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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Friday, December 1, 1978

33-Down : Trifling

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,615
Across
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Meadowlands gait : PACE
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Footwear for Menjou : SPATS
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Macula : FLAW
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Young man slain by Duke Mantee : ALAN
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Buckle : TACHE
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Run easily : LOPE
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Sports phrase for a good effort : PARFORTHECOURSE
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Sound an aitch : ASPIRATE
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Maintenance : UPKEEP
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Viscountess : LADY
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Wear off by rubbing : FRAY
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Moroccan city : RABAT
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Keen : WAIL
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Casa Mrs. : SRA
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Separate : ASIDE
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Pleased look : GRIN
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Podium : DAIS
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Sports phrase for a diamond thriller : SHOESTRINGCATCH
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Biggins : POTS
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Winkle out : OUST
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Indistinguishable : ALIKE
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___ standstill : ATA
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Suggest : HINT
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Consecrate : BLESS
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Recipe ingredient : SALT
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Half: Prefix : HEMI
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Fastener : STAPLE
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Frees : RELEASES
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Sports phrase meaning not in contention : OUTOFTHERUNNING
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Liter or meter : UNIT
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___ in (listened) : TUNED
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Thrombus : CLOT
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Criticizes : RAPS
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Jagged : EROSE
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Building additions : ELLS
Down
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Relative in an Eddie Fisher hit song : PAPA
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Ovid's "Eheu!" : ALAS
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Quibble : CARP
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Rakes with gunfire : ENFILADES
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Fine fiddle : STRAD
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Bit of candy : PATTY
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Longing : ACHE
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Tea, in Tours : THE
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Making safe : SECURING
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Uncertain, as a wind : FLUKY
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Body of knowledge : LORE
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Part of a basilica : APSE
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Emulate Niobe : WEEP
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Takes the stump : ORATES
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Cacholong : OPAL
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Indistinct : FAINT
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Mexican dance : RASPA
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"___ in the Dark," 1964 film : ASHOT
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Flora and fauna : BIOTA
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Glove part : WRIST
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"Mercure" composer : SATIE
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Piles hay : RICKS
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Whence the phoenix arose : ASHES
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Sty sound : GRUNT
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Trifling : DALLIANCE
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Fashionable attire : TOILETTE
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Hackies : CABMEN
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Moiety : HALF
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Descries : SPOTS
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Start of a toast : HERES
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Dodge artfully : ELUDE
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Bartender's concoction : SOUR
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Bonito : TUNA
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On one's toes : ATIP
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City near Lake Tahoe : RENO
50
Door feature : SILL
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Chemical compound : ENOL
52
N.C.O.'s : SGTS
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Wallace's "Ben ___" : HUR

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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