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New York Times, Friday, May 20, 1977

Author:
Jean Reed
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Japanese statesman : SATO
5. Like some cheese : SHARP
10. G.I.'s ration in W.W. II : SPAM
14. Tel ___ : AVIV
15. Girl in "As You Like It" : CELIA
16. Part of a highway : LANE
17. Room visited by a sommelier : WINECELLAR
19. Saga, Norse style : EDDA
20. Star student: Abbr. : ASTRON
21. Fixed one's gaze on : STAREDAT
23. Scenery changer : TRIP
25. Century plant : AGAVE
26. Courted : ROMANCED
30. Familiar with : USEDTO
33. Left the land of Nod : AWOKE
34. Biblical pause : SELAH
36. Peruse : CON
37. ___-to-five job : NINE
38. Word with bee or bear : HONEY
39. "For ___ jolly good fellow" : HESA
40. Suffix with depend or absorb : ENT
41. Mucilage : PASTE
42. Ancient doctor : GALEN
43. Menlo Park's claim to fame : EDISON
45. Perpetrated graffiti : SCRAWLED
47. Seabees' motto : CANDO
49. Shell of a wrecked ship : HULK
50. He wrote "Tom Jones" : FIELDING
53. European capital : MOSCOW
57. European capital : OSLO
58. Transparent wrapping : CELLOPHANE
60. Other: Prefix : ALLO
61. Lend ___ (listen) : ANEAR
62. Inland sea in Russia : ARAL
63. Ponce de ___ : LEON
64. Lyrics : POEMS
65. Proceed on one's way : WEND
Down
1. "I never ___ purple cow" : SAWA
2. Rara ___ : AVIS
3. Color slightly : TINT
4. Catch up with : OVERTAKE
5. Like some railways : SCENIC
6. Loki's daughter : HEL
7. Start of a Shakespearean title : ALLS
8. Lariat on a llano : RIATA
9. Landlocked S.A. country : PARAGUAY
10. Something to laugh up : SLEEVE
11. Room in " . . . Cuckoo's Nest" : PADDEDCELL
12. "___ Happy New Year" : ANDA
13. Headcheese, e.g. : MEAT
18. French horn : CORNE
22. Madcap : RASH
24. Pieces of eight : PESOS
26. New Delhi notable : RANEE
27. "___,/If winter comes . . . " : OWIND
28. Jefferson's home : MONTICELLO
29. Car's scars : DENTS
31. "We're off ___ the wizard . . . " : TOSEE
32. ___ on (incessantly) : ONAND
35. Parasite : LEECH
38. Kind of race : HANDICAP
39. Shamus : HAWKSHAW
41. Place for Thoreau : POND
42. Lively dance : GALOP
44. Carry Nation's target : SALOON
46. Growths on the grapevine : RUMORS
48. ___ trump (bridge bid) : ONENO
50. Paddock newcomer : FOAL
51. "This sceptred ___" : ISLE
52. Merriment : GLEE
54. Kind of package : CARE
55. ___ even keel : ONAN
56. Tuesday : WELD
59. On the ___ (fleeing) : LAM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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