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New York Times, Tuesday, April 8, 1980

Author:
Gerald Brooks
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,109

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Students & seniors
Across
1. As neat as ___ : APIN
5. Heavy knives : BOLOS
10. ___ Hedin, Gobi explorer : SVEN
14. Singing alone, as a diva : SOLA
15. Manifest : OVERT
16. Homophone for seed : CEDE
17. Food : SUSTENANCE
19. "Rock of ___" : AGES
20. Injury : TRAUMA
21. Kin of 9 Down : TUMBLERS
23. Frolic : ROMP
25. Dessert : SWEET
26. Drink : POTATION
30. Hull House founder : ADDAMS
33. ___ Polytechnique : ECOLE
34. Sly looks : LEERS
36. Denizen of an alveary : BEE
37. Bugle call : TAPS
38. A la ___ : CARTE
39. Certain pastry : FLAN
40. Some railroads, for short : ELS
41. Navigation device : LORAN
42. They don't pay for their license : POETS
43. One of the Marianas : SAIPAN
45. Game invented by American Indians : LACROSSE
47. Attacks : RAIDS
49. Uttered : SAID
50. Picnic servings : COLDCUTS
53. Dishonest or dishonorable : UNFAIR
57. " . . . two peas in ___" : APOD
58. Something to eat : COMESTIBLE
60. Islamic covering : VEIL
61. Avoid : ELUDE
62. Sediment : SILT
63. English queen : ANNE
64. Far from famished : SATED
65. Dame Myra : HESS
Down
1. Type of prof : ASST
2. Officiate at a tea : POUR
3. Bergman role in "Casablanca" : ILSA
4. Seven and eleven at dice : NATURALS
5. Good friend: Fr. : BONAMI
6. Base for Ovid's omelet : OVA
7. Fast time : LENT
8. Roman god of the underworld : ORCUS
9. Dinner glasses : STEMWARE
10. Surmounted a mount : SCALED
11. Mangel-wurzels, rutabagas, etc. : VEGETABLES
12. German reservoir : EDER
13. T-man of fame : NESS
18. Play the ham : EMOTE
22. Areas for plants : BEDS
24. Kind of bear : POLAR
26. Fountain and Rose : PETES
27. Florida city : OCALA
28. Steakhouse order : TOPSIRLOIN
29. Chemical liquid : NERAL
31. Popular entrees : MEATS
32. Taste is one : SENSE
35. Laboratory burners : ETNAS
38. Leads toward : CONDUCES
39. Tuna, bass, etc. : FOODFISH
41. Secular : LAIC
42. Finger mark : PRINT
44. Sine qua non when up the creek : PADDLE
46. Brought about : CAUSED
48. Roman robe : STOLA
50. Gallic O.K. : CAVA
51. ___ sesame : OPEN
52. Obscene material : SMUT
54. Hershfield cartoon character : ABIE
55. Escapees from Pandora's box : ILLS
56. Soaks flax : RETS
59. Netherlands town : EDE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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