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New York Times, Tuesday, March 23, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,892
Across
1. Inaccurate plus : SLIPSHOD
9. Singing star : CALLAS
15. Senior citizens' concern : MEDICARE
16. Babe Ruth, once : ORIOLE
17. ___ head : OVERONES
18. "South Pacific" role : NELLIE
19. Where to find dumbbells : GYM
20. Emulate a girl-watcher : OGLE
21. Savile Row man : TAILOR
22. Certain doctors : GPS
23. Way to go: Abbr. : RTE
25. Washington trio : SSS
26. Road men of a sort : HOBOS
29. Exact satisfaction for : AVENGE
32. Make ___ : AHIT
33. Kind of bill : TENDOLLAR
37. Not certain : INDOUBT
40. Wed : ESPOUSE
41. Bouncy : RESILIENT
43. Certain soldiers : PFCS
44. Coats with metal : TERNES
45. Suit : BEFIT
46. Novel title : SHE
49. Men of letters, for short : EDS
50. "Home of the bean and the ___" : COD
51. From first ___ : TOLAST
54. Poetic contraction : TWAS
56. Concealed danger : PIT
59. Old love token : AMORET
60. Paul Revere's signals : LANTERNS
62. Capital of Saskatchewan : REGINA
63. First name in stage lore : ELEONORA
64. Goodies : TREATS
65. Put up with : STANDFOR
Down
1. Atmospheric hybrid : SMOG
2. Tax : LEVY
3. Footnote word : IDEM
4. Moslem saint : PIR
5. Kitchen utensils : SCOOPS
6. Displays, in a way : HANGS
7. City 200 miles south of Moscow : OREL
8. Be worthy of : DESERVE
9. Argues : CONTENDS
10. Coded region : AREA
11. Flowery girl's name : LILI
12. Sprawls : LOLLS
13. Inter ___ : ALIOS
14. Intuitive ones : SEERS
22. Words of encouragement : GOTOIT
24. Beliefs : TENETS
26. Long-run show : HAIR
27. Without: Ger. : OHNE
28. Figures of a kind : BIDS
29. Be present at : ATTEND
30. Political initials : GOP
31. Escaped, in a way : ELOPED
34. Head into the wind : LUFF
35. Spore sacs, in botany : ASCI
36. Halting place : REST
38. Diminutive suffix : ULE
39. Caps : BIRETTAS
42. Cuddles close : NESTLES
45. See 50 Across : BOSTON
46. Get off : START
47. Grand slam, at times : HOMER
48. Praise: Fr. : ELOGE
50. Capital of Crete : CANEA
52. Tenor's specialty : ARIA
53. Caused to go : SENT
55. First name in movie lore : WALT
56. Campus V.I.P. : PROF
57. Oriental case : INRO
58. Ruler : TSAR
61. Word with play or run : END

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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