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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

FRACTURED ENGLISH

New York Times, Sunday, July 8, 1979

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 558 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 125, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,834
Across
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Popular flavoring : COLA
5
Where the Tagus flows : SPAIN
10
Unfailing : SURE
14
Po tributary : ADDA
18
Algerian port : ORAN
19
Author of "Aminta" : TASSO
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Publish : PRINT
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Tolstoy et al. : LEOS
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Auto loans : CARTOUCHES
25
Batters bird feather : RAMSHACKLE
27
Island or breed of cattle : ALDERNEY
28
A Brontë : EMILY
30
British craft : EBOATS
31
Vonnegut's "___ Cradle" : CATS
32
Newspaper items : OBITS
33
Coiffure pad : RAT
34
Nawab and dey : RULERS
37
Krait, e.g. : SNAKE
38
Muskogean Indians : CHOCTAWS
43
Aftersong : EPODE
44
Old-time vehicle hit with force : STAGESTRUCK
46
Pastureland : LEA
47
Yacht haven : COVE
48
Maison head : MARI
49
Unsavory : RANK
50
Appease temporarily : STAY
51
Jackass, to Jacques : ANE
52
What U.M.W. pickets do : DETERMINING
56
Brodie : STEVE
57
Declined : PASSEDUP
59
"Golden Boy" author : ODETS
60
Participant : SHARER
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Spring beauty : TULIP
62
River of northeast Italy : PIAVE
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Reject : SCORN
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Treelike cactus : CHOLLA
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Dayan : MOSHE
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Want : SHORTAGE
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Lends an ear : HARKS
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Sleep discourse : RESTORATION
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Numerical prefix : TRI
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Unimproved : ASIS
75
Cornmeal cake : PONE
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Spirited tune : LILT
77
___-Carlo Menotti : GIAN
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Adherent : ITE
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Bases soundly : GROUNDSWELL
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Disposed : PRONE
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Remedies : NOSTRUMS
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Escoffier's condiment : EPICE
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Blemishes : TAINTS
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Loser to D.D.E. : AES
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Punish : SPANK
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Sennit : CORD
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Specifies : STATES
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In ___ (briefly) : AWORD
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Cads : LOWLIFES
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Separate wale : PARTRIDGES
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Gleeful circle : BLITHERING
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Plant feature : AXIL
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Auto : COUPE
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Actress Anouk : AIMEE
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"Step ___!" : ONIT
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Coastal phenomenon : TIDE
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Understands : GETS
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Brants : GEESE
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Rorem and Calmer : NEDS
Down
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Comedienne Imogene : COCA
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Nuncupative : ORAL
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Shortening : LARD
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Come before : ANTECEDE
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Tours de force : STUNTS
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Sets the stride : PACES
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Pallid : ASHY
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Honshu bay : ISE
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Kelso feeder : NOSEBAG
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Ariel et al. : SPRITES
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U.S.S.R. range : URALS
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Frosted : RIMY
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Nav. rank : ENS
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"Little Men" author : ALCOTT
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Ten: Prefix : DEKA
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Lamebrain : DOLT
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Enzymes : ASES
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Gibraltar : THEROCK
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"___ Ben Jonson!" : ORARE
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To the rear : ABACK
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M.C.'s prop : MIKE
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Walking ___ (elated) : ONAIR
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Summary : RECAP
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"Once ___ time . . . " : UPONA
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Goes for conservatives : LOVESTORIES
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___ throat : STREP
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Common swifts: Scot. : CRANS
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Put up drapes : HUNG
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Change state : ALTERNATION
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Move waveringly : WEAVE
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Word with sooth and nay : SAYER
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Paid attention : SATUP
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Hackneyed : TRITE
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Press and radio : MEDIA
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Kick off : START
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Valleys : DELLS
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Dewy : MOIST
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Ezra Pound's home state : IDAHO
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At no time : NEVER
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Clipped : SHORN
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Miffed state : SULKS
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Skedaddle : SCOOT
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Poznán, to a Berliner : POSEN
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Pitchman's stooge : SHILL
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Kind of reaction : CHAIN
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Must : HASTO
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Waiters' handouts : MENUS
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Country crossover : STILE
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Acknowledge : GRANT
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___ Tages (one day): Ger. : EINES
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Solarium, e.g. : ROOM
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Smart ___ : ALECK
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___ acid : PRUSSIC
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N.F.L. milieu : GRIDIRON
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Garson : GREER
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Testifies : DEPOSES
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Go a round : SPAR
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Blatherskite : WINDBAG
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"Ici on ___ . . . " : PARLE
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Blab : TATTLE
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Chewink : TOWHEE
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Cleaned (up) : SWEPT
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Enclosures : COTES
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Lovers' quarrel : SPAT
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Prepare to take off : TAXI
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Saharan : ARID
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Malarial symptom : AGUE
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Cuba libre ingredient : LIME
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Minute : FINE
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Bagnold : ENID
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N.C.O.'s : SGTS
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Saluki or dingo : DOG
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Taradiddle : LIE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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