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New York Times, Saturday, June 9, 1979

Author:
Vincent L. Osborne
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Vincent L. Osborne has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,805

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Interchange : SWAP
5
He wrote "The Dunciad" : POPE
9
Ship on which Hercules sailed : ARGO
13
Is wearing : HASON
15
Severn tributary : AVON
16
Tennyson poem : MAUD
17
Or else, in music : OSSIA
18
Put on guard : CAUTIONED
20
Purpose of a "daily dozen" : PHYSICALFITNESS
22
Emulate a Romany : ROVE
23
Commends : CITES
24
Child as "stubborn as a mewl" : WHINER
26
Butler's "The Way of All ___" : FLESH
28
Clunker : HEAP
29
Inter ___ : ALIA
31
Arabian sultanate : OMAN
35
Department in northwest France : ORNE
36
Pertaining to apples : MALIC
38
Diet : FARE
39
Org. : ASSN
40
Agrippina's son : NERO
41
Slanting : SKEW
42
Rod from Australia : LAVER
45
Most melancholy : BLUEST
47
___ Perilous, at the Round Table : SIEGE
49
Operates : RUNS
50
"Aku-Aku" people : EASTERISLANDERS
56
Semblances : PRETENSES
57
Penobscot vessel : CANOE
58
Fairy-tale villain : OGRE
59
Got down : ALIT
60
Chinese green tea : HYSON
61
Palmist : SEER
62
Suffers : LETS
63
Small paving stone : SETT
Down
1
Regent Street establishment : SHOP
2
Neighbor of B.C. : WASH
3
Ashurbanipal's people : ASSYRIANS
4
Malicious missive : POISONPENLETTER
5
South American rodent : PACA
6
Indy's track, for one : OVAL
7
Bouffant part of a garment : POUF
8
Inveigle : ENTICE
9
Updike novel : AMONTHOFSUNDAYS
10
Rajah's wife : RANEE
11
Conjecture : GUESS
12
Totalizator output : ODDS
14
Ingenuous : NAIVE
19
"___ an ancient mariner . . . " : ITIS
21
One of the Moluccas : CERAM
24
"Hold on!" : WHOA
25
What "de ella" means in Mexico : HERS
26
Certain clerk at work : FILER
27
Hideout : LAIR
30
The Beatles' "Penny ___" : LANE
32
Be comprehensible : MAKESENSE
33
Greek Mars : ARES
34
Semiaquatic salamander : NEWT
37
Kipling's Nag, for one : COBRA
43
Author of "A Death in the Family" : AGEE
44
Of spring : VERNAL
46
Honey, for Pooh : LUNCH
47
Snorkel, to Beetle Bailey : SARGE
48
Grenoble's river : ISERE
50
Poetry of heroic exploits : EPOS
51
Key's cousin : ISLE
52
Since, in Stuttgart : SEIT
53
D-day craft : LSTS
54
Radix : ROOT
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Forwarded : SENT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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