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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Thursday, June 15, 1978

20-Across : Boxing hopeful

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { K Q }, Scrabble score: 341 (avg 1.77)
Open Squares: 85, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
William Lutwiniak has 304 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,533
Across
1
Fellow : CHAP
5
Poker wherewithal : CHIPS
10
Famed chanteuse : PIAF
14
Numerical prefix : HEXA
15
Basted : RANUP
16
Time ___ half : ANDA
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Locomotives : IRONHORSES
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Hitler, e.g. : NAZI
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Boxing hopeful : CONTENDER
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"Lonesome George" : GOBEL
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Wasting no time : SWIFT
23
Coxcombs : FOPS
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Lady of Avila: Abbr. : SRA
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Modernist : NEO
28
Dour : JOYLESS
31
Biblical mountain : NEBO
33
Overlordship : SUZERAINTY
35
Make ___ (take action) : AMOVE
37
Nursery word : GOO
38
___ example (show the way) : SETAN
39
Despair : GIVEUPHOPE
42
Prefix meaning China : SINO
43
Whence caviar comes : STERLET
44
Fell a tree : AXE
46
Sum up : ADD
47
Concoct : BREW
48
Hibernian : IRISH
50
Chanson subject : AMOUR
52
"Sticks ___ ... " : ANDSTONES
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Get better : HEAL
57
Erase : OBLITERATE
58
Paddock papa's preference : MARE
59
Conflagration : BLAZE
60
Dismal : DIRE
61
Concludes : ENDS
62
Made darts : SEWED
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Kind of sch. : ELEM
Down
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Soigné : CHIC
2
One to admire : HERO
3
Nerve-cell process : AXON
4
Jeans, e.g. : PANTS
5
Sidekicks : CRONIES
6
Well contested : HARDFOUGHT
7
Map feature : INSET
8
Ovid's boy : PUER
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AWOL's nemeses : SPS
10
Suits of armor : PANOPLIES
11
Not attending : INABSENTIA
12
Cutting tool : ADZE
13
Strike out : FAIL
18
Cut : HEWN
21
Prado features : GOYAS
23
Representing : FOR
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Deterrents : SNAGS
25
Send payment : REMIT
26
Honest : ABOVEBOARD
28
Imperil : JEOPARDIZE
29
Band or grand follower : STAND
30
Church council : SYNOD
32
Disallows : OVERRULES
34
Central Park has one : ZOO
36
Swiss mathematician : EULER
40
Sunday seat : PEW
41
Was : EXISTED
45
Noble Italian family : ESTE
48
Relative : INLAW
49
Mob : HORDE
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Alas! : AHME
51
Spiteful : MEAN
52
Proficient : ABLE
53
Brad or spad : NAIL
54
Pierre's being : ETRE
55
Appear : SEEM
57
Passé: Abbr. : OBS

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

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