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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

ALWAYS BELITTLING

New York Times, Sunday, January 16, 1972

Author: William Lutwiniak
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 676 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 151, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 13, XRef: 1, 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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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,191
Across Down
1. Correctly : ARIGHT
7. Factotum : DOALL
12. Florist items : VASES
17. Helmsman's course : SBE
20. Go headlong : CAREER
21. Prankish spirit : ARIEL
22. Bonehead : IDIOT
23. Chase flies : SHAG
24. Ham it up : MAKEMUCHADOABOUTNOTHING
28. Mss. men : EDS
29. Schnozzles : SNOOTS
30. ___ prosequi : NOLLE
31. Logger's hook : PEAVEY
32. Got to : CAME
33. Be worthy of : MERIT
34. Grand Ol' ___ : OPRY
35. Family members : PAS
38. Front on : FACE
39. Copland : AARON
40. Don Juan's mother : INEZ
41. Helmsman's course : NBE
44. Like a $10 bid for "Mona Lisa" : UNWORTHYOFCONSIDERATION
49. P.M. affair : SOIREE
50. Saucers, maybe : UFOS
51. Gil ___ : BLAS
52. Lacerate : REND
53. Gloomy Dean, to cockneys : HINGE
54. Huge one : TITAN
56. Caucasian : OSSET
58. Biting insect: Var. : MINGE
59. M.I.T. grads : ENGS
60. Writer Bergson : HENRI
61. Eastern V.I.P. : AMEER
62. Had a 67 Across : HOSTED
63. Unclean place : STY
64. Worthless thing : TINKERSDAMN
66. Oriented : EASTED
67. Social affair : PARTY
68. German article : EIN
69. Put out : ISSUE
70. Piscine features : SCALES
72. Worthless thing : CONTINENTAL
76. Ferryboat : BAC
79. Called : PHONED
80. Disgusting ones : TOADS
81. Map feature : INSET
82. Ride ___ fall : FORA
83. Dalai et al. : LAMAS
84. Gun parts : SEARS
85. Features of certain hogs : WARTS
86. Like Angora cats : FURRY
87. Bede : ADAM
88. ___ d'oeuvres : HORS
89. Incorrect: Prefix : CACO
90. French bird : OISEAU
91. Flop : NOTAMOUNTTOAHILLOFBEANS
97. Farm animal : EWE
98. Serpents : ASPS
99. Chatter : RUNON
100. Boorish ones : OAFS
101. Marie, for one : STE
102. Vedic dawn goddess : USAS
103. ___ Grosso : MATTO
104. Superior : LAKE
105. Striking phrase : SLOGAN
108. Promising one : COMER
109. Privation : PENURY
111. Musical syllable : TRA
114. Trivial accomplishment : NOTHINGTOWRITEHOMEABOUT
118. Kimono adjuncts : OBIS
119. Place of action : ARENA
120. Rice dish : PILAU
121. Quake aftermath : RUBBLE
122. Cattle genus : BOS
123. Genial, in Britain : SONSY
124. Sudden increase : SPURT
125. Anger : SPLEEN
1. Culmination : ACME
2. Thunderfish : RAAD
3. Peeves : IRKS
4. Thou, or ten C's : GEE
5. Skirt features : HEMS
6. Lop off : TRUNCATE
7. Where Porto Novo is : DAHOMEY
8. Speechify : ORATE
9. Gives a leg up : AIDS
10. Durocher : LEO
11. Brazilian cowboys : LLANEROS
12. Orchestra section : VIOLINS
13. Grown up : ADULT
14. Locate : SITE
15. Long time : EON
16. Corks : STOPPERS
17. Knife: Slang : SHIV
18. Source of harm : BANE
19. Like chins at breakfast : EGGY
23. Two-wheeler : SHAY
25. Plane section : COACH
26. Element : BORON
27. ___ rima : TERZA
33. City of France : MACON
34. ___ a time : ONEAT
35. Presses forward : PUSHES
36. Consecrate : ANOINT
37. Like some music : SWINGY
38. Kind of sample : FREE
39. Lothario's specialty : AFFAIR
40. Do-nothing : IDLER
41. Dolce far ___ : NIENTE
42. Rang the bell : BONGED
43. Over : ENDED
45. Outfits: Abbr. : ORGS
46. Bizarre : OUTRE
47. Father of Nora and Peer : IBSEN
48. Valse ___ : TRISTE
54. Bivouac features : TENTS
55. Black : INKY
56. Man of Muscat : OMANI
57. Theol. center : SEM
58. City on the Tigris : MOSUL
60. Took on : HIRED
61. Mine features : ADITS
62. Tackles : HASAT
64. Wayside Inn fare : TALES
65. Forwards : SENDS
66. Western park : ESTES
67. Straw hat : PANAMA
69. This month: Abbr. : INST
70. Tail : SHADOW
71. Shaggy : COMATE
72. Free-wheel : COAST
73. Crewman : OAR
74. B-vitamin : NIACIN
75. Sign up : ENROL
76. North wind : BOREAS
77. Confirmed : ARRANT
78. Oater critter : CAYUSE
79. Jet : PLANE
80. Sea birds : TERNS
82. Blow a ___ : FUSE
84. ___ up (increases power) : SOUPS
85. Basswood : WAHOO
86. Dissembles : FIBS
88. Cries of adoration : HOSANNAS
89. Spells: Scot. : CANTRIPS
90. Parties in a bribe : OFFERERS
92. Kenya people : MASAI
93. Mine rail passage : TRAMWAY
94. One of the Mongolias : OUTER
95. Hollywood studio deal : LOANOUT
96. Caulking material : OAKUM
102. Exclamations of disgust : UGHS
103. Months, to Hiawatha : MOONS
104. Hungarian composer : LEHAR
105. Snooty one : SNOB
106. Timber wolf : LOBO
107. Elevator man : OTIS
108. Comb: Prefix : CTEN
109. N. Z. timber tree : PELU
110. Bawl : YAUP
111. " . . . or not ___" : TOBE
112. Bylaw : RULE
113. Solar disk : ATEN
115. Twelve doz. : GRO
116. Pourboire : TIP
117. Cooperage abbr. : BBL

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 16 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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