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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Saturday, May 31, 1980

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.56, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,162
Across
1. "A man's reach should exceed his ___": Browning : GRASP
6. Page in Verdi's "Un Ballo . . . " : OSCAR
11. Pitcher Tom : SEAVER
12. Dictates : UKASES
14. Gardeners : HORTICULTURISTS
17. Ready for battle : ARMED
18. Wheeled platform : DOLLY
19. Soft touch : PAT
20. Maridos' mates: Abbr. : SRAS
21. Splendid : REGAL
22. Unattended : LONE
23. Sawbuck : TEN
24. Jazz trumpeter Manone : WINGY
25. Shy : WINCE
26. Polish : ELEGANCE
28. Alit : LANDED
29. Set about : UNDERTAKE
31. Delays purposely : STALLS
34. Big source of amazement : HUGENESS
38. Ilex : HOLLY
39. Egret, e.g. : HERON
40. Pussyfoot? : PAW
41. Golf situation : AWAY
42. Estranges : WEANS
43. Type size : PICA
44. Johnny ___ : REB
45. Food fish : SHADS
46. Angels' angel : AUTRY
47. Bar offerings : PLANTERSPUNCHES
50. Traduces : SMEARS
51. Verily : INDEED
52. Till now : ASYET
53. Make croutons : TOAST
Down
1. Apropos : GERMANE
2. Tariff specifics : RATES
3. Athirst : AVID
4. Jiffy : SEC
5. Circumspection : PRUDENCE
6. Expenditure : OUTLAY
7. Cranium : SKULL
8. Actor Grant : CARY
9. "___ was saying . . . " : ASI
10. Answer : RESPOND
11. Certain horse : SORREL
13. Posture : STANCE
14. Dispatch : HASTE
15. Carnivorous turtles : LOGGERHEADS
16. Lippizaner, e.g. : STEED
21. Peelings : RINDS
22. White-sale feature : LINEN
24. In lifeless fashion : WANLY
25. " . . . ___ thou with me": Tennyson : WAKEN
27. Arroyo : GULLY
28. Island off Nigeria : LAGOS
30. Roasting jack : TURNSPIT
31. Caustic : SHARP
32. White-sale items : TOWELS
33. Where the Conecuh flows : ALABAMA
35. "America the Beautiful" is one : EPITHET
36. Like Lhasa : SACRED
37. Does some disco dancing : SWAYS
39. Host at San Simeon : HEARST
42. "___ the flyin'-fishes play": Kipling : WHERE
43. Dark red colors : PUCES
45. Jib guy : STAY
46. Time ___ half : ANDA
48. Compass points : NES
49. Numero ___ : UNO

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

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