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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
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,106
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1. Main feature : CRUX
5. Drop in on : VISIT
10. Chief : HEAD
14. Mislay : LOSE
15. As ___ (usually) : ARULE
16. Car part : AXLE
17. U.S. talent : AMERICANKNOWHOW
20. Made one : WED
21. Stainers' containers : VATS
22. Bouquets of a sort : POSIES
23. ___ up on (cram) : BONE
24. Gem face : BEZEL
25. Gush : SPURT
27. 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
59. Glove material : SUEDE
60. Cat with no tail : MANX
1. Lobster feature : CLAW
2. Hilly city : ROME
3. Kind of car : USED
4. Dry: Prefix : XER
5. Unoccupied : VACANT
6. Wroth : IRATE
7. Basks : SUNS
8. Sort : ILK
9. Size of nail : TENPENNY
10. Bow area : HAWSE
11. Pep up : EXHILARATE
12. Medicinal plant : ALOE
13. Morning damps : DEWS
18. Tusk material : IVORY
19. Percolate : OOZE
23. Trilling sounds : BURRS
24. Kennel sounds : BARKS
25. Lowlander : SAXON
26. 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

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