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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Tuesday, July 6, 1976

Author:
William Lutwiniak
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 328 (avg 1.74)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,824
Across
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___ Cruz : VERA
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Needles : JIBES
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Airmen's group: Abbr. : USAF
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Smell ___ : ARAT
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Grown : ADULT
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Calif. wine district : NAPA
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Boule-players' mecca : MONTECARLO
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Part of a list : ITEM
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Small town : PODUNK
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Innovative : NEW
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Ally with : SIDE
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Entrench : DIGIN
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___ cent : PER
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Garden green : KALE
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Sea bird : ERN
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Doing a floor job : WAXING
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Off-course : AMISS
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Heron : EGRET
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Bronx attraction : ZOO
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Proposes : POPSTHEQUESTION
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Foot: Suffix : PUS
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Caulking material : OAKUM
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Seine feeder : YONNE
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Cockpits : ARENAS
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Wane : EBB
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Teen___ : AGER
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Inactive: Abbr. : RET
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Sacred poem : PSALM
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"By ___!" : JOVE
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Made a lap : SAT
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Leads in : USHERS
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Surrounded by : AMID
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Constellation in Milky Way : TRIANGULUM
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Spice : MACE
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Airborne : ALOFT
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Zilch : NONE
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Fostered : BRED
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Chaps : GENTS
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Learned well : KNEW
Down
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Theda Bara, for one : VAMP
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Slangy suffix : EROO
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African gold field : RAND
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Aleutian island : ATTU
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Gleason : JACKIE
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Cider girl : IDA
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Hot controversy : BURNINGQUESTION
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Miss Drew : ELLEN
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Tuck away : STOW
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Mod dress style : UNISEX
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Lampooning : SATIRIZING
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Imitated : APED
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Renown : FAME
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Conclude : END
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Hellenic : GREEK
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Fall guy : PATSY
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Greek letter : KAPPA
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___-propre : AMOUR
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Words without action : LIPSERVICE
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Curve : ESS
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Diminutive : WEE
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Nary a soul : NOONE
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Lost cause : GONER
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Weasel : STOAT
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Ballroom dance : RUMBA
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Owns : HAS
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Suit ___ T : TOA
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Was short : NEEDED
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Dulls : BLUNTS
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"Ici on ___ . . . " : PARLE
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Ltr. or tel. : MSG
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Door feature : JAMB
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Sharif : OMAR
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Forest creature : STAG
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Slab : HUNK
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N.C. college : ELON
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Old Norse poem : RUNE
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Small duck : SMEW
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Time of day: Abbr. : AFT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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