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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Saturday, January 28, 1978

52-Across : Decisive defeat

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J K V X }, Scrabble score: 313 (avg 1.69)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,395
Across
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Poetic sigh : ALAS
5
Venous fluid for Venus : ICHOR
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Exam : QUIZ
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Festive affair : GALA
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Potential oil source : SHALE
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Golden-rule word : UNTO
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Stressed : EMPHASIZED
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Thought: Prefix : IDEO
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Kilt : PHILABEG
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Stanches : STEMS
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Toad : BUFO
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Whitetail : DEER
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___-jongg : MAH
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My, to Ovid : MEUS
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U.S.S.R. mountains : URALS
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Give off : EMIT
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Having excellent credentials : QUALIFIED
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Utah's state flower : SEGO
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Risible : FUNNY
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Within: Prefix : ENTO
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Hateful : ABHORRENT
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Anti-Volstead types : WETS
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Berlin avenue : ALLEE
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Slangy assents : YEPS
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Forest creature : DOE
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"If ___ My Way," 1913 song : IHAD
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Sleep like ___ : ALOG
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Crude tartar : ARGOL
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Decisive defeat : WATERLOO
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Part of Hawaii : OAHU
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Stress : ACCENTUATE
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Phooey! : NUTS
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Fire up : START
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Harrow's rival : ETON
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"Or ___ swoon to death": Keats : ELSE
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Full of froth : SUDSY
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Get rid of : SHED
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"The Ice ___," book by Margaret Drabble : AGE
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Nightingale's prop : LAMP
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Xanadu's river : ALPH
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Relative of tuan : SAHIB
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" ... to fly ___": Cowper : ISSAFE
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Long-stemmed pipe : CHIBOUQUE
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L.A. problem : HAZE
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Cassini : OLEG
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Muscovite : RED
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A good number : QUITEAFEW
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Stressed : UNDERLINED
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Part of a list : ITEM
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Tiergarten, Brookfield, etc. : ZOOS
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Astringent : ALUM
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Silk: Prefix : SERI
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In a proper way : DULY
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Tableland : MESA
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Pond denizen : AMEBA
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Stresses : HIGHLIGHTS
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Radiant : SUNNY
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Donnybrook : SETTO
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Workmen's storage area : TOOLHOUSE
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Aardvarks : ANTEATERS
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Rx datum : DOSE
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An Allen : FRED
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"Camino ___," T. Williams play : REAL
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Ample : PLENTY
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Alphabetize, e.g. : SORT
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Sticks together : GLUES
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The best : AONE
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Ramirez of tennis : RAUL
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The drys' champions : WCTU
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U.S.M.A. or U.S.N.A. : ACAD
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Expletive : OATH
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American Indian : OTOE
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Balaam's ___ : ASS
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Split or tight follower : END

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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