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New York Times, Friday, May 6, 1977

Author:
Robert W. Sturges
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Robert W. Sturges has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,128

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Bone dry : ARID
5
Half: Prefix : HEMI
9
Try the weight of : HEFT
13
Liana-like : VINY
14
Be of use : AVAIL
16
Spread : OLEO
17
Throughout the world : INTERNATIONALLY
20
Monogram of Monty's colleague : DDE
21
Norse literary collection : EDDA
22
Defeats : WORSTS
23
100 kopecks : RUBLE
25
Sets : GELS
26
Access : AVENUE
28
Conferred : PARLEYED
32
Phenomena on Heathcliff's heaths : MISTS
33
Borge or Melchior : DANE
34
Wherry implement : OAR
35
Concerning : ASTO
36
Bogged down : MIRED
37
Suffix with mix or fix : TURE
38
Cécile or Geneviève : STE
39
Supposing : ASIF
40
Bevels : CANTS
41
Inept G.I.'s : SADSACKS
44
Hacks : COUGHS
45
Composition : OPUS
46
Talks harshly : BLATS
47
Place to pray : CHAPEL
50
Debatable : MOOT
51
One of Lincoln's sons : TAD
54
How Ph.D. aspirants are tested : COMPREHENSIVELY
57
Words of understanding : ISEE
58
"Yes ___!" : SIREE
59
Land of Tralee : ERIN
60
Hawk : VEND
61
Impudent : PERT
62
Former Italian family : ESTE
Down
1
Enthusiastic : AVID
2
Bacon part : RIND
3
Concerned : INTERESTED
4
Eosin or woad : DYE
5
Part of a bat : HANDLE
6
Shirk : EVADE
7
___ Hari : MATA
8
Clock numeral : III
9
Raucous : HOARSE
10
Building wings : ELLS
11
Fedora material : FELT
12
Trifles : TOYS
15
What Clancy did with the boom : LOWERED
18
Picture puzzle : REBUS
19
Steelers' coach : NOLL
24
Golden-rule word : UNTO
25
Rascal: Slang : GANEF
26
Collect : AMASS
27
Scene : VISTA
28
Helen's abductor : PARIS
29
The sandbox set : YOUNGSTERS
30
Last word of "Gettysburg Address" : EARTH
31
Word with evening or cocktail : DRESS
33
Flying saucers : DISKS
36
Blurs in printing : MACULES
37
High-strung : TAUT
40
Raccoon's relative : COATI
42
Soaked : SOPPED
43
Copycat : APER
44
Place for some skeletons : CLOSET
46
Boo-boo : BONER
47
CII doubled : CCIV
48
It goes to blazes : HOSE
49
Ratification word : AMEN
50
Mother, in Montmartre : MERE
52
Came down : ALIT
53
Unit of force : DYNE
55
Coxa : HIP
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Winner's sign : VEE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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