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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Saturday, December 28, 1985

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { B J }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 0, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,199
Across
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Diabolus : SATAN
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Peloponnesian city : ARGOS
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Spain's queen : SOPHIA
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Heckle : NEEDLE
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Dumas swashbucklers : THREEMUSKETEERS
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Spacecraft rocket, for short : RETRO
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Turnpike take : TOLLS
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Point in time : ERA
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First Olympic games site : ELIS
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Coquetry : WILES
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Intimate : PAL
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Lex. or Mad. : AVE
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Still : TACIT
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Flanders city : GHENT
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Like a crystal : TESSERAL
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Soubrettes, in many plays : FLIRTS
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Brisance causer : EXPLOSION
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Striped silk cloth : MADRAS
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Lodgings : QUARTERS
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Sci-fi role : ALIEN
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Characterized by sudden bursts : GUSTY
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Iacocca : LEE
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Periphery : RIM
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Outings : TRIPS
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Flooring item : TILE
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Years : AGE
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Unravel, on a ship : FEAZE
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Followed a curving course : ARCED
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Business wear : THREEPIECESUITS
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Yule glitter : TINSEL
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Plot surprises : TWISTS
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Docket items : CASES
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What parties vie for : SEATS
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Quick raids : SORTIES
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Impressionists : APERS
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Van Gogh's brother : THEO
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Intention : AIM
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Kind of astronomy : NAUTICAL
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Bit of adornment : ANKLET
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Tape holders : REELS
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Catches : GETS
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Ghazel, e.g. : ODE
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Unexpected winner : SLEEPER
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Postpone : SHELVE
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Wide of the mark : ERRANT
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Goody : TREAT
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Talk to oneself : SOLILOQUIZE
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Sea dogs : SALTS
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Distorts : WARPS
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Dale Evans, e.g. : TEXAN
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Nimbus : GLORY
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Pointer : HINT
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Evenings, in Roma : SERE
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Ukases : FIATS
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Whodunit group : SUSPECTS
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Danton ally : MARAT
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Land : ALIGHT
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Like compounds formed by identical molecules : DIMERIC
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Brings out : ELICITS
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Subleases : RELETS
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Bird food : SEEDS
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Objects of extended quests : GRAILS
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Crow's home : TEPEE
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A Sherman Act target : TRUST
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Actor Parker : FESS
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Tatar turf : ASIA
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Queen of Spain before 11 Across : ENA
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Flock mama : EWE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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