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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

WORD FRACTURES

New York Times, Sunday, October 13, 1974

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 531 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 113, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 7, 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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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,192
Across
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Eastern nurse : AMAH
5
Location : AREA
9
These, in France : CES
12
Barker's forte : SPIEL
17
___ avis : RARA
18
Bollixed up : SNAFU
19
Wellaway! : ALAS
20
Must : HASTO
21
Simple arguments : PLAINTIFFS
23
Auto loans : CARTOUCHES
25
Unselfish one : ALTRUIST
26
Bridge card : TRUMP
28
H'way sign : RTE
29
Corso cash : LIRE
30
Appears : SEEMS
31
Permanent : ABIDING
35
Receives : ADMITS
38
Crowd : THREE
39
___ a dream : ASIN
40
Society-page word : NEE
41
Relies on : LEANS
42
Little chessmen : WEEKNIGHTS
44
Road-litter item : CAN
45
River of France : ORNE
46
Contemptible one : HEEL
48
Letters : DEES
49
Sunnite Moslem : SART
50
Times of day: Abbr. : PMS
51
Y chromosomes : MALEFACTORS
55
More reasonable : SANER
56
Loser : ALSORAN
58
Uses a certain box : MAILS
59
Inferior : SHODDY
60
Kind of squash : ACORN
61
Mooring posts : BITTS
62
Alan Ladd role : SHANE
63
Semifluid mixture : SLURRY
65
Medit. capital : CANEA
66
Poetic foot : ANAPEST
68
Scores at hockey : CAGES
69
Change the indigene : ALTERNATIVE
71
Jazzhound : CAT
73
Back woe : ACHE
74
His: Fr. : ALUI
75
Delayed : LATE
76
___-clock scholar : TENO
77
Channel : RUT
78
Replenishes the cash drawer : STOCKSTILL
82
Dot, in Spain : PUNTO
83
Chemical ending : ANE
84
Sty sound : OINK
85
Group of TV experts : PANEL
86
Hungarian composer : BARTOK
87
Forbid tantrum : BARRAGE
89
Suffice : SERVE
90
Feel the sun : BURN
91
Compass point : ENE
92
Public storehouse : ETAPE
93
It's slowest in January : MOLASSES
97
Loaded watercourse : PILEDRIVER
101
Coddles wine : SPOILSPORT
103
Romantic interludes : IDYLS
104
Lionized ones : VIPS
105
Savalas : TELLY
106
Words of ken : ISEE
107
Italian poet : TASSO
108
Railroad structures : ELS
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Beer : SUDS
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Sleep fitfully : TOSS
Down
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Italian harp : ARPA
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Shopping area : MALL
3
Smell ___ : ARAT
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Aging Romeo's concern : HAIRLINE
5
Liqueur flavor : ANISE
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Large collection : RAFT
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In force: Abbr. : EFF
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Unadorned : AUSTERE
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Seafood items : CLAMS
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Wild West lawman : EARP
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Concorde, e.g. : SST
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Confined people : SHUTINS
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Led : PACED
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Sort of: Suffix : ISH
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Midi season : ETE
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Spanish article : LOS
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Does martinis : STIRS
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Discernment : ACUMEN
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Parisian nights : NUITS
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NASA achievements : ORBITS
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Strong odor : REEK
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Parking space in the home : SHELF
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Incinerator contents : ASHES
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Of Quechuan extraction : INCANDESCENT
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Got close : NEARED
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Folks : GENTRY
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Drooping : ALOP
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Skin layer : DERMA
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Ho ho ho, maybe : MANSLAUGHTER
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Twixt : TWEEN
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Teen-___ : AGERS
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Adored ones : IDOLS
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Torment : HARRY
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Verve : ELAN
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Rhone feeder : SAONE
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Spanish invaders : MOORS
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Chemical compound : AMINE
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Fill a need, with "to" : CATER
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Gigantic one : TITAN
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Form : SHAPE
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Rocky debris : SCREE
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Cut closely : SHAVE
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Hand-dyed fabric : BATIK
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Tizzy : SNIT
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Egyptian talisman : SCARAB
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Gap : LACUNA
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Henhouse sound : CLUCK
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Whatever : ATALL
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So much, in music : TANTO
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Unaided : ALONE
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Berlin avenue : ALLEE
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Had effect : TOOK
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Have ___ by the tail : ATIGER
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Rotates stone : TURNSPIT
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What's-his-name : SOANDSO
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Weapons for extras : SPEARS
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Covering, for short : TARP
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Puts into : INVESTS
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Turkish coins : PARAS
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Browbeater : BULLY
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Staggers : REELS
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Stile : STEPS
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Becomes agitated : BOILS
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Injurious : EVIL
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Source of penicillin : MOLD
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Average : SOSO
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Start of a Soho toast : ERES
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Marie et al: Abbr. : STES
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Oppose : PIT
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Miss Lupino : IDA
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Scheldt feeder : LYS
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"___ had it!" : IVE
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Little: Fr. : PEU

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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