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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

HOMONYMIC SEXTET

New York Times, Sunday, January 20, 1985

62-Down : Chucklehead

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.51, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 658 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 161, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 6, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,857
Across
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Rivera the painter : DIEGO
6
Detent : PAWL
10
Gaiters : SPATS
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Languishes : WILTS
20
Reference aid : INDEX
21
Palmer the golfer : ARNIE
22
Prorate, in a way : ALLOT
23
The Gem State : IDAHO
24
Start of the sextet : ALWAYSCONTINUALLYOREVER
28
Hiding place : LAIR
29
La Douce et al. : IRMAS
30
Projecting window : ORIEL
31
Change the title : RENAME
32
Def., maybe : SYN
33
Hitler's father : ALOIS
34
Saline : BRINY
35
Gene the golfer : LITTLER
36
Intelligence : NEWS
37
Theda the siren : BARA
38
Long, detailed account : SAGA
39
Second of the sextet : SUFFIXDENOTINGRECIPIENT
50
Noted netman : ARIAS
51
Rams' dams : EWES
52
TV staple : RERUN
53
Emulate a marmot : GNAW
54
Bombast : RANT
55
Ending with myth or poet : ICAL
57
Took part at a conference : SATIN
58
Graham of the gridiron fame : OTTO
59
Third of the sextet : UNDEVELOPEDBUDOFAPOTATO
66
Jan. and Feb. : MOS
67
Windmill sails : AWES
68
Beam : GIRDER
69
U.S.S.R. river : ANADYR
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Seed coating : TESTA
72
Goner's name : MUD
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Mather product : TRACT
76
Interrupt : DERAIL
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Ate or drunk : DOWNED
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___ strut (plane part) : OLEO
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Worth: Abbr. : VAL
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Fourth of the sextet : ANEXCLAMATIONOFSURPRISE
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Punjabi queen : RANI
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Resist : FIGHT
94
Side : TEAM
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Indo-European : ARYA
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Counterfeiter-catcher : TMAN
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Shaw the bandsman : ARTIE
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Wilbur or Merrill : POET
100
Difficulty : RIGOR
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Fifth of the sextet : SINGULARORPLURALPRONOUN
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Indistinguishable : SAME
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First woman director of the U.S. Mint : ROSS
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Murdoch the writer : IRIS
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Avail : BEOFUSE
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Validate : PROVE
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Creation of Archilochus : EPODE
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Loop loopers : ELS
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Busy : ATWORK
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Musical offering : PIECE
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Restaurant list : CARTE
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Meas. of area : SQIN
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Last of the sextet : THEREASONPURPOSEORCAUSE
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U. of Mo. athlete : TIGER
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External : OUTER
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Poseidon's realm : OCEAN
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Springy : AGILE
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The Bruce's men : SCOTS
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Shoplifted : STOLE
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Had effect : TOLD
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Pot-valiant one, possibly : TOPER
Down
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Tunes in : DIALS
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Dental construct : INLAY
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Olympic star Moses : EDWIN
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Paraphernalia : GEAR
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Chemical prefix : OXY
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Foretoken : PROMISE
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Karenina and Pavlova : ANNAS
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Gatherers at Will's Coffee-House: 18th century : WITS
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Luau décor : LEI
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Lizard : SAURIAN
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Manifest : PLAIN
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Large playing marble : ALLEY
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Kind of call : TOLL
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Hampshire's home : STY
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Bug : WIRETAP
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Dog tag, e.g. : IDENT
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Vichy quisling : LAVAL
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Motif : THEME
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More painful : SORER
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TV's "Three's ___" : ACROWD
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Tripoli, e.g. : SILEX
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Kathleen the writer : NORRIS
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Source : ORIGIN
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Flavoring for a Cannes cordial : ANIS
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Let up : BATE
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Gap : LACUNA
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Crooked limb : BOWLEG
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Type feature : SERIF
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Old ___, rotten borough of yore : SARUM
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Sky: Comb. form : URANO
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Talent scouts' delights : FINDS
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Clotho, e.g. : FATE
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A tide : NEAP
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Rank : GRADE
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Comeback : RETORT
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"___ Woman," Ray Charles hit : IGOTA
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Toward the center : ENTAD
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Spruce : NATTY
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___ three (several) : TWOOR
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Miquelon and Oléron : ILES
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Outlay : COST
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Unexpected : SUDDEN
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Oracular : VATIC
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Blackwell the pitcher : EWELL
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Chucklehead : DIMWIT
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Walter the conductor : BRUNO
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Pack leader : PACER
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Successful : ONTOP
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Slowly, in music : ADAGIO
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Ponselle the singer : ROSA
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Styptic substance : ALUM
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Board game : DARTS
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As a friend: Fr. : ENAMI
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Joseph the historian : RENAN
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Lumberman's activity : AXING
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What allo- means : OTHER
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Indulgent ones : DOTERS
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Where Spica is : VIRGO
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Pay-___-go : ASYOU
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Get the word : LEARN
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Triangular building : AFRAME
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Topper for Cosmo G. Lang : MITRE
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Greek cheese : FETA
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Colton-Randolph play: 1922 : RAIN
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Where the Tanana flows : ALASKA
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Killdeer : PLOVER
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River to The Wash : OUSE
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What Waller told to go : ROSE
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Sharks having vigorish : USURERS
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Obtain : PROCURE
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Visually recognize speech : LIPREAD
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An object of Bohr's research : PROTON
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Allonge : RIDER
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Quilt stuffing : BATTS
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Of morality : ETHIC
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Village on the Susquehanna : OWEGO
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Pierre's woodland : FORET
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Spotted equine : PINTO
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Drive back : REPEL
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Prop for E. Hopper : EASEL
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Fit out : EQUIP
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Cotton thread : LISLE
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Nasty look : SNEER
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Sulky look : POUT
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James the actor : COCO
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Starch from a gomuti : SAGO
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Help! : SOS
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Crock : POT
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Grimalkin : CAT

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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