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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

REVIEWING THE BIDDING

New York Times, Sunday, October 10, 1976

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 684 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 149, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, 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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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,920
Across
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Exultant song : PAEAN
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Sword of yore : ESTOC
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Navy noncoms : CPOS
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U.S. energy complex : TVA
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Spontaneous : ADLIB
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Regard as material : REIFY
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Barflies : SOAKS
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Bordoni : IRENE
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Clothes : TOGS
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Tops : AONE
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Arm bones : ULNAE
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Anyone’s game : TENNIS
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Gelid : ICY
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Witch of ___ : ENDOR
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In ___ (untidy) : AMESS
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Leaves off : CEASES
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Spore sacs : ASCI
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Maestro’s concern : SCORE
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Musical leap : SALTO
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Like ducks’ feet : WEBBED
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___ foot oil : NEATS
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Contends : VIES
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“Le Coq ___” : DOR
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Spreads : OLEOS
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Eater: Suffix : PHAGE
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Pert lasses : CHITS
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Counterclockwise : LEVO
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Adjective ending : ULAR
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Aviary sounds : COOS
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Old pronoun : THEE
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Humpback : CAMEL
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Three diamonds : KOHINOORHOPEANDBASEBALL
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Building wings : ELLS
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Ulyanov : LENIN
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Leif’s father : ERIC
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Burning bush : WAHOO
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Maintain : AVER
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German pronouns : ICHS
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Panache : ELAN
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Heron’s cousin : IBIS
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Less admirable : BASER
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Girl’s name : KATHY
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Play the ham : EMOTE
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Word with easter or wester : NOR
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___ Raton : BOCA
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Count of music : BASIE
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___ own (solo) : ONONES
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Bullish times : RISES
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Stu of films : ERWIN
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Poetic word : NEER
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Certain workshop : SMITHY
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Defects : FLAWS
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Cold : ALGID
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Demijohn : JUG
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Kind of punch : ONETWO
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Cliburn’s forte : PIANO
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Skald : BARD
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Lisbon lady : DONA
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Red as ___ : ABEET
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Reveals : BARES
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Greek city-state : POLIS
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___ sides : ONALL
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Sun. talk : SER
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“Citizen Kane” prop : SLED
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Certain years : TEENS
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Approvals : YESES
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Famed singer : PATTI
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Kind of committee : ADHOC
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Pensive poem : ELEGY
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River islands : AITS
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Knicks’ league : NBA
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Of a sampling process : ERGODIC
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“___ evil” : SEENO
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Strength of a solution : TITER
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On leave : OFF
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Young people’s org. : CYO
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Courtroom figure : COUNSEL
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P.T.A. members : PAPAS
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Sooner : OKIE
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Theol. degree : SSD
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Crosspiece : TRANSOM
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Nemo’s creator : VERNE
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The opposition : ANTIS
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Eyeball component : SCLERA
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Have thoughts about : IDEATE
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Feminine ending : ESS
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Like old butter : RANCID
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Bruits : RUMORS
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English ditches : STELLS
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___ Park, Colo. : ESTES
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Penetrating : ACUTE
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Nesses : CAPES
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Tree: Prefix : ARBORI
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Restricted to men : STAG
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Thwacked : SMIT
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Word of greeting : HELLO
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Guiana sorcery : OBEAH
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Win at jousting : UNHORSE
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Restrain : LEASH
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Like campus walls : IVIED
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Dropsy : EDEMA
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Newfangled : NOVEL
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Fish in a way : TROLL
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U.S. novelist : WOUK
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Common funds : POOLS
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Preside over : CHAIR
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Hair dye : HENNA
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Test area : LAB
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Drink : COLA
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General drift : TENOR
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This, in Tours : CECI
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Biblical mount : NEBO
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Miss Oyl : OLIVE
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O’Toole : PETER
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Stranded : BEACHED
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Mehitabel’s chronicler : ARCHY
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Snaky sound : SISS
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In flight : AWING
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Unauthorized : TABOO
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Gyrate : WHIRL
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Hawaiian birds : OOS
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Attacks : HASAT
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Blend with : FITIN
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Autobiographic item : MEMOIR
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Miss Massey : ILONA
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Cause to be tardy : LATEN
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Chemical endings : ENES
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Specter : BOGEY
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Bonn cries : ACHS
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N. Z. birds : KAKIS
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Wise ___ owl : ASAN
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“The Song Is ___” : ENDED
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Clergyman : BISHOP
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Dog, in baby talk : BOWWOW
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N.Y. lake : ONEIDA
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Dissipate : FRITTER
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Dunderhead : NITWIT
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Made fast : BELAYED
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Praying figures : ORANTS
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Entrance : INGRESS
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Slights : SNUBS
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Brouhaha : MELEE
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Filament : FIBRE
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White poplar : ABELE
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Rabbit fur : LAPIN
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Salk : JONAS
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Family member : UNCLE
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Highlanders : GAELS
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Tumor: Suffix : OMA
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Indian veranda : PYAL
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Over : DONE
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Weights: Abbr. : LBS
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Select : OPT
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Caviar : ROE
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Trifle : TOY

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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