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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Saturday, October 15, 1977

Author: William Lutwiniak
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.74, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,290
Across Down
1. Pekoe purveyors : TEAMEN
7. "There's some ill ___ reigns": Shakespeare : PLANET
13. Hangnest : ORIOLE
14. ___ words (retract) : EATONES
16. Impromptu : SPUROFTHEMOMENT
18. ___ over (helped to get by) : TIDED
19. Barfly : TOPER
20. "Cielo e ___!" (Ponchielli aria) : MAR
21. Aqua fortis : ACID
22. Pivots : SLUES
23. Verbal thrust : GIBE
24. Pyknic : FAT
25. Gather, in a way : SHIRR
26. One-on-one affairs : DUELS
27. Giving substance to, with "out" : FLESHING
29. Spring bloomers : IRISES
30. Enduring : LONGLIVED
32. Puts out : ISSUES
35. Espresso garnish : ANISETTE
39. Checks : STEMS
40. Kefauver : ESTES
41. Relieve of : RID
42. Fibers from candlenut trees : AEAS
43. Gaul's chariot : ESSED
44. Comedienne Osterwald : BIBI
45. Bankbook abbr. : INT
46. Up : RISEN
47. Swedish engineer : NOBEL
48. Just before the deadline : ATTHELASTMINUTE
51. Philip Barry play: 1928 : HOLIDAY
52. Swift's flying island : LAPUTA
53. Pardons : REMITS
54. Sycophants : YESMEN
1. Type of postage stamp : TOPICAL
2. Steeped in lore : ERUDITE
3. Broadcast : AIRED
4. Temper; humor : MOOD
5. Eleven, in Essen : ELF
6. Provoking : NETTLING
7. Frog or chick : PEEPER
8. Luxurious fabrics : LAMES
9. Agent: Suffix : ATOR
10. Pierre, e.g. : NOM
11. Calhoun and Van Buren : ENEMIES
12. Logical, as a theory : TENABLE
15. Engineer's computation : STRESS
16. Crosier : STAFF
17. Timepieces : HOURGLASSES
22. Climbs, in a way : SHINS
23. Mentor : GUIDE
25. Oxfords : SHOES
26. Cure, as fur skins : DRESS
28. Warrens : SLUMS
29. Like the walls of Harvard Yard : IVIED
31. With determination : INTENTLY
32. Hebrew prophet : ISAIAH
33. Loud speaker : STENTOR
34. City named for a chief : SEATTLE
36. Encomium : TRIBUTE
37. Man of Lhasa : TIBETAN
38. Roman official : EDILE
40. Elianic works : ESSAYS
43. Elath, to the Arabs : EILAT
44. Nil nisi ___ : BONUM
46. Noted Italian biologist: 17th century : REDI
47. Small drinks : NIPS
49. Hymn homophone : HIM
50. Daisy ___ of Dogpatch : MAE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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