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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Friday, October 5, 1979

28-Across : Used a rush-hour technique

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { K }, Scrabble score: 327 (avg 1.69)
Open Squares: 85, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,923
Across
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Baltimore gridder : COLT
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Food fish : SMELT
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Minstrel's repertory : LAYS
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Oriental servant : AMAH
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Skater knighted by King Haakon: 1937 : HENIE
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His name "led all the rest" : ABOU
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Horse that shows the way : PACESETTER
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Forum wear : TOGA
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Like some stocks : PREFERRED
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Senator from Michigan : LEVIN
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Small drum : TABOR
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Confront : FACE
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P.O. spot for undeliverable mail : DLO
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Cong. member : REP
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Used a rush-hour technique : ELBOWED
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Jacket blurb : RAVE
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Inquisitor whose name now means persecutor : TORQUEMADA
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Agenda entries : ITEMS
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Comedian Holtz : LOU
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Give access : LETIN
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Put into words : VERBALIZED
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Lorn : REFT
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Adepts : EXPERTS
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Sonny's counterpart : SIS
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Sandwich bread : RYE
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Automotive pioneer : OLDS
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Cakewalk : STRUT
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Two of Santa's features : JOWLS
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Bargain hunters' lures : FIRESALES
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"The ___ Love" : ONEI
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Tenochtitl√°n's successor : MEXICOCITY
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Towel word : HERS
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___ the elbows : OUTAT
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Muscovite : IVAN
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Have a snack : NOSH
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Utopias' kin : EDENS
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Prefix with cast or vise : TELE
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"Dogpatch" creator : CAPP
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Sharif : OMAR
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Cluny, e.g. : LACE
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Peculation : THEFT
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Dessert : SHERBET
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The Big Apple is one : METROPOLIS
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Inscribe : ENTER
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German song : LIED
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Thrice, in prescriptions : TER
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New arrival : LATECOMER
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Out of difficulty : ABOVEWATER
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Mr. Berra : YOGI
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___ pan, Chinese abacus : SUAN
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Burn : SEAR
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Tag : LABEL
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Achy ailment : FLU
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Riverside, in N.Y.C. : DRIVE
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Rubber source : LATEX
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Subdues by force : OVERPOWERS
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Bellerophon was one : EQUESTRIAN
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Enlighten : EDIFY
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Alighieri : DANTE
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Adorn : EMBELLISH
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Actress Russell, to friends : ROZ
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Corsicans' neighbors : SARDS
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Officers over N.C.O.'s : LTS
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Steers : DIRECTS
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Above, to 30 Down : SUSO
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Fencing position or parry : SIXTE
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Between the lines : TACIT
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Garfield or Gilbert : JOHN
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___ cat (ball game) : ONEO
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Prolonged quarrel : FEUD
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In the flesh : LIVE
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Rel. of etc. : ETAL
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"Auld Lang ___" : SYNE
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A Stooge : MOE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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