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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Saturday, June 28, 1980

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,190

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Across
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"Krakatit" author : CAPEK
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Forum language : LATIN
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Feral : SAVAGE
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Cancels : ERASES
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Ready to fight : ATDAGGERSDRAWN
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Bovine waif : DOGIE
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Dinero : PESOS
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Bask : SUN
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City on the Oka : OREL
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Discourage : DETER
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Hence : ERGO
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But, to Ovid : SED
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Thermoplastic : SARAN
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Pensive poem : ELEGY
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___ Sea, off NW Australia : TIMOR
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Essayist who called himself Nestor Ironside : STEELE
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Any imminent danger : SWORDOFDAMOCLES
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Sore : LESION
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___-garde : AVANT
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Madison Ave. types : ADMEN
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"Took ___ . . . and broke his leg": J. Buchan : ATOSS
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Old freighter : TUB
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Dressed : CLAD
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Hair: Prefix : TRICH
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Cable : WIRE
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___-Tiki : KON
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Pacific islands : SAMOA
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Scope : RANGE
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Like le Carré's fiction : CLOAKANDDAGGER
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"Who ___ Cock Robin?" : KILLED
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Blackbirds : OUZELS
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"Oft have I ___ timely-parted ghost": Shak. : SEENA
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Rundown : SEEDY
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Sponged : CADGED
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Use : AVAIL
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Summon by intercom : PAGE
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"Hen fruit" : EGG
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"___ the Keys": E. D. Biggers : KEEPEROF
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Let up : LESSEN
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Elan : ARDOR
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Salts : TARS
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"Rose ___ rose . . . " : ISA
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Media vehicle : NEWSREEL
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Put by : STORE
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Get comfy : SNUGGLE
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Dust-ups : ADOS
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Slowness in progress : RETARDATION
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Poet who sounds unmusical : NOYES
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Runyon : DAMON
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Vote in : ELECT
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Neighbor of Tyre : SIDON
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A jacket and a collar : ETONS
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Attempted : TRIED
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Big hit : SMASH
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Not busy or active : SLACK
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Marriage : WEDLOCK
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Turks : OSMANLIS
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Alligator pears : AVOCADOS
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Fleet : ARMADA
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Stimulating : TINGLY
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Exhorts : URGES
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Tavern order : BEER
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Occupied : TAKEN
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Carried on : WAGED
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Word with white or fire : SALE
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Bring down the house : RAZE
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Cheer for El Cordobés : OLE
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Payable : DUE

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

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