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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Saturday, September 8, 1979

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 353 (avg 1.85)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,896

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Across
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Soho swell : TOFF
5
Broadcast seed : SOWED
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Fiery gem : OPAL
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Bireme power : OARS
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___ là? (who goes there?) : QUIVA
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Pianist Peter : NERO
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Randy Matson, e.g. : SHOTPUTTER
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Asgard's lord : ODIN
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Buchwald and Ade : HUMORISTS
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Weather word in L.A. : SMAZE
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Person : PARTY
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Patisserie item : FLAN
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Frantic : MAD
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Mal de ___ (seasickness) : MER
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Floor supports : JOISTS
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Nile denizen : IBIS
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Serial : SEQUENTIAL
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Food fish : CISCO
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Soup-and-fish : TUX
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Gadget : GIZMO
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Rule from the bench : ADJUDICATE
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Philippine island or port : CEBU
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Crudely chipped flint : EOLITH
44
Borden weapon : AXE
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Mat. time : SAT
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Son of Troy's founder : ILUS
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Activate : SPARK
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Durable fabric : DENIM
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Kind of soldier : CHOCOLATE
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Choir member : ALTO
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Appears suddenly : BURSTSUPON
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Vienna, to a Berliner : WIEN
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Vertiginous : AREEL
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See to : TEND
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Rorem and Sparks : NEDS
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Singer Helen : REDDY
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Former spouses : EXES
Down
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Twaddle : TOSH
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Honolulu's isle : OAHU
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Out of : FROM
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Camera-lens setting : FSTOP
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Ushers : SQUIRES
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Extend : OUTSTRETCH
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Humorous : WITTY
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Arden et al. : EVES
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___ es Salaam : DAR
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Of names : ONOMASTIC
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Plays the pompous precisionist : PEDANTIZES
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Neighbor of Nev. : ARIZ
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Unattended : LONE
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Nanny pushes it : PRAM
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Hurl : SLING
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Ill-wisher : FOE
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Isinglass : MICA
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Withstand : ABIDE
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Incoherent : DISJOINTED
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Put next to : JUXTAPOSED
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Latino dance : SAMBA
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Kitchen helpers : SCULLIONS
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Sine ___ non : QUA
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Tactless one : LOUT
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Execration : ODIUM
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Pronoun : ITS
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To a T : EXACTLY
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Piccadilly Circus statue : EROS
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Destroy documents : SHRED
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Jane Fonda's 1971 Oscar movie : KLUTE
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Begin to be perceived : DAWN
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Author Wiesel : ELIE
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Remedy : CURE
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Culmination : APEX
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Franchot of former film fame : TONE
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Pass catchers : ENDS
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Preclude : BAR

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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