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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Saturday, December 17, 1977

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Spans: 6, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,353
Across
1. Height, to a basketball center : ASSET
6. Inst. at Annapolis : ACAD
10. Douglas et al. : FIRS
14. "The Liner ___ lady . . . " : SHESA
15. Word after bar : NONE
16. "What's ___ for me?" : INIT
17. Smattering : LITTLEKNOWLEDGE
20. N.Y.C. subway : IRT
21. Money in Brussels : BELGA
22. Thai or Ainu : ASIAN
23. Captive : PRISONER
25. ___ swath (attract attention) : CUTA
26. Filbert : NUT
27. Frogs and toads : ANURANS
30. Razorbacks : HOGS
32. Gawk : STARE
33. Belt-making tool : AWL
35. Apologetic under duress : EATINGHUMBLEPIE
39. To the ___ degree : NTH
40. Cape for Pius : ORALE
41. Xanadu structure : DOME
42. Verse form used by Dante : SESTINA
44. Irish monk's cell : KIL
45. Corvette or carrier : SHIP
46. "___ by the forelock": Thales : TAKETIME
51. Trajan's tongue : LATIN
53. Lace loop : PICOT
54. Caesar : SID
55. What 17 Across is, at times : ADANGEROUSTHING
58. Face reddener : RAGE
59. Rodomontade : RANT
60. Hussar's weapon : LANCE
61. The vat man : DYER
62. Brokers' milieu: Abbr. : NYSE
63. Done : ENDED
Down
1. "There's many ___ . . . " : ASLIP
2. Fix eggs : SHIRR
3. Pre-show activity : SETTINGTHESTAGE
4. N.Y. time : EST
5. Large hound : TALBOT
6. Skater's weak spot : ANKLE
7. Good wishes : CONGRATULATIONS
8. Filipino buffalo : ANOA
9. Morning phenomenon : DEW
10. Tijuana gala : FIESTA
11. Butler U.'s location : INDIANAPOLISIND
12. Baltic port : RIGA
13. British gun : STEN
18. "For ___ though vanquish'd, he could argue still": Goldsmith : EEN
19. Token of victory : LAUREL
24. Striped cotton fabric : SUSI
25. Restrain : CURB
28. Identify : NAME
29. Do the trudgen : SWIM
30. Dominique : HEN
31. Mare's meal : OATS
32. State of Burma : SHAN
34. Shubert of Broadway : LEE
36. Perceiving : NOTING
37. Clutch : GRIP
38. Cut, rearrange, etc. : EDIT
43. Donnybrook memento : SHINER
44. Vessel on the range : KETTLE
47. Sharp : ACUTE
48. Bout routs : KOS
49. Chop fine : MINCE
50. Nosed (out) : EDGED
51. Daube : LARD
52. "What a Diff'rence ___ Made": 1934 song : ADAY
53. Supplicate : PRAY
56. Fish-eating bird : ERN
57. Victor Hugo's "___ of Ireland" : HAN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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