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New York Times, Saturday, April 16, 1977

Author:
Samuel H. Barkan
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,108

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Students & seniors
Across
1. "Forty buses in ___" : AROW
5. Land's end : SHORE
10. D'Artagnan specialty : DUEL
14. ___ Alto : PALO
15. Draw or stud : POKER
16. ___ facto : IPSO
17. Scotch landscape sight : BRAE
18. Kind of flu : ASIAN
19. Helper: Abbr. : ASST
20. Brought about : EFFECTED
22. Confidantes, in Calais : AMIES
23. Cousin of a "gee-tar" : UKE
24. ___ in the wood : AGED
25. Out of work : IDLE
27. Passé : OUTDATED
31. Fuss : ADO
32. Caused to cool down : DAMPED
34. Churchill's successor : EDEN
36. Uses a needle : SEWS
38. Sioux shelter : TEPEE
39. Funambulist's surface : ROPE
40. Block of stamps : PANE
41. Program : AGENDA
43. Make a pitch for : WOO
44. Rent collector : LANDLADY
46. Omar's product : TENT
48. Predicament : NODE
49. Suffix with super : IOR
50. Core group : CADRE
52. Get the better of : OUTSMART
57. Parisian's "Help!" : AMOI
58. Merman role : ANNIE
59. Miffed : SORE
61. Chawbacon : LOUT
62. Telephone-relay device : CODER
63. Not jaggy : EVEN
64. Nick and Nora's pet : ASTA
65. Decay by degrees : ERODE
66. Oboist's purchase : REED
Down
1. Police call: Abbr. : APB
2. Cooked slightly : RARE
3. Norwegian king : OLAF
4. Deplorable : WOEFUL
5. Modern frontier : SPACE
6. Talk-show person : HOST
7. Migrant farm worker : OKIE
8. Use a book : READ
9. Bald eagle's relative : ERN
10. Circle divider : DIAMETER
11. Topsy-turvy : UPSIDEDOWN
12. Being, Roman style : ESSE
13. Quite a bit : LOTS
21. Made do (with "out") : EKED
22. ___ Khan : AGA
24. Tacked on : ADDED
25. Perfect : IDEAL
26. On skid row : DOWNANDOUT
27. Alpha's antithesis : OMEGA
28. Raised, as an ante : UPPED
29. Very small : TEENY
30. Bus terminal : DEPOT
31. Cleo's way out : ASP
33. "Thereby hangs ___" : ATALE
35. Prefix for lithic or plastic : NEO
37. Lass from León : SENORITA
42. Molecular part : ATOM
45. H.S.T. follower : DDE
47. Utensil on a pencil : ERASER
49. Rhone feeder : ISERE
50. Picnic ham : CALA
51. Andy's partner : AMOS
52. ___ about (a certain date) : ONOR
53. Disassemble : UNDO
54. Deadlocked : TIED
55. Spatiate : ROVE
56. Bay or bring to bay : TREE
58. Casino point : ACE
60. Tackle's neighbor : END

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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