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New York Times, Saturday, July 4, 1981

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,561

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Riga native : LETT
5
Liberty Bell flaw : CRACK
10
Vast amount : SEA
13
Had flu symptoms : ACHED
15
Bellow's March : AUGIE
16
Shooter : TAW
17
With 50 Across, a Lincolnian phrase : THELASTBEST
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Eastern V.I.P. : AGA
20
Lover : SOULMATE
21
Horn : TOOTER
23
Unpleasant : NASTY
24
Eating aid, for some : DENTURE
25
Person holding goods in trust : BAILEE
27
Cherry red : CERISE
28
"Wait ___ Dark" : UNTIL
29
Mark's counterpart : FRANC
30
"___ the ramparts . . . " : OER
33
___trap, in a marksman's game : SKEE
34
Trap and French followers : DOORS
35
Beehive's cousin : AFRO
36
One of the Lincolns : TAD
37
Abounding with bracken : FERNY
38
Ice-cold : GELID
39
Continuous band of hull planking : STRAKE
41
Of the nostrils : NARINE
42
Particulars : DETAILS
44
Pod used for fodder : CAROB
45
Some primates, familiarly : ORANGS
46
Most svelte : THINNEST
49
Touch of approval : PAT
50
See 17 Across : HOPEOFEARTH
52
Dir. or suffix : ESE
53
Changes course : TURNS
54
Learner : TUTEE
55
Word of encouragement : YES
56
"Lust for Life" author : STONE
57
Do office work : TYPE
Down
1
Map coordinates: Abbr. : LATS
2
Reverberation : ECHO
3
Subject of Lincoln's phrase : THEUNITEDSTATES
4
"I cannot ___" : TELLALIE
5
Given to malicious gossip : CATTY
6
Hayseed : RUBE
7
Ready whisky for market : AGE
8
Rain collectors : CISTERNS
9
Of a chemical compound : KETONIC
10
Physical symbol of Lincoln's philosophy : STATUEOFLIBERTY
11
Gung-ho : EAGER
12
Well informed : AWARE
14
Girl, to a poet : DAMSEL
18
Cloy : SATE
22
Military inst. : OTS
24
Hon : DEARY
25
Washout : BUST
26
Singer-composer Paul : ANKA
27
Harridan : CRONE
29
Place-setting pieces : FORKS
31
Innisfail : ERIN
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Emulated Revere or Sheridan : RODE
34
Metes : DEALSOUT
35
Balloon operator : AERONAUT
37
Sudden scares : FRIGHTS
38
F.D.R.'s birthstone : GARNET
40
Beach acquisition : TAN
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Ingenuous one : NAIF
42
Famed dwarf : DOPEY
43
Obliterate : ERASE
44
Picked : CHOSE
46
Site of Pres. Jackson's grave : TENN
47
Kind of son or daughter : STEP
48
Penn pronoun : THEE
51
___ patria : PRO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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