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New York Times, Wednesday, September 3, 1980

Author:
Plesinger
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 51, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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Students & seniors
Across
1
MOMA offering : ART
4
Emperor before Galba : NERO
8
Shade of brown : FAWN
12
Follower of poor or school : ROOM
14
Freud's "___ und Tabu" : TOTEM
15
"Musetta's Waltz" : ARIA
16
Concluding passage : CODA
17
Second president of the Weimar Republic : HINDENBURG
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"___ jolly good fellow" : FORHESA
21
Measurement standard : GAUGE
22
Solicitude : CARE
23
Dickinson's "A Visitor in ___" : MARL
24
Abandon evil ways : REFORM
27
Like maple syrup : VISCOUS
30
Supped : ATE
31
___ David (Star of David) : MAGEN
33
St. James of Hollywood : SUSAN
35
Coughing sound : AHEM
37
Misplay : ERROR
39
Marketing gimmick : SALE
40
Mint rejects : FIDOS
42
Michaelmas daisy : ASTER
44
Tibetan antelope : GOA
45
Battery terminal : CATHODE
47
Family member : PARENT
49
Dory adjuncts : OARS
50
Attitudinize : POSE
51
N.Y. catcher, manager, coach : BERRA
53
Questionable : SUSPECT
56
Very thin pasta : VERMICELLI
58
Go away! : SHOO
60
"Bus Stop" author : INGE
61
Next to nothing : LEAST
62
Obtain a return : EARN
63
Indian foot soldier : PEON
64
North Sea feeder : ELBE
65
___ the line : TOE
Down
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Jeanne d'___ : ARC
2
Gambrel or mansard : ROOF
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Fuss : TODO
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"Make a joyful ___ . . . ": Psalm 100 : NOISE
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Sicilian volcano : ETNA
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Carmine : RED
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Greek letters : OMEGAS
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Incredible : FABULOUS
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" . . . bug in ___" : ARUG
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Install electricity : WIRE
11
Gee-gee : NAG
13
O'Neill's "___ Millions" : MARCO
14
Baths of ancient Rome : THERMAE
18
Undercover cops : NARCS
20
Mischief : HARM
23
N.D. air base : MINOT
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Aussie aviators: Abbr. : RAAF
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Professional standard : ETHIC
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"___ cold . . . " : FEEDA
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Metrical writing : VERSE
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Philologer's interest : USAGE
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Drawing room : SALON
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Alumni, for short : GRADS
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Unmixed, as a drink : NEAT
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Railroad employees : MOTORMEN
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Store, as for safekeeping : REPOSIT
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Ventriloquist Lewis : SHARI
43
Scrape : RASP
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Delos had one : ORACLE
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Singer Della : REESE
50
Edible seeds of peas, beans, etc. : PULSE
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Part of N.B. : BENE
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"Cogito, ___ sum": Descartes : ERGO
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Strip of pavement : SLAB
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Talk casually : CHAT
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Matador's victim : TORO
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Bigwig : VIP
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Anguineous fish : EEL
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Unit : ONE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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