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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Thursday, June 22, 1978

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { F G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,540

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Across
1. Man of Zagreb : CROAT
6. Get going : START
11. Pre-empted : COOPTED
13. Dolt : SCHNOOK
15. Riley, e.g. : HOOSIER
16. Troop group : PLATOON
17. Last month: Abbr. : ULT
18. Not so large : SMALLER
20. Cécile or Jeanne: Abbr. : STE
21. Venus de ___ : MILO
23. Promise solemnly : SWEAR
24. To ___ (just so) : ATEE
25. Has a look : PEERS
27. Bit of verse : LAY
28. Says it is so : AVERS
29. Inoperative : STALLED
31. Pitchers : EWERS
32. Lachryma : TEAR
33. Genesis man : CAIN
34. Expressed dissatisfaction (5) : BOOED
36. The victuals available : POTLUCK
39. Woo : COURT
40. Letter opener : SIR
41. "Merry Widow" composer : LEHAR
43. Very much : LOTS
44. Pipsqueak : TWERP
46. Dam's counterpart : SIRE
47. Gram. case, in Latin : ABL
48. Most banal : TRITEST
50. Integers: Abbr. : NRS
51. Dulcifies : SOOTHES
53. Smoker's choice : CHEROOT
55. Rather inferior : POORISH
56. Drum beats : TATTOOS
57. Decorticates : SKINS
58. Calendar units : WEEKS
Down
1. Manual laborers : COOLIES
2. Radicle : ROOTLET
3. Goddess of harvests : OPS
4. Poisonous plant of Tibet : ATIS
5. Is rife : TEEMS
6. Hard: Prefix : SCLER
7. " . . . them ___ hills" : THAR
8. Hill dweller : ANT
9. Barnyard denizen : ROOSTER
10. Horns : TOOTERS
11. Short, thick, heavy piece of wood : CHUMP
12. Slow speaker : DRAWLER
13. Ungainly : SPLAY
14. Joints below the femora : KNEES
19. Bridge player's decision : LEAD
22. Silver-tongued ones : ORATORS
24. Ways : AVENUES
26. Weather word : SLEET
28. "Where there's ___ . . . " : AWILL
30. Shaver : LAD
31. Nosh : EAT
33. O.K. : CORRECT
34. Gaffes (7) : BOOBOOS
35. View : OUTLOOK
36. Mondrian, the Dutch painter : PIET
37. Oregon wind : CHINOOK
38. African tablelands : KARROOS
39. Embrace (5) : CLASP
40. Strike-out sound : SWISH
42. Pauses : RESTS
44. Ringlet : TRESS
45. Poppycock! : PSHAW
48. Rawboned : THIN
49. Henri's head : TETE
52. Numerical prefix : TRI
54. Hwy. : RTE

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

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