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New York Times, Wednesday, January 3, 1979

Author:
Martha J. DeWitt
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 310 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Martha J. DeWitt has 72 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Kind of excuse : LAME
5. Permit to speak : HEAR
9. City on the Dvina : RIGA
13. Afghanistan's western neighbor : IRAN
14. Ant : EMMET
16. Slaughter of diamond fame : ENOS
17. Houseplant : FERN
18. Berliner's money: 1924–48 : REICHSMARK
20. Parting words : TAKECARE
22. Pass : ELAPSE
23. Betimes : EARLY
24. Felt sharp pain : SMARTED
25. Like N.F.L. men : PADDED
27. Bank draft : CHECK
28. Org. serving servicemen : USO
29. "Oberon" composer : WEBER
31. Ataturk : KEMAL
35. Make peevish : MIFF
37. Less watery : DRIER
39. Surrealist : DALI
40. Concerning : ASFOR
42. Senior to : OLDER
44. Female ruff : REE
45. "I love thy ___ and rills" : ROCKS
47. Stung, in a deal : SOAKED
49. Foot or fathom : MEASURE
52. Soughs : MOANS
53. Military command : ATEASE
54. Top rating in many guides : FOURSTAR
57. On sale : MARKEDDOWN
59. Bowery derelict : WINO
60. "Four and twenty" were baked in it : APIE
61. Describing a bireme : OARED
62. Give off : EMIT
63. Eyed : SEEN
64. Spots for roses : BEDS
65. Where to take your chances : RENO
Down
1. Layer on a shoe heel : LIFT
2. Kind of way : AREA
3. Describing a tennis court : MARKEDOFF
4. Set of nine : ENNEAD
5. Foreshadowed : HERALDED
6. Kind of board or cloth : EMERY
7. Girlfriend, in Gironde : AMIE
8. Got: Abbr. : REC
9. Stated : REMARKED
10. Not suitable : INAPT
11. Furze or juniper : GORSE
12. Inquired : ASKED
15. Student's assignment : THEME
19. Loose : SLACK
21. Kind of cut : CREW
24. Get rid of old money : SHRED
25. Mountain lion : PUMA
26. Sale condition : ASIS
27. Tops a room : CEILS
30. Out of dough : BROKE
32. Stands still : MARKSTIME
33. One way to put the helm : ALEE
34. Prevaricated : LIED
36. Deserted : FORSAKEN
38. Echoes : RESOUNDS
41. Awaken : ROUSE
43. Belly laugh : ROAR
46. Tenet : CREDO
48. Solution : ANSWER
49. May heroines : MAMAS
50. Marchers' stop-off place : ETAPE
51. Penthouse, for one : AERIE
52. Cut : MOWED
54. Driver's warning : FORE
55. Have ___ with : ANIN
56. Photogravure process, for short : ROTO
58. Flounder : DAB

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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