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New York Times, Thursday, May 31, 1979

Author:
John R. Prosser
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,796

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Opera prop : SPEAR
6. "Gil ___" : BLAS
10. Nag : CARP
14. Swap : TRADE
15. Sow's smallest offspring : RUNT
16. Reed instrument : OBOE
17. Figure for Dorothy Hamill : EIGHT
18. Comedian Johnson : ARTE
19. Talon : CLAW
20. Word with fast and sound : ASLEEP
22. Game involving 24 men : CHECKERS
24. Nasty grin : LEER
25. Come into : INHERIT
27. Regard highly : ESTEEM
29. This can't be disputed : TASTE
33. Fred ___, "Chicago" lyricist : EBB
36. Fit to be ___ : TIED
37. Posted : MAILED
38. Make headway : PROCEED
40. Chef's activity, at times : LADLING
41. Gobs : OODLES
42. Bison's pride : MANE
43. H.S.T. successor : DDE
44. Win every game in a series : SWEEP
45. Dear : COSTLY
47. Contrition : REMORSE
49. "O dear!" : ALAS
53. Word with show or monkey : BUSINESS
56. Threnody : LAMENT
58. Author Hoffer : ERIC
59. Now's partner : THEN
61. Idea : IMAGE
62. Pearl Mosque site : AGRA
63. Trust, with "on" : RELY
64. Composer of "Mighty Lak a Rose" : NEVIN
65. Strip of film : REEL
66. Gaelic : ERSE
67. Kilmer poem : TREES
Down
1. Cry from Brock's fans : STEAL
2. Lever : PRISE
3. Symbol on U.S. coins : EAGLE
4. Stick : ADHERE
5. Network of nerves : RETE
6. Bandeau : BRA
7. Canted; careened : LURCHED
8. Key work : ANTHEM
9. Tip : STEER
10. Stinger, e.g. : COCKTAIL
11. Apt : ABLE
12. Strain the voice : ROAR
13. Church accommodations : PEWS
21. Feels sympathy for : PITIES
23. Bastion : CITADEL
26. Requirement : NEED
28. Make more precipitous : STEEPEN
30. Coasted : SLID
31. Be inclined : TEND
32. Border : EDGE
33. Poetry of a people : EPOS
34. Forehead : BROW
35. Portend : BODE
37. Fireplace shelf : MANTEL
39. Kind of collar or error : CLERICAL
40. Colleen : LASS
42. Snacks : MORSELS
45. Pamper : COSHER
46. Complain loudly : YAMMER
48. A concern of Coleridge : METRE
50. Sabbatical : LEAVE
51. Actress Dickinson : ANGIE
52. Tommy guns for Tommies : STENS
53. Yellowstone Park denizen : BEAR
54. Exhort : URGE
55. Bold Bidder, to Spectacular Bid : SIRE
57. "___ Misbehavin'" : AINT
60. Comedian Louis : NYE

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

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