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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

BOWLING ALONG

New York Times, Sunday, February 27, 1977

26-Down : "___ return"

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 644 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 159, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 13, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,060
Across
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Rake : SLOPE
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Rib : COSTA
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Florist's need : VASE
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During : AMID
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Slue : PIVOT
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Synthetic fabric : ORLON
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"Please ___" (words on a bill) : REMIT
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Hole ___ : INONE
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Voucher: Abbr. : CERT
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Privately : ALONE
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Difficulties : RUBS
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Dorm sounds : SNORES
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Norfolk's time : EST
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Edge : BRINK
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Mexican cats : GATOS
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Boxing memento : SHINER
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Troglodyte's milieu : CAVE
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Royal appurtenances : MACES
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Be biased : LEAN
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Not now, in Mexico : MANANA
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Doubleheader, with 92 Across : TWOBASEBALLGAMES
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William's color : ORANGE
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Floribundas : ROSES
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Freshet : RILL
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Sudanese people : FULA
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Meadowlands events : TROTS
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Lukas and Henreid : PAULS
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N.F.C. team : BEARS
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French painter : COROT
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"Ecce ___" : HOMO
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Get ___ on : ALINE
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Family members : AUNTS
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Illusion : MIRAGE
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Strikes : SWINGSANDMISSES
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Razed : LEVELED
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"How sweet ___ !" : ITIS
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Boozer : SOT
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Apple : ROME
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Competed : STRIVED
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Kind of bullet : TRACER
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U.S.M.A. figure : CADET
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Goalies' feats : SAVES
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Country outing : HIKE
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Wystan Hugh : AUDEN
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Sappers' concerns : MINES
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Clerical mantles : COPES
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Ship's crane : DAVIT
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Allison or Tarkenton : FRAN
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Corrida star : TORO
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Taste quality : SAPOR
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Construction material : CEMENT
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See 41 Across : FORTHEPRICEOFONE
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Nervous : ONEDGE
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"The ___ Love" : ONEI
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Had sway : RULED
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Busby and fez : HATS
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Moves quickly, in Scotland : STOURS
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Southeast wind : EURUS
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Emulate Stentor : BLARE
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Mediterranee, e.g. : MER
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Pied-___ : ATERRE
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Go easy at the table : DIET
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Louvers : SLATS
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Bouncing : HALE
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___ fixes (obsessions) : IDEES
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Crete's capital : CANEA
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16 drams : OUNCE
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Archangel : URIEL
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Tournament positions : BYES
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Kind of pot or up : TOSS
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Calculated : ADDED
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V.I.P.'s : BRASS
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Spread out : SPACE
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Rules : LINES
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In the open : OVERT
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Seine span : PONT
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Catchall abbr. : ETC
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Laborer : COOLIE
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Welles : ORSON
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Skulked : SLUNK
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Shredded : TORE
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Ending with meth and oct : ANE
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Prolix : VERBOSE
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Stockpile : AMASS
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Sample : SIP
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Airport abbr. : ETA
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Dvorak : ANTON
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Watered silk : MOIRE
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___ circle : INNER
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MA and BA : DEGS
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Courses : ROUTES
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Scoreboard unit : INNING
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Insect stages : LARVAE
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Rowdydow : FRACAS
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"___ return" : ISHALL
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Coiffure feature : BANGS
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Sfax's gulf : GABES
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Is persuasive : SELLS
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Uri or Basel : CANTON
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Islamic : MOSLEM
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Retreats : LAIRS
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Millers : MOTHS
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Road symbol : ARROW
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Ruth's mother-in-law : NAOMI
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Rolling stock : TRAINS
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Coiled : WOUND
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Unruly children : BRATS
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Up front : AFORE
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Work of art : MURAL
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Panegyric : ELOGE
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Up to here : SATED
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Tartan : PLAID
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Certain sculptures : BUSTS
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Vane heading : ENE
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Musk source : CIVET
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Garden bloomer : ASTER
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"___ answer turneth ... " : ASOFT
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Office mail : MEMOS
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Prone, with "to" : GIVEN
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Land masses : ISLES
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Ear parts : LOBES
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Famous horseman : REVERE
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Personnel : STAFF
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Cape Cod town : TRURO
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Airport gear : RADAR
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Overcost for tribute : ICENT
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Asian capital : HANOI
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Summer quaff : ADE
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Crustacean : ISOPOD
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Solvent dye : ZAPON
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River of England : THAMES
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Dwelt : LIVED
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Making do : EKING
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After sei : SETTE
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Clouds : CIRRI
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Is downcast : MOPES
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Bistros : CAFES
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Al ___ (degree of doneness) : DENTE
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Madagascar mammal : TENREC
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Dissolved substance : SOLUTE
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Inelegant : COARSE
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Beautiful maidens : HOURIS
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Goes yachting : CRUISES
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Cry of serendipity : EUREKA
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Execration : HATRED
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Con : STUDY
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Home of the brave : TEPEE
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Heraldic bearings : ORLES
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Pleasant places : EDENS
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Alley or tiger : BLIND
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Hussar's weapon : LANCE
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Montez : MARIA
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Wee folk : ELVES
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Movie units : REELS
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Star in Draco : ADIB
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Poker game : STUD
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Bonn Mr. : HERR
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Play a part : ACT
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Philippine peasant : TAO
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Blue grass : POA
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___ rosa : SUB

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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