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New York Times, Wednesday, March 4, 2015

What Harrison Ford was doing in 1977, 1980 and 1983?

Author:
Jeff Stillman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Stillman. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2015, The New York Times3/4/15 ( No. 23,857 )
Across
1
Bow-toter on seasonal cards : CUPID
6
Piano exercise : SCALE
11
Cold and blustery : RAW
14
Turn topsy-turvy : UPEND
15
John Lennon's tribute to Yoko Ono : WOMAN
16
In vitro needs : OVA
17
Connery and Lazenby, between 1967 and 1971? : BONDTRADERS
19
Tesla, for one : CAR
20
Prefix with matter : ANTI
21
Neighbor of a Yemeni : OMANI
22
Record problem : SKIP
23
Hood's piece : GAT
25
Poetic feet : DACTYLS
27
Study of whales : CETOLOGY
32
Beginning of a conclusion : THUS
33
Boston Garden legend : ORR
34
Walrus mustache feature : DROOP
36
Lay to rest : INTER
39
River of Orléans : LOIRE
41
Scrape (out) : EKE
42
Tiny type size : AGATE
43
Poplar variety : ASPEN
44
European finch : SERIN
46
Competed in the last leg of a triathlon : RAN
47
After the whistle : LATE
49
Foreign film feature : SUBTITLE
51
Where to take a dive : DEEPEND
54
Twin or quadruplet, for short : SIB
55
Cy Young candidates' stats : ERAS
56
___-watch : BINGE
59
The same, in footnotes : IDEM
63
"Empire" network : FOX
64
What Harrison Ford was doing in 1977, 1980 and 1983? : PLAYINGSOLO
66
Tribute in rhyme : ODE
67
Father of Impressionism : MONET
68
Novi Sad natives : SERBS
69
Popular Japanese pizza topping : EEL
70
Skedaddles : SCATS
71
To date : ASYET
Down
1
Homeland of many Miamians : CUBA
2
Over : UPON
3
Confined, with "up" : PENT
4
Spectrum hue : INDIGO
5
"Silent Spring" pesticide : DDT
6
Competed in the first leg of a triathlon : SWAM
7
Sonata ending : CODA
8
Add a rider to, say : AMEND
9
Ring in a rodeo ring : LARIAT
10
PT boat officer: Abbr. : ENS
11
1976, for Stallone's rise to stardom? : ROCKYSTART
12
Be of use : AVAIL
13
Board defects : WARPS
18
Turbine part : ROTOR
22
Deeply offended : STUNG
24
Still a little firm : ALDENTE
26
Wine traditionally sold in a fiasco : CHIANTI
27
Bar mixer : COLA
28
Counterpart of 1-Across : EROS
29
Eddie Murphy, after 1984, 1987 and 1994? : TRIPLEAXEL
30
Says, in teenspeak : GOES
31
Symbols of servitude : YOKES
35
Land bordering Lake Titicaca : PERU
37
Citation abbr. : ETAL
38
President Coty of France : RENE
40
Swings a sickle, say : REAPS
45
"The Wild Duck" dramatist : IBSEN
48
All together : ENBLOC
50
Once-sacred birds : IBISES
51
Author who wrote on Friday? : DEFOE
52
Chip away at : ERODE
53
Title woman of a 1957 #1 Paul Anka hit : DIANA
57
Russian refusal : NYET
58
Skedaddles : GITS
60
Boat with oars : DORY
61
Dresden's river : ELBE
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Guinness Book adjective : MOST
64
Cameron and Blair, for short : PMS
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Govt. property org. : GSA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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