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New York Times, Tuesday, May 16, 1978

Author:
Meisler
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { B J Q }, Scrabble score: 306 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,503

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Cry in a melodrama : AHA
4. Shipshape : TAUT
8. Dowel : NOG
11. Dollop : LUMP
13. Curios : VIRTU
14. Cupola : DOME
15. ___ Minor : ASIA
16. Matriculate : ENTER
17. Forearm bone : ULNA
18. Sheepdogs that look like little Lassies : SHELTIES
20. Biographical sketch : MEMOIR
22. Bird of the starling family : MYNA
23. Courts : WOOS
24. Tittups : CAPERS
27. Bergman's "Cries and ___" : WHISPERS
31. Shelley's "___ the West Wind" : ODETO
32. Sound of thunder : PEAL
33. Plant related to an iris : IXIA
34. Chamberlain of court fame : WILT
35. Stock exchange category : RAILS
36. Catamaran : RAFT
37. Mother of Apollo : LETO
38. Where Limerick is : EIRE
39. Role for Carol Channing : DOLLY
40. David of TV : SUSSKIND
42. Little Big Horn casualty : CUSTER
43. Color : TINT
44. Yankee Stadium feature : RAMP
45. Electrical units : FARADS
48. Meddled : TAMPERED
52. Gobs : ALOT
53. Color of ripe corn : MAIZE
55. Nomadize : ROVE
56. Elegance : LUXE
57. Take action against a disruptive student : EXPEL
58. Augury : OMEN
59. Washington tree-house proprietor : AMY
60. Headland : NESS
61. Jimmy : PRY
Down
1. "___, poor Yorick . . . " : ALAS
2. Shh! : HUSH
3. Female friend, in Lyon : AMIE
4. Skin ailment : TINEA
5. Follower of fine or performing : ARTS
6. Shoshonean : UTE
7. Commotions : TURMOILS
8. ___ contendere : NOLO
9. All: Comb. form : OMNI
10. Skis, at Aspen : GEAR
12. South Carolina : PALMETTOSTATE
13. Streaks in marble : VEINS
14. Motto of South Carolina : DUMSPIROSPERO
19. Neophyte : TYRO
21. Aurora, to an Athenian : EOS
23. Ahab's quarry : WHALE
24. Auto parts : COWLS
25. Pierre's parting word : ADIEU
26. Hides : PELTS
27. Uncanny : WEIRD
28. Elevate : EXALT
29. Plunder : RIFLE
30. Butterfly : SATYR
32. Emulate del Sarto : PAINT
35. Jockeys : REINSMEN
39. Unload : DUMP
41. Jolly : KID
42. Bactrian : CAMEL
44. Brings down the house : RAZES
45. Pooch of the 30's : FALA
46. Kalinite's relative : ALUM
47. Name of theatrical fame : ROXY
48. Paddock info : TIPS
49. Easy win : ROMP
50. Anon's partner : EVER
51. Gainsay : DENY
54. Twibill : AXE

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

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