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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Friday, February 25, 1983

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 368 (avg 1.95)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
William Lutwiniak has 304 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,162
Across
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Carson role : HOST
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Furnish : EQUIP
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Wax : GROW
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Agrippina, e.g. : UXOR
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A.k.a. Saki : MUNRO
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Timber wolf : LOBO
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Popular flavoring : COLA
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Disguised the meaning : CODED
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Mélange : OLIO
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With 13 Down, tried to avert bad luck : KNOCKEDON
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Durable fabric : TWEED
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Ship feature : KEEL
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Where to find a needle : ETUI
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Impersonate : APE
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Act the diaskeuast : EDIT
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Baroque : ORNATE
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___ to (introduced) : LEDUP
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U.K. post-Christmas event : BOXINGDAY
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Cognate : AKIN
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Brilliant : JEWEL
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Actress Damita : LILI
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Outdated : MOTHEATEN
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"Don Juan" poet : BYRON
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View : BEHOLD
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Ark messenger : DOVE
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Neighbor of Ire. : ENG
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Painter Mondrian : PIET
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He got many a kick out of his job : PELE
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Whence sherry comes : JEREZ
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Study of snakes : OPHIOLOGY
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This precedes beth : ALEF
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Song of praise : CAROL
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Cordon ___ : BLEU
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Oxlike animal : ZEBU
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Unburnt brick : ADOBE
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Cacholong : OPAL
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Fervor : ZEAL
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Worked in a certain pool : TYPED
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"The Way We ___" : WERE
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Finn born in Mo. : HUCK
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English county : OXON
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Concert feature : SOLO
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Race place : TRACK
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Emulated Jessel : EMCEED
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Academic debate : QUODLIBET
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Disassemble : UNDO
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Daughter of Zeus and Themis : IRENE
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Jet-engine housing : POD
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With ardor : GLOWINGLY
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Butler, to Gable : ROLE
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Show-biz award : OBIE
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See 20 Across : WOOD
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Maintain : KEEP
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Sidetrack : TURN
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Drudgery : TOIL
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" ... goes out like ___" : ALAMB
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Tea : PEKOE
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Mrs. Bunker : EDITH
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Pulled along : TOWED
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C'est-___ : ADIRE
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Raptorial feature : TALON
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Giving the once-over : EYING
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Pessimistic : UNHOPEFUL
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Insular one : XENOPHOBE
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Worn-out horse : JADE
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Brit. queen : ELIZ
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___ Horizonte, city in Brazil : BELO
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Not obvious : VEILED
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Sycophant : TOADY
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Jostle : ELBOW
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Bebop, e.g. : JAZZ
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Robert ___ : ELEE
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Midianite king : REBA
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Strengthener : PROP
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Wine flask : OLPE
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Tackle : GEAR
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Mickey Rooney's real name : YULE
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Grimalkin : CAT

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

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