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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Saturday, November 13, 1982

40-Down : Recondite

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 352 (avg 1.84)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 12,058
Across
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Jaws away : GABS
5
Cuties : DOLLS
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"___ There Eyes" : THEM
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Henri's "Help!" : AMOI
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Efficacy : AVAIL
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Have sway : RULE
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Kipling hero : FUZZYWUZZY
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Vexes : IRKS
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With no feeling : FROZENLY
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Ball beauties : BELLES
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Just out : LATE
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Absurdity : FOLLY
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"Gay Caballero" actor: 1940 : ROMERO
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Medieval weapon : CROSSBOW
31
Traffic maneuver : UTURN
32
Famed sculpture in Florence : PIETA
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"___ furtiva lagrima," Donizetti aria : UNA
34
Before nun : MEM
35
Kin of ciphers : CODES
36
Bro. or dau. : REL
37
Symbol of power : ORB
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Ottoman sultan : AHMED
39
One of the Gabors : JOLIE
41
Fountain order : ROOTBEER
43
Fortunetellers : SIBYLS
44
M. Verne : JULES
45
Trio before ziss : RAHS
46
Shylock : USURER
48
Certain hormone : AUTACOID
52
More or less : SOME
53
Mossback : FUDDYDUDDY
55
Cuxhaven's river : ELBE
56
Subordinate : UNDER
57
Leather from sheepskin : ROAN
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In a bit : SOON
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Dissemblers : LIARS
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Old tongue : ERSE
Down
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Large hook : GAFF
2
Khabarovsk's river : AMUR
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Burly guy : BOZO
4
Dog day : SIZZLER
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"From dewy ___ dewy night": Morris : DAWNTO
6
Seed-plant outgrowth : OVULE
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Otiose : LAZY
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Taylor, to Burton : LIZ
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Wag : SLYBOOTS
10
Sounds from Sutherland : TRILLS
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Uproar : HURLYBURLY
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Actress Sommer : ELKE
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Ensign's meal : MESS
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Pine : YEARN
22
"Bridal Chorus" girl : ELSA
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Manumitted : FREED
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On dit : RUMOR
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White Sands's county : OTERO
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Gibberish : MUMBOJUMBO
28
Fall quaff : CIDER
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"Peggy ___," 1921 song : ONEIL
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Prince William of ___ : WALES
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Pear and quince : POMES
35
Blithe : CHEERFUL
38
Can-do word : ABLE
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Holy war : JIHAD
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Recondite : OBSCURE
42
Soup server : TUREEN
43
Bacchic attendants : SATYRS
45
More uncivil : RUDER
46
Wields : USES
47
"Star Wars" captain : SOLO
48
Egyptian skink : ADDA
49
Olfactory stimulus : ODOR
50
Castor's slayer : IDAS
51
Cgs unit : DYNE
54
Prefix with corn : UNI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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