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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Friday, December 9, 1977

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J V W }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,345

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Across
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Chorister : BASS
5
Some exams : ORALS
10
Mordant : ACID
14
Famous last words : ETTU
15
Lofty country : TIBET
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Ponselle : ROSA
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Slow motion : SNAILSPACE
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Show biz award : EMMY
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Patisserie fare : TORTE
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Gnu and oryx : ANTELOPES
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Abbr. in physics : CGS
25
Jefferson Memorial feature : CUPOLA
26
Rigs the evidence : FRAMES
29
Sailing race : REGATTA
32
Played the autocrat : CAESARIZED
34
Musical notes : RES
35
Light unit : LUMEN
36
Pithy saying : MOT
37
Egotist's smile : SMIRK
39
Cycle or form : UNI
40
Bartlett's collection : QUOTATIONS
42
One of Doc's companions : BASHFUL
45
Lifts weights : EXERTS
46
Aramaic language : SYRIAC
48
Lib cause : ERA
49
Rand : FANDANCER
52
Dazzling effect : ECLAT
56
Radio-tube stabilizer : AGER
57
Weak and vacillating : IRRESOLUTE
59
Elam's capital : SUSA
60
T.L.C. expert : NURSE
61
Mavourneen's place : ERIN
62
Mrs. Dick Tracy : TESS
63
Wax histrionic : EMOTE
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Calendar abbr. : SEPT
Down
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Tops : BEST
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___ time (never) : ATNO
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Headliner : STAR
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Piece of luggage : SUITCASE
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Mil. academy : OTS
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River bank : RIPA
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Char-___ (motor coach) : ABANC
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Brief briefing : LECTURETTE
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Well versed (in) : STEEPED
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Ring around a vesicle : AREOLA
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Colleague : COMPATRIOT
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"Woe ___!" : ISME
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Preferred shift : DAYS
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Reporter : LEGMAN
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"Toothpick" for Paul Bunyan : LOG
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Sun. address : SER
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Animals in general : FAUNA
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Negligence : REMISSNESS
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Image; effigy : SIMULACRUM
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Forktails : TERNS
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Invites : ASKS
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Old Boys' milieu : CLUB
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World-famous attraction in San Diego : ZOO
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Hi-fi gear : STEREO
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Marvelous events : MIRACLES
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Bitter tonic : QUININE
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Fire : AXE
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Polyps or many-sided problems : HYDRAS
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Monk : FRA
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Juan's hill : CERRO
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By express : FAST
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Shivering fit : AGUE
51
Quiescence : REST
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Inveigle : LURE
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Like a ballerina : ATIP
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Midway unit : TENT
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Comprehend : SEE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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