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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Saturday, June 16, 1979

Author: William Lutwiniak
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.62, Missing: { B J V X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 7, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,812
Across Down
1. Neighbor of Nev. : CALIF
6. Carousals : SPREES
12. Gypsy : GITANO
13. He can't take it : QUITTER
15. See 6 Down : PEGINAROUNDHOLE
17. "And thereby hangs ___" : ATALE
18. Freshet : SPATE
19. Fish, in a way : NET
20. Laconic : CURT
21. Name of fame in Hollywood : CAPRA
22. Without: Lat. : SINE
23. Yank, in an O'Neill play : APE
24. Tea type : PEKOE
25. Land of the paella : SPAIN
26. Water ___ (long-legged bug) : STRIDER
28. P.D.Q. : ATONCE
29. Neoprene, e.g. : ELASTOMER
31. Critic : CARPER
34. ___ air (moot) : UPINTHE
37. Pointed arches : OGEES
38. Agitated states : SNITS
39. Pub order : ALE
41. U.S.S.R. river : URAL
42. Nitid : SHINY
43. "There ought to be ___!" : ALAW
44. Sal, of song : GAL
45. Foot parts : TARSI
46. Belabor : SMITE
47. One of the misfits : AFISHOUTOFWATER
50. At ease : RESTING
51. Less of a mess : NEATER
52. Gems : STONES
53. Truck rigs : SEMIS
1. Smoker's choice: Var. : CIGARET
2. Listing : ATILT
3. Highway feature : LANE
4. ___ tizzy : INA
5. Leaves in the lurch : FORSAKES
6. With 15 Across, misfit : SQUARE
7. ___ del Este : PUNTA
8. Take a cab : RIDE
9. Ordinal ending : ETH
10. Shelley, for one : ETONIAN
11. Of an element : SELENIC
12. Costumes : GETUPS
14. Pine-tar hydrocarbon : RETENE
15. S.A. rodent : PACA
16. Knock heeder : OPPORTUNIST
21. Evergreen : CEDAR
22. Fun and games : SPORT
24. Nuclear reactors : PILES
25. British carbines : STENS
27. Drive off : REPEL
28. Good feeling : AMITY
30. Views : OPINIONS
31. Washington State athlete : COUGAR
32. Ornamental clasps : AGRAFES
33. Fact facer : REALIST
35. Chemical compounds : HALITES
36. Click beetle : ELATER
38. Short jackets : SHRUGS
40. Pitcher : EWER
42. Haute ___, French department : SAONE
43. Fine fiddle : AMATI
45. Dilute : THIN
46. Did the crawl : SWAM
48. Narration: Abbr. : STO
49. Psychiatrist's charge : FEE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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