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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Friday, April 25, 1980

20-Across : Decisive defeat

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F Q }, Scrabble score: 314 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,126
Across
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Not in harmony : AJAR
5
U.S.M.A. man : CADET
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Transparent sheets for Disney artists : CELS
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___ au rhum : BABA
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Speechify : ORATE
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Trek beasts : OXEN
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Weigh down : OVERBURDEN
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Cabbage, in Cannes : CHOU
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Decisive defeat : WATERLOO
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___ man (hominid) : PEKING
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City WSW of Warsaw : LODZ
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Of inflective agents : VIRAL
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Native of Benghazi : LIBYAN
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Hygienic : SANITARY
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Ilmenite, for one : ORE
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Peg used in carpentry : DOWEL
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Skin layers : CORIA
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Record : DISK
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Kind of pole : TOTEM
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Attestation : OATH
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Set up: Abbr. : ESTAB
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Tax term : RATAL
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Avant-gardist : NEO
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Most polished : SHINIEST
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Kipling's "___ Stories" : JUSTSO
49
Proxy : AGENT
50
Maryland athlete : COLT
51
Arose : SPRANG
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Flamboyant advertising : BALLYHOO
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Ringlet : HAIR
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"No man ___": Donne : ISANISLAND
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Grocery purchase : OLEO
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Memento : RELIC
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___ out (got by) : EKED
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Dinero unit : PESO
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Nin's "___ of Venus" : DELTA
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Half-___ over (inebriated) : SEAS
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Take ___ (respond to kudos) : ABOW
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Neighbor of Borneo : JAVA
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Connive : ABET
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Seldom : RARELY
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Lacked capability : COULDNOT
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___ con pollo : ARROZ
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Baseboard : DADO
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Midi season : ETE
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Right-rear challenge on an alley : TENPIN
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Crested bird : COCKATOO
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Cheering : EXHILARANT
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Author Uris : LEON
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Close-fitting : SNUG
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Unrestrained : BROAD
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Leif's father : ERIC
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Batman's kin : VALET
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Mine finds : LODES
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Citizens of Sligo : IRISH
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Medieval books featuring fables : BESTIARIES
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With 56 Down, antagonize : SETAT
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Baptism and marriage : RITES
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Uncouth person : YAHOO
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Defeat : WORST
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Captain on kiddie programs : KANGAROO
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Richly ornamented Italian pottery : MAJOLICA
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Très ___ : BIEN
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Quiet periods : LULLS
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Surround : ENGIRD
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Haute couture creations : STYLES
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"Enough already!" : CANIT
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Compare prices : SHOP
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Wan : PALE
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Pomander case : BALL
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Food fish : HAKE
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Draft status : ONEA
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See 28 Down : ODDS
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Grasp : SEE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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