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New York Times, Thursday, September 8, 1977

Author:
Elaine D. Schorr
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Elaine D. Schorr has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Contraction used by servants and children : MAAM
5. Lyrical offerings : ODES
9. Rank just below marquis : EARL
13. O'Neill's "___ Christie" : ANNA
14. Chic : SMART
15. Author of "Q.B. VII" : URIS
16. Prehistoric ruin in England : STONEHENGE
18. Catamaran : RAFT
19. Shoal : SANDBANK
20. Where maîtres teach : ECOLES
22. "Present ___!" : ARMS
23. Literally not on the level : ALOP
24. Bingo look-alike : LOTTO
27. Says once more : ITERATES
31. City on a Great Lake : ERIE
32. Jazz opener : INTRO
33. Peak : ALP
34. Strict criterion : HARDANDFASTRULE
38. Filled a certain void : ATE
39. Man with a scepter : RULER
40. ___ house : OPEN
41. Liberator : REDEEMER
43. "___ a letter to my love . . . " : ISENT
44. Blathers : GABS
45. Thrashes : TANS
47. Lacking delicacy : COARSE
50. Sodium chloride factories : SALTERNS
54. Suffix with drink, sink and think : ABLE
55. The lowest point : ROCKBOTTOM
57. Apple-pie makers : MOMS
58. "We aren't no thin red ___": Kipling : EROES
59. Noggin, in Nantes : TETE
60. Carrots' partners : PEAS
61. Feathers : DOWN
62. Words to accompany a nod : ISEE
Down
1. Leonard Bernstein opus : MASS
2. Theatrical acronym : ANTA
3. Prolific author : ANON
4. Administered, as a colony : MANDATED
5. Warning signs : OMENS
6. Like a medieval dungeon : DANK
7. Work unit : ERG
8. 1975 Super Bowl winners : STEELERS
9. Girl taken to Crete by Zeus : EUROPA
10. Soviet sea : ARAL
11. In profusion : RIFE
12. Landing craft : LSTS
14. Pseudo : SHAM
17. Longest river of Spain : EBRO
21. Painter of "Chartres Cathedral" : COROT
23. Rose oil : ATTAR
24. "Merry Widow" creator : LEHAR
25. Take to the podium : ORATE
26. Frazzled : TIRED
27. Take for granted : INFER
28. Hosiery shade : TAUPE
29. Terry of stage fame : ELLEN
30. All tuckered out : SPENT
32. Runs in neutral gear : IDLES
35. Spaces : AREAS
36. Like some accounts : NUMBERED
37. Writer of "Who Has Seen the Wind?" : ROSSETTI
42. A way out : EGRESS
43. "___ the jaws of death . . . " : INTO
45. Occupied, as a seat : TAKEN
46. Kin of amices : ALBS
47. David, for one : CAMP
48. Hautboy : OBOE
49. ___ mater : ALMA
50. Boat for refuse : SCOW
51. Ways to go: Abbr. : RTES
52. Diplomatic communication : NOTE
53. Duck or fictional pirate : SMEE
56. "___ y Plata," Montana motto : ORO

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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