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New York Times, Tuesday, May 23, 1978

Author:
Jean J. Davison
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,510

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Junior's ammo : CAPS
5. Herring : SPRAT
10. Remainder : REST
14. Run ___ (go wild) : AMOK
15. Wipe out : ERASE
16. Dies ___ (days of wrath) : IRAE
17. Withered : SERE
18. Something of unknown value : PIGINAPOKE
20. Bobby socks : ANKLETS
22. Rivals to who one always loses : NEMESES
23. Make obscure : BEDIM
24. "___ Old Cowhand" : IMAN
25. Radio noise : STATIC
27. Kayo clout : ONER
28. Poison ___ : IVY
31. Jewel weight : CARAT
32. Use gray matter : THINK
33. Wedding-report word : NEE
34. Pitch : HURL
35. ___ Institute, in Brooklyn : PRATT
36. Conflicts : WARS
37. Dutch town : EPE
38. Old ___ : GLORY
39. Interruption : LAPSE
40. Verdi's "La Forza ___ Destino" : DEL
41. Rake : ROUE
42. Tooth decay : CARIES
43. Uses a shuttle : TATS
44. Auctioneer's word : GOING
45. What a lapel-grabber does : ACCOSTS
48. Bigots : RACISTS
51. Headgear : PORKPIEHAT
53. Tidy : NEAT
54. Hautboy : OBOE
55. Ruth's mother-in-law : NAOMI
56. Stabilizing device : GYRO
57. Feathers : DOWN
58. Estimate : GUESS
59. Ooze : SEEP
Down
1. Señor's house : CASA
2. Sobeit : AMEN
3. Political patronage : PORKBARREL
4. Emaciated : SKELETAL
5. Putrefactive : SEPTIC
6. Light-ray disperser : PRISM
7. Kind of time or doll : RAG
8. Silliness : ASININITY
9. Slum dwelling : TENEMENT
10. Mature : RIPEN
11. Cupid : EROS
12. Benefit : SAKE
13. Golf equipment : TEES
19. "And the Lord set ___ upon Cain" : AMARK
21. Emend : EDIT
25. Timetable: Abbr. : SCHED
26. Hosiery shade : TAUPE
27. Chicago airport : OHARE
28. "Baloney!" : INAPIGSEYE
29. Ogden Nash's forte : VERSE
30. Sycophants' responses : YESES
32. Bridal outfit : TROUSSEAU
35. Conspirator's activity : PLOTTING
36. Alarms or omens : WARNINGS
38. Understand : GRASP
39. Secular : LAIC
42. Raccoons' cousins : COATIS
43. Subway fare : TOKEN
44. Metric weights : GRAMS
45. " . . . two peas in ___" : APOD
46. Arena in Detroit : COBO
47. Boast : CROW
49. Weight deduction : TARE
50. Arrest : STOP
52. Farm tool : HOE

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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