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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Thursday, July 20, 1978

15-Down : Basement access

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { V Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, 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. 10,568
Across
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___ spumante : ASTI
5
Cease : HALT
9
Suffix with pop or cell : ULAR
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Actor Ives : BURL
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D-Day beach : OMAHA
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Mrs. Helmer : NORA
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Reykjavik's country: Abbr. : ICEL
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"M*A*S*H" role : RADAR
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Materials for making glass : FRIT
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Trilogy re three generations : THEFORSYTESAGA
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Freeman Gosden role : AMOS
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Glossy fabric : SATIN
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Thelma or Tex : RITTER
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Common contraction : WERENT
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Pallid : ASHEN
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Sacajawea was one : SQUAW
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Haul : TOW
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Peerage type : LORD
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Devoutness : PIETY
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Gudrun's husband : ATLI
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Arafat's org. : PLO
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Juan's afternoon : TARDE
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Food fish : SMELT
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Mooring line : HAWSER
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Follies : LAPSES
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Utter : SPEAK
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Tops : AONE
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Author of 20 Across : JOHNGALSWORTHY
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Pueblo Indian : HOPI
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Air a view : OPINE
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Good student's report card quartet : AAAA
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Indian Ocean gulf : ADEN
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Certain works of art : NUDES
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Lass : GIRL
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Wildcat : LYNX
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A wrongful act, to a lawyer : TORT
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Robt. ___ : ELEE
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Wait-___ (thorny plant) : ABIT
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"___ men are dangerous" : SUCH
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Teil or carob : TREE
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Star-crossed : ILLFATED
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Dread : HORROR
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Accumulate : AMASS
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"Tramp" in a 1937 song : LADY
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"___ Amore" : THATS
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Not equitable : UNFAIR
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Eyeglasses mounted on handles : LORGNETTES
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Sills's forte : ARIA
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Turncoat : RAT
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Basement access : AREAWAY
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Straw in the wind : OMEN
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Swivet or tizzy : STEW
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Bellamy from Chicago : RALPH
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Ischia is one : ISOLA
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Removes restrictions from : THROWSOPEN
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___ prosequi (court-record entry) : NOLLE
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Needles : TWITS
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Eden or Olivier : SIR
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Euclidean abbr. : QED
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All-purpose truck : UTE
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Model of excellence : PARAGON
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Strength of an electrical current : AMPERAGE
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Numerical ending : TEEN
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Sound, in Seville : SANO
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Enigmatic one : SPHINX
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At the nadir : LOWEST
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Gone phfft : KAPUT
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He plays Lou Grant on TV : ASNER
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Powell of the White House : JODY
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Adriatic resort : LIDO
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Shadow : TAIL
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Leveret : HARE
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Ivy League member : YALE
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Holbrook from Cleveland : HAL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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