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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Friday, December 4, 1981

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,714
Across
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Famed modern producer of Shakespearean plays : PAPP
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Youth : SPRIG
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Filing aids : TABS
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Civil rights org. : ACLU
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"Common Sense" man : PAINE
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Actor Walter : ABEL
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Musical of 1902 : THESULTANOFSULU
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Whelk, e.g. : SEASNAIL
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Unnerve : RATTLE
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___ Ma, noted cellist : YOYO
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Malarial symptom : AGUE
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Arch. details : SPECS
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Oscar actress: 1930–31 : DRESSLER
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Famed lioness : ELSA
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On ___ (wrestling term) : THEMAT
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Parabasis : ODE
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Marina sight : MAST
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Threw a tantrum : RAGED
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Barney or Betsy : ROSS
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___ tizzy : INA
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Rose Bowl feature : PARADE
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Words of ken : ISEE
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Radio transmissions via the ionosphere : SKYWAVES
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Genuflected : KNELT
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Wished undone : RUED
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Resonated : RANG
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To boot : ASWELL
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Pentad : FIVESOME
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Great comedy of 1904 : THECOLLEGEWIDOW
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Ship wood : TEAK
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What "phage" means : EATER
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Complete : DONE
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Jaws : YAKS
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" . . . I ___ in marble halls": Bunn : DWELT
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Piccadilly Circus sight : EROS
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Soft touches : PATS
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Yearn : ACHE
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Entreaty : PLEA
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Rabbit-foot clover : PUSSYCAT
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Spread out : SPLAY
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Barbecue site : PATIO
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Qum cash : RIAL
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Wayside stop : INN
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U.S. humorist, author of 17 and 54 Across : GEORGEADE
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Samples : TASTES
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Be next to : ABUT
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Attorney General under Carter : BELL
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Pivot : SLUE
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Ones in Orense : UNOS
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Gounod opera : FAUST
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"Thrice is he ___ . . . ": Shak. : ARMED
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Elimination rounds : SEMIS
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Set down : PLANK
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Elian work : ESSAY
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French painter of scenes from the theater : DEGAS
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Insecure : LOOSE
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De Soto contemporary : EDSEL
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Bowler's button : RESET
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Did some globe-trotting : TRAVELLED
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Made tracks : HARED
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Area about a bout : RINGSIDE
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São ___ : PAULO
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Totals : WRECKS
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Grasped : KNEW
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Star in Orion : RIGEL
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Ward off : AVERT
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A.B.A. type : ATTY
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Mets' playpen : SHEA
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Ineffective : WEAK
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Honor with a party : FETE
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Reputation : ODOR
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Noted cosmetician : MONO
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Pasture mamas : EWES
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Solon's creation : LAW

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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