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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

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New York Times, Sunday, October 27, 1985

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 156, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.63, Missing: { F J X }, Scrabble score: 635 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 157, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 14, XRef: 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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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,137
Across
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Ella's forte : SCAT
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Exhorts : URGES
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Celebratory : GALA
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Cicatrix : SCAR
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Alley Oop's companion : OOLA
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Del ___, town in Colo. : NORTE
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TV role for Shirley Booth : HAZEL
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Private eye : SHAMUS
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Halloween visitors : WRAITHSANDDEMONS
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Fairbanks's river : TANANA
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"Casablanca" pianist : SAM
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Ornamental herb : HOSTA
29
Singer from Birmingham : ODETTA
30
Men of Matrah : OMANIS
31
Indian tobacco : LOBELIA
33
Job Jim Farley held: Abbr. : PMG
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Halloween visitors : HOBGOBLINS
36
Meat cut : LOIN
37
"I cannot tell ___" : ALIE
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"___ Shook Up": Presley hit : ALL
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With 92, 99 and 117 Across, Scottish frights : GHOULIESANDGHOSTIESAND
50
Cornucopia's contents : PLENTY
51
Bonkers : LOCO
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Strong snuff : RAPPEE
53
Heartburn causer, to an M.D. : ACOR
54
Precedes : LEADS
55
Ruinations : BANES
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Dairy-case grouping : OLEOS
57
Winter cap : TUQUE
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Respecting : INRE
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Painters, e.g. : ROPES
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Potash source : SUINT
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Andes denizen : VICUNA
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Tampa's time : EST
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River isles : AITS
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Raja, for one : HINDU
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Form of bigotry : AGEISM
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Halloween visitors : BANSHEESANDSPECTERS
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Of the nostrils : NARINE
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Fliers: Abbr. : CIRCS
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___-do-well : NEER
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Belief : ISM
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Soap plants : AMOLES
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Misdeed : LAPSE
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Former German coin : TALER
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Place for Zeno : STOA
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Polynesian images of ancestors : TIKIS
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Shape: Comb. form : MORPH
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Cum grano ___ : SALIS
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Scoops up water in a boat : BAILS
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Arabian Sea gulf : ADEN
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Door crosspiece : LINTEL
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Big leaguers : PROS
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Dialect : PATOIS
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See 39 Across : LONGLEGGETYBEASTIESAND
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Hosiery shade : ASH
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Porsena : LARS
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Man of ken : SEER
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See 39 Across : THINGSTHAT
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Orel's river : OKA
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Victors in 1066 : NORMANS
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Emulate John McGraw : MANAGE
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Punk for lighting : AMADOU
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Column foundation : SOCLE
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___ de vie (brandy) : EAU
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Cossack chief : ATAMAN
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See 39 Across : GOBUMPINTHENIGHT
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Forty followers : NINERS
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City on the Rhône : ARLES
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Monk parrots : LOROS
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Bo or ti : TREE
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Wimp's cousin : NERD
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Tape holder : REEL
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Aquarian totes : EWERS
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Cassatt medium : OILS
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Gilts : SOWS
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Reef buildup : CORAL
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Crockett's last stand : ALAMO
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Randy's rink partner : TAI
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In an impious way : UNHOLILY
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"Semiramide" composer : ROSSINI
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Persona non ___ : GRATA
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Sight from Taormina : ETNA
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But, to Brutus : SED
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Plucky : GAME
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Quicksilver : AZOTH
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Slow, to Solti : LENTO
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Kentucky Derby runner-up: 1942 : ALSAB
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Walk clumsily : SHAMBLE
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Sight at Buzzards Bay : CANAL
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"I never met ___ didn't like": Will Rogers : AMANI
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Altercation : RUNIN
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Played it safe : HEDGED
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Fink : STOOLIE
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Effrontery : SASS
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On ___ (at loggerheads) : THEOUTS
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Masquerade wear : DOMINOS
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Monroe was one : BLONDE
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Loci : PLACES
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Early winner at Saratoga : GATES
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Unisonally : ASONE
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Secluded valleys : GLENS
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Emotionally shattered : HEARTBROKEN
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Pass, as time : ELAPSE
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Basis : GROUNDS
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Compounds used for bromides : HALIDS
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Unfold : OPENUP
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Make out : SPOT
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Sci-fi craft : SAUCER
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Gain : ACQUISITION
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Some are proper : NOUNS
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Imagine : DREAM
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Ballet exercise : PLIE
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The pair : BOTH
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Blake subject : TIGER
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Bullish times : RISES
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Because : SINCE
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Man of the Haus : VATER
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Meara and Jackson : ANNES
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In unkind style : HARSHLY
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Not in the pink : AILING
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Card game : ECARTE
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Bit of toasted bread : SIPPET
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Join up : ENLIST
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Franklin notes : CEES
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Seaport of Brazil : NATAL
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___ yellow E (a dye) : AMIDO
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Reliable : SOLID
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Large-scale : MASS
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Protracted : LONG
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"___-Boom-De-Ré" : TARARA
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At ___ (puzzled) : ALOSS
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Cloth of India : SATARA
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Strength : MIGHT
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Assert oneself : SPEAKUP
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Diamond figures : BASEMEN
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Lets up : LESSENS
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Nonpareil : PEERLESS
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Slow person : LAGGARD
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Flourishes : BLOOMS
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Weather-map line : ISOCHOR
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D.C. agent : TMAN
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___ hand (humbly) : HATIN
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Empty : INANE
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Identifier : NAMER
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Object of Sarah's jealousy : HAGAR
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Luigi's love : AMORE
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Postpone : TABLE
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___ Dame : NOTRE
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Pola of the silents : NEGRI
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Arid region of Africa : SAHEL
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Go one-on-one : DUEL
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TV woe : SNOW
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All-purpose vehicles, for short : UTES
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O'Neill play : ILE
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"Quincy" co-star : ITO

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 17 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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