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New York Times, Saturday, March 13, 1971

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 82, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.59, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 341 (avg 1.81)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,882
Across Down
1. Caprice : WHIM
5. Pitch's tag-along : TOSS
9. Evening in Berlin : ABEND
14. Yorkshire river : AIRE
15. Stratagem : WILE
16. Mischievous : PIXIE
17. Orating : GRANDILOQUIZING
20. Old coin of Italy : SEQUIN
21. Has a bite : SUPS
22. Meadowland : LEA
23. Men : HES
24. Possessive : HER
25. Botch : MESS
26. Leaf nuisance : APHID
29. Catlike : FELINE
31. Unsuccessful : VAIN
32. Make one : WED
33. Milky Way, for one : GALAXY
37. Resident of: Suffix : ESE
38. Gab at length : JAW
39. Distrustful : SHY
40. Helms's outfit : CIA
41. Move swiftly : STREAK
43. Hollywood area : LOT
44. Roil : STIR
45. Matured : GREWUP
47. Settled : STAID
48. Complacent : SMUG
51. Family member : SIS
52. German article : DER
53. Sesame : TIL
54. Family member : AUNT
55. African river : ORANGE
59. Ad-libbing : EXTEMPORIZATION
62. Thick soup : PUREE
63. Undressed : NUDE
64. ___ Bator : ULAN
65. Boxes : SPARS
66. Egyptian deity : AMON
67. Allocate : METE
1. Funny people : WAGS
2. Charter : HIRE
3. Where Basra is : IRAQ
4. Famed violinist : MENUHIN
5. A. L. team : TWINS
6. Painting : OIL
7. Floundered : SLOSHED
8. Follow-up : SEQUEL
9. Honeybee genus : APIS
10. Show ___ : BIZ
11. Banish : EXILE
12. 5 Down et al. : NINES
13. French impressionist : DEGAS
18. Faded out : DIED
19. Honest : UPRIGHT
25. Cooperstown name : MEL
26. Birds' class : AVES
27. Bygone : PAST
28. Yesterday: Fr. : HIER
29. Not numerous : FEW
30. Vote against : NAY
32. Rouses : WAKESUP
34. Recorded proceedings : ACTA
35. Chapter heading : XIII
36. Play area : YARD
38. Preserve container : JAR
39. Douceur : SOP
42. Menu item : EGG
43. Five-year period : LUSTRUM
44. Sheet of rock : STRATUM
46. City on the Mississippi : WINONA
47. Immunological items : SERA
48. Units of progress : STEPS
49. Confusion : MIXUP
50. Way-out : ULTRA
52. Retail unit : DOZEN
54. City north of Des Moines : AMES
56. El Bahr : NILE
57. Fall guy : GOAT
58. Nine: Prefix : ENNE
60. Noun ending : EER
61. Ceremonial words : IDO

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

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