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New York Times, Friday, July 3, 1981

Author:
Gerald Brooks
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { J K Q V X }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Gerald Brooks has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,560

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Type of squash : ZUCCHINI
9
Bogyman : SCARER
15
Strived to equal : EMULATED
16
Fascination : ALLURE
17
Inherent craving : APPETITE
18
Samples : TASTES
19
Sass : LIP
20
Properties : ESTATES
22
Latin-lesson word : AMO
23
Nymph : OREAD
25
W.W. II acronym : ETO
26
Vaccine developer : SABIN
28
Scray : TERN
29
Vegetable vendor's adjective : FRESH
31
Nurse shark : GATA
32
Egyptian goddess : ISIS
34
Chlorine or iodine : HALOGEN
36
Bizet opera : CARMEN
39
Ruler : DYNAST
40
Not consumed : UNEATEN
42
Bolognese painter: 1575–1642 : RENI
43
Hurl : CAST
44
V.P. under Coolidge : DAWES
46
Dross : SLAG
50
Speak : UTTER
52
Felt shoe : PAC
53
35.315 cubic feet : STERE
54
Conductance unit : MHO
55
Letter before phi : UPSILON
58
Mass. cape : ANN
59
Big ___, German gun : BERTHA
61
Escamillo, e.g. : TOREADOR
63
Arab princes : EMEERS
64
Endive : ESCAROLE
65
Most unusual : RAREST
66
Kin of culs-de-sac : DEADENDS
Down
1
Fanatic : ZEALOT
2
Bill Klem was one : UMPIRE
3
Metalworks employee : CUPPER
4
Diminutive suffix : CLE
5
Loathed : HATED
6
Beckett's "How ___" : ITIS
7
Some cod-carrying Communists : NETTERS
8
Think : IDEATE
9
Fill : SATE
10
Track bettor's consideration : CLASS
11
Kaline and Pacino : ALS
12
Turnip : RUTABAGA
13
Hermits : EREMITES
14
Echoing : RESONANT
21
Twaddle : TOSH
24
Alive : ANIMATE
27
Competitor or contestant : AGONIST
29
Amerced : FINED
30
Hell : HADES
33
Tennis unit : SET
35
Brook follower in N.Y. : LYN
36
Salad ingredient : CUCUMBER
37
Curse : ANATHEMA
38
Specialist working at the Tate : RESTORER
41
Dozes : NAPS
42
Shut again : RECLOSE
45
Bided one's time : WAITED
47
Induce : LEADON
48
W.W. II general Hap ___ : ARNOLD
49
Distinctive styles : GENRES
51
German river and valley : RUHRS
53
Sam or J. C. : SNEAD
56
Beyond : PAST
57
Killer whale : ORCA
60
Ess chaser : TEE
62
Verb that sounds like a letter : ARE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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