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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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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,648

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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
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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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