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New York Times, Thursday, December 24, 1987

Author:
Dale O. Burgener
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F H J X }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Dale O. Burgener has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,925

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Chilling storyteller : POE
4
Dryden's "___ savage" : NOBLE
9
Bar chaser : NONE
13
Qualified : ABLE
15
City that grew tired : AKRON
16
Pindar poems : ODES
17
Flowery greetings : LEIS
18
Painter Dufy : RAOUL
19
What nuns take : VOWS
20
Competitors for Edgars : MYSTERYWRITERS
23
"___! poor Yorick": Shak. : ALAS
24
Sun god : SOL
25
Seven singers : SEPTET
28
When-and-where info : DATELINE
33
Cloverlike plant with yellow flowers : TREEMEDIC
35
Man of La Mancha : SENOR
36
Future fish : ROE
37
King's march site: 1965 : SELMA
39
Keresan Indian : SIA
40
Off-the-cuff words : ADLIB
43
State of caution : ALERTNESS
46
Cowboy stories : WESTERNS
48
Vandyke's cousin : GOATEE
49
Australian pest : EMU
50
Eavesdroppers' plants : BUGS
51
Love-story coterie : ROMANCEREADERS
58
Branches : RAMI
59
Gershwin's "Sometime Thing" : WOMAN
60
Zoological suffix : ACEA
61
Grand Canyon St. : ARIZ
62
Pedro's friend : AMIGO
63
Marsh : QUAG
64
Fountain of music : PETE
65
Early riser? : YEAST
66
Hairy primate : APE
Down
1
It may make dates : PALM
2
Petruchio's imperative? : OBEY
3
Flash Gordon and Frank Merriwell, e.g. : ELIS
4
Tells stories : NARRATES
5
Gives the go-ahead : OKAYS
6
Sweat producer : BROW
7
Frown: Var. : LOUR
8
Uncle Sam's plea : ENLIST
9
Short tales : NOVELLE
10
Skunk's protection : ODOR
11
Report from Rather : NEWS
12
Snaky shape : ESS
14
Possessions : ESTATE
21
Pre-H.S. grades : ELEM
22
Pedal extremities : TOES
25
Kind of vote : STRAW
26
Disappear gradually : ERODE
27
Strips : PEELS
28
Hamburger accompaniments : DILLS
29
It's the top : ACME
30
Gore : INSET
31
Cacophony : NOISE
32
Delete : ERASE
34
Faculty bigwig : DEAN
38
"Yet I ___/Against Heav'n's hand . . . ": Milton : ARGUENOT
41
List individually : ITEMIZE
42
Speaker's platform : BEMA
44
Academic gown : TOGA
45
Computerized stock figs. : NASDAQ
47
Landing strip : RUNWAY
50
Blows one's own horn : BRAGS
51
Uncommon : RARE
52
Leave out : OMIT
53
Request to "ye faithful" : COME
54
Suffix re blood condition : EMIA
55
Neighbor of Col. : ECUA
56
Harvest : REAP
57
Wise man : SAGE
58
Shoot the breeze : RAP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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