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New York Times, Monday, May 8, 1978

Author:
Jean J. Davison
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,495

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Niche : SLOT
5. Wise legislator : SOLON
10. Coast Guard woman : SPAR
14. Series of legends : SAGA
15. Treasure ___ : TROVE
16. Prefix for scope or vision : TELE
17. Feds : TMEN
18. Consumer : EATER
19. Traitors : RATS
20. Insignificant : BENEATHNOTICE
23. That girl, in Lyon : ELLE
24. River rising in Silesia : ODER
25. Pot fragment : SHARD
28. Walloped, Biblically speaking : SMOTE
31. Prefix with firm and form : CON
32. Spring festival : EASTER
35. Space agcy. : NASA
39. Suffering from a hangover : UNDERTHEWEATHER
42. Greenish blue : TEAL
43. Candle wax : TALLOW
44. A feast ___ famine : ORA
45. Type of hydrometer scale : BAUME
47. Hitler's "pure race" : ARYAN
49. Sufficient, in olden times : ENOW
51. Church sector : APSE
53. Shabby : DOWNATTHEHEEL
59. Prefix with precious or annual : SEMI
60. Proofreader's mark : CARET
61. Opposite of a hit : FLOP
63. Warning : OMEN
64. Dutch ___ : TREAT
65. Birthright seller : ESAU
66. Big ___ (universe-origin theory) : BANG
67. Debilitated : SEEDY
68. Landlord's concern : RENT
Down
1. Controversial aircraft : SST
2. Elia was his alias : LAMB
3. Crossword arch : OGEE
4. Leatherworker : TANNER
5. Have sticky fingers : STEAL
6. Emulate Bryan : ORATE
7. Unwilling: Var. : LOTH
8. Kiln : OVEN
9. Famous fiddler : NERO
10. Shrill : STRIDENT
11. U.N. concern : PEACE
12. Change : ALTER
13. Legal thing : RES
21. One of Susanna's accusers : ELDER
22. Child : TOT
25. Rabbit's tail : SCUT
26. Sharpen : HONE
27. "On a wing ___ prayer" : ANDA
28. Stone slab : STELE
29. Whimper : MEWL
30. Mountain: Comb. form : OREO
33. Westernmost of the Aleutians : ATTU
34. Fake : SHAM
36. "Land ___!" : AHOY
37. Wheys : SERA
38. Irish island group : ARAN
40. Rush-hour rudeness : ELBOWING
41. Flooded : AWASH
46. Bristle : AWN
48. Close-fitting jacket : REEFER
49. Swelling : EDEMA
50. Roman's second name : NOMEN
51. In the van : AHEAD
52. Niggling : PETTY
54. ___ up (has a tantrum) : ACTS
55. Counterweight : TARE
56. Olive or pear : TREE
57. "Or ___ swoon to death": Keats : ELSE
58. Kind of shark : LOAN
59. Weep convulsively : SOB
62. ___ up with (tolerate) : PUT

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

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