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New York Times, Thursday, June 3, 1976

Author:
Ruth N. Schultz
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 48, Avg Word Len: 4.54, Missing: { F J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.70)
Open Squares: 42, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,791

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Sun and out : SETS
5. Bare peak : TOR
8. Rubber-stamp accessory : PAD
11. Commoner, in "1984" : PROLE
13. Exclamation : AHA
14. ___ Miss of Dixie : OLE
15. V.I.P. : BIGWIG
16. Fuel for Miss Nightingale : LAMPOIL
18. Scottish alder : ARN
19. Ham actor : EMOTER
21. Football player: Abbr. : LHB
22. Mickey : MANTLE
24. ___ and only : ONE
25. French revolter's shout : ABAS
27. Word of approval : OKEH
28. Disposed : APT
29. Strikebreakers : SCABS
30. Withered : SERE
31. Fire retarder: Abbr. : ASB
32. Barnyard sound : HEEHAW
33. V.I.P. : MUCKAMUCK
36. "That's ___" (too bad) : ASHAME
39. Tuck's partner : NIP
40. Chilled : ICED
44. Half-closed eyes, e.g. : SLITS
45. Heel : CAD
46. Homey : COZY
47. ___ one's prime : PAST
48. Sea bird : ERN
49. Japanese cherry tree : SAKURA
51. Compass point : NNE
52. Basis of McCormick fortune : REAPER
54. Young one : LAD
55. Moved : STIRRED
57. Band and grand : STANDS
59. Civil War figure : REB
60. "Where ___?" : AMI
61. V.I.P. : NABOB
62. Want ___ : ADS
63. Kind of hole or belly : POT
64. Old ___, Conn. : LYME
Down
1. Fishing lure : SPINNER
2. Work unit : ERG
3. Throw in the ___ : TOWEL
4. Filth : SLIME
5. Certain scout's quest : TALENT
6. Midwest airport : OHARE
7. L.A. player : RAM
8. V.I.P. : POOHBAH
9. His code word was "Sesame" : ALIBABA
10. State: Abbr. : DEL
12. Word with centric : EGO
15. Slow down : BRAKE
17. Football-scoring play : PLACEKICK
18. Andy's friend : AMOS
20. V.I.P. : TOPBANANA
23. "What can ___ be?" : THEMATTER
26. Direction: Abbr. : SSW
28. Inquire : ASK
29. Champagne quality : SEC
31. Rickenbacker, e.g. : ACE
32. Drill-sergeant's word : HUP
34. Hesitant sounds : UMS
35. Word with way or shipman : MID
36. Queen's nemesis : ASP
37. Like unfair writings : SLANTED
38. Words for a V.I.P. : HISNIBS
41. Words of possibility : COULDBE
42. Pound et al. : EZRAS
43. Pair : DYAD
45. Item in the black : CREDIT
48. Desert: Prefix : EREMO
49. Of a bristle : SETAL
50. Valentino locale : ARABY
53. Location: Abbr. : PSN
55. Spanish Mrs. : SRA
56. Spook signal : RAP
58. ___ de plume : NOM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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