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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Friday, December 2, 1977

Author: William Lutwiniak
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { F J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,338
Across Down
1. Waxed : GREW
5. Fine cigar : CLARO
10. Loci : PLACES
12. Branchlike : RAMOUS
14. Victor Herbert operetta : NAUGHTYMARIETTA
17. Bone: Prefix : OSTEO
18. Wrangler's territory : RANGE
19. ___ Lanka (Ceylon) : SRI
20. 1 and 66 : RTES
21. "In hoc ___ vinces" : SIGNO
22. Comedian Conway : TIM
23. ___ culpa : MEA
24. Nader's "Unsafe ___ Speed" : ATANY
25. Pancake : CREPE
27. Berlin hit: 1924 : ALLALONE
29. Like an escarpment : SLOPED
30. Twists the facts : MISSTATES
32. S.A. serpents : ABOMAS
35. Grafts, as a plant : INARCHES
39. Gogol's "___ Bulba" : TARAS
40. ___ Mountains, in three states : OZARK
41. Name meaning "high" : ELI
42. Mauna ___ : LOA
43. Grudge : SPITE
44. Partisan: Suffix : CRAT
45. Opening trio : ABC
46. Durable fabric : CHINO
47. Hit a golf ball with the heel of the club : SHANK
48. Aussie song : WALTZINGMATILDA
51. Mid-March advice to Caesar : BEWARE
52. Gives up : YIELDS
53. Alphabetizes, e.g. : SORTS
54. Iowa college town : AMES
1. Pertaining to buttock muscles : GLUTEAL
2. Tantrums : RAGES
3. Iterate : ECHO
4. All ___ (in error) : WET
5. Small slit : CRANNY
6. Composition by Handel : LARGO
7. Gallic girlfriend : AMIE
8. Caviar : ROE
9. Stride beyond : OUTSTEP
10. Delicate; light : PASTEL
11. People of Aleppo : SYRIANS
13. Lane marker : STRIPE
14. Shearer or Talmadge : NORMA
15. Circe's forte : MAGNETIZING
16. Intended : AIMED
21. German sculptor-painter : STOSS
24. A.k.a. : ALIAS
25. Scribe : CLERK
26. Irish county: Abbr. : ROSC
28. Abbess : AMMA
29. Gawk : STARE
31. One of da Vinci's interests : ANATOMY
32. Attorney ___ : ATLAW
33. Broad-trunked tree : BAOBAB
34. Sources of wisdom : ORACLES
36. Publicizes : HERALDS
37. Veldt beasts : ELANDS
38. Naval base in Alaska : SITKA
40. Airs a view : OPINES
43. Camise : SHIRT
44. Drake raided its coasts : CHILE
46. Man of great power : CZAR
47. Spinach part : STEM
49. Brace : TWO
50. Building-planners' org. : AIA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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