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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

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New York Times, Sunday, March 31, 1974

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { Z }, Scrabble score: 586 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 131, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,996
Across
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Paterfamilias : PAPA
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Pundit : SWAMI
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Social group : CLAN
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Nut to crack : POSER
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Land of Tralee : ERIN
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Table fowl : CAPON
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Trumpeter Al : HIRT
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Poplar : ABELE
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H : BEETHOVENSFIFTH
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Sum up : RECAP
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Animal with a limited diet : ANTEATER
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Tones down : TAMES
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Peerage members : BARONS
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Wants for food : STARVES
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Bigot : HATER
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Displayed : HADON
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Noun ending : IER
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Decorator's concern : COLOR
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Safeguards : DEFENDS
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River of song : AFTON
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AF : HALFALOAF
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White House nickname : IKE
44
"Cowardly Lion" actor : LAHR
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Impartial : FAIR
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Cobbling gear : AWLS
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Child's play : SNAP
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Tennis coup : ACE
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Of of of of of of of of of of : OFTENTIMES
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Right-hand page : RECTO
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Backflows : REFLUXES
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Cafe patron : EATER
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Fuddy-duddies : DODOES
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External : OUTER
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S. A. rodents : PACAS
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Basis for calculating : DATUM
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Drew out : EDUCED
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Jeopardy : PERIL
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Predicaments : DILEMMAS
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English county, for short : BERKS
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A : FIRSTOFALL
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Fearful veneration : AWE
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Morsels : BITS
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Historic times : ERAS
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Unctuous : OILY
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Use the teeth : GNAW
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"Quiet!" : SSH
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C C C C C C C : SEVENSEAS
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Kind of maid or slipper : LADYS
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Schiaparelli, e.g. : MODISTE
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In good time : EARLY
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White House name : CAL
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Court judgments : FINES
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Band members : TUBAS
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Retort : RIPOSTE
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Indian V.I.P.'s : RAJAHS
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Baby animals : TOTOS
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Postal chore : REGISTRY
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Get away : ELUDE
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H : QUARTEROFANHOUR
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Go, in France : ALLER
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Ruin : UNDO
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Writer Godden : RUMER
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She was born free : ELSA
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"Now I ___ . . . " : LAYME
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Org. : ASSN
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Mopsus et al. : SEERS
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Bridge outcomes : SETS
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Armadillos : PEBAS
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Common contraction : ARENT
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Mourning figure : PIETA
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Preceding : ANTERIOR
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Large duck : SCOTER
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Navy personnel : WAVES
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Imitative one : APER
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French possessive : MON
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Set up for use : INSTALL
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Monster : CHIMERA
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Three-time loser : LIFER
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College study : ARTS
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Utmost : NTH
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Show off : PARADE
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Fairy king : OBERON
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O : SECONDINCOMMAND
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Animated style : ELAN
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Congressmen: Abbr. : REPS
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Safe place : HAVEN
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___ the land : FATOF
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Golf strokes : BAFFS
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Viscount Templewood : HOARE
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Remedies : HEALS
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Short notes : CHITS
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Widow's due : DOWER
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Ray : SKATE
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Winglike : ALAR
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Oppose : FACE
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Y : THEFOURTHOFJULY
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Metallic fabrics : LAMES
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Heroic work : EPOS
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Outwitted : FOXED
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Southwest wind : AFER
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Stonecrop : SEDUM
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Comes close : NEARS
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Implicit : TACIT
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Aviator Balbo : ITALO
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Surf sound : ROTE
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___ out (comes off well) : LUCKS
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All-purpose trucks, for short : UTES
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Linger : DALLY
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As such : PERSE
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Pickle : DILL
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Declines : EBBS
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Religious belief : DEISM
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River to the Adriatic : PIAVE
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Oxeye : DAISY
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Golf term : AWAY
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Runs up : SEWS
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Gets vexed : FRETS
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Paddock sights : FOALS
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Curves : ESSES
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Footgear : GALOSHES
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Atomic component : NEUTRON
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Footgear : SABOT
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Means of expunction : ERASERS
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Popular fur : LAPIN
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Royal perquisite : DIADEM
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Belong : INHERE
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Props for Groucho : CIGARS
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Hop and tree : TOADS
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Have connection : REFER
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Did a second-story job : STOLE
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Monopoly : TRUST
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Wildcats : EYRAS
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The McCoy : REAL
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Nazimova : ALLA
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Wine barrels : TUNS
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Apple variety : ROME
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Between sine and non : QUA
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Wish one hadn't : RUE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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