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New York Times, Wednesday, February 23, 1977

Author:
Terry Healy
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,056

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Leave hurriedly : SKIP
5
Iron hook : GAFF
9
Like the Rock of Ages : CLEFT
14
Ruin : UNDO
15
Mine, in Metz : AMOI
16
Cliff dwelling : AERIE
17
U.S. President : POLK
18
Ericson : LEIF
19
Unreligious one : PAGAN
20
Adds chips : SWEETENSTHEPOT
23
Also ___ : RAN
24
Article : THE
25
Jonathan or Tom : SWIFT
28
U.S. agency : CIA
30
More, in Madrid : MAS
33
Weight unit : CARAT
34
Quitter's request : DEALMEOUT
37
Cold ___ : ASICE
38
Stray : ERR
39
Dodge : ELUDE
40
Kind of pitch : UNDERHAND
42
Fasten again : RETIE
43
J.F.K.'s 109, etc. : PTS
44
Turf : SOD
45
Blood of the gods : ICHOR
46
Sash : OBI
48
Put-on : ACT
49
Tempting holding : INSIDESTRAIGHT
57
Intestinal : ILEAC
58
Astringent : ALUM
59
Nonpareil : ONER
60
Enjoy the rink : SKATE
61
___'clock scholar : TENO
62
Reputation : NAME
63
Paired : MATED
64
North or movie : STAR
65
Support : STAY
Down
1
Eats : SUPS
2
Word with how or ledge : KNOW
3
Useless : IDLE
4
Communication barrier : POKERFACE
5
Early doctor : GALEN
6
Final word : AMEN
7
Force upon : FOIST
8
Critical deal at stud, often : FIFTHCARD
9
Cod, e.g. : CAPE
10
Bound : LEAP
11
Consequently : ERGO
12
Decree : FIAT
13
Jack's inferior : TEN
21
Rags : TATTERS
22
Adolf's greeting : HEIL
25
Diving duck : SCAUP
26
"It ___ my fault" : WASNT
27
Perennial plants : IRIDS
29
Vespucci's claim to fame : AMERICA
30
Word with loud or trench : MOUTH
31
TV part : AUDIO
32
Guide : STEER
34
Spongers : DEADBEATS
35
Ocean bird : ERN
36
Primaries, e.g. : ELECTIONS
41
Robin or Red Riding : HOOD
47
___ of Langerhans : ISLET
48
Jousting wear : ARMOR
49
Miss Chase : ILKA
50
Trim : NEAT
51
Overfill : SATE
52
Frosted : ICED
53
Game fish : TUNA
54
Insect : GNAT
55
Blood: Prefix : HEMA
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Card : TREY
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Doctrine : ISM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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