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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 Down
1. Perspicacious : SMART
6. Creature : BEAST
11. Orch. offering : SEL
14. Beclouds : HAZES
15. Q. E. II, e.g. : LINER
16. Spanish gold : ORO
17. With abandon : EXUBERANTLY
19. Gang weapon : ROD
20. Kind of straits : DIRE
21. Like some gems : UNSET
22. Tito : BROZ
23. Processed ore : SMELTED
25. Not any : ZERO
27. Boxtop : LID
28. Departs : GOESAWAY
32. Great-to-be-alive feeling : JOIEDEVIVRE
36. Neighbor of Ala. : FLA
37. Opening quartet : ABCD
38. Adjective ending : IVE
39. Periodical: Abbr. : QUAR
40. "___ gehts?" : WIE
41. Meowed : CATERWAULED
45. Verse forms : SESTINAS
47. Move briskly : HIE
48. Granny, e.g. : KNOT
49. Bug : WIRETAP
53. Commuter's concern : SEAT
55. ___ ease : ILLAT
58. Make over : REDO
59. Cambodia's Angkor ___ : WAT
60. Hearty servings : SQUAREMEALS
62. Wield : USE
63. Recipe measure : OUNCE
64. Plus item : ASSET
65. Andes, e.g.: Abbr. : MTS
66. Calendar units : WEEKS
67. Endings with young and old : STERS
1. Divests : SHEDS
2. Aphorism : MAXIM
3. Sky-blue : AZURE
4. Bucked authority : REBELLED
5. Lao-___ : TSE
6. Like baby food : BLAND
7. German numeral : EINS
8. Pony up : ANTE
9. Bar mixer : SELTZER
10. Test : TRY
11. Blue : SORROWFUL
12. Slangy ending : EROO
13. City of Poland : LODZ
18. ___ la Paix : RUEDE
22. Bikini top : BRA
24. Rx abbr. : TID
26. Compass heading : ESE
28. Presents : GIVES
29. Completed : OVER
30. Insect wings : ALAE
31. Gridiron unit : YARD
32. Peter Benchley book : JAWS
33. Show-biz award : OBIE
34. Uses the rink : ICESKATES
35. Bio : VITA
39. Most peculiar : QUEEREST
41. A.F.L.-___ : CIO
42. Prized heirloom : ANTIQUE
43. New Yorker writer E. B. : WHITE
44. Make known : AIR
46. Explosive : TNT
49. Things to sell : WARES
50. Irritate : TEASE
51. Austrian psychiatrist : ADLER
52. Positions : POSTS
53. Backstroked : SWUM
54. Direction : EAST
56. Moon, in Arles : LUNE
57. Be short : LACK
60. Do a farm chore : SOW
61. 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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