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New York Times, Monday, May 30, 1977

Author:
Johnson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Johnson has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,152

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Sale sign : ASIS
5. Garden item : HOSE
9. Common code : MORSE
14. Where Zeno taught : STOA
15. Nigerian group : IBOS
16. Site of Hell's Canyon : IDAHO
17. Planted : SOWN
18. "___ horse!" : GETA
19. Finch : SERIN
20. Good advice : WATCHYOURSTEP
23. Tropical plant : ALOE
24. Facilitates : EASES
25. Opposite of forward : AFT
28. Solve : UNRAVEL
31. Kind of cut : CLEAN
33. Baby sea otter : KID
34. Item in a box : SEAT
38. Good advice : MINDYOURPSANDQS
42. Heating vessel : ETNA
43. ___-Magnon : CRO
44. "The mouse ___ . . . " : RANUP
45. Tall-tale souce : THINAIR
48. Bond ratings : AAS
49. Dahlia's relative : ASTER
52. Compound suffix : ICAL
54. "___ the ball" (good advice) : KEEPYOUREYEON
59. Bishop's hat : MITRE
60. Soprano Gluck : ALMA
61. Jot : ATOM
63. Flavorsome herb : ANISE
64. Obstacle : SNAG
65. Break a habit : STOP
66. Choreographer de Mille : AGNES
67. Cassette : TAPE
68. Loads : TONS
Down
1. Dolt : ASS
2. Put away : STOW
3. Tall-corn state : IOWA
4. "Ho, ho, ho" man : SANTA
5. Much in favor of : HIGHON
6. Tractable child : OBEYER
7. "And ___ bed" : SOTO
8. Jacob's brother : ESAU
9. Book of devotions : MISSAL
10. "Waiting for Lefty" playwright : ODETS
11. Peep show : RAREE
12. Caravels : SHIPS
13. Ages and ages : EON
21. Place to buy lace : CLUNY
22. Cattails : REEDS
25. Top : ACME
26. Dart : FLIT
27. Waltz state: Abbr. : TENN
29. Rubber city : AKRON
30. Big shot : VIP
32. Miss Rehan : ADA
34. Snow, in Perth : SNA
35. Millay : EDNA
36. ___ vitae : AQUA
37. Recipe abbrs. : TSPS
39. Yellowish, as a pigment : OCHRY
40. Psychic Geller : URI
41. Rich apparel : ARRAY
45. Plains sights of yore : TEPEES
46. Pilot's guide : AIRMAP
47. Glacial epoch : ICEAGE
49. "Every inch ___" : AKING
50. Become prevalent : SETIN
51. Succinct : TERSE
53. Not in the ___ : LEAST
55. Kiln : OAST
56. Arm bone : ULNA
57. Preminger : OTTO
58. "High ___" : NOON
59. Ewe said it : MAA
62. U.K. lawmakers : MPS

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

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