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New York Times, Wednesday, September 21, 1977

Author:
Ann Jenkins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Ann Jenkins has 23 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,266

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Crevices : GAPS
5. Virile: Abbr. : MASC
9. ___ noire : BETE
13. Criminal's dodge : ALIAS
15. Budding plan : IDEA
16. Unmined minerals : ORES
17. Secure the hatches : BATTENDOWN
19. Oil-rich land : IRAN
20. Lose interest : TIRE
21. Hem in : ENCLOSE
23. Shows leniency : SPARES
25. Foot levers : TREADLES
26. ASCAP air : TUNE
27. Number for tangoing or tea : TWO
29. Sign of a full house : SRO
30. Latin abbr. : ETC
31. Be at the side of : FLANK
33. Sharp pinch : TWEAK
37. Left Bank studio : ATELIER
39. Historical period : IRONAGE
41. "Cut off even in the blossoms of ___": Shakespeare : MYSIN
42. Olive-shaped nut : PECAN
44. Take apart : RIP
45. Cask : VAT
47. Approves : OKS
48. Legendary king of the Huns : ATLI
49. Like waifs : HOMELESS
53. Hoards : CACHES
55. Apparent : EVIDENT
56. Man from Mecca : ARAB
57. River between Spain and Portugal : MINO
58. Become calm : SETTLEDOWN
63. Afresh : ANEW
64. Affluence : EASE
65. Lorelei, e.g. : SIREN
66. Gas in some glowing signs : NEON
67. Aleut's coaster : SLED
68. ___ bellum : ANTE
Down
1. Chin : GAB
2. According to : ALA
3. Petty allowances : PITTANCES
4. Biting wit : SATIRE
5. U.S.N.A. trainee: Abbr. : MID
6. Ballyhoo : ADO
7. Garment worker : SEWER
8. Site of film festivals : CANNES
9. Summarize : BOILDOWN
10. Actor Flynn : ERROL
11. Josh : TEASE
12. Serfs of yore : ESNES
14. Wizened : SERE
18. Snuggle : NESTLE
22. Packer's need : CARTON
23. "Clermont" power : STEAM
24. Caulking agent : PUTTY
25. Style, in France : TON
28. Twist out of shape : WARP
31. Closing scene : FINALE
32. Grouse : KICK
34. Like all mortals : EARTHBORN
35. Nimble : AGILE
36. French soldiers' caps : KEPIS
38. Overcome disrepute eventually : LIVEDOWN
40. Rogue : RASCAL
43. Goddess of dawn : EOS
46. Past, perfect, etc. : TENSES
48. Region including Prince Edward Island : ACADIA
49. Swashbuckler, perhaps : HEMAN
50. Like sheep : OVINE
51. Actor Sal ___: 1939–76 : MINEO
52. What the light-fingered do : STEAL
54. Militant god : ARES
59. Mao ___-tung : TSE
60. Sorensen : TED
61. Rainy : WET
62. Old salt's course: Abbr. : NNE

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

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