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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Saturday, October 11, 1980

55-Across : Ancient Chinese philosopher

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { B J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 250 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 56, Cheaters: 18, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,295
Across
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Mona ___ : LISA
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Tackles : HASAT
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"Valse ___" : TRISTE
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Unpaid bill : ARREAR
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Hangover time : THEMORNINGAFTER
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Links unit : HOLE
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Inner: Prefix : ENDO
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Standoff : TIE
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Enraged : IRED
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In the thick of : MIDST
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Corn bread : PONE
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U.S. caricaturist : REA
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Media member : RADIO
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Billed and ___ : COOED
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City in Georgia : DARIEN
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Tumult : FUROR
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"On a ___," 1902 song : SUNDAYAFTERNOON
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Wipe out : ERASE
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Stria : GROOVE
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Marsh birds : SORAS
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Corp. officer : TREAS
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Writer Wallace : LEW
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Wallach and Whitney : ELIS
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Of space : AREAL
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Eroded : WORE
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___ Ch'ang, Chinese god of literature : WEN
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Nessen and Ziegler : RONS
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Hill dwellers : ANTS
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Continually, in a way : NIGHTAFTERNIGHT
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Arrow poison : CURARE
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Ancient Chinese philosopher : LAOTSE
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Of prisons : PENAL
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N.Y.C. and Balto. : SPTS
Down
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Sweetened the soil : LIMED
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Equi- : ISO
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Cargo carrier: Abbr. : STR
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Virgil's epic : AENEID
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Doles : HANDSOUT
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Idiom : ARGOT
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Casa Mrs. : SRA
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W.W. I outfit : AEF
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Dermic artwork : TATTOO
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"Walden" author : THOREAU
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Master again : RELEARN
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Catherine de Médicis was one : REINE
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Certain tones on a scale : THIRDS
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Uncaring : INDIFFERENT
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Nothing to lean on : REED
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"There's ___ slip ... " : MANYA
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Smut, for short : PORNO
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Erects : REARS
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Journalists: Abbr. : CORRS
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"I Get ___," 1951 song : IDEAS
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Princely : REGAL
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Spenser's starwort : ASTROFEL
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Certain teas : OOLONGS
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"___ Rainbow," 1939 song : OVERTHE
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Most recent : NEWEST
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Overcast : SEWN
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Of oil : OLEIC
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Telephone : RINGUP
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Atelier items : EASELS
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Macaw : ARARA
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Tarries : WAITS
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Charlemagne's dom. : HRE
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Neutral shade : TAN
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Criticism : RAP
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Forget-me-___ : NOT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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