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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Thursday, October 31, 1985

39-Across : Tricks

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,141
Across
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El ___, Tex. : PASO
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Trickster's reaction : HAHA
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Chocolate ___ cookie : CHIP
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TV's Moran : ERIN
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As gentle as ___ : ALAMB
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Nothing, on the courts : LOVE
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Fitzgerald or Raines : ELLA
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___ Alegre, Brazil : PORTO
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Uncork : OPEN
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Treat : LOLLIPOP
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Most recent : NEWEST
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Arabic letter : ALIF
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Israel's Abba ___ : EBAN
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Font feature : SERIF
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___ Rubicon (commit oneself) : CROSSTHE
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Trick : MONKEYSHINE
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Skiff need : OAR
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Ending with defend : ANT
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___, haec, hoc : HIC
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Barge puller : TUG
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Deli bread : RYE
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Tricks : SHENANIGANS
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Treats : CARAMELS
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Mature : ADULT
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Ringlet : CURL
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Molecule member : ATOM
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Halloween visitor : SPRITE
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Receivers of treats : CHILDREN
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Droughty : ARID
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Tex. shrine : ALAMO
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Took a cab : RODE
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Bagel or parkerhouse : ROLL
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Caught : TAKEN
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Skip over : OMIT
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To no avail : IDLY
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Gets hitched : WEDS
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Favored ones : PETS
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Banana discard : PEEL
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Woody's son : ARLO
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Door feature : SILL
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Having a spree : ONALARK
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Bring joy : HAPPIFY
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Reserved : ALOOF
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Tara instrument : HARP
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Pt. or qt. : AMT
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Halloween visitors : CLOWNS
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Well-traveled comedian : HOPE
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Actor-singer Burl : IVES
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Immured : PENT
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Treat : BONBON
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Contemporary of Bjorn : ILIE
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Carefree life : EASE
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Writer Jong : ERICA
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Raskolnikov's love : SONYA
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Stage direction : ENTER
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Natters : CHINS
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Sum : TOTAL
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What a ghost might do : HAUNT
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Energy units : ERGS
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Playwright Connelly : MARC
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Carapace : SHELL
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Plant disease : SMUT
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For this reason : HEREAT
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Part of U.N. : NATIONS
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One of the Baalim : IDOL
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Treat : GUMDROP
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With mordancy : ACIDLY
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Shah of Persia: 1909-25 : AHMED
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Delhi dress : SARI
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Exhort : PROD
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Runnel : RILL
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Treat : CAKE
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"Tony ___," Sinatra film : ROME
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Emulate Norman Cousins : EDIT
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N.B.A. team : NETS
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Cardinal at Boston : LAW

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

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