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New York Times, Saturday, May 7, 1983

Author:
Nancy McCarthy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Nancy McCarthy has 47 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Students & seniors
Across
1
Agreement : PACT
5
Indifferent : SOSO
9
"The Admirable Doctor" : BACON
14
Tree ___ (quiver tree) : ALOE
15
Of an epoch : ERAL
16
Shad : ALOSE
17
Pivot : SLUE
18
Preakness winner: 1963 : CANDYSPOTS
20
Yurt : TENT
21
Explosive initials : TNT
22
Passageways : AISLES
23
Place a horse in a race : ENTER
25
Zigzags on a cat : TACKS
27
Sudermann's "___ Sorge" : FRAU
29
"Cherry Orchard" quartet : ARS
30
Quatrain scheme : ABAB
34
Hole puncher : AWL
36
___ ear and . . . : INONE
38
Island off Venezuela : ARUBA
39
Gulf Stream stakes race : THEFLORIDADERBY
42
Suggestive looks : LEERS
43
British weight unit : STONE
44
Methane, for one : GAS
45
Division preposition : INTO
46
Region in SW India : GOA
47
Until : UPTO
49
Practices telegraphy : SENDS
51
Synecdoche, e.g. : TROPE
54
Spinner of sorts : SPIDER
58
Kennedy abbr. : ETA
60
Cognate : AKIN
61
Triple Crown winner: 1937 : WARADMIRAL
63
The Swedish Nightingale : LIND
64
The Summit, at Houston : ARENA
65
Dugout : ABRI
66
Grafted, in heraldry : ENTE
67
Jewish month : NISAN
68
No, in Minsk : NYET
69
Curser's euphemism : EGAD
Down
1
Sticky stuff : PASTE
2
Singer-pianist Peter : ALLEN
3
Kentucky Derby winner: 1943 : COUNTFLEET
4
Seesaw : TEETER
5
Jacob Ammann's followers, e.g. : SECT
6
Praying figure : ORANT
7
California stakes race : SANTAANITADERBY
8
___ Rosebud, 1914 Kentucky Derby winner : OLD
9
Fundamental principle : BASIS
10
Castor and Pollux : ALPS
11
Composed : COOL
12
Bone: Comb. form : OSTE
13
Famed crime fighter : NESS
19
"Mirthquakes" : YAKS
24
Marsh birds : RAILS
26
Belief formula : CREDO
28
One, in Apulia : UNO
30
100 square meters : ARE
31
Kentucky Derby winner: 1932 : BURGOOKING
32
Swedish rock group : ABBA
33
Horses or trees : BAYS
34
Gudrun's victim : ATLI
35
"Say ___" : WHEN
37
Funny Bean : ORSON
38
Skilled : ADEPT
40
To's companion : FRO
41
Babylonian sky god : ANU
46
Bud : GERM
48
Irish seaport : TRALEE
49
Jampan : SEDAN
50
Gaze at steadily : STARE
52
15th-century ship : PINTA
53
Over : ENDED
54
Ballet bird : SWAN
55
Prefix with mutuel : PARI
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Incenses : IRES
57
Actress Wynter : DANA
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Completed a hurdle : ALIT
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Hunter or Fleming : IAN

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

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