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New York Times, Friday, May 31, 1985

Author:
Whitten
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { K Q }, Scrabble score: 309 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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Students & seniors
Across
1
Jutting rock : CRAG
5
Yellow Brick ___ : ROAD
9
"Odyssey" enchantress : CIRCE
14
Mechanical repetition : ROTE
15
Gaelic : ERSE
16
Veld sounds : ROARS
17
Smell ___ : ARAT
18
Datum : FACT
19
Prufrock's creator : ELIOT
20
A courtship custom, south of the border : MEXICANHATDANCE
23
Anvil bangers : SMITHS
24
C-note : IOO
25
Forever, old style : ETERNE
28
Nye's greeting to Steverino : HIHO
32
Kaline and Capp : ALS
35
Actor Santoni : RENI
36
Fray : RAVEL
37
A "Star Wars" sequel : RETURNOFTHEJEDI
41
Brundage or Fisher : AVERY
42
Papal names : LEOS
43
A Chaplin : SYD
44
Waterfall, in Dundee : LINN
45
Lithe : SVELTE
47
Noted urban architect : PEI
48
"Messiah" composer : HANDEL
53
Apocryphal line for Weissmuller : METARZANYOUJANE
59
Whodunit feature : ALIBI
60
Belle's swain : BEAU
61
Draft classification : ONEA
62
Ruy ___ (chess opening) : LOPEZ
63
Statutes : LAWS
64
Plane access : RAMP
65
Old-womanish : ANILE
66
Coastal cruiser : ERNE
67
Former Ottoman rulers : DEYS
Down
1
Stuffs : CRAMS
2
Composer from Ind. : ROREM
3
" . . . down to get ya in ___, honey" : ATAXI
4
Jokester's question : GETIT
5
Tie again : REFASTEN
6
African port : ORAN
7
Author of "The Apostle" : ASCH
8
Hold back : DETAIN
9
Confession of faith : CREDO
10
Kan. city : IOLA
11
Parade spoiler : RAIN
12
Gator's kin : CROC
13
Borgia in-law : ESTE
21
Manhattan garnish : CHERRY
22
Ballerina's axis : TOE
26
Brian of Roxy Music : ENO
27
Ransack : RIFLE
28
Pilgrimage to Mecca : HAJ
29
Currier's partner : IVES
30
Actress Lamarr : HEDY
31
Opposite of fragrant : OLID
32
Soviet sea : ARAL
33
Dinah's avenger : LEVI
34
Sheppard-Turpin gun : STEN
36
Network : RESEAU
38
Vase on a base : URN
39
___ Aviv : TEL
40
Place for an orchid : HOTHOUSE
45
"___ you!" : SEZ
46
Likely to survive : VIABLE
47
Use a lever : PRIZE
49
Father of Freya : NJORD
50
Mother of Perseus : DANAE
51
Sulla, to Marius : ENEMY
52
Moves for Martins : LEAPS
53
Actress Powers : MALA
54
N.C. college : ELON
55
Plains dwelling: Var. : TIPI
56
"Green Mansions" man : ABEL
57
Kind of miss : NEAR
58
Ennui reaction : YAWN

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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