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New York Times, Monday, January 11, 1988

Author:
Rita Yelle
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F H J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 251 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 13,943

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Make over : REDO
5
Superman portrayer : REEVE
10
Woodwind instrument : OBOE
14
Ireland : ERIN
15
Presbyter : ELDER
16
Stunning defeat : ROUT
17
Curb : DISCIPLINE
19
Fine dirt : DUST
20
Withdraw from a union : SECEDE
21
Jaunty headgear : TAM
22
Poker stake : ANTE
23
Dory adjunct : OAR
25
Enraged : LIVID
27
Having the same direction : PARALLEL
32
Bridge holding : TENACE
35
Ripeners : AGERS
36
Catlike mammal : CIVET
38
Jogged : RAN
39
A Kennedy : ROSE
40
Kin of saxhorns : TUBAS
41
Robin or swallow : BIRD
42
Food fragment : ORT
43
French mathematician: 1871-1956 : BOREL
44
Strainer : SIEVE
45
Greater in size : LARGER
47
Legally permitted : LICENSED
49
Winged : ALATE
51
Drop bait lightly : DAP
52
Exchange premium : AGIO
54
U.N. labor arm : ILO
56
___ Nevada : SIERRA
61
Scores in baseball : RUNS
62
Curb : LIMITATION
64
Companion of crafts : ARTS
65
Riata : LASSO
66
Word of woe : ALAS
67
Occupied : BUSY
68
One who inquires : ASKER
69
Mother of 48 Down : LEDA
Down
1
Beatty film : REDS
2
Lake or canal : ERIE
3
Thin, circular plate : DISC
4
Formerly : ONCE
5
Invalidate a law : REPEAL
6
Building addition : ELL
7
Prepare for publication : EDIT
8
Open to bribery : VENAL
9
Hermits : EREMITES
10
Confer holy orders : ORDAIN
11
Curbs : BOUNDARIES
12
Remove from office : OUST
13
Feminine suffix : ETTE
18
False gods : IDOLS
24
Happen again : RECUR
26
Former G.I. : VET
27
Oral, as evidence : PAROL
28
Greek marketplace : AGORA
29
Curbs : RESTRAINTS
30
Exist : ARE
31
Printed slander : LIBEL
33
Whittle : CARVE
34
Finished : ENDED
37
Lawful : VALID
40
Steinbeck's "___ Flat" : TORTILLA
41
Storage drawer : BIN
43
Actress Arthur : BEA
44
Brown pigment : SEPIA
46
Having a high shine : GLOSSY
48
___ and Pollux : CASTOR
50
Hebrew prophet : ELIAS
52
Yemeni, e.g. : ARAB
53
Hindu spiritual guide : GURU
55
Russian city east of Chelyabinsk : OMSK
57
And others: Abbr. : ETAL
58
Get one's goat : RILE
59
Highway : ROAD
60
Handle for Hadrian : ANSA
63
Suffix with expert : ISE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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