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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
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Mother ___ : LODE
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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
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His inclination is toward dissipation : ROUE
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Norse god : ODIN
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Mae or Rebecca : WEST
18
Chauvinist, to some feminists : MALE
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Hebrew tribesman : LEVITE
23
Dad's sister, e.g. : AUNT
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Rush : SPATE
25
Type of enemy : ARCH
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Doctrines : ISMS
27
Bundle from Iowa : SHEAF
28
Tuscany center of banking and music : SIENA
29
Begin : SETIN
30
This creates "amber waves" : GRAIN
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Petitioning : SUING
33
Mickey Mouse, in Mexico : RATON
35
Sea bird : ERNE
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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
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Meadow : LEA
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Chaney : LON

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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