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New York Times, Friday, February 2, 1990

Author:
William Baxley
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J K Q V W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 248 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
William Baxley has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,696

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Nitwit : BOOB
5
A Detroit dud : EDSEL
10
Summit : ACME
14
Hawkeye portrayer : ALDA
15
Grand follower : PIANO
16
Picturesque sights in the Seine : ILES
17
Signed on for another hitch : REENLISTED
19
Endure : LAST
20
Git thar fustest with the ___ : MOSTEST
21
Japanese courtesan : GEISHA
23
Love: Lat. : AMOR
24
Medricks : TERNS
25
Kind of triangle : BERMUDA
28
Roots : ORIGINS
31
"I Was the ___," Presley hit : ONE
32
Eremite : RECLUSE
34
Devotee : FAN
35
Brazil, e.g. : NUT
36
Threefold: Comb. form : TER
37
Diamonds, to Legs : ICE
38
Stray : ERR
39
Luge occupant : SLEDDER
43
Defeated Amendment : ERA
44
Better prepared : READIER
46
Redacted : EMENDED
48
Musical endings : CODAS
49
Rasp : FILE
50
Put on weight : FATTEN
52
Beards of grain : ARISTAE
56
Send out : EMIT
57
Belittler's activity : DETRACTING
60
Jimmy, e.g. : TOOL
61
Official proclamation : EDICT
62
Resort in Sicily : ENNA
63
Anglo-Saxon day laborer : ESNE
64
Freeman biography : RELEE
65
Exploit : DEED
Down
1
Brewery yeast : BARM
2
Airplane's ___ strut : OLEO
3
Monodies : ODES
4
Miniature domestic fowl : BANTAM
5
Occurrence : EPISODE
6
Magicians, often : DISTRACTERS
7
Posed : SAT
8
Direction or suffix : ENE
9
Tabard guests : LODGERS
10
Under the weather : AILING
11
"Top secret" designation : CLASSIFIED
12
Interlock : MESH
13
"¿Cómo ___ usted?" : ESTA
18
Nocturnal mammal : LEMUR
22
Ashtabula's lake : ERIE
24
W. C. Fields comedy? : TOURDEFARCE
25
Blunder : BONER
26
Habituate or accrue : ENURE
27
Act of eating one's words : RETRACTION
29
Mother-of-pearl : NACRE
30
Slammin' Sammy : SNEAD
33
Guided : LED
39
Support : SIDE
40
Hero's lover : LEANDER
41
SW Asian state : EMIRATE
42
Memento : RELIC
45
Partially burned pipe tobacco : DOTTLE
47
Embedded : NESTED
50
Lavish party : FETE
51
Hebrew prophet : AMOS
53
Prong of a pitchfork : TINE
54
"Thousand days" queen : ANNE
55
Hoople's exclamation : EGAD
58
Noted painter of birds : EDE
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"I Hadn't Anyone ___ You," 1938 song : TIL

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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