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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Saturday, March 3, 1990

26-Across : Shell fallout

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.56, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,725
Across
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Constrict : CRAMP
6
Holdfast : CLAMP
11
Type of mining : PLACER
12
Ax handlers : HEWERS
14
Smattering : ALITTLELEARNING
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Makes money : MINTS
18
Miltonic forte : POESY
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Passing through : VIA
20
Like sepia : INKY
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Parsonage : MANSE
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Biggins : CAPS
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Nice time : ETE
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Suiting : SERGE
25
Pol's pursuit : VOTES
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Shell fallout : SHRAPNEL
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Woe : MISERY
29
Verse maven : PROSODIST
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Collapse : CAVEIN
34
Junior, for one : NAMESAKE
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Turn away : AVERT
39
Arnolphe's love in a Molière play : AGNES
40
Rookery sound : CAW
41
Tiny chorine : PONY
42
A frit product : GLASS
43
"Margie" actress: 1946 : BARI
44
Unload : RID
45
O'Hara's "___ to Live" : ARAGE
46
Philosopher Kierkegaard : SOREN
47
What 14 Across is : ADANGEROUSTHING
50
Outcry : SCREAM
51
Coursers : STEEDS
52
Bridge hands : EASTS
53
Best and Ferber : EDNAS
Down
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Boo-boo : CLINKER
2
Rundown : RATTY
3
Bible book : ACTS
4
Blanc or Brooks : MEL
5
Fixes, as dinner : PREPARES
6
Jack, for one : CHEESE
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Lend accompaniment : LEASE
8
Amiss : AWRY
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Bipeds : MEN
10
Confidential : PRIVATE
11
Socle's kin : PLINTH
13
Covert marksman : SNIPER
14
Gaston's girlfriends : AMIES
15
Way back when : LONGLONGAGO
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Like brainless braggarts : GASSY
21
Indian diplomat-author : MENON
22
Overhead items : COSTS
24
Sail extender : SPRIT
25
Workbench add-ons : VISES
27
Monkey business : APERY
28
Chaplin and Tati : MIMES
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Jeanmaire, for one : DANSEUSE
31
"It's a Wonderful World" director : CAPRA
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Eschews : AVOIDS
33
Whitefish : VENDACE
35
Tick and mite : ACARIDS
36
Actresses Black and Valentine : KARENS
37
Middle of A.E.S. : EWING
39
Waker-uppers : ALARMS
42
Immense : GREAT
43
Inferior grade of black tea : BOHEA
45
Ever so long : AGES
46
"Nana" star : STEN
48
Pro-gun lobby : NRA
49
Part of E.S.T. : STD

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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