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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

REVIEWING THE BIDDING

New York Times, Sunday, October 10, 1976

Author: William Lutwiniak
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 684 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 149, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,920
Across Down
1. Exultant song : PAEAN
6. Sword of yore : ESTOC
11. Navy noncoms : CPOS
15. U.S. energy complex : TVA
18. Spontaneous : ADLIB
19. Regard as material : REIFY
20. Barflies : SOAKS
21. Bordoni : IRENE
23. One heart : THETARGETFORCUPIDSDARTS
27. Clothes : TOGS
28. Tops : AONE
29. Arm bones : ULNAE
30. Anyone's game : TENNIS
31. Gelid : ICY
32. Witch of ___ : ENDOR
33. In ___ (untidy) : AMESS
34. Leaves off : CEASES
35. Spore sacs : ASCI
36. Maestro's concern : SCORE
37. Musical leap : SALTO
38. One spade : HORTICULTURALIMPLEMENT
46. Like ducks' feet : WEBBED
47. ___ foot oil : NEATS
48. Contends : VIES
49. "Le Coq ___" : DOR
50. Spreads : OLEOS
51. Eater: Suffix : PHAGE
52. Pert lasses : CHITS
54. Counterclockwise : LEVO
55. Adjective ending : ULAR
56. Aviary sounds : COOS
57. Old pronoun : THEE
58. Humpback : CAMEL
59. Three diamonds : KOHINOORHOPEANDBASEBALL
66. Building wings : ELLS
67. Ulyanov : LENIN
68. Leif's father : ERIC
69. Double : ATWOBASEHITORAFACSIMILE
79. Burning bush : WAHOO
80. Maintain : AVER
81. German pronouns : ICHS
82. Panache : ELAN
83. Heron's cousin : IBIS
84. Less admirable : BASER
86. Girl's name : KATHY
88. Play the ham : EMOTE
89. Word with easter or wester : NOR
90. ___ Raton : BOCA
91. Count of music : BASIE
92. ___ own (solo) : ONONES
93. Four clubs : GOLFNIGHTBOOKANDINDIAN
99. Bullish times : RISES
100. Stu of films : ERWIN
101. Poetic word : NEER
102. Certain workshop : SMITHY
104. Defects : FLAWS
105. Cold : ALGID
107. Demijohn : JUG
110. Kind of punch : ONETWO
111. Cliburn's forte : PIANO
112. Skald : BARD
113. Lisbon lady : DONA
114. Redouble : MULTIPLYBYTWOREPEATONCE
119. Red as ___ : ABEET
120. Reveals : BARES
121. Greek city-state : POLIS
122. ___ sides : ONALL
123. Sun. talk : SER
124. "Citizen Kane" prop : SLED
125. Certain years : TEENS
126. Approvals : YESES
1. Famed singer : PATTI
2. Kind of committee : ADHOC
3. Pensive poem : ELEGY
4. River islands : AITS
5. Knicks' league : NBA
6. Of a sampling process : ERGODIC
7. "___ evil" : SEENO
8. Strength of a solution : TITER
9. On leave : OFF
10. Young people's org. : CYO
11. Courtroom figure : COUNSEL
12. P.T.A. members : PAPAS
13. Sooner : OKIE
14. Theol. degree : SSD
15. Crosspiece : TRANSOM
16. Nemo's creator : VERNE
17. The opposition : ANTIS
20. Eyeball component : SCLERA
21. Have thoughts about : IDEATE
22. Feminine ending : ESS
24. Like old butter : RANCID
25. Bruits : RUMORS
26. English ditches : STELLS
32. ___ Park, Colo. : ESTES
33. Penetrating : ACUTE
34. Nesses : CAPES
35. Tree: Prefix : ARBORI
36. Restricted to men : STAG
37. Thwacked : SMIT
38. Word of greeting : HELLO
39. Guiana sorcery : OBEAH
40. Win at jousting : UNHORSE
41. Restrain : LEASH
42. Like campus walls : IVIED
43. Dropsy : EDEMA
44. Newfangled : NOVEL
45. Fish in a way : TROLL
46. U.S. novelist : WOUK
51. Common funds : POOLS
52. Preside over : CHAIR
53. Hair dye : HENNA
54. Test area : LAB
56. Drink : COLA
57. General drift : TENOR
58. This, in Tours : CECI
60. Biblical mount : NEBO
61. Miss Oyl : OLIVE
62. O'Toole : PETER
63. Stranded : BEACHED
64. Mehitabel's chronicler : ARCHY
65. Snaky sound : SISS
69. In flight : AWING
70. Unauthorized : TABOO
71. Gyrate : WHIRL
72. Hawaiian birds : OOS
73. Attacks : HASAT
74. Blend with : FITIN
75. Autobiographic item : MEMOIR
76. Miss Massey : ILONA
77. Cause to be tardy : LATEN
78. Chemical endings : ENES
84. Specter : BOGEY
85. Bonn cries : ACHS
86. N. Z. birds : KAKIS
87. Wise ___ owl : ASAN
88. "The Song Is ___" : ENDED
90. Clergyman : BISHOP
91. Dog, in baby talk : BOWWOW
92. N.Y. lake : ONEIDA
94. Dissipate : FRITTER
95. Dunderhead : NITWIT
96. Made fast : BELAYED
97. Praying figures : ORANTS
98. Entrance : INGRESS
102. Slights : SNUBS
103. Brouhaha : MELEE
104. Filament : FIBRE
105. White poplar : ABELE
106. Rabbit fur : LAPIN
107. Salk : JONAS
108. Family member : UNCLE
109. Highlanders : GAELS
110. Tumor: Suffix : OMA
111. Indian veranda : PYAL
113. Over : DONE
115. Weights: Abbr. : LBS
116. Select : OPT
117. Caviar : ROE
118. Trifle : TOY

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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