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New York Times, Tuesday, May 1, 1979

Author:
Cerasoli
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Spring : LEAP
5. Silver, in Seville : PLATA
10. A.M. : MORN
14. Part of an estate : ACRE
15. ___ a hand (helps) : LENDS
16. Migrant farm worker : OKIE
17. Common songbird : CHIPPINGSPARROW
20. Hawaiian timber tree : KOA
21. Reasonable : SANE
22. Sunday-dinner item : ROAST
23. Wee : TINY
24. Caracals : CATS
26. Horrified : AGHAST
29. Wise : SAPIENT
32. Lustful look : LEER
33. Baby talk for a baby's garment : DIDIE
34. Material for a bucket : OAK
36. Colorful bird : BALTIMOREORIOLE
40. "Children ___ People": Emily Post : ARE
41. Musical composition : NONET
42. Cozy : SNUG
43. Ephemeral sculpture : SNOWMEN
45. Estimate : ASSESS
47. Make an incised mark : RASE
48. "___ boy!" : ATTA
49. Japanese immigrants : ISSEI
52. Mirth : GLEE
53. Fast plane : SST
56. Small bird : LEASTFLYCATCHER
60. Stretchy fabric : KNIT
61. Greek island : SAMOS
62. Enormous : HUGE
63. Salt tree : ATLE
64. She-bears, to Seneca : URSAE
65. Medicinal plant : ALOE
Down
1. Want : LACK
2. Repeat : ECHO
3. "Un bel di" is one : ARIA
4. Energy : PEP
5. Easily influenced : PLIANT
6. Bruce : LENNY
7. With "arch," Michel or Gabriel : ANGE
8. N.F.L. scores : TDS
9. Viper : ASP
10. Gloomy : MOROSE
11. Its pods are often pickled : OKRA
12. Los ___, Ecuadorean province : RIOS
13. Triton : NEWT
18. Greek letters : PSIS
19. More ostentatious and affected : ARTIER
23. Dessert order : TART
24. Military intern : CADET
25. Peruvian carrot : APIO
26. Spanish dukedom : ALBA
27. ___ up (accelerates production) : GEARS
28. Wife of Menelaus : HELEN
29. Chased woman : SIREN
30. Not a soul : NOONE
31. Anklebone : TALUS
33. Receiver of gifts : DONEE
35. Containers for brew : KEGS
37. Lying ___, as a sniper : INWAIT
38. They go with pops : MOMS
39. Japanese poet Kobayashi ___: 1763–1827 : ISSA
44. Tragedy by Voltaire : ORESTE
45. Resting : ATEASE
46. ___ processus (delay order in law) : STET
48. Tennessee city : ALCOA
49. Writer Chase : ILKA
50. Shipped : SENT
51. Put out to sea : SAIL
52. Places for workouts : GYMS
53. Synagogue : SHUL
54. Lily with bell-shaped petals : SEGO
55. Arbor Day plant : TREE
57. Tallahassee inst. : FSU
58. Household spirit of Ancient Rome : LAR
59. Half a dance : CHA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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