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William Lutwiniak
William Lutwiniak

New York Times, Wednesday, August 13, 1975

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: 331 (avg 1.75)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
William Lutwiniak has 304 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,496
Across
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Perspicacious : SMART
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Creature : BEAST
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Orch. offering : SEL
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Beclouds : HAZES
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Q. E. II, e.g. : LINER
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Spanish gold : ORO
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With abandon : EXUBERANTLY
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Gang weapon : ROD
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Kind of straits : DIRE
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Like some gems : UNSET
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Tito : BROZ
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Processed ore : SMELTED
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Not any : ZERO
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Boxtop : LID
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Departs : GOESAWAY
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Great-to-be-alive feeling : JOIEDEVIVRE
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Neighbor of Ala. : FLA
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Opening quartet : ABCD
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Adjective ending : IVE
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Periodical: Abbr. : QUAR
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"___ gehts?" : WIE
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Meowed : CATERWAULED
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Verse forms : SESTINAS
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Move briskly : HIE
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Granny, e.g. : KNOT
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Bug : WIRETAP
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Commuter's concern : SEAT
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___ ease : ILLAT
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Make over : REDO
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Cambodia's Angkor ___ : WAT
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Hearty servings : SQUAREMEALS
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Wield : USE
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Recipe measure : OUNCE
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Plus item : ASSET
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Andes, e.g.: Abbr. : MTS
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Calendar units : WEEKS
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Endings with young and old : STERS
Down
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Divests : SHEDS
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Aphorism : MAXIM
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Sky-blue : AZURE
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Bucked authority : REBELLED
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Lao-___ : TSE
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Like baby food : BLAND
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German numeral : EINS
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Pony up : ANTE
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Bar mixer : SELTZER
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Test : TRY
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Blue : SORROWFUL
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Slangy ending : EROO
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City of Poland : LODZ
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___ la Paix : RUEDE
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Bikini top : BRA
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Rx abbr. : TID
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Compass heading : ESE
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Presents : GIVES
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Completed : OVER
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Insect wings : ALAE
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Gridiron unit : YARD
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Peter Benchley book : JAWS
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Show-biz award : OBIE
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Uses the rink : ICESKATES
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Bio : VITA
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Most peculiar : QUEEREST
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A.F.L.-___ : CIO
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Prized heirloom : ANTIQUE
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New Yorker writer E. B. : WHITE
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Make known : AIR
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Explosive : TNT
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Things to sell : WARES
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Irritate : TEASE
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Austrian psychiatrist : ADLER
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Positions : POSTS
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Backstroked : SWUM
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Direction : EAST
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Moon, in Arles : LUNE
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Be short : LACK
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Do a farm chore : SOW
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P.T.A. types : MAS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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