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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Wednesday, December 17, 1975

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 318 (avg 1.68)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, 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. 9,622
Across
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Golf-great Walter : HAGEN
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Stereo must : HIFI
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"I am the king of ___, I am" : SIAM
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Native of the Orient : ASIAN
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N.C. college : ELON
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Cuxhaven's river : ELBE
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Second lieutenants : SHAVETAILS
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"That's ___ of malarkey!" : ALOT
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Northumberland river : TYNE
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Famed D.C. office : OVAL
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Have a yen : CRAVE
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Slaw, e.g. : SIDEDISH
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Thrice: Prefix : TER
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Having a cap : LIDDED
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Large bills : CEES
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Jim-dandies : ONERS
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Spanish artist : VELAZQUEZ
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Mountain: Prefix : OREO
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Baguette : JEWEL
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Destroy : UNDO
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Baffles : PERPLEXES
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___-American : LATIN
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___ trap : SETA
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Betoken : DENOTE
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Times of day: Abbr. : AMS
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Leashed : TETHERED
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Hoots : MOCKS
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Small thing : IOTA
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Wagnerian role : ERDA
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Land unit : ACRE
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Temporary inactivity : MORATORIUM
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One-horse ___ : SHAY
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Pointed end : CUSP
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Perceive : SENSE
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Exhausts : SAPS
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Crystal-ball words : ISEE
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Sidles : EDGES
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Poetic verb : HAST
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Pale : ASHY
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One of Menotti's names : GIAN
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Snoops : EAVESDROPS
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Compass reading : NNE
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___-ho! : HEAVE
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Homeric epic : ILIAD
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Small cavities : FOLLICLES
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Office holders : INS
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Char-broil : SEAR
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___ ease : ILLAT
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On high : ABOVE
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Poetic device : METER
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Lincoln's wife : TODD
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___ nous (at our house) : CHEZ
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Plural endings : IES
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Secure : SEAL
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Aerobatic maneuver : LOOP
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Concerning : INRE
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Doe or roe : DEER
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Frittered away : SQUANDERED
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Irksome : VEXATIOUS
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Woolly beast : EWE
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Golden-rule word : UNTO
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Do news work : EDIT
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Kind of pass defense : ZONE
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Ballet leap : JETE
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Tennis calls : LETS
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F.F.V. name : LEE
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Mild expletive : DRAT
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Collect : AMASS
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Choice coffee : MOCHA
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Discard : SCRAP
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Mount : HORSE
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Troop encampment : ETAPE
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Openers : KEYS
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Surround : RING
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Great actress : DUSE
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Singer Ed : AMES
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12th-century date : MCI
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Full of: Suffix : OSE

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

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