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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Saturday, March 13, 1982

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.74, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,813
Across
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Cups, saucers, etc. : TEASET
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Action at Aqueduct : PARLAY
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Stockman : RANCHER
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Fatty esters : OLEATES
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At the last instant : INTHENICKOFTIME
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Crosscut : SAWED
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Karpov's forte : CHESS
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Méditerranée, e.g. : MER
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Protection : EGIS
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"The ___ Hand," Auden work: 1963 : DYERS
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"Va ___!" (Italian's approval) : BENE
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E.M.K., e.g. : SEN
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Leads the pack : PACES
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Break up a prom pair : CUTIN
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Sells wares : RETAILS
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Downcast : MOROSE
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Arbitrator's goal : AGREEMENT
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Lifting device : PULLEY
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It sounds like a glockenspiel : CELESTA
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Group whose name means "wild cats" : ERIES
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Having a bluish-gray hue : SLATY
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Banking abbr. : INT
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Does handwork : TATS
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Seeks truffles : ROOTS
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Go a round : SPAR
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Soldier or slave : ANT
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Bottle size : FIFTH
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Key letter : KAPPA
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Plant that may fade without shade : LILYOFTHEVALLEY
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Jack must be nimble here : STEEPLE
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Hermetically sealed : AIRLESS
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A use for art gum : ERASER
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Play turncoat : DESERT
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Woodland bird : TANAGER
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Interweave : ENTWINE
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"My heart ___ . . . ": Keats : ACHES
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Unload : SHED
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Poetic word : EEN
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Kiddie car : TRICYCLE
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Fireplace tools : POKERS
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At ___ (nonplused) : ALOSS
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Grid "zebras" : REFS
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Map abbr. : LAT
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"___ to be born, and . . . " : ATIMETO
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Sana natives : YEMENIS
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Bullish times : RISES
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Peaceful : SERENE
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Fabric sometimes used as a strainer : CHEESECLOTH
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Kind of farm : DAIRY
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Reynolds and Lancaster : BURTS
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Leaves : PAGES
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European rabbit : CONEY
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Writ that summons new jurors : TALES
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Dissolves : MELTS
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Bunker's epithet for his son-in-law : MEATHEAD
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Potpourri ingredients : PETALS
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Chief ore of a fissionable element : URANITE
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U.S. Open winner: 1961 : LITTLER
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Pot-valiant, perhaps : TIPPLER
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Metrical foot : ANAPEST
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Not so hard : SOFTER
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Servers : TRAYS
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Ransack : RIFLE
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Château feature : SALLE
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Dandies : FOPS
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Periodically war-torn Turkish city : KARS
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Verily : YEA
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"Une ___," Maupassant novel : VIE

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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