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New York Times, Saturday, October 10, 1987

Author:
Jesse Roarke
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q W }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,850

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Whitman's "Leaves of ___" : GRASS
6
Demeanor : PORT
10
Taciturn one : CLAM
14
Blue Ridge caverns : LURAY
15
Relative of an aulos : OBOE
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Whet : HONE
17
Without relevance : INAPPOSITE
19
North French river : ORNE
20
Old Egyptian capital : MEMPHIS
21
Menace : THREAT
23
Conductor of liquid : HOSE
24
Wing tip, e.g. : SHOE
25
King's wear : ERMINE
28
Kind of 24 Across : ELEVATOR
32
Mosel feeder : SAAR
33
Fern's reproductive body : SPORE
34
Black cuckoo : ANI
35
Parts of forks : TINES
37
Truncate : LOP
38
Violent : RABID
40
Compass dir. : ESE
41
Natchez ___, early 19th-century road : TRACE
43
Trudge : SLOG
44
Poe's "The Masque of the ___" : REDDEATH
46
Antiknock number : OCTANE
48
Ye ___ Tea Shoppe : OLDE
49
Be guided by : OBEY
50
Sultanate on Borneo's coast : BRUNEI
53
Mrs. Aquino : CORAZON
57
Merit : EARN
58
Basic condition : ALKALINITY
61
Flood, e.g. : TIDE
62
Christmas : NOEL
63
"Sarabandes" composer : SATIE
64
Calumniate : SLUR
65
Senatorial garb : TOGA
66
Live : EXIST
Down
1
Brief look : GLIM
2
Finnish canto : RUNE
3
Ancient Syria : ARAM
4
Blue corundum : SAPPHIRE
5
Type of 23 Across: Var. : SYPHON
6
Sheriff's group : POSSE
7
Sendai sash : OBI
8
Corruption : ROT
9
Baby's mouthpiece : TEETHER
10
Nervous disorder : CHOREA
11
Body of knowledge : LORE
12
Former Indian monetary unit : ANNA
13
Sporting event : MEET
18
Seine feeder : OISE
22
Be irresolute : HOVER
24
Talus : SLOPE
25
Fragrant compound : ESTER
26
Heighten : RAISE
27
Like a lion or horse : MANED
28
Signal period of time : EPOCH
29
Board, in Barcelona : TABLA
30
Edible bulb of the lily family : ONION
31
Elongate elevation : RIDGE
33
Purplish-gray shade : SLATE
36
Commemorative pillar : STELE
39
Son of Hector and Andromache : ASTYANAX
42
Effulgent : RADIANT
45
A Sierra Nevada pass : DONNER
46
One-sixth drachma : OBOL
47
Cherry red : CERISE
49
Fla. city : OCALA
50
These are made at Belmont : BETS
51
Wading bird : RAIL
52
An official language of Pakistan : URDU
54
Form of pasta : ZITI
55
American revolutionary figure : OTIS
56
Tolstoy's declination : NYET
59
Old card game : LOO
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Rundlet : KEG

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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