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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

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New York Times, Sunday, September 25, 1977

86-Across : ___ left field

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.56, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 668 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 165, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Spans: 6, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,270
Across
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Falls short : FAILS
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Beguile : AMUSE
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Dicta : FIATS
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Track event : DASH
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Play part : ACTII
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Second showing : RERUN
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___ loose (free) : ONTHE
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Inventor Pliny : EARLE
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Flooring : TILE
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Roman times : NONES
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Buggies : PRAMS
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Raise a nap on : TEASEL
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Infiltrator : SPY
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Sautés : FRIES
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Swivets : STEWS
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Ford, often : VETOER
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Then, to Pierre : ALORS
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Baba and Pasha : ALIS
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Liana : VINE
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___ extent (partly) : TOSOME
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Long, long time : EONS
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Steeler coach and family : NOLLS
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Pointed arch : OGEE
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Mescal source : AGAVE
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"Ah, me!" : ALACK
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Famed soprano : EAMES
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Tightens, as a drum : FRAPS
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___ mater : PIA
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___ noire : BETE
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Truck part : AXLE
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Borrower : LOANEE
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Radio-tube workers : AGERS
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Cask: Abbr. : BRL
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Livy or Ovid : ROMAN
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Musical pieces : RONDOS
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Followed slavishly : APED
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Fearing that : LEST
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Wolfert : IRA
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___ left field : OUTIN
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The Foul Fiend : SATAN
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Gossips : TALKS
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Bohr and Borge : DANES
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St. Paul's designer : WREN
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Oca or yam : TUBER
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Would-be jr. : SOPH
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Whirl : GYRATE
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Garroway : DAVE
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Miami's county : DADE
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Friend of Solomon : HIRAM
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Giant step : STRIDE
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Anecdote : STORY
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___ end to : PUTAN
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Cpl. or sgt. : NCO
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___ force (by all means): Fr. : ATOUTE
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Roulette bet : CARRE
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Oriente native : CUBAN
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Artery : ROAD
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Warmth : ARDOR
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Nightclub : BOITE
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White Sands' county : OTERO
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Horatio : ALGER
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Letter opener : DEAR
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Selected : OPTED
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Could and would : VERBS
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City on the Aire : LEEDS
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Data : FACTS
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___ off the old block : ACHIP
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Where the Adige flows : ITALY
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Corso money : LIRE
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Part of R.S.V.P. : SIL
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Wardrobe : ARMOIRE
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Most spiteful : MEANEST
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Importunes : URGES
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Basks : SUNS
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Chemical ending : ENE
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C.S.A. general : FORREST
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Relative : INLAW
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Monads : ATOMS
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As an example : THUS
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Cinque follower : SEI
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Philippine port : DAVAO
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Originate : ARISE
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More guileful : SLIER
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Third Reich salute : HEIL
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Noted prep school : EXETER
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Clothe : ENROBE
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A science : OPTICS
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Office help : STENOS
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Sweetheart : FLAME
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Move furtively : SLINK
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Perfume bottles : VIALS
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U.S.S.R. town : AZOV
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Shore bird : AVOCET
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Odious : VILE
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Public storehouse : ETAPE
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Straight thinking : LOGIC
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Newton : ISAAC
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Prelims : HEATS
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___ sides (everywhere) : ONALL
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Lover : ROMEO
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Glacial deposit : MORAINE
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Guam's capital : AGANA
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Drive back : REPEL
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Concurrences : YESES
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"___ in the hand ... " : ABIRD
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Charter : LEASE
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Glorify : EXALT
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Converging : FOCAL
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Caustic : ACRID
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Flaccid : LIMP
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Touchdown : LANDING
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Incite : EGGON
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Mtg. : SESS
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"Ghosts" creator : IBSEN
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Cavort : FRISK
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Sets of type : FONTS
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Believes, of yore : TROWS
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Dark-eyed beauty : HOURI
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Between: Prefix : INTER
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Eucharistic plate : PATEN
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Museum offering : OPART
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Run out : ELAPSE
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City of India : DELHI
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Shore : DINAH
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Garbo : GRETA
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Lightened : EASED
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Smooth-tongued : SUAVE
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Rose's love : ABIE
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Ski-lodge offering : TODDY
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Bob or Thomas : DYLAN
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Ancient Armenia : ARAM
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Merchant : TRADER
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Caught : SNARED
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Rifle : GARAND
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Diaskeuast : EDITOR
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Bedecked : ADORNED
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Controversy : RHUBARB
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Spanish gypsies : GITANOS
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Be curious : STARE
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___ lie (fibbed) : TOLDA
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Grapevine growth : RUMOR
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___ through (persevered) : SAWIT
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Stereotyped : TRITE
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Less polluted : PURER
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Sverige's neighbor : NORGE
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Was concerned : CARED
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Incenses : ODORS
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In ___ way (ailing) : ABAD
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Hoofbeat : CLOP
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___ d'Azur : COTE
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Lead or bit : ROLE
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Cameroons tribe : ABO
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Soho coin, for short : SOV
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Bad: Prefix : MAL

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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