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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Saturday, April 8, 1978

Author: William Lutwiniak
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { F J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 2, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,465
Across Down
1. Rhyme scheme : ABAB
5. Lulls : CALMS
10. Mendicant's request : ALMS
14. Hibernian : GAEL
15. Mr. Heep : URIAH
16. Look : MIEN
17. Brecht-Weill work : THREEPENNYOPERA
20. Devilfish's cousin : STINGRAY
21. Gregg specialist, for short : STENOG
22. Actress Joanne : DRU
23. "Impossible Dream" item : STAR
24. Dumas group : THREEMUSKETEERS
32. Generous disposition : HEART
33. Skyline element : SPIRE
34. Forty winks : NAP
35. All ___ (listening eagerly) : EARS
36. Raymond and 40 Across : BURRS
37. Do nothing : LAZE
38. Suffix with Jersey and Wisconsin : ITE
39. River of Rumania : SIRET
40. See 36 Across : AARON
41. Chekhov play : THETHREESISTERS
44. Yesterday, to Jacques : HIER
45. Whisky : RYE
46. Stress : ACCENT
49. Tests : TRIESOUT
54. Nine, or long cheer : THREETIMESTHREE
56. Suffix with six, seven, etc. : TEEN
57. Substance, such as benzene : ARENE
58. Girl-watch : OGLE
59. Inspired reverence : AWED
60. Causes to go : SENDS
61. After exes : WYES
1. D.C. operatives : AGTS
2. Thai money : BAHT
3. Air: Prefix : AERI
4. Kitchen gadgets : BLENDERS
5. Copper : CUPRUM
6. Environs : AREA
7. Striated : LINY
8. Staff : MAN
9. Unscrupulous lawyers : SHYSTERS
10. Electrical unit : AMPERE
11. Encumbrance : LIEN
12. Relative of a sea bass : MERO
13. Hitch in the best-laid plans : SNAG
18. Showy bird : EGRET
19. Giant grass : OTATE
23. Bypasses : SKIRTS
24. Clara Bow, "___ Girl" : THEIT
25. Erica : HEATH
26. Kind of cheap street show : RAREE
27. Shylock, e.g. : USURER
28. Binge : SPREE
29. Lake of Finland : ENARE
30. Tonsorial aid : RAZOR
31. Sir Patrick of ballad fame : SPENS
36. Headgear for clergymen : BIRETTAS
37. Program for an insomniac : LATESHOW
39. Coruscate : SHINE
40. Till now : ASYET
42. Omega : THEEND
43. Garden bloomers : IRISES
46. "___ boy!" : ATTA
47. ___ the rag : CHEW
48. Manitoba Indian : CREE
49. Counterfeiter catchers : TMEN
50. Tear : REND
51. Saturnalia : ORGY
52. Ubangi feeder : UELE
53. Links areas : TEES
55. High dudgeon : IRE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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