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New York Times, Friday, March 9, 1979

Author:
Vincent L. Osborne
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { F J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Vincent L. Osborne has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,713

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Students & seniors
Across
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London's bohemian quarter : SOHO
5
Galway girl : LASS
9
Boutonniere locale : LAPEL
14
Ancient victim : ABEL
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Spot : ESPY
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As a friend: Fr. : ENAMI
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Australian parrot : LORY
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___ example : ASAN
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Provisions : TERMS
20
Van Winkle's wife, e.g. : TERMAGANT
22
Small news photo : INSET
23
Little Jack's prize : PLUM
24
Busy businessmen before Easter : HATTERS
26
Unstable : LABILE
29
Belgradian : SERB
30
Set into the surface : INLAY
31
Lara's creator : PASTERNAK
36
Stupefy : STUN
37
Island SW of the Battery : ELLIS
38
O'Connor's "The ___ of Sadness" : EDGE
39
Certain classifieds : PERSONALS
41
Like a close call : SCARY
42
"For ___ runneth soon in gentle hearts": Chaucer : PITY
43
Luftwaffe dive bombers : STUKAS
44
Thrust out : OBTRUDE
48
European bittern's cry : BOOM
49
Kwajalein material : CORAL
50
Nursery soothers : LULLABIES
55
He wrote "Wounds in the Rain" : CRANE
56
He sold his birthright : ESAU
57
Apply a mordant : ETCH
58
Free : UNPEN
59
Delicate hue : TINT
60
Son of Agrippina II : NERO
61
Adjust, as a meter : RESET
62
Pete's trailer : SAKE
63
Like a bowstring : TAUT
Down
1
Tar : SALT
2
Double-reed woodwind : OBOE
3
Stuttgart Mr. : HERR
4
Zeus and company : OLYMPIANS
5
One of Verne's twenty thousand : LEAGUE
6
Indian state : ASSAM
7
Bridge : SPAN
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Combination of parts to form a whole : SYNTHESIS
9
Beatles song : LETITBE
10
Concerning : ANENT
11
Describe grammatically : PARSE
12
Wheat variety : EMMER
13
Tilting arena : LISTS
21
Cohort : ALLY
25
Humanities : ARTS
26
Speech defect : LISP
27
Pay one's share : ANTE
28
Become fuzzy : BLUR
29
___ Lunn (tea cake) : SALLY
31
Coagulant bodies in the blood : PLATELETS
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Couchant : RECUMBENT
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Neighbor of Mont. : NDAK
34
Site of the Hall of Private Audience : AGRA
35
Boca Chica et al. : KEYS
37
Geraint's wife : ENID
40
Sumptuous : OPULENT
41
Zeno's ___ Poikile : STOA
43
Dissolved substance : SOLUTE
44
Happen : OCCUR
45
Carried along : BORNE
46
Springes : TRAPS
47
Rajah's wife : RANEE
48
Kind of book or check : BLANK
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I.C.A. predecessor : USIA
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Virginia willow : ITEA
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Color of raw silk : ECRU
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Snort : SHOT

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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