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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Thursday, September 24, 1981

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 380 (avg 2.03)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,643

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Across
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N'Djamena is its capital : CHAD
5
___ with (experienced) : METUP
10
Hopped a plane : FLEW
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___ Rud, river on Afghanistan's boundary : HARI
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Man of Masqat : OMANI
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"Damn Yankees" gal : LOLA
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Don Juan's mother : INEZ
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Uris novel : TOPAZ
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Gooey or gluey : ICKY
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Newspaper : GAZETTE
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Clowns : ZANIES
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Not busy : IDLE
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"Wozzeck" composer : BERG
26
Alter : CHANGE
29
Effluvium : AURA
30
Like Mary Quant's style : MOD
33
"Roots" author : HALEY
34
Coal source : STRIPMINE
36
Spring bloomer : IRIS
37
Luigi's mail : POSTA
38
Of a period : ERAL
39
Exigencies : PRESSURES
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Actor-musician Nelson : OZZIE
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Def., maybe : SYN
43
Pound : EZRA
44
Oz V.I.P. : WIZARD
45
Unclear : HAZY
46
Actress Louise : TINA
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Raucous cry : SQUALL
50
Coiffure tuft : TOPKNOT
53
Influence : PULL
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"The Man ___," 1924 song : ILOVE
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Romantic interlude : IDYL
58
Article for Hans : EINE
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Arch-consumerist : NADER
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Slangy turndown : NOPE
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Dictator : CZAR
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Coarse : GROSS
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An Olympian : EROS
Down
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Greek letter : CHI
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Put up drapes : HANG
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Environs : AREA
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Vertigo : DIZZINESS
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Blotch : MOTTLE
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Ham it up : EMOTE
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Finish line : TAPE
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"___ voce poco far," Rossini aria : UNA
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Fast-food place : PIZZERIA
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Cast : FLING
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Places : LOCI
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Actress Sommer : ELKE
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Methods : WAYS
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Nervous : EDGY
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Not care ___ : ARAP
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Lancaster et al. : BURTS
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TV cop show : CHIPS
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Bandleader James : HARRY
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Sci-fi heavy : ALIEN
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Confused : ATSEA
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Persian prince's title : MIRZA
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Walking ___ (elated) : ONAIR
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X-ed : DELED
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Rueful : SORRY
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Theater area : MEZZANINE
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Enigmatic : PUZZLING
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Close tightly : SEAL
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Piggery sound : OINK
44
Car attachments : WIPERS
45
Czech coin : HALER
46
Jabberwocky word : TOVES
47
Blueprint datum, for short : SPEC
48
Cross-examine : QUIZ
49
Bone attached to a ginglymus : ULNA
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Rowdydow : TODO
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What anosmic people do not sense : ODOR
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Erratum : TYPO
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Gibbon : LAR
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Author Whitten : LES

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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