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New York Times, Tuesday, January 29, 1980

Author:
Hugh McElroy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 2, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Hugh McElroy has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Rasputin's puppet : TSAR
5. Auto pioneer : OLDS
9. " . . . wish upon ___" : ASTAR
14. Well-wisher : ALLY
15. Milne's Winnie : POOH
16. Cold and rigid : STONY
17. Insert cartridges : LOAD
18. La Negri : POLA
19. Zoo favorite : PANDA
20. With 58 Across, line from an old song : COMEJOSEPHINEIN
23. Plant cells : SPORES
24. Letter opener : DEAR
25. Spider's pride : WEB
27. Forward again : RESHIP
32. Actor Davis : OSSIE
36. Pal for Andy : AMOS
39. Greek letter : IOTA
40. "Up! Up! A ___" : LITTLEBITHIGHER
43. Rehan and Huxtable : ADAS
44. Mardi Gras follower : LENT
45. Circuit mishap : SHORT
46. Nullify : NEGATE
48. Palm leaf : OLA
50. "Give ___ a horse . . . " : AMAN
53. Word after wage : EARNER
58. See 20 Across : MYFLYINGMACHINE
63. Part of R.F.D. : RURAL
64. Partner of means : WAYS
65. Actress Swenson : INGA
66. Muse of poetry : ERATO
67. Yorkshire river : AIRE
68. "A friend in ___ . . . " : NEED
69. Part of a train : DINER
70. Kind of bed or stead : ROAD
71. Parisian airport : ORLY
Down
1. Dusting powders : TALCS
2. Sailing boat : SLOOP
3. Texas shrine : ALAMO
4. "Red ___" (comic strip) : RYDER
5. Resist : OPPOSE
6. Writer Anita : LOOS
7. Meted out : DOLED
8. "Zoot suit with a drape ___" : SHAPE
9. Aim high : ASPIRE
10. Laurel or Kenton : STAN
11. Franchot of films : TONE
12. After "The King" or "The Egg" : ANDI
13. Tatum's father : RYAN
21. Crown décor : JEWEL
22. Severe : HARSH
26. Ruth or Herman : BABE
28. Breathe wearily : SIGH
29. Sounds from Santa : HOHO
30. Roman road : ITER
31. Segment : PART
32. Buck's peach-pit planter : OLAN
33. Kind of show or step : SIDE
34. Prewedding party : STAG
35. "___ boy! Have a cigar!" : ITSA
37. Andy Gump's wife : MIN
38. Preminger : OTTO
41. Varnish base : ELEMI
42. Son of Abraham : ISAAC
47. Estelle or Robert : TAYLOR
49. Let : LEASED
51. First name in Egypt : ANWAR
52. Mystery-writer Marsh : NGAIO
54. Zoo heavyweight, for short : RHINO
55. Forty-___ : NINER
56. Author of "How To Buy Stocks" : ENGEL
57. Duly equipped : READY
58. Extinct TV horse : MRED
59. Cosmonaut's first name : YURI
60. Friend of Kukla : FRAN
61. Tardy : LATE
62. A Hess who became a dame : MYRA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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