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Jack Luzzatto
Jack Luzzatto

CHANNEL CROSSING

New York Times, Sunday, September 30, 1973

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 132, Blocks: 64, Avg Word Len: 5.71, Missing: { J Q W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 566 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 153, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,814
Across
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CBC country : CANADA
7
Soaper shows : OPERAS
13
TV eye : CAMERA
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Of deserts : EREMIC
20
Sweet pepper : PIMENTO
22
Highest points : APEXES
23
Newscasts, sportscasts, etc. : LIVETELEVISION
25
Certain TV films : PILOTS
26
Foot fringe : TOES
27
Drift : TENOR
28
Suzette and de Chine : CREPES
30
Ruby or Sandra : DEE
31
Mideast land: Abbr. : ISR
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French impressionist : MANET
33
Skimpy : MEAGER
34
Rumple : MUSS
35
Proved wrong : CONFUTED
37
Latin dances : SAMBAS
38
Vexing company : PESTS
39
Relieves : EASES
40
Knotlike : NODAL
41
Glacial ridges : OSAR
43
Guinea pigs : CAVIES
45
Northern Italian city : UDINE
46
Creek and Choctaw, e.g. : TRIBES
50
Modify : AMEND
51
Marsh birds : SORAS
53
Runway : AIRSTRIP
55
Minor British noble: Abbr. : BART
56
TV-ad activity : SHAMPOO
58
Cheese : BRIE
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Late-late show time : ONE
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Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
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Times to bunch commercials : STATIONBREAKS
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N. Z. vine : AKA
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Meadow : LEA
65
Little dog : PEKE
66
Artist’s colors : PALETTE
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Hint : ODOR
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Business-day break : LUNCHEON
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Dance, in Paris : VALSE
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Money : LUCRE
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Destine : ORDAIN
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Michelangelo work : PIETA
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___ heavy (vehement) : HOTAND
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___ many words : INSO
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Subsidiary building : ANNEX
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Othello’s kin : MOORS
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Signature of Groucho’s brother : HMARX
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Athletic throwaway : DISCUS
85
Faces rivals : COMPETES
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Win by effort : EARN
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Man’s home : CASTLE
90
Canned TV : TAPES
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Twitch : TIC
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Give ___ whirl : ITA
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Ancient: Comb. form : PALAEO
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Yields : GIVES
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Joyce locale : EIRE
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Rerun time : SUMMER
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Fast-pitch experts : ADVERTISINGMEN
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English jury examiners : TRIORS
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Billiard item : CUEBALL
103
Convincing : COGENT
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Street of learning : SESAME
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Investigates : PROBES
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TV-guest greetings : KISSES
Down
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Boston cager : CELTIC
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Like an opera song : ARIOSO
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TV world at times : NEVERNEVERLAND
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Iowa city : AMES
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Morse signal : DIT
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Synthetic fabrics : ACETATES
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Started : OPENED
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Swivel around : PIVOT
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Desert ruler : EMIR
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Thing, in law : RES
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Good guy or cool chap : ANICEMAN
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Fit for keeping : STORABLE
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Dido : CAPER
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Sacred bull : APIS
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Ferrer : MEL
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Mass flight : EXODUS
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Try again : RETEST
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Evaluate : ASSESS
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Europe’s 2d largest lake : ONEGA
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Weak consonants : LENES
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Mexican money : PESO
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Pondered : MUSED
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Where plugs are sparked : MADISONAVENUE
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Kind of scout badge : MERIT
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Black out : FAINT
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Juvenile TV ad subject : SODAPOP
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Analyzes critically : PARSES
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The Flying Finn : NURMI
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Ore discovery : STRIKE
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Vaquero’s horse : CABALLO
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Talent on trial : AMATEUR
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Certain zero hours : BROADCASTTIMES
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One-grained wheat : EINKORN
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Caught fish in a way : SPEARED
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Military cap : SHAKO
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Made of grain : OATEN
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Seconds : ABETS
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Vexed : IRATE
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Lines a well wall : STEENS
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Monastic people : OBLATES
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Unfathomable person : SPHINX
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Ease tension : RELAX
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Bizarre : OUTRE
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Stone heap : CAIRN
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Air stunts : LOOPS
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Put a layout together : PASTEDUP
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Enjoying success : INCLOVER
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Like some dorm freshmen : HOMESICK
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Asian vine : ODAL
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Broods morosely : MOPES
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Does a job on a bank : HEISTS
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Adult : MATURE
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Friend of D’Artagnan : ARAMIS
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Violinist Stern : ISAAC
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Nitpicks : CAVILS
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One of the Horae : EIRENE
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Perfumes : SCENTS
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River land in Scotland : CARSE
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Book-cover entry : TITLE
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Hair wave : PERM
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Snatch : GRAB
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___ Benedict : EGGS
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Extinct bird : MOA
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Biafran : EBO
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Top-rated : NOI

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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