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New York Times, Friday, January 7, 1977

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,009

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Hairdo : AFRO
5. Rock's partner : ROLL
9. Sad ___ : SACK
13. Housewife : FRAU
14. Miss Adams : EDIE
15. Indian of Midwest : OMAHA
16. Zippers, e.g. : FASTENERS
18. Raid : FORAY
19. Start of a cynicism about people : THERESASUCKER
21. Manipulates : RIGS
22. Denial : NAY
23. Postal abbr. : RFD
26. Educ. group : NEA
27. ___ the climax : CAP
28. Old French coin : SOU
31. Auk genus : URIA
33. Downpours : TORRENTS
35. Rest of cynicism : BORNEVERYMINUTE
39. Educated guess : ESTIMATE
40. Descendant of Shem : EBER
41. Eye trouble : STY
42. College degree : BLA
43. Vehicle : BUS
46. Grownup jrs. : SRS
47. Dance step : PAS
48. Irritates : IRES
50. Source of the cynicism : PHINEASBARNUM
56. Move seductively : SLINK
57. Indians' nemeses : PALEFACES
59. Wrapping weights : TARES
60. Flightless bird : EMEU
61. Fraulein's name : ILSE
62. Ogled : EYED
63. Meeting: Abbr. : SESS
64. Shoemaker's need : LAST
Down
1. Debating side: Abbr. : AFF
2. Campus group : FRAT
3. Impetuous : RASH
4. Kind of space : OUTER
5. Go back on : RENEGE
6. Soviet city : ODESSA
7. Genoa money : LIRA
8. Partner of more : LESS
9. Like some fireplaces : SMOKY
10. Swiss river : AARE
11. Burn : CHAR
12. Francis or Kendall : KAY
15. "On the Isle ___" : OFCAPRI
17. Cobh's land : ERIN
20. Deprive of weapons : UNARM
23. Yokels : RUBES
24. David or Robert : FROST
25. Like some tricks : DIRTY
27. Bashful : COY
28. Affronts : SNUBS
29. Aquatic animal : OTTER
30. Consumers : USERS
32. Cuckoo : ANI
33. Three, in Italy : TRE
34. Chemical suffix : ENE
36. Dams up : EMBANKS
37. Concert piece : VALSE
38. Greek letter : ETA
43. Gideon offerings : BIBLES
44. Sacred asp : URAEUS
45. One in servitude : SERF
47. Yearned : PINED
49. Slowpoke : SNAIL
50. ___ possum : PLAY
51. Rent : HIRE
52. Zoo animals : APES
53. Duplicate : SAME
54. Calif. campus : UCLA
55. Disorder : MESS
56. ___ Marie : STE
58. Fixed : SET

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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