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New York Times, Thursday, September 15, 1977

Author:
Dorothea E. Shipp
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { F J K Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 242 (avg 1.30)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Dorothea E. Shipp has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,260

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Students & seniors
Across
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Yokel : RUSTIC
7
Deceive or drug : HOCUS
12
Eastern sovereign's wife : SULTANA
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Alters the shape of : RECASTS
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Charms : AMULETS
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Obliteration : ERASURE
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Game played on land or in water : POLO
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Hi-fi buff's concern : TONE
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Ginkgo or baobab : TREE
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___ pro nobis : ORA
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Quick-witted : SMART
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Dealt with trouble : COPED
25
No longer working: Abbr. : RET
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Suffix with battle or settle : MENT
27
Proofreaders' inverted v's : CARETS
28
Tenth of a century : DECADE
30
National flag : COLORS
31
Dismounted : ALIT
32
"Volsunga Saga" villain : ATLI
33
Magnetic-induction units : TESLAS
35
Moonshiners' vessels : STILLS
38
Of a spring period : LENTEN
39
School founded by Henry VI : ETON
40
"Let's Call ___ Day," 1932 song : ITA
42
Potok's "My Name Is ___ Lev" : ASHER
43
Creature : BEING
44
Tom, Dick and Harry : MEN
45
Romance lang. : ITAL
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Put up wallpaper : HANG
47
Fender bender : DENT
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"Flicks" : CINEMAS
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Mean : AVERAGE
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Quarters : SECTORS
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Screeds : TIRADES
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Change the type : RESET
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Gloss : ENAMEL
Down
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Bruited : RUMORED
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Wail : ULULATE
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Town destroyed in 1944 : STLO
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Menlo Park monogram : TAE
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Bank term: Abbr. : INT
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Spanish dancer's clickers : CASTANETS
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On this earth : HERE
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Edible root : OCA
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Medicine or lubricant : CASTOROIL
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Seizer like Caesar : USURPER
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"Back" and "Angel" : STREETS
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Flavor : SAPOR
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Landlord's due : RENT
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Caraway produce : SEEDS
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Scrap for Spot : ORT
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Not so large : SMALLER
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Strip in the middle of a highway : MEDIAN
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Vocation : CALLING
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Pima, for one : COTTON
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Little strongholds : CASTELETS
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Criticize severely : CASTIGATE
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More snappish : TESTIER
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Magnify : ENHANCE
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Summer refresher : LIMEADE
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A Casey who once went to bat : STENGEL
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Those not in the clergy : LAICS
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Yet, to Shakespeare : EEN
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Puts a stake into the pot : ANTES
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Pinza was one : BASS
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One of Rodgers's partners : HART
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Small measure : DRAM
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Simian space pioneer : MOE
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___ rosé : VIN
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Age : ERA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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