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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Saturday, June 21, 1975

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 306 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,443
Across
1. Move quickly : ZIP
4. Birthplace of Pythagoras : SAMOS
9. Malleable : SOFT
13. Classical theaters : ODEA
15. Family member, rarely : QUINT
16. Lepus, the sky animal : HARE
17. Palm leaves: Var. : OLAS
18. Assumes a task : UNDERTAKES
20. Bivouac gear : MESSKIT
22. Punching tool : NAILSET
23. Coin-toss call : HEADS
24. Use the phone : DIAL
25. Walter and George C. : SCOTTS
27. Brazil's Mato ___ : GROSSO
31. Got up : AROSE
32. Kansan : JAYHAWKER
35. No longer active: Abbr. : RET
36. U.S.M.A. man : CADET
37. Airline-sked abbr. : ETA
38. Shush : KEEPQUIET
41. Of a method : MODAL
43. Brussels specialty : SPROUT
44. Intrigues : CABALS
45. Without : SANS
47. Fathered : SIRED
48. City near Austin : BASTROP
51. Tidy : INORDER
54. Enlarged upon : EXPATIATED
56. Stewpot : OLLA
57. Hammer or saw : TOOL
58. Garlic section : CLOVE
59. Cozy place : NEST
60. Leaf-cutters : ANTS
61. Rice or Gantry : ELMER
62. German article : DAS
Down
1. Aerobatic maneuver : ZOOM
2. At liberty : IDLE
3. Child's missile launcher : PEASHOOTER
4. Seafood items : SQUIDS
5. Family members : AUNTS
6. Surrounded by : MID
7. Edgewise : ONEND
8. Poker holding : STRAIGHT
9. Superficial : SHALLOW
10. Mighty trees : OAKS
11. Word with born or scot : FREE
12. Tryout : TEST
14. Plus items : ASSETS
19. Opera-box wear : TIARA
21. "Kiss Me ___" : KATE
25. Shirts, in England : SARKS
26. Eccentric person : CREEP
28. Hightailed it : SKEDADDLED
29. Of bristles : SETAL
30. Exams : ORALS
32. ___ alai : JAI
33. Summer cooler : ADE
34. Till now : YET
36. Be ineffectual : CUTNOICE
39. Items in the mail : POSTALS
40. Bottle size : QUART
41. Pacific loincloth : MARO
42. King of the fairies : OBERON
44. Fireplace ash : CINDER
46. Stone chip : SPALL
47. Colander : SIEVE
48. Greek letter : BETA
49. Nerve-cell process : AXON
50. Kind of check or light : SPOT
52. Maxwell : ELSA
53. "Peanuts" expletive : RATS
55. Sawyer : TOM

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

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