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New York Times, Friday, July 14, 1978

Author:
Bert Beaman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { B J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Bert Beaman has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,562

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Pre-Nadia sensation : OLGA
5. Birds from Down Under : EMUS
9. Silent one : CLAM
13. Idlers : LOONS
15. Insurance adjuster's concern : DENT
16. Whet : HONE
17. Investigated : LOOKEDINTO
19. Years without end : EONS
20. Specter : APPARITION
21. ___ out (makes do) : EKES
22. Handle, in Haiti : ANSE
23. Executed paramour of Elizabeth I : ESSEX
25. Evil intent : MALICE
29. Took a break : RESTED
31. Balanchine ballet : AGON
32. Ostrich's cousin : RHEA
34. Parisian school : ECOLE
37. Stipulation : PROVISO
39. Fills in the potholes : REPAVES
41. "___ alive!" : SAKES
42. "Pen" part : CELL
44. Containers for beer : KEGS
45. ___ Pete (cheap liquor) : SNEAKY
47. Loath : AVERSE
49. Weird Sisters : FATES
50. Ferrara family : ESTE
52. A sound of music : HIFI
53. Resembled : LOOKEDLIKE
59. "Hep" : ONTO
60. Pictured : ENVISIONED
61. Hammer part : PEEN
62. British statesman : EDEN
63. Pent up : CAGED
64. Boots one : ERRS
65. ___ up (freshen) : PERK
66. Gainsay : DENY
Down
1. ___ podrida (stew) : OLLA
2. Plane maneuver : LOOP
3. Rude person : GOOP
4. Songwriter Paul : ANKA
5. Revises : EDITS
6. Physician connected with an aural ailment : MENIERE
7. Biblical preposition : UNTO
8. Sticks' partner : STONES
9. Rich dessert : CHEESECAKE
10. Examined : LOOKEDOVER
11. Subjoin : ANNEX
12. Kind of kit : MESS
14. Glacial ice form : SERAC
18. Oblong eateries : DINERS
24. ___ up (intensify) : STEP
25. Atlas contents : MAPS
26. Taj Mahal site : AGRA
27. Cares for : LOOKSAFTER
28. Wheels, reels, etc. : INVENTIONS
30. Title held by 23 Across : EARL
33. Pawn : HOCK
35. Shanks' mare : LEGS
36. Being : ESSE
38. Words of understanding : ISEE
40. Cheers : ELATES
43. Run the ___ (scan) : EYEOVER
46. Dozing : ASLEEP
48. ___ Sanskrit : VEDIC
49. More elegant : FINER
51. Lizard : SKINK
52. Motto of Rhode Island : HOPE
54. Wave, on the Riviera : ONDE
55. Burden : LOAD
56. He wrote "A Loss of Roses" : INGE
57. Sharp : KEEN
58. MacDonald's co-star : EDDY

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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