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New York Times, Wednesday, March 15, 1989

Author:
Martha J. DeWitt
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Martha J. DeWitt has 72 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,372

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Segment : PART
5
Woes : ILLS
9
"Cry the Beloved Country" author : PATON
14
Bacchanalian cry : EVOE
15
Fasten firmly : NAIL
16
Convex molding : OVOLO
17
Place for an earring : LOBE
18
Actress Merrill : DINA
19
Marcel Marceau et al. : MIMES
20
Company number : TWO
21
Fictional juvenile hellion : PECKSBADBOY
23
Vapid : STALE
25
Scuttle : HOD
26
Feminine palindrome : MADAM
29
Posterior : RETRAL
34
Macho males : HEMEN
37
Meadow mouse : VOLE
39
Bumpkin : RUBE
40
First Russian to be called "czar" : IVANTHETERRIBLE
43
Twerp : NERD
44
Hot and dry : ARID
45
Watering holes : OASES
46
Lovers' appointments : TRYSTS
48
Unit of capacitance : FARAD
50
Had a snack : ATE
52
Newark's county : ESSEX
55
Pampered, annoying child : SPOILEDBRAT
61
Was in the van : LED
63
Sang-froid : POISE
64
Benevolent : GOOD
65
Spanish wool : LANA
66
"Bananas" top banana : ALLEN
67
If not : ELSE
68
Minute particle : ATOM
69
Tamper with an odometer : RESET
70
Foster : REAR
71
Hereditary factor : GENE
Down
1
Hide : PELT
2
Declares : AVOWS
3
Golem : ROBOT
4
Starting point for Strange : TEE
5
Of a certainty : INDEED
6
Secular : LAIC
7
Connection : LINK
8
Virgule : SLASH
9
Ointment : POMADE
10
Enthusiastic : AVID
11
Sepulchral structure : TOMB
12
Ersatz butter : OLEO
13
Like a gossip : NOSY
21
Hyssop, for one : PLANT
22
Teredo : BORER
24
Redress : AMENDS
27
Declare : AVER
28
Subject : MOTIF
30
Three-toned chords : TRIADS
31
Massages : RUBS
32
Skilled : ABLE
33
Dregs : LEES
34
Intimate : HINT
35
Always : EVER
36
Long Beach Queen : MARY
38
Castor's mother : LEDA
41
Waste maker : HASTE
42
A pièce de résistance : ROAST
47
Endowment : TALENT
49
MSS. evaluator : READER
51
Lawn implement : EDGER
53
Gladden : ELATE
54
Bubble-chamber gas : XENON
55
Prepare for a bout : SPAR
56
Wroclaw native : POLE
57
Medium for Monet : OILS
58
Phrase of understanding : ISEE
59
Tree trunk : BOLE
60
Diva Ponselle : ROSA
62
May Whitty's title : DAME
65
Jet-set problem : LAG

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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