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New York Times, Saturday, December 3, 1977

Author:
Hallie & Gerald Parsons
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { G J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,339

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Emmy's cousin : OBIE
5. Cape's locale : COAST
10. Arrive : COME
14. Gudok, e.g. : VIOL
15. Lunar feature : RILLE
16. Son of Ruth and Boaz : OBED
17. Prewar : ANTEBELLUM
19. Companion of the radius : ULNA
20. "So I turn the ___ of Fancy": Riley : LEAVES
21. Marketplace : EMPORIUM
23. Stake : ANTE
25. Shrine Bowl team : EAST
26. Illegal pitch : SPITTER
29. Thinks highly of : ESTEEMS
32. Lacking zest : TAME
33. Checks : DRAFTS
35. Jerboa's relative : RAT
36. Ophidians : ASPS
37. Sore mouth: Brit : ORF
38. Raspberry stem : CANE
39. Japanese statesman : ITO
40. Less lenient : FIRMER
43. Perched on : ATOP
44. Picaresque fellows : RASCALS
46. Wavers on the brink : TEETERS
48. Canvas : SAIL
49. What aquafortists do : ETCH
50. Supports for Shoemaker : STIRRUPS
54. Kitchen emanations : AROMAS
58. Mixer's frozen asset : CUBE
59. Doctor : MANIPULATE
61. Palindrome starter : ABLE
62. Decay by degrees : ERODE
63. Bear or Mare : ISLE
64. Numerical suffix : TEEN
65. ___ up (in the bag) : SEWED
66. Chastity's mother : CHER
Down
1. Place for a race : OVAL
2. Tendril : BINE
3. Smidgen : IOTA
4. Improves spiritually : ELEVATES
5. Reached a peak : CRESTED
6. Midnight fuel : OIL
7. Herr's "All gone!" : ALLE
8. Warren : SLUM
9. "The ___," Shakespeare's last complete play : TEMPEST
10. Route : COURSE
11. Expunge : OBLITERATE
12. Maître d'hôtel's concern : MENU
13. Cheese in a red wrapping : EDAM
18. Inclination : BENT
22. Stable staple : OATS
24. Scoreboard recording : ERRORS
26. Word with case or well : STAIR
27. Ravioli or macaroni : PASTA
28. "It's ___," Perry Como hit : IMPOSSIBLE
29. Unfruitful : EFFETE
30. House and land of a lord : MANOR
31. Rome's Spanish ___ : STEPS
34. Kind of chair or rest : ARM
38. Universal in extent : CATHOLIC
40. Comely : FAIR
41. Lights up : ILLUMES
42. Made a new recording : RETAPED
45. Lurch : CAREEN
47. Light tan : ECRU
50. Begone! : SCAT
51. Snorkel : TUBE
52. "Father of French Surgery" : PARE
53. "Strangers and Brothers" author : SNOW
55. Hit film in 1970 : MASH
56. Salt tree : ATLE
57. Melampus was the first one : SEER
60. Fish or suffix : IDE

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