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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

GADGET COUNTER

New York Times, Sunday, December 28, 1969

Author: William Lutwiniak
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 561 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 125, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,442
Across Down
1. Rebuff : SLAP
5. Complies : OBEYS
10. Ululates : BAYS
14. ___ song : FORA
18. Girl who wants, and gets : LOLA
19. Musical piece : FUGUE
20. Lively dance : GALOP
21. Porthos et Aramis : AMIS
22. Surprise : ABOLTFROMTHEBLUE
25. Platform : DECK
26. Caprices : VAGARIES
27. Points : TINES
28. Clefts : CHINKS
30. Neighbor of Ala. : TENN
31. Cocktail garnishes : RINDS
32. Noun ending : TION
33. Calling by name : PAGING
36. Tonsorial service : SINGE
37. Self-inflated one : BRAGGART
41. Have ___ to : AMIND
42. Manicurist's concern : FINGERNAILS
44. ___-disant : SOI
45. Italian numeral : NOVE
46. Bearish times : SAGS
47. Coffee-makers : URNS
48. Esteemed panfish : SCUP
49. Numerical prefix : TRI
50. Honestly : ONTHESQUARE
54. Folkways : MORES
55. Guards : SENTRIES
57. Fencing move : LUNGE
58. Of a cereal : OATEN
59. Incites : GOADS
60. Small cabaret : BOITE
61. Toxophilite gear : ARROW
62. Wrap : STOLE
63. Land of Minos : CRETE
64. Encircled, of old : EMBALLED
67. Money of Thailand : BAHTS
68. Contributes : DOESONESBIT
70. Galena : ORE
71. Wishes undone : RUES
72. Reward, old style : MEED
73. Have a go ___ : ATIT
74. Silk, in Paris : SOIE
75. Neighbor of Oreg. : IDA
76. Approached a solution : SAWDAYLIGHT
80. Traveled in a way : BUSED
81. Combinations : MIXTURES
83. Staff men : AIDES
84. Compulsion : DURESS
85. Over-eager : AVID
86. Villain's forte : SNEER
87. The McCoy: Abbr. : ORIG
88. New York : GOTHAM
91. City of Peru : TACNA
92. Certain writers : STYLISTS
96. His: Fr. : ALUI
97. Performs obsequies of a kind : BURIESTHEHATCHET
100. Popular garnish : MINT
101. ___ price : ATANY
102. Kind of seal : EARED
103. Topnotch : AONE
104. Berra : YOGI
105. Social group : SEPT
106. Service-women : SPARS
107. For fear that : LEST
1. European : SLAV
2. She-wolf: Sp. : LOBA
3. Sleep like ___ : ALOG
4. Hill of Rome : PALATINE
5. Near future : OFFING
6. Part of a White House name : BUREN
7. Individuals : EGOS
8. Sound of gusto : YUM
9. Background : SETTING
10. Inexperienced ones : BABES
11. "___ well" : ALLS
12. Pronoun : YOU
13. TV offerings : SPECIALS
14. Withering : FADING
15. Straw in the wind : OMEN
16. Haystack : RICK
17. Invites : ASKS
20. Term in grammar : GENDER
23. Vogue : TREND
24. Turning point : HINGE
29. Farm animals : HOGS
31. Washer cycle : RINSE
32. Group of three : TRINE
33. What Sam made too long : PANTS
34. Con ___, in music : AMORE
35. Firing : GIVINGTHEAX
36. Sounds of dolor : SIGHS
37. Granite center : BARRE
38. Daft : ASCREWLOOSE
39. City on the Seine : ROUEN
40. Pointers : TIPS
42. Atropos et al. : FATES
43. Cloud: Fr. : NUAGE
46. Nasty : SNIDE
48. Relative of tequila : SOTOL
50. Exams : ORALS
51. Blackthorn fruit : SLOES
52. S. A. capital : QUITO
53. Below: Ger. : UNTEN
54. Corday's victim : MARAT
56. Street sounds : TOOTS
58. One lap, for Armstrong : ORBIT
60. City on the Mark : BREDA
61. Boundary : AMBIT
62. ___ Arabia : SAUDI
63. Collegians : COEDS
64. Men of Tartu: Abbr. : ESTHS
65. Iroquoians : ERIES
66. Realty papers : DEEDS
67. Hat feature : BRIM
68. Covered with moisture : DEWED
69. Athirst : EAGER
72. Musical instruments : MARIMBAS
74. Of a branch of medicine : SURGICAL
76. Fiji's capital : SUVA
77. P.G.A.'s Bert : YANCEY
78. Mortgages : LIENS
79. Conceives : IDEATES
80. What Jack did : BUILT
82. Papeete's island : TAHITI
84. Wood nymphs : DRYADS
86. Revered one : SAINT
87. Different : OTHER
88. Like last week's meat : GAMY
89. Melange : OLIO
90. Oil used in varnish : TUNG
91. Igneous rock : TRAP
92. Immunonogist's concerns : SERA
93. Oxford : SHOE
94. Sawbucks : TENS
95. Opposite of dele : STET
98. Shoshonean : UTE
99. Fortune : HAP

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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