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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Wednesday, July 31, 1974

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,118
Across
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Songbird : WREN
5
Backstroked : SWUM
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Resorts : SPAS
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Putt's objective : HOLE
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Reproductive body : SPORE
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"___ today . . . " : HERE
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Servile : OBSEQUIOUS
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Trojan War hero : AJAX
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Eider and scoter : SEADUCKS
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Church crime : SIMONY
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Counterpart : LIKE
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Teen-___ : AGER
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Adjusts : RESETS
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Eastern temples : PAGODAS
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Ink: Fr. : ENCRE
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Modify : ALTER
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Lacrosse team : TEN
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"Have mercy ___" : ONUS
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Writer Nin : ANAIS
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Swing music : JIVE
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Big ___, Calif. : SUR
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In short supply : SCANT
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Homes of certain queens : HIVES
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City on the Angara : IRKUTSK
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Efficacious : POTENT
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Legal phrase : INRE
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Trading center : MART
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Working together : ALLIED
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Garden bloomer : GARDENIA
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Faux pas : GOOF
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Sycophantic : FLATTERING
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Chills and fever : AGUE
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Mires : OOZES
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City of Sicily : ENNA
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Minus : LESS
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Hwys. : RTES
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Entryway : DOOR
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___ who : WHOS
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Apparel item : ROBE
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One "born free" : ELSA
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People with sharp tongues : NEEDLERS
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Put out of commission : SPIKE
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Goes a-courting : WOOS
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Neighbor of Arg. : URU
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Deliveries to Garcia et al. : MESSAGES
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Disgraced : SHAMED
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Disparaging : PEJORATIVE
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Island off Ireland : ARAN
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Like many novels : SEXY
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Uses a straw : SUCKS
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Wholly : QUITE
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Stravinsky : IGOR
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Old cars : REOS
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Boredom : ENNUI
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Calumnious : SCURRILOUS
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Political convention output : PLANK
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Have ___ (go after) : ATIT
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Dice throw : SEVEN
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Miscellanies : ANAS
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Aerie : NEST
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Played proxy : ACTEDFOR
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Was nervous : JITTERED
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Guaranteed : SURE
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Swarm : HORDE
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Slashes : KNIFES
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Takes leave of : PARTS
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Wins at the board : MATES
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Bedouin headcord : AGAL
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Theater seat : LOGE
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Steady look : GAZE
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Tijuana child : NINO
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___ way : INNO
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Culture medium : AGAR
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Realty unit : LOT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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