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New York Times, Wednesday, April 16, 1980

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,117

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Yield : ACCEDE
7. Starts back, as in fear : RECOILS
14. The plundering herd : LOOTERS
16. Band often employed in offices : ELASTIC
17. Antiquated : ARCHAIC
18. "___ on 34th Street" : MIRACLE
19. Deity's embodiment : INCARNATION
21. Actor Linden : HAL
22. Yang's partner : YIN
23. City slicker's antithesis : RUSTIC
25. "Three squares" : MEALS
27. Goldsmith's "The ___ of Wakefield" : VICAR
31. Deviling : IMP
34. Weather Service pioneer : ABBE
35. Foolish affection : DOTAGE
36. Vehement speeches : TIRADES
38. Burnt sugar : CARAMEL
39. Armenian capital : ERIVAN
40. Reputation : FAME
41. Snoop : PRY
42. London Guildhall giant : MAGOG
43. Cavils : CARPS
44. Exhaust; finish : WASHUP
46. "A Shropshire Lad" poet's monogram : AEH
49. Ill. time : CST
52. His work is monumental : STONECARVER
56. Convertible, at times : OPENCAR
58. Ornamental garden : TOPIARY
59. Cosmetic : MASCARA
60. "The boy ___ the burning deck . . . " : STOODON
61. Portuguese resort : ESTORIL
62. Hold out; proffer : EXTEND
Down
1. Jai ___ : ALAI
2. Trite : CORNY
3. Spherical bacteria : COCCI
4. Wharton's Frome : ETHAN
5. Hard on the budget : DEAR
6. Poet's Ireland : ERIN
7. Negligent : REMISS
8. He wrote "The Waste Land" : ELIOT
9. Cats and dogs, e.g. : CARNIVORES
10. Explorer Johnson : OSA
11. "The Seven Year ___" : ITCH
12. Film star Lee : LILA
13. Leg: Comb. form : SCEL
15. Beetles or jewels : SCARABS
20. California bulrush : TULE
24. Engagement, in Sevilla : CITA
25. Fourth largest island : MADAGASCAR
26. Scrooge, for short : EBEN
28. Something to break : CAMP
29. Aid to maturing : AGER
30. Depend : RELY
31. Part of a list : ITEM
32. First variable star to be discovered : MIRA
33. Fussbudget : PRIG
35. Extinguish : DAMP
37. Own : AVOW
38. Brussels and Axminster : CARPETS
40. Satyr : FAUN
43. Of a group of singers : CHORAL
45. " . . . first ___ see tonight" (wishing verse) : STARI
46. Tumultuously : ARIOT
47. Baffle : EVADE
48. Bittern, e.g. : HERON
49. "___ live with me . . . ": Marlowe : COME
50. Bath and Tunbridge Wells : SPAS
51. Trial : TEST
53. ___ d'Azur : COTE
54. "___ upon him for me . . . ": Shak. : APOX
55. Millstone support : RYND
57. Sgt. or cpl. : NCO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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