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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

ALWAYS BELITTLING

New York Times, Sunday, January 16, 1972

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 676 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 151, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 13, XRef: 1, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,191
Across
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Correctly : ARIGHT
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Factotum : DOALL
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Florist items : VASES
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Helmsman's course : SBE
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Go headlong : CAREER
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Prankish spirit : ARIEL
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Bonehead : IDIOT
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Chase flies : SHAG
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Ham it up : MAKEMUCHADOABOUTNOTHING
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Mss. men : EDS
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Schnozzles : SNOOTS
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___ prosequi : NOLLE
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Logger's hook : PEAVEY
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Got to : CAME
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Be worthy of : MERIT
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Grand Ol' ___ : OPRY
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Family members : PAS
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Front on : FACE
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Copland : AARON
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Don Juan's mother : INEZ
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Helmsman's course : NBE
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Like a $10 bid for "Mona Lisa" : UNWORTHYOFCONSIDERATION
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P.M. affair : SOIREE
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Saucers, maybe : UFOS
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Gil ___ : BLAS
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Lacerate : REND
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Gloomy Dean, to cockneys : HINGE
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Huge one : TITAN
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Caucasian : OSSET
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Biting insect: Var. : MINGE
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M.I.T. grads : ENGS
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Writer Bergson : HENRI
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Eastern V.I.P. : AMEER
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Had a 67 Across : HOSTED
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Unclean place : STY
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Worthless thing : TINKERSDAMN
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Oriented : EASTED
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Social affair : PARTY
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German article : EIN
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Put out : ISSUE
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Piscine features : SCALES
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Worthless thing : CONTINENTAL
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Ferryboat : BAC
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Called : PHONED
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Disgusting ones : TOADS
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Map feature : INSET
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Ride ___ fall : FORA
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Dalai et al. : LAMAS
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Gun parts : SEARS
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Features of certain hogs : WARTS
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Like Angora cats : FURRY
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Bede : ADAM
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___ d'oeuvres : HORS
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Incorrect: Prefix : CACO
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French bird : OISEAU
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Flop : NOTAMOUNTTOAHILLOFBEANS
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Farm animal : EWE
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Serpents : ASPS
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Chatter : RUNON
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Boorish ones : OAFS
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Marie, for one : STE
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Vedic dawn goddess : USAS
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___ Grosso : MATTO
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Superior : LAKE
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Striking phrase : SLOGAN
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Promising one : COMER
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Privation : PENURY
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Musical syllable : TRA
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Trivial accomplishment : NOTHINGTOWRITEHOMEABOUT
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Kimono adjuncts : OBIS
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Place of action : ARENA
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Rice dish : PILAU
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Quake aftermath : RUBBLE
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Cattle genus : BOS
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Genial, in Britain : SONSY
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Sudden increase : SPURT
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Anger : SPLEEN
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Culmination : ACME
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Thunderfish : RAAD
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Peeves : IRKS
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Thou, or ten C's : GEE
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Skirt features : HEMS
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Lop off : TRUNCATE
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Where Porto Novo is : DAHOMEY
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Speechify : ORATE
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Gives a leg up : AIDS
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Durocher : LEO
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Brazilian cowboys : LLANEROS
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Orchestra section : VIOLINS
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Grown up : ADULT
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Locate : SITE
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Long time : EON
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Corks : STOPPERS
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Knife: Slang : SHIV
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Source of harm : BANE
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Like chins at breakfast : EGGY
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Two-wheeler : SHAY
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Plane section : COACH
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Element : BORON
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___ rima : TERZA
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City of France : MACON
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___ a time : ONEAT
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Presses forward : PUSHES
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Consecrate : ANOINT
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Like some music : SWINGY
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Kind of sample : FREE
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Lothario's specialty : AFFAIR
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Do-nothing : IDLER
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Dolce far ___ : NIENTE
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Rang the bell : BONGED
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Over : ENDED
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Outfits: Abbr. : ORGS
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Bizarre : OUTRE
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Father of Nora and Peer : IBSEN
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Valse ___ : TRISTE
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Bivouac features : TENTS
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Black : INKY
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Man of Muscat : OMANI
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Theol. center : SEM
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City on the Tigris : MOSUL
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Took on : HIRED
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Mine features : ADITS
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Tackles : HASAT
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Wayside Inn fare : TALES
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Forwards : SENDS
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Western park : ESTES
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Straw hat : PANAMA
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This month: Abbr. : INST
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Tail : SHADOW
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Shaggy : COMATE
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Free-wheel : COAST
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Crewman : OAR
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B-vitamin : NIACIN
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Sign up : ENROL
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North wind : BOREAS
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Confirmed : ARRANT
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Oater critter : CAYUSE
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Jet : PLANE
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Sea birds : TERNS
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Blow a ___ : FUSE
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___ up (increases power) : SOUPS
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Basswood : WAHOO
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Dissembles : FIBS
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Cries of adoration : HOSANNAS
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Spells: Scot. : CANTRIPS
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Parties in a bribe : OFFERERS
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Kenya people : MASAI
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Mine rail passage : TRAMWAY
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One of the Mongolias : OUTER
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Hollywood studio deal : LOANOUT
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Caulking material : OAKUM
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Exclamations of disgust : UGHS
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Months, to Hiawatha : MOONS
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Hungarian composer : LEHAR
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Snooty one : SNOB
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Timber wolf : LOBO
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Elevator man : OTIS
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Comb: Prefix : CTEN
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N. Z. timber tree : PELU
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Bawl : YAUP
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" . . . or not ___" : TOBE
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Bylaw : RULE
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Solar disk : ATEN
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Twelve doz. : GRO
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Pourboire : TIP
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Cooperage abbr. : BBL

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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