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New York Times, Monday, December 4, 1978

Author:
John R. Prosser
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Piano exercise : SCALE
6. Pub specialties : ALES
10. Detailed information : DATA
14. Soda jerks' servings : COLAS
15. Days of penitence : LENT
16. Mohammedan prince : EMIR
17. Oak fruit : ACORN
18. Type style : PICA
19. Dry : SERE
20. Cosmeticians' offerings : ROUGES
22. Rush-hour crowds, figuratively : SARDINES
24. Cover a bet at dice : FADE
25. Bunch up : CLUSTER
27. Take back a former employee : REHIRE
29. Kind of circle or bear : POLAR
33. Verb suffix : ING
36. Eternal City : ROME
37. Floodgate : SLUICE
38. Particle in an atomic nucleus : NEUTRON
40. Soft glove leather : DOESKIN
41. Gruel source : CEREAL
42. Knox or Wayne : FORT
43. Degree held by a Montclair State prof. : EDD
44. Mature : ADULT
45. Good-natured give-and-take : BANTER
47. Nimrod's need : LICENSE
49. "Don't ___ Leave Me," 1929 song : EVER
53. Gossip : CHITCHAT
56. Gulch : RAVINE
58. Italian coin : LIRA
59. Mild oath : EGAD
61. Black Watch garb : KILTS
62. Shape of Malta : OVAL
63. Muse for Thucydides : CLIO
64. Key Biscayne is one : ISLET
65. Unit of heredity : GENE
66. Source of iodine : KELP
67. Comes closer : NEARS
Down
1. Muffler : SCARF
2. Hot chocolate drink : COCOA
3. Audibly : ALOUD
4. "The ___ heart, the kindlier hand": Tennyson : LARGER
5. Laborer, in Ivanhoe's day : ESNE
6. High mountain : ALP
7. Unhurried ease : LEISURE
8. Box : ENCASE
9. Square one : START
10. Eager to obtain : DESIROUS
11. "So may it be!" : AMEN
12. Lose zest : TIRE
13. Battles buff on Olympus : ARES
21. Andover is one : SCHOOL
23. Diminish : DEPLETE
26. Depict : LIMN
28. Wandering : ERRATIC
30. Take pleasure in : LIKE
31. Tart : ACID
32. Sunder : REND
33. Peru was his milieu : INCA
34. Want : NEED
35. Hindu tutor : GURU
37. P.O. clerk : SORTER
39. Poe's "The ___ Heart" : TELLTALE
40. Spanish lords : DONS
42. Domestic pigeon : FANTAIL
45. Sleuthhound : BEAGLE
46. Change text : REVISE
48. Fabric pattern : CHECK
50. Country estate : VILLA
51. Get in : ENTER
52. Musical pauses : RESTS
53. Encumber : CLOG
54. Apian home : HIVE
55. Persia, today : IRAN
57. Related : AKIN
60. Diamond cutter's device : DOP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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