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New York Times, Monday, August 22, 1977

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 313 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 2, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,236

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Good earth : LOAM
5
Amount of assessment : RATAL
10
Berserk, Malayan style : AMOK
14
West Pointer's garb : CAPE
15
Degrade : ABASE
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Girl in "The Last of the Mohicans" : CORA
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Way up North : THEALCANHIGHWAY
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Holds up : SUSTAINS
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Approach to a pew : AISLE
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"Swedish Nightingale" : LIND
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Complain : CARP
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Give in : ACCEDE
28
Leg part : SHIN
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Something for Cerberus : SOP
32
Scale notes : SOLS
33
Apparition : SHADE
34
Norris Dam agcy. : TVA
35
Way out West : THESANTAFETRAIL
39
Famed fliers : RAF
40
Hollandaise, e.g. : SAUCE
41
Water bird : ERNE
42
Picnic intruder : ANT
43
Status symbol : MINK
44
Loaded with talent : GIFTED
46
Acronym for U.S.-U.S.S.R. talks : SALT
47
Ornamental pattern, in art : SEME
48
Kind of heat or energy : SOLAR
51
Gladdens : CHEERSUP
55
Way down South : THENATCHEZTRACE
58
"Hit 'em where they ___": Keeler : AINT
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World's busiest airport : OHARE
60
Shaft between wheels : AXLE
61
Pictorial presswork : ROTO
62
Hamelin's hero : PIPER
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News source of sorts : LEAK
Down
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D-Day craft : LCTS
2
Where Waikiki is : OAHU
3
"Tarzan of the ___" : APES
4
Like some diets : MEATLESS
5
Wisconsin city or French writer : RACINE
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"___ of angels . . . " : ABAND
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Thrashes : TANS
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Wood for skis : ASH
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Luau garland : LEI
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___ off the old block : ACHIP
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Shaves the lawn : MOWS
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Like Dr. Sabin's vaccine : ORAL
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Danny, Sammy or Stubby : KAYE
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___ an egg (flopped on Broadway) : LAID
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January birthstone : GARNET
23
Irritate : CHAFE
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Military man : AIDE
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"Per ardua ad ___" (motto of 39 Across) : ASTRA
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"Over There" composer : COHAN
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Fissure : CLEFT
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Hut : SHACK
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Commence : START
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Sheeplike : OVINE
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Lost color : PALED
33
Fearless feat : STUNT
36
Ethiopian city : ASMARA
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Do carpentry work : NAIL
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Buck passing, of a sort : REFERRAL
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Aged oddball : GEEZER
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"___ a man with seven . . . " : IMET
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___ Domingo : SANTO
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Author Hite : SHERE
48
Castor or Pollux : STAR
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Buckeye State : OHIO
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Mardi Gras follower : LENT
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Dry up, as lips : CHAP
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Great French general : SAXE
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Rival of U.S.C. : UCLA
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Quick look : PEEK
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Yoyo's relative : TOP
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Site of 59 Across, for short : CHI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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