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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Thursday, June 22, 1978

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { F G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,540
Across
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Man of Zagreb : CROAT
6
Get going : START
11
Pre-empted : COOPTED
13
Dolt : SCHNOOK
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Riley, e.g. : HOOSIER
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Troop group : PLATOON
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Last month: Abbr. : ULT
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Not so large : SMALLER
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Cécile or Jeanne: Abbr. : STE
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Venus de ___ : MILO
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Promise solemnly : SWEAR
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To ___ (just so) : ATEE
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Has a look : PEERS
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Bit of verse : LAY
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Says it is so : AVERS
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Inoperative : STALLED
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Pitchers : EWERS
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Lachryma : TEAR
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Genesis man : CAIN
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Expressed dissatisfaction (5) : BOOED
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The victuals available : POTLUCK
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Woo : COURT
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Letter opener : SIR
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"Merry Widow" composer : LEHAR
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Very much : LOTS
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Pipsqueak : TWERP
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Dam's counterpart : SIRE
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Gram. case, in Latin : ABL
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Most banal : TRITEST
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Integers: Abbr. : NRS
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Dulcifies : SOOTHES
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Smoker's choice : CHEROOT
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Rather inferior : POORISH
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Drum beats : TATTOOS
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Decorticates : SKINS
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Calendar units : WEEKS
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Manual laborers : COOLIES
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Radicle : ROOTLET
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Goddess of harvests : OPS
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Poisonous plant of Tibet : ATIS
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Is rife : TEEMS
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Hard: Prefix : SCLER
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" . . . them ___ hills" : THAR
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Hill dweller : ANT
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Barnyard denizen : ROOSTER
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Horns : TOOTERS
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Short, thick, heavy piece of wood : CHUMP
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Slow speaker : DRAWLER
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Ungainly : SPLAY
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Joints below the femora : KNEES
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Bridge player's decision : LEAD
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Silver-tongued ones : ORATORS
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Ways : AVENUES
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Weather word : SLEET
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"Where there's ___ . . . " : AWILL
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Shaver : LAD
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Nosh : EAT
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O.K. : CORRECT
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Gaffes (7) : BOOBOOS
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View : OUTLOOK
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Mondrian, the Dutch painter : PIET
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Oregon wind : CHINOOK
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African tablelands : KARROOS
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Embrace (5) : CLASP
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Strike-out sound : SWISH
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Pauses : RESTS
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Ringlet : TRESS
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Poppycock! : PSHAW
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Rawboned : THIN
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Henri's head : TETE
52
Numerical prefix : TRI
54
Hwy. : RTE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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