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New York Times, Monday, February 23, 1976

Author:
Jay Spry
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { F Q Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,690

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Study for an exam : PREP
5. Swing music : JIVE
9. Kind of plum : SUGAR
14. Received: Fr. : RECU
15. Revise copy : EDIT
16. Toughen : INURE
17. Peer : EARL
18. Fuss : TODO
19. Bogged down : MIRED
20. Yellow : PUSILLANIMOUS
23. Southern constellation : ARA
24. Chess pieces : MEN
25. Instruction to chorus singers : ALLTOGETHER
31. Mrs., in Spain : SRA
34. Senior member : DOYEN
35. Regions : AREAS
36. Nov. and Dec. : MOS
37. Eager : AVID
38. Rudy Vallee's song : STEIN
39. Defraud : BILK
40. Mil. rank : GEN
41. Performs diligently : PLIES
42. Book-cover entry : TITLE
43. Energy unit : ERG
44. Manages : RUNSTHESHOW
46. Member of a familiar trio : TOM
47. Poet's word : ERE
48. Green : INEXPERIENCED
55. Varnish resin : ELEMI
56. Alexander's group : BAND
57. De ___ (too much) : TROP
59. Grade : SLOPE
60. Bugbear : OGRE
61. Pen name : ELIA
62. Camping equipment : TENTS
63. Require : NEED
64. Impression : DENT
Down
1. Before: Prefix : PRE
2. Garner : REAP
3. Beige : ECRU
4. Throbbed : PULSATED
5. Air-travel problem : JETLAG
6. Adored one : IDOL
7. Blue of baseball : VIDA
8. Town on the Thames : ETON
9. Bubbles beneath the surface : SIMMERS
10. Kind of shop or jack : UNION
11. Spiritual tutor : GURU
12. Greek god : ARES
13. Crimson : RED
21. Golf club : IRON
22. "___ what I say" : IMEAN
25. Relative of a motto : ADAGE
26. Romeo : LOVER
27. Untruthful : LYING
28. Dine at home : EATIN
29. Kilmer poem : TREES
30. Stickup job : HEIST
31. Howard K. : SMITH
32. Norse chieftain : ROLLO
33. Out of position : ASKEW
38. Business cycle : SLUMP
39. Divided in a way : BISECTED
41. Certain votes : PROXIES
42. Sea swallow : TERN
45. Took notice of : HEEDED
46. Entice : TEMPT
48. That: Lat. : ILLE
49. Inert gas : NEON
50. Black : EBON
51. Storm : RAGE
52. Concerning : INRE
53. Gardner : ERLE
54. Rub out : DOIN
55. N. Y. time : EST
58. Opportune : PAT

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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