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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

NOTA BENE: SCALE BACK

New York Times, Sunday, August 27, 1989

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 634 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 157, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,537
Across
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Dress trimming : RUCHE
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Receded : EBBED
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Chest wood : CEDAR
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Rambouillets : SHEEP
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Pompeiian cover-up : ASHES
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Veiling : TULLE
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Genetic enzyme : RNASE
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Señor feature : TILDE
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[Image of a quarter note] : SHORTFOROLIVEDRAB
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Lazzarone : IDLER
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Durango dough : PESO
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Swiss unit for watches : LIGNE
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Org. : ASSN
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Young pilchard : SARDINE
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"We ___ the World" : ARE
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Caught a bug : AILED
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Debauchee : ROUE
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Spit curl : TRESS
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[Image of a quarter note] : IMPERSONALPRONOUN
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Type of brandy : CASSIS
46
Writer Macdonald : ROSS
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Cavort : ROMP
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Foot, to Fabius : PES
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Uzbek, for one : ASIAN
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Goalie's place : CAGE
54
Muscovite : MICA
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Singer Vaughan : SARAH
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[Image of a quarter note] : SYMBOLFORALUMINUM
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Memorable Yugoslav leader : TITO
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Cast lead-in : TELE
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Lake near Novgorod : ILMEN
66
Sniffs out : NOSES
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___ State (Oklahoma) : BOOMER
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Standoff : STALEMATE
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Galatea's love : ACIS
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Baltimore's Friendship, e.g. : AIRPORT
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[Image of a quarter note] : ANGELESORALAMOS
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Tries very hard : STRIVES
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Get around : ROVE
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Handel's forte : ORATORIOS
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Asked for earnestly : CRAVED
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"A linen stock ___ leg . . . ": Shak. : ONONE
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Singer Lopez : TRINI
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Whilom : ERST
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Roster : ROTA
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[Image of a quarter note] : USASERVICEACADEMY
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Equalizes : EVENS
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Write a ticket : CITE
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"Play ___ It Lays," 1972 film : ITAS
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Jeans material : DENIM
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Say "I do" : WED
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Grimace : MOUE
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A Yemeni capital : SANA
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Like cumulus clouds : FLEECY
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[Image of a quarter note] : CONTRACTIONFORIAM
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Menu : CARTE
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Dover domestic : CHAR
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Convex moldings : OVOLI
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Light touch : TAP
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Song from "South Pacific" : BALIHAI
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Insincerity : CANT
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Extended family : TRIBE
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Monterrey Ms. : SRTA
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Liqueur flavoring : ANISE
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[Image of a quarter note] : SOUNDOFHESITATION
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No way! : NEVER
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Classical ennead : MUSES
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Bob Crane TV role : HOGAN
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Metaphysical poet : DONNE
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Sheath, for one : DRESS
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Inscribed pillar : STELA
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Gators' kin : CROCS
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Highway hazard : SPEED
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Mexican dance : RASPA
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Bridesmaid's escort : USHER
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Was selective : CHOSE
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Hoagie : HERO
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"Dulce et decorum ___ . . . " : EST
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Savoie star : ETOILE
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He succeeded Warren : BURGER
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Fair-haired chaps : BLONDS
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Sand's "___ et lui" : ELLE
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"Agnus ___" : DEI
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Coal-tar distillates : CRESOLS
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Attains a goal : ENDSUP
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Dragonfly : DARNER
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___ rule (generally) : ASA
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The Gray : REBS
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Saddle features : STIRRUPS
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Out of sight : HIDDEN
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Island off Manhattan : ELLIS
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"Lest we lose our ___": Browning : EDENS
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Goriot, par exemple : PERE
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Somersaults : FLIPS
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Spanish measures : VARAS
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Molecule member : ATOM
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___ acid : AMINO
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Actress Sanford : ISABEL
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Cathedral fixture : ORGAN
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A Coward : NOEL
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The lower world : ORCUS
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Linguistics expert Chomsky : NOAM
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Assigns parts : CASTS
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To this point : ASYET
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Summer capital of the Raj : SIMLA
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Carnera of boxing : PRIMO
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Gourmand : EATER
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Two-reel movie : SHORT
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French blueblood : COMTE
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Dizzy : AREEL
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Beethoven's "___ Solemnis" : MISSA
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Medic chaser : INE
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Surmounting : ATOP
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Depicted : LIMNED
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Wearies : FLAGS
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Bare : UNCOVER
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Watered silk : MOIRE
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Relating to life : BIOTIC
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Thereabouts : ORSO
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Chalet feature : EAVE
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Unanimously : ASONE
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"___ plan, a canal . . . " : AMANA
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Uneven : EROSE
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Playwright Garcia ___ : LORCA
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Where Hamal twinkles : ARIES
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"The Turn of the ___": James : SCREW
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Treasure follower : TROVE
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Appraised : RATED
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Netman Lendl : IVAN
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Make good : REDEEM
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Actress Dunne : IRENE
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Of an element important in electricity : OSMIC
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Frustrate, alternatively : STYMY
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Willow : OSIER
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Turner or Cole : NAT
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Mighty one : TITAN
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Like some pockets : UCUT
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Chianti or Soave : VINO
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He lost to Dwight : ADLAI
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Comedic brothers : SMOTHERS
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Draft status : ONEA
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___ chance (may succeed) : STANDSA
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"As the ___ a bird . . . ": Blake : AIRTO
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Choice beef cut : FILET
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Stressful times : CRISES
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Point the finger at : ACCUSE
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Big name in perfumery : CHANEL
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Pass up : FOREGO
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Ootheca : OVISAC
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Signs of spring : ROBINS
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Rattan worker : CANER
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Extant : ALIVE
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Threefold : TRINE
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Expiate : ATONE
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Like many windows : PANED
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Troupe : BAND
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Beliefs : ISMS
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Author Heyerdahl : THOR
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Street sign : STOP
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Passé : OUT
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Inst. in Henderson, Tenn. : FHC
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Sales pitches : ADS

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 10 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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