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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.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,824

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Students & seniors
Across
1. ___ Cruz : VERA
5. Needles : JIBES
10. Airmen's group: Abbr. : USAF
14. Smell ___ : ARAT
15. Grown : ADULT
16. Calif. wine district : NAPA
17. Boule-players' mecca : MONTECARLO
19. Part of a list : ITEM
20. Small town : PODUNK
21. Innovative : NEW
22. Ally with : SIDE
23. Entrench : DIGIN
25. ___ cent : PER
26. Garden green : KALE
30. Sea bird : ERN
31. Doing a floor job : WAXING
34. Off-course : AMISS
36. Heron : EGRET
38. Bronx attraction : ZOO
39. Proposes : POPSTHEQUESTION
42. Foot: Suffix : PUS
43. Caulking material : OAKUM
44. Seine feeder : YONNE
45. Cockpits : ARENAS
47. Wane : EBB
49. Teen___ : AGER
50. Inactive: Abbr. : RET
51. Sacred poem : PSALM
53. "By ___!" : JOVE
55. Made a lap : SAT
56. Leads in : USHERS
61. Surrounded by : AMID
62. Constellation in Milky Way : TRIANGULUM
64. Spice : MACE
65. Airborne : ALOFT
66. Zilch : NONE
67. Fostered : BRED
68. Chaps : GENTS
69. Learned well : KNEW
Down
1. Theda Bara, for one : VAMP
2. Slangy suffix : EROO
3. African gold field : RAND
4. Aleutian island : ATTU
5. Gleason : JACKIE
6. Cider girl : IDA
7. Hot controversy : BURNINGQUESTION
8. Miss Drew : ELLEN
9. Tuck away : STOW
10. Mod dress style : UNISEX
11. Lampooning : SATIRIZING
12. Imitated : APED
13. Renown : FAME
18. Conclude : END
24. Hellenic : GREEK
25. Fall guy : PATSY
26. Greek letter : KAPPA
27. ___-propre : AMOUR
28. Words without action : LIPSERVICE
29. Curve : ESS
31. Diminutive : WEE
32. Nary a soul : NOONE
33. Lost cause : GONER
35. Weasel : STOAT
37. Ballroom dance : RUMBA
40. Owns : HAS
41. Suit ___ T : TOA
46. Was short : NEEDED
48. Dulls : BLUNTS
51. "Ici on ___ . . . " : PARLE
52. Ltr. or tel. : MSG
53. Door feature : JAMB
54. Sharif : OMAR
55. Forest creature : STAG
57. Slab : HUNK
58. N.C. college : ELON
59. Old Norse poem : RUNE
60. Small duck : SMEW
63. 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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