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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Tuesday, January 7, 1975

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { F V }, Scrabble score: 328 (avg 1.74)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,278
Across
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Biblical land : ELAM
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Epee and estoc : SWORDS
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Put-up or inside : JOB
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Seafood item : SOLE
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Arouse : WAKEUP
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Pitching-stat listing : ERA
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Contentious : QUARRELSOME
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Equipage : RIG
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"___ transit . . . " : SIC
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Slippery one : EEL
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Blighters : BLOKES
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Skims over the water : SKITTERS
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Suburban sight : LAWN
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Drum : TOMTOM
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Emulate Dick Button : SKATE
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Kind of meal or root : SQUARE
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___ Kippur : YOM
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Enif or Izar : STAR
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Word play : PUN
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Check : TAB
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Blithesome : GAY
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Letter : ELL
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Ancient chest : CIST
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Shaver : TOT
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Unrefined : COARSE
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Mexican native : AZTEC
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Inscrutable one : SPHINX
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Bantu language : ZULU
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Words for beauty : SKINDEEP
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Fares : RIDERS
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Broke fast : ATE
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___ man (unanimously) : TOA
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"___ on parle . . . " : ICI
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Rest homes : SANATORIUMS
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Toe, in Dundee : TAE
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Region of Greece : EPIRUS
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Girl of song : MIMI
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Time past, to poets : ELD
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Coffee-break favorite : DANISH
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On the deep : ASEA
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Titles of respect: Abbr. : ESQS
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Armstrong : LOUIS
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Dear me! : ALACK
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Mal de ___ : MER
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Confection : SWEETMEAT
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Billfold : WALLET
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Approves : OKS
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Old car : REO
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Slow-witted : DUMB
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Relieves : SPELLS
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Piddling : JERKWATER
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Certain rugs : ORIENTALS
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Luggage items : BAGS
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Heckler's put-down : RETORT
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Forest giants : OAKS
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Call ___ day : ITA
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Rogers : ROY
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Weather word : SMOG
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Gardner : ERLE
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Humane org. : SPCA
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Curious : QUIZZICAL
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Not labored : UNSTUDIED
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Foul weather wear: Var. : MACINTOSH
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Act officiously : BOSS
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More distant : YONDER
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Word with cast and scope : TELE
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Toll road: Abbr. : TPK
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Hewer : AXE
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Star-crossed : CURSED
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Gap : HIATUS
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Cases for small items : ETUIS
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Apple, in Metz : POMME
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Wedding, e.g. : RITE
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Grape jelly : SAPA
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Where the Ill flows : ASIA
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Writer Anais ___ : NIN
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"Exodus" hero : ARI
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"___ Yankee Doodle . . . " : IMA

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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