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New York Times, Monday, August 22, 1988

Author:
Judson G. Trent
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 252 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Judson G. Trent has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,167

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Matures : AGES
5
State, in Soissons : ETAT
9
Separated : APART
14
Simone's husband : MARI
15
In the buff : NUDE
16
More recent : NEWER
17
Latin I word : AMAT
18
Busy as ___ : ABEE
19
Spiny shrub, also called furze : GORSE
20
Pioneer suffragist : SUSANBANTHONY
23
A solid alcohol : STEROL
24
William's "Leave ___ to Heaven" : HER
25
Phoenix neighbor : MESA
28
Incendiary substance : NAPALM
33
Jai ___ : ALAI
36
Perpetually : EVER
38
S. African plant : ALOE
39
Temperance advocate : FRANCESEWILLARD
42
Take ___ stride : ITIN
43
Yorkshire river : AIRE
44
Uncanny : EERY
45
Basque headgear : BERETS
47
Tour : TRIP
49
N.B.A. figure : REF
51
Kind of light used in a theater : STROBE
56
Dress-reform feminist : AMELIABLOOMER
60
Campus fabric : DENIM
62
Cambio coin : LIRA
63
Key letter : BETA
64
Type of acid : AMINO
65
Britain's Anthony : EDEN
66
"___ Plenty o' Nuttin'" : IGOT
67
Dey or czar : RULER
68
Carnelian's kin : SARD
69
One-billionth: Comb. form : NANO
Down
1
Accumulate : AMASS
2
Entire range : GAMUT
3
Undo : ERASE
4
Shankar's instrument : SITAR
5
Make possible : ENABLE
6
Saxhorn : TUBA
7
Capital of South Yemen : ADEN
8
Bicuspids, e.g. : TEETH
9
Cat, goat or rabbit : ANGORA
10
Peasant : PEON
11
Askew : AWRY
12
___ adjudicata : RES
13
Due's follower : TRE
21
Customary; conventional : NOMIC
22
Matisse or Pétain : HENRI
26
Blackfin snapper : SESI
27
Ward off : AVERT
29
"Ride a ___ Horse": MacInnes : PALE
30
Winged : ALAR
31
South Seas parrot : LORY
32
What the dr. ordered : MED
33
Uffizi treasure : ARTE
34
Den : LAIR
35
Jackson or Jeffreys : ANNE
37
Pitcher : EWER
39
Small lie : FIB
40
Studio prop : EASEL
41
Thin; fine: Comb. form : LEPTO
46
Quake : TREMOR
48
Ellis or Long : ISLAND
50
Manicures : FILES
52
___ Hood : ROBIN
53
Last of a series : OMEGA
54
"Somebody ___ de bay": S. Foster : BETON
55
Clio sidekick : ERATO
56
Indigo source : ANIL
57
Golconda : MINE
58
Met staple : AIDA
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Uncle Remus's ___ Rabbit : BRER
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Patriotic org. : DAR
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Ostrich's kin : EMU

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

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