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New York Times, Monday, April 12, 1976

Author:
Martha J. DeWitt
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Gnat, for one : PEST
5. Chain's companion : BALL
9. Cupid : AMOR
13. Musical group : OCTET
15. Solo : ARIA
16. What Lady Godiva did : RODE
17. Melancholy, to poets : DREAR
18. High-shelf adjunct : STEPSTOOL
20. Conjectures : SUPPOSES
22. Wine : SHERRY
23. Gangsters' girls : MOLLS
24. High or Seven : SEAS
25. Blow a flute : TOOTLE
27. Loathed : DESPISED
31. Shed : HUT
32. Rig : SETUP
34. Gastronome : EATER
35. Anglo-Saxon letters : ETHS
37. By word of mouth : PAROL
39. Lucius Ahenobarbus : NERO
40. Banjo ridges : FRETS
42. Brought into harmony : KEYED
44. Kind of squeak : PIP
45. Contour-farm features : TERRACES
47. ___ around (loafs) : MESSES
49. Czarist name : IVAN
50. Where Rangoon is : BURMA
51. Spoil : PAMPER
54. Conjectured : SURMISED
57. Resigns : STEPSDOWN
59. Pretext : ALIBI
60. "Pompeii" character : IONE
61. Arthurian lady : ENID
62. Spoofed : LEDON
63. Potato : SPUD
64. Hoover and Roosevelt : DAMS
65. Dispatched : SENT
Down
1. Schools of whales : PODS
2. Yellowish : ECRU
3. Snow White's rival : STEPMOTHER
4. Scandalous Dome : TEAPOT
5. Touch all ___ : BASES
6. Crafts : ARTS
7. Equivocate : LIE
8. Slips : LAPSES
9. Kind of well : ARTESIAN
10. Wasteland : MOOR
11. Redolence : ODOR
12. Lean on : RELY
14. Folklore people : TROLLS
19. "___ up or ship out" : SHAPE
21. Nap : SLEEP
24. Indian soldier : SEPOY
25. Embezzlement : THEFT
26. Bizarre : OUTRE
27. Lasts: old style : DURES
28. Yields : STEPSASIDE
29. Bizarre : EERIE
30. Discards : DROPS
33. ___ in (cheated) : TAKEN
36. Did a burlesque routine : STRIPPED
38. Tree animal : LEMUR
41. Keeps : SAVES
43. Of skin : DERMAL
46. Worked with wool : CARDED
48. Shows warmth : SMILES
50. Confederations : BUNDS
51. Greek letters : PSIS
52. Spin like ___ : ATOP
53. Carte : MENU
54. Sink's alternative : SWIM
55. Pacific atoll : EBON
56. Force : DINT
58. Tierra del Fuego Indian : ONA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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