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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Saturday, May 31, 1980

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: 7, XRef: 0, 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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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,162
Across
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"A man's reach should exceed his ___": Browning : GRASP
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Page in Verdi's "Un Ballo . . . " : OSCAR
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Pitcher Tom : SEAVER
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Dictates : UKASES
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Gardeners : HORTICULTURISTS
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Ready for battle : ARMED
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Wheeled platform : DOLLY
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Soft touch : PAT
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Maridos' mates: Abbr. : SRAS
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Splendid : REGAL
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Unattended : LONE
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Sawbuck : TEN
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Jazz trumpeter Manone : WINGY
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Shy : WINCE
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Polish : ELEGANCE
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Alit : LANDED
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Set about : UNDERTAKE
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Delays purposely : STALLS
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Big source of amazement : HUGENESS
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Ilex : HOLLY
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Egret, e.g. : HERON
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Pussyfoot? : PAW
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Golf situation : AWAY
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Estranges : WEANS
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Type size : PICA
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Johnny ___ : REB
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Food fish : SHADS
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Angels' angel : AUTRY
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Bar offerings : PLANTERSPUNCHES
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Traduces : SMEARS
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Verily : INDEED
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Till now : ASYET
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Make croutons : TOAST
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Apropos : GERMANE
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Tariff specifics : RATES
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Athirst : AVID
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Jiffy : SEC
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Circumspection : PRUDENCE
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Expenditure : OUTLAY
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Cranium : SKULL
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Actor Grant : CARY
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"___ was saying . . . " : ASI
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Answer : RESPOND
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Certain horse : SORREL
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Posture : STANCE
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Dispatch : HASTE
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Carnivorous turtles : LOGGERHEADS
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Lippizaner, e.g. : STEED
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Peelings : RINDS
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White-sale feature : LINEN
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In lifeless fashion : WANLY
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" . . . ___ thou with me": Tennyson : WAKEN
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Arroyo : GULLY
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Island off Nigeria : LAGOS
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Roasting jack : TURNSPIT
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Caustic : SHARP
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White-sale items : TOWELS
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Where the Conecuh flows : ALABAMA
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"America the Beautiful" is one : EPITHET
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Like Lhasa : SACRED
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Does some disco dancing : SWAYS
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Host at San Simeon : HEARST
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"___ the flyin'-fishes play": Kipling : WHERE
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Dark red colors : PUCES
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Jib guy : STAY
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Time ___ half : ANDA
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Compass points : NES
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Numero ___ : UNO

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

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