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New York Times, Friday, July 28, 1978

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,576

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Fitzgerald hero : GATSBY
7. Land of Saroyan's roots : ARMENIA
14. First : INITIAL
16. Water sport : BOATING
17. Italian spa : RAPALLO
18. Between xi and pi : OMICRON
19. Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy : LITTLEWOMEN
21. Agcy. headed by Elmer Davis: 1942–45 : OWI
22. Parisian law : LOI
23. Raise in relief : EMBOSS
25. Core groups of potential leaders : CADRES
28. Macduff, e.g. : THANE
32. Conquer aphagia : EAT
35. Sorry one : RUER
36. Drive onward : PROPEL
37. Dimmed; indistinct : BLEARED
39. Treatise by Aristotle : POETICS
40. Pack animals : BURROS
41. Canter's cousin : LOPE
42. Squeeze, with "out" : EKE
43. Tendon : SINEW
44. Spurts : BURSTS
46. Obliquely : ASLANT
48. Attendance bk. entry : ABS
51. Nabokov heroine : ADA
54. Molière's "Le ___" : MISANTHROPE
58. Middle-class conformist : BABBITT
60. Webster and Bryan : ORATORS
61. Respire : BREATHE
62. Tag player's call : YOUREIT
63. Boiled : SEETHED
64. Would-be frat member : PLEDGE
Down
1. "A ___ of the Limberlost" : GIRL
2. "For want of ___ . . . " : ANAIL
3. From ___ toe (in every detail) : TIPTO
4. Atmospheric disturbance : STATIC
5. Word with fold or board : BILL
6. Institution founded in 1701 : YALE
7. Nevada Flats test items : ABOMBS
8. Mercutio's friend : ROMEO
9. Mecca in Gopher Prairie : MAINSTREET
10. List-ending abbr. : ETC
11. Actor Robert De ___ : NIRO
12. "___ pronounce you . . . " : INOW
13. Hindu god of fire : AGNI
15. Reduced : LOWERED
20. Hebrew grain measure : OMER
24. Word with ear or eye : SHOT
26. Dr. Martin of literature : ARROWSMITH
27. Club fee : DUES
29. " . . . blackbirds baked in ___" : APIE
30. Smooch : NECK
31. Follower of anyone or anybody : ELSE
32. Sags or flags : EBBS
33. His, in Colmar : ALUI
34. Aquatic bird : TERN
36. Fiedler's group, for short : POPS
38. Length times width, sometimes : AREA
39. Conveyor of the gripes of Roth : PORTNOY
41. Park or moth : LUNA
44. Tacked with a needle : BASTED
45. Existentialist writer : SARTRE
47. Pliant : LITHE
49. Expressed disapproval : BOOED
50. Parsley unit : SPRIG
51. Warp yarns : ABBS
52. Be venturesome : DARE
53. ___ in one's bonnet : ABEE
55. De ___ (superfluous) : TROP
56. Exert traction : HAUL
57. Ferrara resident : ESTE
59. Club : BAT

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

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