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New York Times, Tuesday, March 2, 1982

Author:
Nancy McCarthy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 311 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Nancy McCarthy has 47 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

In 10-Across clue, "Bradshaw" may have been meant instead of "Bradford"; left as in the original.

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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,802

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Applaud : CLAP
5
Group of three : TRIAD
10
Bradford-to-Swann pass : BOMB
14
Speed contest : RACE
15
Gamut : RANGE
16
Always : EVER
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Trite, as a joke : OVERWORKED
19
N.C.O.'s "As you ___!" : WERE
20
Kind of horse or ship : WAR
21
Cultivators : HOES
22
Middle East inn : IMARET
24
Tipple : TOPE
25
Steep slope : SCARP
26
Stories or storeys : FLOORS
29
Cause a cat to scat : SCAREOFF
32
Delight (in) : REVEL
33
Makes sheepish sounds : BLATS
34
Court : WOO
35
Singer Burl : IVES
36
Trim : PRUNE
37
Scion : HEIR
38
Suffix for mountain : EER
39
Dishearten : DAUNT
40
Poorest : WORST
41
Like stallers' tactics : DELAYING
43
Reliable : TRUSTY
44
On one's guard : ALERT
45
Dread : FEAR
46
S.A. ungulates : TAPIRS
48
Gasp : PANT
49
Constrictor : BOA
52
Ready to eat : RIPE
53
Deposes : OVERTHROWS
56
Milieu of the first snake in the grass : EDEN
57
Songbird : FINCH
58
Gannets' kin : ERNS
59
Knight and Bessell : TEDS
60
Grows weaker : FADES
61
Carter's "Why Not the ___?" : BEST
Down
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Chortle : CROW
2
Volcano product : LAVA
3
Maple-tree genus : ACER
4
___ diem : PER
5
Scout units : TROOPS
6
Street show : RAREE
7
Signs a contract : INKS
8
Grow older : AGE
9
Consecrate : DEDICATE
10
Use caution : BEWARE
11
Defeats decisively : OVERPOWERS
12
Parisian mother : MERE
13
Author Harte : BRET
18
"Let's give it a ___!" (fingerprinter's pun) : WHORL
23
God of war : MARS
24
Locales of certain phalanges : TOES
25
Barely sufficient : SCANT
26
Sautéed : FRIED
27
River embankment : LEVEE
28
Lay upon and beyond : OVERLAPPED
29
Thrown : SLUNG
30
Palm off : FOIST
31
Number of Ali Baba's foes : FORTY
33
Main thrust : BRUNT
36
Forms couples : PAIRSOFF
37
Eleventh ___ : HOUR
39
Colorist : DYER
40
High dudgeon : WRATH
42
Outsiders : ALIENS
43
Tithes : TENTHS
45
Forcemeat : FARCE
46
Waste allowance : TRET
47
HQ officer : AIDE
48
Hang fire : PEND
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Cause ennui : BORE
50
Possesses : OWNS
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One in a D.A.'s office : ASST
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Italian way : VIA
55
Johnny ___ : REB

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

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