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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

TIMELY THEME

New York Times, Sunday, December 29, 1985

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 562 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 123, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,200
Across
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R.b.i., e.g. : STAT
5
Plastered on : CAKED
10
James Jones's heroes : GIS
13
Declines : EBBS
17
Have coming : EARN
18
The end : OMEGA
19
Terra's companion : LUNA
20
Dark, as some streets : UNLIT
21
With 41 Across, timely Loesser song : WHATAREYOUDOING
24
Inclined : PRONE
25
Immeasurable period : EON
26
Famed diva : PONS
27
Flax pods : BOLLS
28
Buffet item : DRAWER
29
Answer : RESPOND
31
Former ice queen : HENIE
32
Grange subject : CROPS
33
A feast ___ famine : ORA
34
Weight allowance : TRET
35
Awned : ARISTATE
38
Full range : GAMUT
41
See 21 Across : NEWYEARSEVE
44
Prefix with cycle : TRI
45
Blind as ___ : ABAT
46
Kind of pony : POLO
47
Adjuvant or adjutant : AIDE
48
"That's one small step for ___ . . . " : AMAN
49
Stir-fry buy : WOK
50
Timely bandsman of yesteryear : GUYLOMBARDO
54
Reels : SPINS
55
Foreshadows : PRESAGES
57
Berlin avenue : ALLEE
58
Fokker foes : SPADS
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Spring beauties : IRISES
60
Old plane : CRATE
61
Delhi appeal method : DHARNA
62
"The Balcony" playwright : GENET
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Jay Silverheels role : TONTO
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Drill : PRACTICE
66
Speculates : RISKS
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Timely site : TIMESSQUARE
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Big Board corp. : GTE
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Sonny Shroyer TV role : ENOS
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Certain Prot. : BAPT
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Yen : URGE
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Unit of loudness : PHON
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Intimate : PAL
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Timely tooters : NOISEMAKERS
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Famed singing cowboy : AUTRY
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In multiple style : PLURALLY
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Stuart ___, U.S. artist: 1908–74 : EDIE
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Grads-to-be : SRS
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Hoists a few too many : TOPES
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Cause to happen : BRING
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With 14 Down, Jack Benny movie of 1945 : THEHORN
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Hotel offerings : SUITES
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Entitled : NAMED
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Happy look : GRIN
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Tuition, e.g. : FEE
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Like football crowds : AROAR
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Timely words from Burns : FORAULDLANGSYNE
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Like a dryer trap : LINTY
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Impartial : EVEN
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Weaken gradually : ERODE
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Campus figure : COED
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Ovid's being : ESSE
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Pop : DAD
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Gulled : DUPED
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One of the Longs : HUEY
Down
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Bushelman, at times : SEWER
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Western resort lake : TAHOE
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Islands off Galway : ARANS
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Explosive : TNT
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Fine cigar : CORONA
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Better : AMEND
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Openers : KEYS
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Freud word : EGO
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Bad art : DAUBERY
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Deceit : GUILE
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___ of Court : INNS
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Yield to gravity : SAG
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Spellbound : ENRAPT
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See 86 Across : BLOWSATMIDNIGHT
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Hop stem : BINE
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Ending with song : STER
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Fictional nymphet : LOLITA
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Revolted : UPROSE
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To the left, at sea : APORT
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Gift receiver : DONEE
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What drinkers shouldn't do : DRIVE
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Sulky look : POUT
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Water : HTWOO
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Set of beliefs : CREDO
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Out of the way : ASIDE
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Dealer : TRANSACTOR
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One, in Bonn : EINS
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Stare slack-jawed : GAWP
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Native : ABORIGINAL
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Timely imperative : MAKERESOLUTIONS
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"The Highwayman" poet : NOYES
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Pipe bends : ELLS
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Street show : RAREE
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Washington sound : PUGET
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In pieces : APART
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Argon and neon : GASES
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Seine feeder : MARNE
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Sheepish sounds : BLATS
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Some choristers : ALTOS
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Latitude : SPACE
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Goes down : SINKS
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Portion : SHARE
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French nobleman : COMTE
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Uses a grapnel : DRAGS
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Under the alfluence of incohol : TIPSY
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Run smoothly : PURR
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Counting-out word : EENY
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Tie fabric : REPP
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Toss call : TAILS
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Caine's skipper : QUEEG
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Tree trunks : BOLES
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This may come to shove : PUSH
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Linens : NAPERY
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"Anything Goes" Star : MERMAN
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"Goodbye, cheri" : ADIEU
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Used tinder : KINDLED
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Malayan palm : ARENG
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Birl : ROTATE
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Polished : SHINED
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Stripped : BARED
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This for that : TRADE
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"The Very Thought ___," Ray Noble hit : OFYOU
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Ballerina Jeanmaire : RENEE
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Hard up : NEEDY
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Mall event : SALE
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"Topaz" author : URIS
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TV science show : NOVA
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Gluey stuff : GLOP
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G-man, e.g. : FED
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Actress Joanne : DRU
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Milieu of a prin. : SCH

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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