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New York Times, Saturday, March 26, 1983

Author:
Sam Bellotto, Jr.
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Sam Bellotto, Jr. has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles and 5 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,191

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Snug as ___ . . . : ABUG
5
Vestments : ALBS
9
N.Y.C. airport : JFK
12
Diners' cartes : MENUS
14
Compass point, in Cancun : NORTE
16
Rubber tree : ULE
17
Web-footed choristers? : PELICANTORS
19
Pay or hey follower : DAY
20
Book backs : SPINES
21
Small portions : SOUPCONS
23
Mephitis : STENCH
25
Year in the reign of Gregory I : DCII
26
Comrade of d'Artagnan : ATHOS
28
Cudgels or cleats : KEVELS
32
Elgar subject : POMP
35
This precedes Obadiah : AMOS
37
Displaced turf on a course : DIVOT
38
Et ___ (plus, in a way) : ALII
39
Honeydew, e.g. : MELON
41
Mother of Castor and Pollux : LEDA
42
Places for kayos : RINGS
44
Aggravate : RILE
45
Songbird : WREN
46
Cowboy meets : RODEOS
48
Andrea ___ : DORIA
50
Tryggvesson : OLAF
52
Brahman precepts : SUTRAS
55
Prior to birth : PRENATAL
59
Used a powder puff : DABBED
61
Suffix with baron : IAL
62
Daffy Duck? : CINEMALLARD
64
Wood: Comb. form : XYL
65
Director Lubitsch : ERNST
66
"___ pray" : LETUS
67
Reply to Virginia : YES
68
Cyclone centers : EYES
69
Dream states : REMS
Down
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A.C. amounts : AMPS
2
Horn signals : BEEPS
3
Not fired : UNLIT
4
Test-tube turbit? : GUINEAPIGEON
5
Actress Sothern : ANN
6
Draw ___ (decide) : LOTS
7
Mope : BROOD
8
Held a job action : STRUCK
9
Martial art : JUDO
10
Tart : FLAN
11
Ivories : KEYS
13
Get wind of : SCENT
15
Detected : ESPIED
18
He tutored Queen Elizabeth I : ASCHAM
22
Extinct Dixie redstart? : CIVILWARBLER
24
Slugger's quest : HOMER
27
Unanimous : SOLID
29
Word with green or glade : EVER
30
Mine mother : LODE
31
Ollie's pal : STAN
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Samlet : PARR
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Hodgepodge : OLIO
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Matter's master : MIND
36
Goes it alone : SOLOS
40
Chilean Nobelist: 1971 : NERUDA
43
Relief : SOLACE
47
Trenchant wit : SATIRE
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"The Thrill of ___," Doris Day film : ITALL
51
Marcel Pagnol comedy : FANNY
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Let up : ABATE
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Whey of milk : SERUM
55
Fairy : PIXY
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Martha from Butte : RAYE
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Lowell has three : ELLS
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___-majesté : LESE
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Drillers' degs. : DDSS
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Rocky elevs. : MTS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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