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New York Times, Thursday, July 7, 1977

Author:
Allan Blackman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Allan Blackman has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,190

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Hang about : HOVER
6
Tub rub : BATH
10
Five-time Presidential candidate : DEBS
14
Be devoted to : ADORE
15
Medicinal plant : ALOE
16
Quod ___ demonstrandum : ERAT
17
Assail : SETAT
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Old salt's tale : YARN
19
Author Gardner : ERLE
20
"All the ___ Men" : PRESIDENTS
22
Pretense : POSE
23
Color of a fez : RED
24
Group of four : TETRAD
26
Surprise for a bride-to-be : SHOWER
30
Mecca in summer : BEACH
32
Doc and Hemingway : PAPAS
33
Museum workers : RESTORERS
37
A son of Hera : ARES
38
Beat : PULSE
39
Shortening : OLEO
40
Shakespearean protagonist : RICHARDII
42
Daughter of David : TAMAR
43
___ France : ILEDE
44
Comeback : RETORT
45
Glistens : SHINES
48
Bryant's "___ Waterfowl" : TOA
49
Engine knock : PING
50
Cornfield figures : SCARECROWS
57
In ___ (on a dull course) : ARUT
58
Tom, Dick or Harry : MALE
59
Tumbledown shack : HOVEL
60
Game fish : CERO
61
Environs : AREA
62
Scottish capital, to poets : EDINA
63
Paradise : EDEN
64
Barber's question : NEXT
65
Aussie songbird : REDDY
Down
1
Luggage fastener : HASP
2
Frankfurt's river : ODER
3
Ballot : VOTE
4
Historical periods : ERAS
5
Calls it a day : RETIRES
6
Reacted to a full moon : BAYED
7
Comedian King : ALAN
8
Civil-suit basis : TORT
9
Blue ___ (Delaware) : HENSTATE
10
Informer, in 20 Across : DEEPTHROAT
11
Muffed fly, e.g. : ERROR
12
Kon-Tiki material : BALSA
13
War-horse : STEED
21
"___ Bingle" (Crosby) : DER
25
Habitat: Prefix : ECO
26
Wrangle : SPAR
27
Mata ___ : HARI
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Oil cartel : OPEC
29
Beat for Bernstein and Woodward : WASHINGTON
30
Misrepresent : BELIE
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They, in Torino : ESSI
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European fish : RUDD
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Sailors' patron : ELMO
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Hindmost : REAR
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Type : SORT
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Printer : PRESSMAN
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Falstaff's drink : ALE
42
Plato, to Aristotle : TEACHER
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Sterlet delicacy : ROE
45
Modern frontier : SPACE
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Took on hands : HIRED
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Habituate : INURE
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Wine and dine : TREAT
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Solicitude : CARE
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Author Comfort : ALEX
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Followed the hounds : RODE
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"Amores" poet : OVID
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Pursue one's way : WEND
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Do in : SLAY

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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