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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

GETTING THE CLUES

New York Times, Sunday, September 23, 1973

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.18, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 663 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 153, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 5, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,807
Across
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Soignée : MODISH
7
Long-legged bug : STRIDER
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Menu item : NOODLES
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Carousing : ONATEAR
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Mesabi output : IRONORE
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Deductive : APRIORI
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SBUR : RUBSTHEWRONGWAY
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Oddballs : WEIRDOS
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Greek peak : OSSA
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Felt pity for : ACHED
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Enzyme: Suffix : ASE
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Brants : GEESE
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See 122 Across : ION
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Deep thinkers : SAGES
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Stylish : CHIC
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French noble : DUC
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Porkpies : HATS
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Kind of beer : LAGER
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Emphasizes : POINTSUP
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Coin ___ : APHRASE
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SMRA : REVERSEARMS
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High Navy title: Abbr. : CNO
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Eva and Wernher von : BRAUNS
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Melchior, for one : TENOR
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Missing links in asyndeton : ANDS
55
Music and drama : ARTS
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Filleted : BONED
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Canadian national park : FUNDY
58
Navy personnel : WAVES
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Bristle : STARE
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Records : LOGS
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Bruised spots : SORES
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Ice-rink feat : AXEL
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Hostility : ANIMUS
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Follower of printemps : ETE
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SSEN : BACKWARDNESS
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Dessert choice : BOMBE
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Symbols on old manuscripts : OBELI
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Speed : HIE
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Defamation : LIBEL
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Musical key : AFLAT
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BLUE SOD : MIXEDDOUBLES
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Begley and Sullivan : EDS
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Starlike : SPHERY
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Do copydesk work : EDIT
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Networks : GRIDS
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Mine passage : ADIT
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Bring to ___ : ANEND
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Dress feature : WAIST
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Uses the dotted line : SIGNS
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Weather word : CLEAR
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Oppress : LOAD
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Chianti, e.g. : VINO
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Knicks and Nets : FIVES
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Wave about : WAGGLE
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Poetic contraction : OER
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IZ : CAPITALIZED
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Primitive people : SAVAGES
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Inventor, at times : PATENTEE
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Hawaiian geese : NENES
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Undiminished : MERE
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Certain citizens: Abbr. : SRS
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Bryophyte : MOSS
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Book-jacket blurbs : RAVES
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Speedboater Wood : GAR
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Sets the tempo : PACES
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Global milestone of science: Abbr. : IGY
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Bluefins : TUNAS
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Foment : ABET
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Excitation : AROUSAL
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OG, with 17 Down and 32 Across : GOINTHEOPPOSITE
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Grassland : PASTURE
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Pays no heed : IGNORES
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Frequenter : HABITUE
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Witnesses : ATTESTS
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Academic goals : DEGREES
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Begins : SETSIN
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P. I. native : MORO
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Stigma : ONUS
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Little bits : DABS
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"___ deal!" : ITSA
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Assigned : SET
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Merry sound : HAHA
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Signaling device : SIREN
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Set foot on : TROD
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Cuban rum : RON
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Gerund ending : ING
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Elderly woman : DOWAGER
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Stationary items : ERASERS
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Alfonso et al. : REYES
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Slangy turndown : NAW
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Hoptimism : OPE
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Sources : ORIGINS
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See 122 Across : DIRECT
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Miner's find : LODE
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Greek god : EROS
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Dice throw : SISE
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Tell : RECITE
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"___ on first?" : WHOS
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Cabbage : SAVOY
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Field: Lat. : AGER
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Stacks wood : CORDS
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Men : HIMS
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Do in a small way : DABBLE
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Destroy : UPROOT
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EARTH : CHANGEOFHEART
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See 42 Down : HAND
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Onager : ASS
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Helps, with 40 Down : LENDSA
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Saddle pads : PANELS
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GSGE : SCRAMBLEDEGGS
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Not so : UNTRUE
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Propounds : POSES
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Is sorry : RUES
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Begin again : RENEW
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House features : EAVES
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Seljuk : TURK
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"Once upon ___" : ATIME
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Central points : FOCI
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Declined : WANED
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Feller : AXE
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Social pests : SNOBS
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Brackish : SALTY
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Rose's love et al. : ABIES
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Confront boldly : BEARD
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Scarlet's husband : RHETT
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Treated with : DID
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Coalesce : BLEND
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Graduate degrees : LLDS
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Cessation of breath : APNOEA
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Nasty one : MEANIE
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Word for Prince Myshkin : IDIOT
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Greek letters : XIS
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Pointed arches : OGIVES
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Stimulated : URGED
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Storage places : BINS
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TV user : DIALER
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Make emphatic : STRESS
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Shropshire : SALOP
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Pond scum : ALGA
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Rubs off : WIPES
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Dresses lumber : SIZES
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Beware! : CAVE
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Industrial vessels : VATS
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Kind of print or fettle : FINE
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World or Boer : WAR
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Minoan capital : CNOSSUS
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Mystical interpretation : ANAGOGE
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Imposing taxes : LEVYING
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Celestial being : SERAPH
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Uprising: Fr. : EMEUTE
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Hand, in Rome : MANO
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Stringent : RIGID
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Suppose : GUESS
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P.T.A. member : PAPA
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Smell ___ : ARAT
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Outlay : COST
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Pronoun of yore : THEE
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Evian and Baden : SPAS
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___ were : ASIT
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Pincers' nippers : BITS
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Sewing-room adjunct : ETUI
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Certain age : TEEN
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Carney : ART
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French article : LES
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Correlative : NOR
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Italian numeral : TRE
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U.K. decoration : OBE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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