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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

DO-IT-YOURSELF

New York Times, Sunday, June 15, 1975

Author: William Lutwiniak
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 651 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 157, Cheaters: 11, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,437
Across Down
1. Communicates in a way : RADIOS
7. Clever : ADEPT
12. Circus member : FLEA
16. Celtic searobber : FOMOR
21. Grain bristle : ARISTA
22. Of hair : PILAR
23. Come into view : LOOM
24. Invierno month : ENERO
25. : WITHOUTACLUE
* : UNNUMBERED
29. Card game : ECARTE
30. Produces : MAKES
32. A. L. player : ORIOLE
33. Dairy animals : COWS
37. Famous last words : ETTU
38. Footloose one : ROVER
39. Sesame : TIL
40. ___ dictum : OBITER
42. Diminutive ending : ULE
43. Reservoir outlet : SPILLWAY
48. Passover ceremony : SEDER
49. : UNINFORMATIVE
55. Inhabitant: Suffix : ITE
56. Catalpa, etc. : TREES
57. Word for a weak infield : POROUS
58. Make happy : ELATE
59. Black: Lat. : ATRA
60. Solitary : ALONE
61. Is footloose : ROAMS
62. Miss Bow : CLARA
63. Greek letters : CHIS
64. Café-table leavings : TIPS
65. ___ nuit : BONNE
66. Word with full : CHOCK
67. Reconnoiter : SCOUT
68. Chemical ending : ENE
69. : MISSINGLINK
71. Large vessels : JORUMS
72. Cacophony : NOISE
74. Holbrook : HAL
75. Port of Morocco : RABAT
76. Windsor or Vernon : CASTLE
78. : MEANINGLESS
83. Cartographic item : MAP
86. Wine pitchers : OLPES
87. Badgers : BAITS
88. Mecca people : ARABS
89. Tijuana money : PESO
90. Catface : SCAR
91. Crabby : CROSS
92. Tête-___ : ATETE
93. Life and gravy : BOATS
94. S. A. toucan : TOCO
95. Reporter's query : WHERE
96. Interference : STATIC
97. Whether ___ : ORNOT
98. Night before : EVE
99. : DRAWINGABLANK
101. Rustic crossover : STILE
102. Abandons hope : DESPAIRS
104. Gardner : AVA
105. Part of the hand : THENAR
106. Hill-dweller : ANT
107. Chair panel : SPLAT
109. Wild goat : TAHR
112. N.C.O.'s : SGTS
113. Coiffure : HAIRDO
116. Luster : SHEEN
117. Resident of Apia : SAMOAN
119. : ILLDEFINED
121. : NOTHINGATALL
1Dye : COLOR
128. Tropical tree : CEBA
129. Plane, in France : AVION
130. Eden : UTOPIA
131. Wails : KEENS
132. Recuperate : HEAL
133. Made tracks : HARED
134. Alphabetized : SORTED
1. Untrained : RAW
2. "Exodus" man : ARI
3. Morse symbol : DIT
4. Somewhat: Suffix : ISH
5. Indian of West : OTOE
6. Dinnerware item : SAUCER
7. Estranged : APART
8. Mirabile ___ : DICTU
9. French pronoun : ELLE
10. French winter resort : PAU
11. Organ effects : TREMOLOS
12. Outlandish bit of luck : FLUKE
13. Recluse : LONER
14. Ages and ages : EONS
15. ___ Darya : AMU
16. Running a temperature : FEBRILE
17. U.S. dramatist : ONEILL
18. Warm-sea fish : MERO
19. U.S.S.R. city : OREL
20. Took a cab : RODE
26. Do handwork : TAT
28. Reason : MOTIVE
31. Swear : AVER
33. Having ribs : COSTATE
34. First coed college in U.S. : OBERLIN
35. : WIDEOPENSPACES
36. Dutch masterpieces : STEENS
38. Red, to Caesar : RUFUS
41. Gaelic : ERSE
43. Desolate : STARK
44. Plant fiber : PITA
45. : WITHOUTMEANING
46. Roman hall : ATRIUM
47. Fermenting agents : YEASTS
49. Ascended : UPROSE
50. Times of day : NOONS
51. Native of Qishm : IRANI
52. Caesar's was Julius : NOMEN
53. Casaba, e.g. : MELON
54. "Ah, me!" : ALACK
59. Port of Ghana : ACCRA
62. Carne's partner : CHILI
65. Alpine wind : BISE
66. Social units : CLANS
67. Is mournful : SOBS
69. Wire measures : MILS
70. Mountain passes : GHATS
71. Swiss card game : JASS
73. Alamogordo's county : OTERO
75. Old stringed instrument : REBECK
76. Figured expenses : COSTED
77. Niche : ALCOVE
78. N. Z. native : MAORI
79. Iron, in Bonn : EISEN
80. Port of Brazil : NATAL
81. Garbo : GRETA
82. South American : LATIN
84. Arthurian locale : ASTOLAT
85. Circus harbingers : POSTERS
87. Beer and ale : BREWS
89. Doors, in Lyon : PORTES
91. Soho domestic : CHAR
92. Up, in baseball : ATBAT
93. Piffle : BOSH
95. ___ prohibition : WRITOF
96. City of Georgia : SAVANNAH
99. Fits of temper : DANDERS
100. Noisy outburst : GALE
103. "___ my glove" : PARDON
105. Ear part : TRAGUS
107. Queen of ___ : SHEBA
108. Bicycle part : PEDAL
109. Western resort : TAHOE
110. Have ___ of one's own : AMIND
111. Sweetie : HON
113. Bumpkin : HICK
114. Lily plant : ALOE
115. Winnie ___ Pu : ILLE
116. Snick and ___ : SNEE
117. To-do : STIR
118. Atlantic pact : NATO
120. German pronoun : ICH
122. Egg cells : OVA
123. Rocky height : TOR
124. Liable : APT
125. Whopper : LIE
126. Shaver : LAD

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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