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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Thursday, December 22, 1977

Author: William Lutwiniak
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 311 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 5, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,358
Across Down
1. Where bachelors become benedicts : ALTAR
6. "___ corny as Kansas . . . " : IMAS
10. Refluxes : EBBS
14. Harbor craft : BARGE
15. Whence poi comes : TARO
16. Kind of trooper : PARA
17. "Hair" or "Grease" : BROADWAYMUSICAL
20. Sweet potato : YAM
21. Farm feature : SILO
22. Prolix : TALKY
23. Pixilated : BATTY
25. Gog and ___ : MAGOG
26. Appetite stimulants : AROMAS
28. H.S.T. or D.D.E. : MONOGRAM
31. Purport : TENOR
32. Inlet : COVE
33. Magnetite, e.g. : ORE
34. Pro hockey team : THESTLOUISBLUES
38. Chance : HAP
39. Bulwer-Lytton heroine : IONE
40. ___ seed (lose vigor) : RUNTO
41. Like some snapshots : ENLARGED
44. Famed pond : WALDEN
45. Get ___ of (hear): Slang : ALOAD
46. Caulking material : OAKUM
47. Rebel against Queen Mary: 1553–54 : WYATT
48. Ernie Kovac's widow : EDIE
49. ___ tree (in trouble) : UPA
52. 1965 Oscar-winning movie : THESOUNDOFMUSIC
55. Employment : WORK
56. Announce loudly : ROAR
57. Ukase : EDICT
58. Greek peak : OSSA
59. Stately trees : ELMS
60. Straits : NECKS
1. "Dear ___" : ABBY
2. Zhivago's love : LARA
3. Seventy-six musicians : TROMBONEPLAYERS
4. Moslem potentate : AGA
5. Songbird : REDSTART
6. Whence Chianti comes : ITALY
7. Famed clinic : MAYO
8. "Thou hast a mighty ___": Psalm 89 : ARM
9. Cassocks : SOUTANES
10. Concluding section : EPILOG
11. Movie ingredient : BACKGROUNDMUSIC
12. Rude sound : BRAY
13. Mineo : SAL
18. Faculties : WITS
19. Kind of palm : SAGO
24. Hebrew prophet : AMOS
25. Lumet opus : MOVIE
26. "The year's ___ spring": Browning : ATTHE
27. Popular actress in the Gay Nineties : REHAN
28. Tumulus : MOUND
29. Rugged crest : ARETE
30. Unstable nuclear particle : MESON
32. Sounded dovish : COOED
35. Bond : LIGATURE
36. Railroad workers : BRAKEMEN
37. Humdinger : LULU
42. Where the Tanana flows : ALASKA
43. Newspaper section, for short : ROTO
44. Lost sheep : WAIF
46. Bouquets : ODORS
47. "___ Who" : WHOS
48. Dutch export : EDAM
50. Use a plectrum : PICK
51. Stein's "Four Saints in Three ___" : ACTS
52. Dyadic group : TWO
53. Cambodia's Lon ___ : NOL
54. Ulan ___, city in Russia : UDE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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