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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Saturday, March 1, 1980

55-Across : Open, in a way

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J W }, Scrabble score: 333 (avg 1.76)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

In 54-Across clue, "Gun Smoke" should be "Gunsmoke"; left as in the original.

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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,071
Across
1
Relative of a windsock : VANE
5
Impressionism originator : MANET
10
Bijoux : GEMS
14
Kind of type: Abbr. : ITAL
15
Cinched : ONICE
16
Corn lily : IXIA
17
Accordion : SQUEEZEBOX
19
Numerical prefix : OCTA
20
Surpass : OUTCLASS
21
Restrain : TETHER
23
Go back to square one : RESTART
24
Seven, to Pablo : SIETE
25
N.Y.S.E. initials : ITT
26
Parley : COLLOQUY
29
Pierre's dream : REVE
31
Cash : MONEY
32
Número ___ : UNO
33
De ___ (posh) : LUXE
34
ORT is one : ORG
35
"Meet ___ St. Louis" : MEIN
36
Title of courtesy, for short : ESQ
37
Military armor : TANKS
39
Snippy : TART
40
Professor's captive audience : STUDENTS
42
Famed N.H.L. retiree : ORR
43
Wroth : IRATE
44
Followed : TRAILED
48
Commune ESE of Perugia : ASSISI
50
Like an anchorite : SOLITARY
51
Hairdo : COIF
52
Impractically idealistic : QUIXOTICAL
54
Dillon of "Gun Smoke" : MATT
55
Open, in a way : UNZIP
56
"I never ___ man I ... " : META
57
___ out (just manages) : EKES
58
Anthony and Barbara : EDENS
59
Cap or jacket : ETON
Down
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Kepi feature : VISOR
2
"Ave ___ vale!" : ATQUE
3
Endings with cosmo and astro : NAUTS
4
Curriculum choice : ELECTIVE
5
"Magic Flute" composer : MOZART
6
"___ of robins ... " : ANEST
7
His ___, the boss : NIBS
8
Environmental prefix : ECO
9
Woven cloth : TEXTILE
10
His frescoes can be seen at 48 Across : GIOTTO
11
Treasury : EXCHEQUER
12
Smidgen : MITE
13
Moselle feeder : SAAR
18
Inspirit : ELATE
22
Wriggling : EELY
24
Chansons : SONGS
26
Vintner's purchase : CORKS
27
Carat or dram : UNIT
28
Thither : YON
29
Oxidize : RUST
30
Decorator's adjective : EXQUISITE
31
___ Carlo : MONTE
33
Rep. Aspin of Wisconsin : LES
35
Canada's ___ Provinces : MARITIME
37
Hyson and bohea : TEAS
38
Treasured relic : ANTIQUE
39
Lineament : TRAIT
41
Is rudderless : DRIFTS
42
Ship decks : ORLOPS
44
Botulin, e.g. : TOXIN
45
Of a kind of braid : LACET
46
Lady with a lyre : ERATO
47
Poet Thomas : DYLAN
48
Pinnacle : ACME
49
Barfly : SOAK
50
S, M or L : SIZE
53
Sturm ___ Drang : UND

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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