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New York Times, Thursday, July 26, 1979

Author:
Michelle Arnot
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J P Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,852

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Short race : DASH
5. Phoenician deity : BAAL
9. Fermented drink : MEAD
13. ___ breve, musical passage : ALLA
14. Like rural roads : DUSTY
15. Eye amorously : OGLE
16. Beethoven opus : MOONLIGHTSONATA
19. Roosevelt program : NEWDEAL
20. Angular military building : REDAN
21. Time past : YORE
22. Christie's "The ___ in the Library" : BODY
24. Caprice : WHIMSY
27. Dismiss : FIRE
28. Actor Steiger : ROD
31. Greek letter : IOTA
32. Greenhouse plant : CALLA
33. Rocks, at times : ICE
34. Anthem phrase : DAWNSEARLYLIGHT
38. Now, to Pedro : ORA
39. Subjects to strain : TRIES
40. Gondola fare : LIRE
41. Lang. units : WDS
42. Peel : RIND
43. Mobile artist : CALDER
45. Unescorted : LONE
46. Prefix with conscious or colon : SEMI
47. Superficially elegant : SLEEK
50. Din : CLANGOR
54. Woolf opus : TOTHELIGHTHOUSE
58. St. Vincent Millay : EDNA
59. Navy uniform, informally : BLUES
60. Elba, for one : ISLE
61. Partner of wash : WEAR
62. Post : SEND
63. Equipped with tires : SHOD
Down
1. "___ Yankees" : DAMN
2. Relative of an onion : ALOE
3. Traffic sign : SLOW
4. Super's aide : HANDYMAN
5. Boot camp "alarm clock" : BUGLE
6. Wood for tool handles : ASH
7. Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
8. Ghent's river : LYS
9. Root of all evil : MONEY
10. Victorian exclamation : EGAD
11. ___ Peak, in the Sierra Nevadas : ALTA
12. Academic official : DEAN
14. Anne Frank's book : DIARY
17. Durocher and Carroll : LEOS
18. Severe trial : ORDEAL
22. Unwanted mail : BILLS
23. Parisian airport : ORLY
24. In cards, an extra hand : WIDOW
25. Cache : HOARD
26. "___ a Very Good Year," Sinatra hit : ITWAS
27. Got along : FARED
28. Unyielding : RIGID
29. Earthy hue : OCHRE
30. Inhibit : DETER
32. Wouk ship : CAINE
35. Caress : STROKE
36. Shamrock country : ERIN
37. Land of Lincoln : ILLINOIS
43. Welsh, e.g. : CELTS
44. Oriental nurse : AMAH
45. "Merry Widow" composer : LEHAR
46. R.R. giveaway : SCHED
47. Worry : STEW
48. Word with star or stone : LODE
49. It causes Sicilians to pray to St. Agatha : ETNA
51. Act effusive : GUSH
52. Capital of Norway : OSLO
53. Orchestral member : REED
55. What oz. may add up to : LBS
56. One-act play by O'Neill : ILE
57. Jump the ___ : GUN

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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