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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Saturday, July 20, 1985

40-Down : Reef-builders

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,038
Across
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Waives rights : CEDES
6
Handled problems successfully : COPED
11
High-pitched : SHRILL
12
Diner offering : OMELET
14
Lederer-Burdick book : THEUGLYAMERICAN
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Abac√° and bhang : HEMPS
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Ivan's pancake : BLIN
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Seafood : SOLE
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Utter : EMIT
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Exuviates : MOLTS
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Dawn damp : DEW
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Ending with Michael : MAS
24
Spoils : BOOTY
25
He played in "Jezebel": 1938 : BRENT
27
A canine : EYETOOTH
29
Salutes, in a way : TOASTS
30
Flog : HORSEWHIP
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Covet : DESIRE
35
Strives : WRESTLES
39
Unzips : OPENS
40
Social asset : POISE
41
Quite : ALL
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Goddess of night : NOX
43
One's cup of tea : FORTE
44
Popular pop : COLA
45
Does something : ACTS
47
"Winnie ___ Pu" : ILLE
48
Like some cereal : OATEN
49
Disney movie: 1939 : THEUGLYDUCKLING
52
Best Actress: 1982 : STREEP
53
Asteroid between Mars and Jupiter : PALLAS
54
Bird food : SEEDS
55
Land of paella : SPAIN
Down
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Lingerie item : CHEMISE
2
Break out : ERUPT
3
One's pad : DIGS
4
Forty-five inches, once : ELL
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Crafty one : SLYBOOTS
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Courteous behavior : COMITY
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Delphic data : OMENS
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Apiece : PER
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First Olympic Games site : ELIS
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Emulates a cryptographer : DECODES
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"___ Have Seen Better Days," old song : SHEMAY
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Star quality : TALENT
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Recurring idea : THEME
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"As ___ is cheered by the sun ... ": Shak. : ALLTHEWORLD
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Salamanders : NEWTS
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Poet Marianne : MOORE
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Social duds : BOORS
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Idaho's largest city : BOISE
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Immersed : RAPT
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Scarcely credible : THIN
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Ones at hand : THESE
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Prose descriptions : WRITEUPS
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He portrayed Mr. Chips : DONAT
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Eocene and Pleistocene : EPOCHS
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Certain bands : SEXTETS
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Vientiane native : LAOTIAN
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Terry and Drew : ELLENS
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Jive talk : SLANG
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Reef-builders : POLYPS
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Stashed retrievably : FILED
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Thickened areas on plant surfaces : CALLI
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Indisputable : SURE
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A neighbor of Tex. : OKLA
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A thou : GEE
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Biggin or tuque : CAP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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