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New York Times, Friday, December 14, 1979

Author:
C. J. Angio
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { F J K Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 248 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
C. J. Angio has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,993

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Jungfrau is one : ALP
4. River in Czechoslovakia : OPPA
8. Floral tidbit : SPRIG
13. ___ Pea, Popeye's adoptee : SWEE
14. Costume for Lakmé : SARI
15. Buffalo's ___Theater : ARENA
16. Boone threw the dice : PATROLLED
18. Triangular insert : GODET
19. Carney goes to market : ARTSHOPS
20. Notre Dame niches : APSES
21. Button for a bowler : RESET
22. "Men ___ angels": Browning : ARENOT
25. Siouan Sooners : OSAGES
28. Vet on the wet : SALT
31. Sunken part : SAG
34. Least furnished : BAREST
35. Site of many eerie mishaps : ERIE
36. Frogs, chicks or voyeurs : PEEPERS
38. One of the men behind bars : TAPSTER
40. Where Vulcan forged : ETNA
41. Strike out : DELETE
43. Dowson's "Non ___ Qualis Eram" : SUM
44. British target on D-day : CAEN
45. Seasons : INURES
46. O. Henry's "The ___ of Red Chief" : RANSOM
48. Scoutmaster's charges : TROOP
53. One of the Bahamas : ABACO
55. Windbag buys a gun : BOREARMS
58. Type of print, for short : LITHO
59. O'Toole comments on a turkey : PETERPANS
60. Curved moldings : OGEES
61. It might be cast or wrought : IRON
62. "___ a Song Go . . . " : ILET
63. Oldfangled : PASSE
64. Basic verb for Virgil : ESSE
65. Ecole ___ Beaux-Arts : DES
Down
1. Sentient : AWARE
2. Latvians who sound willing : LETTS
3. Intrinsically : PERSE
4. City about the size of Boston : OSLO
5. Lobster's feeler : PALP
6. Foretell : PRESAGE
7. Partner of abet : AID
8. He wrote "The Dragons of Eden" : SAGAN
9. Tom Watson becomes a model : PROPOSES
10. Skelton makes his debut : REDSTARTS
11. Arrow poison : INEE
12. The mob's erasers : GATS
13. U.S.C.G. member : SPAR
17. "___ in England . . . ": Browning : OHTOBE
23. Kid napping : RESTER
24. Villa : ESTATE
26. Capital of ancient Lydia : SARDIS
27. Insecticide ingredient: Comb. form : ARSENO
29. Stead : LIEU
30. Six years in the Senate : TERM
31. Guesswork, for short : SPEC
32. Group on Bataan : AETA
33. Littler ranks high : GENERATES
37. Greek god is in pain : PANACHES
39. What nudniks do : PESTER
42. Moves heavily and noisily : LUMBERS
47. Part of a springe : NOOSE
49. Expeditious : RAPID
50. Cape for John Paul II : ORALE
51. All: Stage dir. : OMNES
52. Attention-getting sound : PSST
53. Skewed : ALOP
54. Track nickname : BIGA
56. Group in Nebraska : OTOS
57. Tenor Kollo : RENE
59. Bird allied to a jay : PIE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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