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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Saturday, January 7, 1978

Author: William Lutwiniak
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.67, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,374
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1. Percolate : SEEP
5. Fire worshiper : PARSI
10. Adjusted precisely : ALIGNED
13. Change the name : RETITLE
15. Cats and dogs : DOMESTICANIMALS
17. N.K.V.D. predecessor : OGPU
18. Makes worthless : VOIDS
19. Printer's em : MUT
20. Tennesseans, for short : VOLS
21. Natives of Helsinki : FINNS
22. Church feature : APSE
23. Chemical suffix : ENE
24. Twain hero : CANTY
25. Celestial Ram : ARIES
26. He destroys the evidence : EFFACER
28. Improve : AMEND
29. Setting limits : RESTRICTING
31. San ___, Calif. city : MATEO
32. Battery reading : VOLTAGE
34. Golden shiners : DACES
35. Where Iloilo is : PANAY
36. Britain's West Point: Abbr. : RMA
38. Scraps for Spot : ORTS
39. Tenement collection : RENTS
40. Napoleon and Wellington, e.g. : FOES
41. Swine ___ : FLU
42. Walk daintily : MINCE
43. Lie hidden : LURK
44. International business process : FOREIGNEXCHANGE
48. Trust implicitly : SWEARBY
49. Inclined : TRENDED
50. Piece of Bacon : ESSAY
51. Autographs : INKS
1. Reasons for the casts of thousands : SIMPLEFRACTURES
2. Hermia's father in "A Midsummer-Night's Dream" : EGEUS
3. Annapolis grad. : ENS
4. Cosset : PET
5. Awaits decision : PENDS
6. Monkshood : ATIS
7. Periphery : RIM
8. Post office, to the postmaster : STAMPINGGROUNDS
9. Maltreated : ILLUSED
10. "Oh that I had wings like ___!": Psalm 55 : ADOVE
11. African river : LOGONE
12. Oracle : DIVINER
13. Like the monsoon season : RAINY
14. Kefauver : ESTES
16. Gadget : CONTRIVANCE
21. De ___ (in reality) : FACTO
22. Fight site : ARENA
24. Work for F. Lee Bailey : CASES
25. Friendly relations : AMITY
27. Elaborate parties : FETES
28. World's biggest holdup man : ATLAS
30. Environment : CONTEXT
31. "Tamburlaine" was his first play : MARLOWE
33. Come out : EMERGE
34. Removes, as clothing : DOFFS
35. Price of a thought : PENNY
37. Queried : ASKED
39. "Eleanor ___," Beatles' hit in 1966 : RIGBY
40. Side : FLANK
42. First variable star to be discovered : MIRA
45. Consultants like Keynes: Abbr. : EAS
46. Dernier ___ : CRI
47. Layer : HEN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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