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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Wednesday, March 17, 1976

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 336 (avg 1.80)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Clue for 13-Down was originally "Commedia del'___"; this was changed to "Commedia dell'___"

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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,713
Across
1. Gagman : COMIC
6. Chaser : SODA
10. Soft Greek cheese : FETA
14. Pyrenees peak : ANETO
15. Yesterday, in Vichy : HIER
16. Champagne bucket : ICER
17. Waco man : TEXAN
18. E pluribus ___ : UNUM
19. Bat the breeze : CHAT
20. ___ Lanka : SRI
21. Teton attraction : JACKSONHOLE
24. Piece : CHUNK
26. Chit : IOU
27. Ready to go : ABOARD
29. Black and Arden : FORESTS
33. Twin crystal : MACLE
34. Yields : GIVES
35. Bullish times : UPS
37. Unimproved : ASIS
38. Copter features : VANES
39. Disfigurement : SCAR
40. Kind of proceeds : NET
41. Claro, e.g. : CIGAR
42. Postulate : POSIT
43. Rhapsodic : LYRICAL
45. Largest of the Orkneys : POMONA
46. Neighbor of Que. : ONT
47. Key dice throw : SEVEN
48. City on the Rio Grande : ALBUQUERQUE
53. Metric unit : ARE
56. Booty : LOOT
57. Baseball outfield name : ALOU
58. Less often seen : RARER
60. Detonator: Var. : FUZE
61. Scoria : LAVA
62. Object : THING
63. Flurries : ADOS
64. Small duck : SMEW
65. River of Mississippi : YAZOO
Down
1. Siamese, e.g. : CATS
2. Jimdandy : ONER
3. Site of the Plaza Mayor : MEXICOCITY
4. Call ___ day : ITA
5. Imagine, with "up" : CONJURE
6. Prepare corn : SHUCK
7. Barnyard sound : OINK
8. Mars or Jupiter, to Livy : DEUS
9. Wardrobes : ARMOIRES
10. Scarfs : FICHUS
11. Parrot : ECHO
12. Greenish blue : TEAL
13. Commedia dell'___ : ARTE
22. To boot : AND
23. Votes against : NOES
25. Dutch painter : HALS
27. To ___ (without dissent) : AMAN
28. Swiss city : BASEL
29. Irreversible : FINAL
30. Done : OVER
31. City on the Santa Cruz : TUCSONARIZ
32. Where the Ebro flows : SPAIN
34. Infatuated : GAGA
36. Relative of Mlle. : SRTA
38. Food : VICTUALS
39. Handful : SOME
41. French numeral : CINQ
42. Meagerness : POVERTY
44. Highways : ROUTES
45. Little: Fr. : PEU
47. Tepee dweller : SQUAW
48. A as in ___ : ALFA
49. Clear's companion : LOUD
50. Guy : BOZO
51. Biblical land : ELAM
52. Gather no moss : ROVE
54. City on the Truckee : RENO
55. Hence : ERGO
59. Exclamation : AHA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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