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New York Times, Wednesday, April 11, 1979

Author:
Weil
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Assemble : AMASS
6. Bay off Portland, Me. : CASCO
11. La predecessor : TRA
14. ___ blanche : CARTE
15. Upstate N.Y. city : OLEAN
16. Glutton : HOG
17. Protect or condense : ENCAPSULATE
19. Ram's mate : EWE
20. Sea birds noted for endurance in flying : GANNETS
21. Hand measure : SPAN
22. Cow, to Cicero : BOS
25. Release : LETGO
26. Ruse in the ring : FEINT
27. Libido : EROS
29. Suffix for Taiwan or Vietnam : ESE
30. Western lily : SEGO
31. Potato or shrimp follower : SALAD
33. George Eliot or George Sand : PSEUDONYM
37. Recluse : EREMITE
39. ___ riche (upstart) : NOUVEAU
40. Circe, e.g. : TEMPTRESS
42. Quays : PIERS
43. Basketballer Archibald : NATE
44. "___ Act," Broadway hit : THE
46. "Rule Britannia" composer : ARNE
47. Army material : CHINO
49. Tamarack : LARCH
51. Ship's course : SSE
52. Deteriorates : ROTS
53. Resembling DNA : HELICAL
55. Flightless bird : EMU
56. Up from the gutter : REGENERATED
60. Strew hay : TED
61. Crop up : ARISE
62. ___ Gay, Col. Tibbett's bomber : ENOLA
63. "Maid of Athens, ___ we part . . . " : ERE
64. Riot site in California: 1965 : WATTS
65. Tasty : SAPID
Down
1. Red Baron, e.g. : ACE
2. Isle of ___ : MAN
3. Jeanne d'___ : ARC
4. Kind of party : STAG
5. Part of a primrose : SEPAL
6. German W.W. I admiral : COUNTSPEE
7. Offers as a plea : ALLEGES
8. Treaty acronym : SEATO
9. Ailurophiles' pets : CATS
10. Romberg's "___ Alone" : ONE
11. Cooper novel, 1823 : THEPIONEERS
12. Comedian Dan : ROWAN
13. Seller of insurance policies : AGENT
18. Snick and ___ : SNEE
21. Spanish guitarist : SEGOVIA
22. Harassed : BESET
23. "___ Ben Jonson!" : ORARE
24. Seriousness; sobriety : SOLEMNITUDE
26. Disgusted with the whole mess : FEDUP
28. Far Eastern boats : SAMPANS
30. ___ jure (in one's own right) : SUO
32. As aforesaid : DITTO
34. Cherishes as sacred : ENSHRINES
35. Tales : YARNS
36. The Louvre, to Jacques : MUSEE
38. Three, in Turino : TRE
41. Least fresh : STALEST
45. Behold! : ECCE
47. Minotaur's island : CRETE
48. Fenway Park thrill : HOMER
49. Not bootleg : LEGIT
50. Hounds' quarries : HARES
53. Zeus' spouse : HERA
54. Actress Turner : LANA
56. Like sashimi or steak tartare : RAW
57. Child's toy : TOP
58. Yalie : ELI
59. June V.I.P. : DAD

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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