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New York Times, Thursday, February 3, 1977

Author:
Elaine D. Schorr
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J K V X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 85, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,036

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Like a razor blade : SHARPEDGED
11. Prelate's title: Abbr. : MSGR
15. Followed a similar course : PARALLELED
16. Bluish color : AQUA
17. To some degree : INAMEASURE
18. Kind of roast or Parliament : RUMP
19. Hill of S.F. : NOB
20. Tiny particle, old style : ATOMY
21. Thunder sounds : CLAPS
22. Donkey, in Augsburg : ESEL
23. Heather locale : MOOR
24. Wilkes-___ : BARRE
27. Western ski place : ASPEN
30. Spire projection : EPI
33. Then, in St. Lo : ALORS
34. "___ Trap" : THETENDER
36. Skid sidewise : SLUE
37. Process: Suffix : ION
38. First name in architecture : EERO
39. Desert occurrence : SANDSTORM
42. Farm output : GRAIN
43. Kind of product : END
44. Utah range : UINTA
45. Mr. Royce's partner : ROLLS
46. ___ avis : RARA
48. Star in Argo : NAOS
50. Search thoroughly : PROBE
52. Records : DISCS
54. Hindu title : SRI
57. Knight of the road : HOBO
58. Turns to profit : CASHESINON
60. Mideast chieftain : EMIR
61. Ignorant : ILLITERATE
62. Kind of ad : WANT
63. Like some bottles : DISPOSABLE
Down
1. What the lilies don't do : SPIN
2. Pueblo Indian : HANO
3. Native of Yemen : ARAB
4. ___ down one's throat : RAM
5. Suits nicely : PLEASES
6. Give a lift to : ELATE
7. Dreariness : DESOLATION
8. In the dumps : GLUM
9. Like a haunted house : EERY
10. D-Day V.I.P. : DDE
11. One of the Thomases : MARLO
12. Politico's promise : SQUAREDEAL
13. Andy of comics : GUMP
14. Pans, critic style : RAPS
21. Ice-cream container : CONE
22. Didn't do it right : ERRED
23. Came upon : MET
24. French choir voice : BASSE
25. Part of Poe's name : ALLAN
26. Type of tournament : ROUNDROBIN
28. Partner of sweet : SHORT
29. Spencerian art : PENMANSHIP
31. What Pauline faced : PERIL
32. They're often in the fire : IRONS
35. Fiddler and pianist : NEROS
40. Without a doubt : SURE
41. Spanish family member : TIA
42. Some totals : GROSSES
47. Cut short : ABORT
49. Vinegar: Prefix : ACETO
50. Dog-days word : PHEW
51. Carlo Ponti's city : ROMA
52. Painter Salvador : DALI
53. Small land masses: Abbr. : ISLS
54. Hill brow, in Scotland : SNAB
55. Mideast weight : ROTL
56. Arrow poison : INEE
58. El ___, Spanish hero : CID
59. Author Levin : IRA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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