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New York Times, Wednesday, May 9, 1979

Author:
John Chervokas
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,774

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Fruit shipped from Basra : DATE
5. Stranger : ODDER
10. Boast : CROW
14. Rainy months: Abbr. : APRS
15. Woman in white : BRIDE
16. Mother ___ : LODE
17. Missourian's invitation : MEETMEINSTLOUIS
20. Snoop : PRY
21. Affirmative votes : AYES
22. Happening : EVENT
23. Heavy brews : ALES
24. Goalie's feat : SAVE
26. Published : ISSUED
29. Arises : SPRINGS
32. Leg bone : SHIN
33. Respond : REACT
34. Bitter herb : RUE
36. Missourian's additional invitation : MEETMEATTHEFAIR
40. Antonio or Clemente : SAN
41. A Shaw : ARTIE
42. Scottish waterfall : LINN
43. Clique : FACTION
45. Dive : PLUNGE
47. Banker's legal action : LIEN
48. Biblical land : MOAB
49. Rubber hub : AKRON
52. Rumanian money : BANI
53. Zip along : HIE
56. Tumultuous trolley trio : CLANGCLANGCLANG
60. Distant: Prefix : TELE
61. Eagle's home : AERIE
62. Soup ingredient : OKRA
63. Lend a willing ear : HEED
64. Milieu of Martha Graham : DANCE
65. Exigency : NEED
Down
1. Like some cellars : DAMP
2. Mimic : APER
3. Deuce topper : TREY
4. Timely letters : EST
5. Didn't flout the law : OBEYED
6. Loses moisture : DRIES
7. Repeats excessively : DINS
8. McMahon and Figueroa : EDS
9. Soak : RET
10. Like Satan's or Pan's hoofs : CLOVEN
11. His inclination is toward dissipation : ROUE
12. Norse god : ODIN
13. Mae or Rebecca : WEST
18. Chauvinist, to some feminists : MALE
19. Hebrew tribesman : LEVITE
23. Dad's sister, e.g. : AUNT
24. Rush : SPATE
25. Type of enemy : ARCH
26. Doctrines : ISMS
27. Bundle from Iowa : SHEAF
28. Tuscany center of banking and music : SIENA
29. Begin : SETIN
30. This creates "amber waves" : GRAIN
31. Petitioning : SUING
33. Mickey Mouse, in Mexico : RATON
35. Sea bird : ERNE
37. Action in a chess match : MATING
38. Canal or county in N.Y. : ERIE
39. Boner : FLUB
44. Produced "splitting images" : CLONED
45. Thin, light brown fabric : PONGEE
46. Secular : LAIC
48. Fraught with frenzy : MANIC
49. Arthritis aid : ACTH
50. Swiss artist: 1879–1940 : KLEE
51. Sound heard via a stethoscope : RALE
52. Summer theater, frequently : BARN
53. Cod's cousin : HAKE
54. Concerning : INRE
55. Exclamation in great-grandpa's day : EGAD
57. London lout : CAD
58. Meadow : LEA
59. Chaney : LON

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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