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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Saturday, April 8, 1978

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { F J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 2, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,465

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Across
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Rhyme scheme : ABAB
5
Lulls : CALMS
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Mendicant's request : ALMS
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Hibernian : GAEL
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Mr. Heep : URIAH
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Look : MIEN
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Brecht-Weill work : THREEPENNYOPERA
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Devilfish's cousin : STINGRAY
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Gregg specialist, for short : STENOG
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Actress Joanne : DRU
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"Impossible Dream" item : STAR
24
Dumas group : THREEMUSKETEERS
32
Generous disposition : HEART
33
Skyline element : SPIRE
34
Forty winks : NAP
35
All ___ (listening eagerly) : EARS
36
Raymond and 40 Across : BURRS
37
Do nothing : LAZE
38
Suffix with Jersey and Wisconsin : ITE
39
River of Rumania : SIRET
40
See 36 Across : AARON
41
Chekhov play : THETHREESISTERS
44
Yesterday, to Jacques : HIER
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Whisky : RYE
46
Stress : ACCENT
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Tests : TRIESOUT
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Nine, or long cheer : THREETIMESTHREE
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Suffix with six, seven, etc. : TEEN
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Substance, such as benzene : ARENE
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Girl-watch : OGLE
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Inspired reverence : AWED
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Causes to go : SENDS
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After exes : WYES
Down
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D.C. operatives : AGTS
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Thai money : BAHT
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Air: Prefix : AERI
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Kitchen gadgets : BLENDERS
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Copper : CUPRUM
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Environs : AREA
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Striated : LINY
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Staff : MAN
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Unscrupulous lawyers : SHYSTERS
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Electrical unit : AMPERE
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Encumbrance : LIEN
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Relative of a sea bass : MERO
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Hitch in the best-laid plans : SNAG
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Showy bird : EGRET
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Giant grass : OTATE
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Bypasses : SKIRTS
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Clara Bow, "___ Girl" : THEIT
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Erica : HEATH
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Kind of cheap street show : RAREE
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Shylock, e.g. : USURER
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Binge : SPREE
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Lake of Finland : ENARE
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Tonsorial aid : RAZOR
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Sir Patrick of ballad fame : SPENS
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Headgear for clergymen : BIRETTAS
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Program for an insomniac : LATESHOW
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Coruscate : SHINE
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Till now : ASYET
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Omega : THEEND
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Garden bloomers : IRISES
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"___ boy!" : ATTA
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___ the rag : CHEW
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Manitoba Indian : CREE
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Counterfeiter catchers : TMEN
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Tear : REND
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Saturnalia : ORGY
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Ubangi feeder : UELE
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Links areas : TEES
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High dudgeon : IRE

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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