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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Wednesday, April 24, 1974

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: 328 (avg 1.75)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
William Lutwiniak has 304 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,020
Across
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Vessel : CASK
5
Writer Ngaio : MARSH
10
Black Sea arm : AZOV
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Bone: Prefix : OSTE
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"___ of Two Cities" : ATALE
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Star in Cetus : MIRA
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Spiteful : MEAN
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Sturdy fabric : NINON
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Gem : OPAL
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Hard-to-get help : BABYSITTERS
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Neighbor of Arg. : URU
24
M. D.'s org. : AMA
25
Jubilant sound : YIPPEE
27
Bread spread : JAM
30
Mexican port : ACAPULCO
34
Love affair : AMOUR
36
Bird pest : MITE
37
Capable of : UPTO
41
Proposes : POPSTHEQUESTION
44
Actual being : ESSE
45
Assyrian god of war : ASUR
46
Dwarf : PYGMY
47
Humbug : NONSENSE
50
Gender : SEX
51
Part of the rabble : RAGTAG
54
Maid or master : OLD
56
U. K. decoration : OBE
57
Optimistic : ROSECOLORED
64
McNamara's, for one : BAND
66
Ill-tempered woman : VIXEN
67
Kind of sale : FIRE
68
Natural shade : ECRU
69
Stockade : ETAPE
70
Defect : FLAW
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Timetable, for short : SKED
72
Writer Godden : RUMER
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Implants : SETS
Down
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Tonsorial gear : COMB
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Wave-tossed : ASEA
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Emulate Brutus : STAB
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African nation : KENYA
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Madman : MANIAC
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Have ___ (try) : ATIT
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Carry on : RANT
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Blackthorn fruit : SLOE
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Lighthorse Harry : HENRYLEE
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I love: Lat. : AMO
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Close in a way : ZIPUP
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"___ Ben Jonson" : ORARE
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Appreciate : VALUE
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Fashionable : SMART
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As written : SIC
26
In a sullen mood : POUTY
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Make fun of : JAPE
28
Otis of baseball : AMOS
29
Char-force gear : MOPS
31
Pottage unit : AMESS
32
Ribbed fabric : PIQUE
33
Traffic no-no : UTURN
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Didn't normally : USENT
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Farm creatures : PIGS
39
Heavy reading : TOME
40
Gem stone : ONYX
42
Jan. 1 malaise : HANGOVER
43
Relieve : SPELL
48
Bireme unit : OAR
49
Tulsa native : SOONER
51
Judicial wear : ROBES
52
Take ___ (nonplus) : ABACK
53
Category : GENRE
55
Takes off : DOFFS
58
In ___ : SITU
59
Student's concern : EXAM
60
Edible mushroom : CEPE
61
Upset : RILE
62
Part of Q.E.F. : ERAT
63
Damp conditions : DEWS
65
Washout : DUD

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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