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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Friday, November 25, 1977

Author: William Lutwiniak
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.56, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,331
Across Down
1. Dip net : BRAIL
6. A and H : BOMBS
11. Fit to be farmed : ARABLE
12. Tennis-playing sisters : EVERTS
14. What life is, to some : ABOWLOFCHERRIES
17. In a sardonic way : DRILY
18. Your of yore : THINE
19. Jacket or coal : PEA
20. Poet famed for Italian dialect : DALY
21. Ducks' kin : SWANS
22. Take five : REST
23. Ulan ___, city in Russia : UDE
24. Sightless : BLIND
25. Gossipy female: Slang : YENTA
26. Hawker's activity : PEDDLING
28. Persevered : HELDON
29. Roof timber : RIDGEPOLE
31. Chevron : STRIPE
34. "It ___ in Monterey," 1930 song : HAPPENED
38. Gets better : HEALS
39. Wyatt and Fonda : JANES
40. Wallach : ELI
41. Balustrade : RAIL
42. Shell with a spiral shape : CONCH
43. Boer town : STAD
44. Seagoing initials : USS
45. Lake in Italy : GARDA
46. Madison Square Garden event : SETTO
47. What life isn't, to some : BEERANDSKITTLES
50. Chaperone : DUENNA
51. Overacted : EMOTED
52. Polytheistic : PAGAN
53. Cut cords : SAWED
1. Fixed steaks : BROILED
2. In a vulgar manner : RAWLY
3. With finesse : ABLY
4. U.N. labor group : ILO
5. Radicals : LEFTWING
6. Supporting : BEHIND
7. Calcars : OVENS
8. Pure and simple : MERE
9. Chilled-to-the-bone sound : BRR
10. Scholarship allowance : STIPEND
11. Use emery cloth : ABRADE
13. Takes care of : SEESTO
14. Make sense : ADDUP
15. Circulate, as money : CHANGEHANDS
16. Archfiend : SATAN
21. Bearish time : SLIDE
22. Book by D. S. Freeman : RELEE
24. Radarscope readings : BLIPS
25. Kennel sounds : YELPS
27. Practice : DRILL
28. Peking's province : HOPEH
30. Crepes : PANCAKES
31. Low, woody plant : SHRUB
32. Chaffed : TEASED
33. Bring into being : RAISEUP
35. Rubbed the wrong way : NETTLED
36. Jubilant : ELATED
37. Antics : DIDOS
39. Neighbor of Iraq and Syria : JORDAN
42. Garden bloomer : CANNA
43. Uno e sei : SETTE
45. Crew : GANG
46. Put away : STOW
48. Female defendant, in law : REA
49. "___ Yankee Doodle . . . " : IMA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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