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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Tuesday, October 14, 1975

61-Across : Sci-fi writer Isaac

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 322 (avg 1.72)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,558
Across
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Woolly beast : EWE
4
Gaucho gear : RIATA
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Pokes : JABS
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Easygoing : LAX
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Signs up : ENROLS
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City of India : AGRA
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Harriman, to friends : AVE
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Dependable : STABLE
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Soigné : CHIC
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Livestock feed : MESQUITE
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Air-defense fire : ACKACK
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City on the Danube : ULM
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City of India : DELHI
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Clears out : VACATES
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Sheds : LEANTOS
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Jim-dandies : ONERS
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Sleep like ___ : ALOG
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Famed archer : TELL
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___ the kill : INAT
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Curtails : CLIPS
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___ ball (enjoyed) : HADA
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___ majesty : LESE
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Be indolent : LAZE
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Fine-tune : RESET
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Tried hard : EXERTED
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Finger-painters : DAUBERS
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V.I.P.'s : BRASS
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Numero ___ : UNO
52
Empty words : HOTAIR
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Sudden outburst : PAROXYSM
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Heroic : EPIC
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Sci-fi writer Isaac : ASIMOV
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___-de-vie : EAU
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Cuff or missing : LINK
65
Vonnegut's forte : SATIRE
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P.M. time : AFT
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Clutter : MESS
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___ Rapids : CEDAR
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Inactive: Abbr. : RET
Down
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Ancient Asian land : ELAM
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Servicewoman : WAVE
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Certain spouses : EXES
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Sports-page listings : RESULTS
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Soon enough : INTIME
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Smell ___ : ARAT
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"Early ___ ... " : TOBED
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Everything : ALL
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Child's toy : JACKINTHEBOX
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Eastern V.I.P. : AGHA
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___-a-brac : BRIC
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Fire from a job : SACK
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Freedom from mal de mer : SEALEGS
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Signal givers : QUARTERBACKS
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Tea : CHA
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Ran off : ELOPED
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Dress fabric : VOILE
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Secondary building : ANNEX
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Leave off : CEASE
30
Menu entries : SALADS
32
Annoy : TEASE
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Senior : OLDER
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Louvers : SLATS
37
Taylor : LIZ
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___ a bell : CLEARAS
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Reiterate : RUNOVER
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Numerical prefix : TRI
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Dawn goddess : AURORA
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Illwill : SPITE
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Pilot's place : HELM
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English painter : OPIE
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Pantry items : TINS
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Enclosed by : AMID
57
Time unit : YEAR
58
Secure : SAFE
59
Mongrel : MUTT
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Omaha-based defense org. : SAC

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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