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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
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,118
Across
1. Songbird : WREN
5. Backstroked : SWUM
9. Resorts : SPAS
13. Putt's objective : HOLE
14. Reproductive body : SPORE
15. "___ today . . . " : HERE
16. Servile : OBSEQUIOUS
18. Trojan War hero : AJAX
19. Eider and scoter : SEADUCKS
20. Church crime : SIMONY
22. Counterpart : LIKE
23. Teen-___ : AGER
24. Adjusts : RESETS
27. Eastern temples : PAGODAS
30. Ink: Fr. : ENCRE
31. Modify : ALTER
32. Lacrosse team : TEN
34. "Have mercy ___" : ONUS
35. Writer Nin : ANAIS
36. Swing music : JIVE
37. Big ___, Calif. : SUR
38. In short supply : SCANT
39. Homes of certain queens : HIVES
40. City on the Angara : IRKUTSK
42. Efficacious : POTENT
43. Legal phrase : INRE
44. Trading center : MART
45. Working together : ALLIED
47. Garden bloomer : GARDENIA
51. Faux pas : GOOF
52. Sycophantic : FLATTERING
54. Chills and fever : AGUE
55. Mires : OOZES
56. City of Sicily : ENNA
57. Minus : LESS
58. Hwys. : RTES
59. Entryway : DOOR
Down
1. ___ who : WHOS
2. Apparel item : ROBE
3. One "born free" : ELSA
4. People with sharp tongues : NEEDLERS
5. Put out of commission : SPIKE
6. Goes a-courting : WOOS
7. Neighbor of Arg. : URU
8. Deliveries to Garcia et al. : MESSAGES
9. Disgraced : SHAMED
10. Disparaging : PEJORATIVE
11. Island off Ireland : ARAN
12. Like many novels : SEXY
14. Uses a straw : SUCKS
17. Wholly : QUITE
21. Stravinsky : IGOR
24. Old cars : REOS
25. Boredom : ENNUI
26. Calumnious : SCURRILOUS
27. Political convention output : PLANK
28. Have ___ (go after) : ATIT
29. Dice throw : SEVEN
31. Miscellanies : ANAS
33. Aerie : NEST
35. Played proxy : ACTEDFOR
36. Was nervous : JITTERED
38. Guaranteed : SURE
39. Swarm : HORDE
41. Slashes : KNIFES
42. Takes leave of : PARTS
44. Wins at the board : MATES
45. Bedouin headcord : AGAL
46. Theater seat : LOGE
47. Steady look : GAZE
48. Tijuana child : NINO
49. ___ way : INNO
50. Culture medium : AGAR
53. 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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