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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Thursday, April 14, 1977

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 345 (avg 1.83)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has duplicate clues.
William Lutwiniak has 304 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,106
Across
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Main feature : CRUX
5
Drop in on : VISIT
10
Chief : HEAD
14
Mislay : LOSE
15
As ___ (usually) : ARULE
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Car part : AXLE
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U.S. talent : AMERICANKNOWHOW
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Made one : WED
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Stainers' containers : VATS
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Bouquets of a sort : POSIES
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___ up on (cram) : BONE
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Gem face : BEZEL
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Gush : SPURT
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A Fonda : JANE
28
Commercials : ADS
31
Sojourn : TARRY
32
House plant : FERN
33
Go like a Standardbred : TROT
34
Roman's wife : UXOR
35
Tremulous : QUAKY
36
Flatten a building : RAZE
37
Aces' places : TOPS
38
Jardinieres : URNS
39
External : OUTER
40
Miss Merkel : UNA
41
Hardtops : CARS
42
"Stormy Weather" composer : ARLEN
43
Resplendence : GLORY
45
Nervous : EDGY
46
Protest : PLAINT
48
Moslem commander : AGHA
49
Buddy : PAL
52
U.S. talent : YANKEEINGENUITY
55
Give the needle : RIDE
56
Acknowledgment, in radio : ROGER
57
Electronic once-over : SCAN
58
Algerian port : ORAN
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Glove material : SUEDE
60
Cat with no tail : MANX
Down
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Lobster feature : CLAW
2
Hilly city : ROME
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Kind of car : USED
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Dry: Prefix : XER
5
Unoccupied : VACANT
6
Wroth : IRATE
7
Basks : SUNS
8
Sort : ILK
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Size of nail : TENPENNY
10
Bow area : HAWSE
11
Pep up : EXHILARATE
12
Medicinal plant : ALOE
13
Morning damps : DEWS
18
Tusk material : IVORY
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Percolate : OOZE
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Trilling sounds : BURRS
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Kennel sounds : BARKS
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Lowlander : SAXON
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Slanted publicity : PROPAGANDA
27
Durable pants : JEANS
29
Six plus six : DOZEN
30
Ending with team and seam : STER
31
Ballet wear : TUTU
32
Like sables and martens : FURRY
33
As a matter of fact : TRULY
35
Lodgings : QUARTERS
39
Periodical : ORGAN
41
Shape of a funnel : CONE
42
Stick : ADHERE
44
Compare : LIKEN
45
Exhorted : EGGED
46
Fire: Prefix : PYRO
47
Retreat : LAIR
48
Heavenly being: Fr. : ANGE
49
Type of type : PICA
50
___ impasse : ATAN
51
Bobcat : LYNX
53
Chit : IOU
54
Leathernecks' outfit: Abbr. : USM

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

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