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New York Times, Thursday, July 18, 1991

Author:
Robert Katz
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Robert Katz has 73 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,227

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Students & seniors
Across
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Baby's powder : TALC
5
Kilt pattern : PLAID
10
High-school event : PROM
14
Exchange rate : AGIO
15
Ronstadt from Tucson : LINDA
16
Etna product : LAVA
17
Six years in the Senate : TERM
18
On pins and needles : EAGER
19
___ impasse : ATAN
20
Challenge to a saw : ISAFOXREALLYSLY
23
Burden : ONUS
24
Hawaiian hawks : IOS
25
Hardens : ENURES
28
Author Bontemps : ARNA
30
"___ on your life!" : NOT
33
City in Egypt : TANTA
34
July 4 sight : FLAG
35
Wartime agcy. : OPA
36
Challenge to a saw : HOWSMARTISAWHIP
40
Scottish uncle : EME
41
Crack a book : READ
42
French philosopher Hippolyte ___ : TAINE
43
Topper : LID
44
South African : BOER
45
Delivered a diatribe : RANTED
46
Cane spirit : RUM
47
New Year's Eve word : AULD
48
Challenge to a saw : WHYISAFIDDLEFIT
56
Court feature : HOOP
57
Like Milquetoast : TIMID
58
Pimlico event : RACE
59
Anent : INRE
60
Veni, in English : ICAME
61
Place west of Nod : EDEN
62
Salad-days person : TEEN
63
Rising star : COMER
64
Actor Bruce from Chicago : DERN
Down
1
Jacques of French films : TATI
2
Gets long in the tooth : AGES
3
Ankara money : LIRA
4
Says "There, there" : COMFORTS
5
Solar companion : PLEXUS
6
Double-dealers : LIARS
7
Cherub, in Cherbourg : ANGE
8
Brainstorm : IDEA
9
Family in "Peter Pan" : DARLINGS
10
Rialto offerings : PLAYS
11
Darn! : RATS
12
Ellipse : OVAL
13
More than a few : MANY
21
Wee hour : ONEAM
22
Mauna ___ : LOA
25
Lucy's TV friend : ETHEL
26
Ruth's mother-in-law : NAOMI
27
Describing a celibate : UNWED
28
Where loving couples get taken : ALTAR
29
Vice-squad operation : RAID
30
Kind of shutout : NOHIT
31
Reckon : OPINE
32
Not live : TAPED
34
Liberate : FREE
37
Like basil or mint : AROMATIC
38
In any way : ATALL
39
Roved : WANDERED
44
Set tables : BUS
45
Boat part : RUDDER
46
Approach perfection : RIPEN
47
Stop on ___ : ADIME
48
Small amount : WHIT
49
Sharpen : HONE
50
Ye olde days : YORE
51
The least bit : FICO
52
Muslim prayer leader : IMAM
53
Bet against a dicer : FADE
54
Bakery worker : ICER
55
Neighbor of Ky. : TENN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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