Junker land. : PRUSSIA
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Tennis shot. : LOB
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School: Abbr. : INST
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English "so longs." : TATAS
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Tempers or spirits. : METTLES
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Ambitious strivings. : EMULATIONS
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The hire of a boat: Fr. : MATELOTAGE
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Any things. : ONES
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Poet or bard. : SCOP
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Bhagavad-___, Indian scripture. : GITA
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A threat to kings. : SWORDOFDAMOCLES
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Overbearing one. : DOMINATOR
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Diplomatic talent. : TACT
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Arizona river. : GILA
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Ibn ___. : SAUD
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Tree identifier. : LEAF
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Open to attack. : NAKED
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Love: Span. : AMOR
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Mulberry-bark cloth. : TAPA
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Joiner. : CARPENTER
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Not of large caliber. : SMALLBORE
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The bane of cities. : SMOG
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All alone. : SOLO
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Appeal. : PLEA
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Feudal man. : SERF
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Shape. : MOLD
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Pet. : ANGORACAT
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Park walk. : MALL
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Cheese. : EDAM
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Arab garment. : HAIK
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Undiluted. : NEAT
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Summer music-maker. : FROG
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___ Flow. : SCAPA
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Moderately fast, in music. : ALLEGRETTO
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Lost motorists: 2 wds. : MAPREADERS
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Relief. : MITIGATION
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"___ Death," by Grieg. : ASES
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M. Pleven. : RENE
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Deep longings: Colloq. : YENS
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Former diva. : BORI
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Barber's cry. : NEXT
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Okinawa port. : NAHA
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Sinewed. : TENDONED
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Looks up to. : ADMIRES
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"And flesh and blood ___!" : SOCHEAP
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Tiring. : WEARING
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Pyramus and ___. : THISBE
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Comic strip office boy. : SMITTY
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Corn bread. : PONE
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Satisfies. : SUITS
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From Negev to Kamchatka. : ASIA
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U. S. composer. : FOOTE
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Vocal sounds. : TONES
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Dry run. : TEST
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Mr. Musial. : STAN
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A signal, in sports. : TIME
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Actress Powers. : MALA
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Bible name. : IRI
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Training: Abbr. : TNG

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 23 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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