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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Wednesday, February 26, 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: 331 (avg 1.75)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
William Lutwiniak has 304 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,328
Across
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Relative of a shindig : BASH
5
Beat it! : SCRAM
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Sponsorship : EGIS
14
Numerical prefix : OCTO
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Insecure : LOOSE
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Countable item : NOSE
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Moselle feeder : SAAR
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Thruway signs : EXITS
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Cat : MANX
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___ balance : STRIKEA
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Blue-bloods : ROYALTY
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Comic-strip word : ZAP
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O'Neill's Emperor : JONES
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Put an edge on : STROP
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Bon ___ : TON
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Music org. : ASCAP
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Remarkable : PHENOMENAL
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Overhang : EAVE
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Kennel sound : ARF
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Citrus fruit : KUMQUAT
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Game limit : BAG
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Do a lawn chore : SEED
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Fitful : SPUTTERING
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Virtue : MERIT
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" ... ___ of thee" : TIS
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Undersized : RUNTY
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Invigorating : VITAL
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Truck area : CAB
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Poor one : HAVENOT
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Afro and bob : HAIRDOS
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Roman wife : UXOR
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African river : NIGER
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The Hawkeyes : IOWA
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Hostler's milieu : MEWS
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Maraca : GOURD
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Oarsmen : CREW
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Those opposing : ANTIS
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Without : SANS
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Head man : BOSS
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Room to swing ___ : ACAT
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Be featured : STAR
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Range of perception : HORIZON
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Kind of walker : SLEEP
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Hip : COXA
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Louis XIV, e.g. : ROI
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Glenn and Armstrong : ASTRONAUTS
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Nuclear particle : MESON
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As a whole : ENMASSE
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Objective : GOAL
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Negative contraction : ISNT
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Like many a novel : SEXY
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Mattress filler : KAPOK
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Vote for : YEA
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Spring herald : JONQUIL
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Sudden effort : SPASM
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Crowd number : THREE
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Ascribe : REFER
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Enticement : TEMPTATION
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Rustic retreat : CABIN
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___ garde : AVANT
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Miss Lee : PEGGY
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Greek letters : MUS
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Map abbr. : LAT
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Indian sun-hat : TERAI
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Different : DIVERSE
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Book headings : RUBRICS
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Solder ingredient : TIN
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Delhi two-wheeler : TONGA
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Deck parts : CARDS
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Cronyn : HUME
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Dick Button's forte : AXEL
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Marriage ___ : VOWS
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Caesar's yesterday : HERI
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Mrs. Copperfield : DORA
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Falls on the Nile : OWEN
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Bromides : SAWS
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Kind of reaction : GUT

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

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