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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Saturday, March 25, 1978

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.56, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 309 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,451
Across
1. Give ___ (attend) : EARTO
6. Bengali V.I.P.'s : RAJAS
11. Trousers measurement : INSEAM
12. One of the Furies : ALECTO
14. At the propitious moment : INTHENICKOFTIME
17. Crosscut : SAWED
18. Precipice : CLIFF
19. Bachelor-party attendees : MEN
20. Minnesota baseball player : TWIN
21. Robert, David or Jack : FROST
22. Whimper : PULE
23. Swedish county : LAN
24. Wallow in water or mire : SLOSH
25. Brazilian port : BELEM
26. Cinder remover : EYESTONE
28. Mercy; kindness : LENITY
29. Byway intersecting a highway : CROSSROAD
31. Overseas : ABROAD
34. Drover : HERDSMAN
38. Muddled or maudlin : BEERY
39. Londoner's wig : JASEY
40. Ancestor: It. : AVO
41. Ye ___ Tea Shoppe : OLDE
42. Display edacity : RAVEN
43. Ending with pun and fun : STER
44. Wrestler's milieu : MAT
45. Zenana : HAREM
46. Institute : START
47. Just barely : BYAHAIRSBREADTH
50. Thinly scattered : SPARSE
51. Dialects : LINGOS
52. Done : ENDED
53. Horner or Sprat : EATER
Down
1. Intermesh : ENTWINE
2. Pale : ASHEN
3. Rex or Donna : REED
4. Neutral shade : TAN
5. Greek letters : OMICRONS
6. Jaunty : RAKISH
7. Airborne : ALOFT
8. Mutt's friend : JEFF
9. Play a role : ACT
10. Causative agents : STIMULI
11. After a fashion : INAWAY
13. Foo yong, e.g. : OMELET
14. Agave fiber : ISTLE
15. Squeakers : CLOSESHAVES
16. Ibsen's "An ___ of the People" : ENEMY
21. Biblical depopulator : FLOOD
22. Awaits decision : PENDS
24. Commit a peccadillo : STRAY
25. Small, round and shiny : BEADY
27. Berate : SCORE
28. Oscar winner for "Two Women" : LOREN
30. Be like : RESEMBLE
31. Nuclear weapon : ABOMB
32. Fastens the rigging : BELAYS
33. Bureaucratic procedure : REDTAPE
35. Corrida figure : MATADOR
36. Turns aside : AVERTS
37. Alfred ___ Whitehead: 1861–1947 : NORTH
39. Shook up : JARRED
42. Bring up : RAISE
43. Old West vehicle : STAGE
45. Obdurate : HARD
46. Discharged : SENT
48. Yangtze feeder : HAN
49. Creek : RIA

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

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