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New York Times, Tuesday, June 12, 1979

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,808

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Dad : PAPA
5. Nit-pick : CAVIL
10. Prescribed pattern of behavior : ROLE
14. Devastation : RUIN
15. Relish-tray item : OLIVE
16. Oklahoma city : ENID
17. Like a summer drink : ICED
18. Alumni celebration : HOMECOMING
20. Architect of the Constitution : MADISON
22. Ingenious or sly : TRICKY
23. Sprung : AROSE
24. Peck's partner : HUNT
25. Answer sharply : RETORT
27. Expired : PERISHED
31. ___ sativa (the oat) : AVENA
32. Units of illumination : LUXES
33. Jai alai cry : OLE
34. Neighbor of N.H. : VER
35. Blasé : SATED
36. Brazilian tree : ULE
37. Stray : ERR
38. Caustic : ACRID
39. More meanspirited : BASER
41. Socializes : STEPSOUT
43. Moon goddess : SELENE
44. Gaelic nobleman : AIRE
45. Blotch : SMEAR
46. Promotion phrase : SLOGAN
49. Preliminary exercises : WARMUPS
52. Irritability from confinement : CABINFEVER
55. Spread : OLEO
56. Entertainer King : ALAN
57. Not disposed : UNAPT
58. Inattentive : DEAF
59. Chinese secret society : TONG
60. Periods of fasting : LENTS
61. "Cómo ___ Vd.?" : ESTA
Down
1. Prudish : PRIM
2. Primitive S.A. Indian : AUCA
3. Temporary lodging : PIEDATERRE
4. Hearth adjunct : ANDIRON
5. One of the leaders on a talk show : COHOST
6. "___ at Last," Lehar operetta : ALONE
7. Zip : VIM
8. "___ got sixpence . . . " : IVE
9. What Twain and Cable did in 1884 : LECTURED
10. Pardons : REMITS
11. Chemical suffix : ONIC
12. Bond : LINK
13. Irritable : EDGY
19. Birdlife of a region : ORNIS
21. N.A. rail : SORA
24. Jinxed : HEXED
25. Blurbs : RAVES
26. A pet of the net set : EVERT
27. "___ there!" : PUTIT
28. Regulations at a Reno casino : HOUSERULES
29. Actress Terry : ELLEN
30. Pioneer in the manufacture of steel plows : DEERE
32. Actor Jack from N.Y.C. : LARUE
35. Contemptuous : SCORNFUL
38. Korean, for one : ASIAN
39. Kvass : BEER
40. Fashionable : ALAMODE
42. Job for buttons at the Savoy : PAGING
43. Stings : SMARTS
45. "___ Away," Wertmüller film : SWEPT
46. Leave hurriedly : SCAT
47. French composer : LALO
48. Character in "The Iceman Cometh" : OBAN
50. Fuel or turf : PEAT
51. Canapé : SOFA
53. Dir. from Vladivostok to Olga : ENE
54. Vehicle sometimes decorated : VAN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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