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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 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,020
Across
1. Vessel : CASK
5. Writer Ngaio : MARSH
10. Black Sea arm : AZOV
14. Bone: Prefix : OSTE
15. "___ of Two Cities" : ATALE
16. Star in Cetus : MIRA
17. Spiteful : MEAN
18. Sturdy fabric : NINON
19. Gem : OPAL
20. Hard-to-get help : BABYSITTERS
23. 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
71. Timetable, for short : SKED
72. Writer Godden : RUMER
73. Implants : SETS
Down
1. Tonsorial gear : COMB
2. Wave-tossed : ASEA
3. Emulate Brutus : STAB
4. African nation : KENYA
5. Madman : MANIAC
6. Have ___ (try) : ATIT
7. Carry on : RANT
8. Blackthorn fruit : SLOE
9. Lighthorse Harry : HENRYLEE
10. I love: Lat. : AMO
11. Close in a way : ZIPUP
12. "___ Ben Jonson" : ORARE
13. Appreciate : VALUE
21. Fashionable : SMART
22. As written : SIC
26. In a sullen mood : POUTY
27. 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
35. Didn't normally : USENT
38. 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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