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New York Times, Saturday, December 13, 1975

Author:
Bert H. Kruse
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,618

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Plaster product : CAST
5. Vulgate : SLANG
10. English poet : POPE
14. Senior citizen, in Germany : ALTE
15. Antic : CAPER
16. Understand : READ
17. Creator of an enigmatic smile : LEONARDODAVINCI
20. George White revues : SCANDALS
21. Appropriate to : DEVOTE
22. Cry of surprise : YIPE
23. Join with heat : FUSE
24. Unsullied : CHASTE
27. Jabbered : PRATTLED
31. Nigeria's capital : LAGOS
32. Hangs on : WAITS
33. Sumac : YMA
34. Algerian city : ORAN
35. "A votre ___" : SANTE
36. Tito : BROZ
37. Prefix for angle or cycle : TRI
38. Tithe : TENTH
39. Completely : QUITE
40. Sentence structures : SYNTAXES
42. Cone wearers : DUNCES
43. Elects : OPTS
44. Waring : FRED
45. Renee of films : ADOREE
48. Sponge : FREELOAD
52. Great poetic couple : ROBERTBROWNINGS
54. Hole, in Paris : TROU
55. River in England : TRENT
56. Orderly : NEAT
57. Ooze : SEEP
58. Live to eat or ___ live : EATTO
59. Dog noises : GRRS
Down
1. Coolidge et al. : CALS
2. Waugh : ALEC
3. Greek promenade : STOA
4. "Light Brigade" author : TENNYSON
5. Difficulty : SCRAPE
6. Kitchen utensil : LADLE
7. Overseas addresses : APOS
8. Something raised : NED
9. Get a diploma : GRADUATE
10. Hedge shrub : PRIVET
11. Wine: Prefix : OENO
12. Treaty : PACT
13. Adams : EDIE
18. Tunnels : ADITS
19. Garments : VESTS
23. English hedge : FRITH
24. Coagulates : CLOTS
25. Truman : HARRY
26. Another time : AGAIN
27. Kind of suit : PANTS
28. Certain soprano : LYRIC
29. Ham it up : EMOTE
30. Bewilders : DAZES
32. Fades : WANES
35. Florodora unit : SEXTETTE
36. Old New England diversion : BUNDLING
38. Diminish : TAPER
39. Bee-colony member : QUEEN
41. Destroyed, as a letter : TOREUP
42. Attracted : DREWTO
44. Façade : FRONT
45. Wiles : ARTS
46. French illustrator : DORE
47. Woodwind : OBOE
48. Guitar part : FRET
49. Standout : ONER
50. Culture medium : AGAR
51. Summer times: Abbr. : DSTS
53. Bikini part : BRA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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