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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 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

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

1
C
2
O
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M
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I
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C
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S
7
O
8
D
9
A
10
F
11
E
12
T
13
A
14
A
N
E
T
O
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H
I
E
R
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I
C
E
R
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T
E
X
A
N
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U
N
U
M
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C
H
A
T
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S
R
I
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J
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A
C
K
S
O
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N
H
O
L
E
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C
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H
U
N
K
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I
O
U
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A
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B
O
A
R
D
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F
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O
R
E
S
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T
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S
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M
A
C
L
E
34
G
I
V
E
S
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U
P
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S
37
A
S
I
S
38
V
A
N
E
S
39
S
C
A
R
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N
E
T
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C
I
G
A
R
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P
O
S
I
T
43
L
Y
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R
I
C
A
L
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P
O
M
O
N
A
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O
N
T
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S
E
V
E
N
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A
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L
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B
U
Q
U
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E
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R
Q
U
E
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A
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R
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E
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L
O
O
T
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A
L
O
U
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R
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A
R
E
R
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F
U
Z
E
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L
A
V
A
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T
H
I
N
G
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A
D
O
S
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S
M
E
W
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Y
A
Z
O
O
© 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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