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New York Times, Friday, March 26, 1971

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 251 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,895
Across Down
1. Successful shows : HITS
5. Aleksei Peshkov : GORKI
10. H. H. Munro : SAKI
14. Neglect : OMIT
15. Violently : AMAIN
16. Football infraction : CLIP
17. Information : DATA
18. Shops : MARTS
19. Charged atoms : IONS
20. Jean Baptiste Poquelin : MOLIERE
22. Ohio port : TOLEDO
24. Knows, old style : WOTS
25. Spin a floating log : BIRL
26. Old-hat : STALE
28. François Marie Arouet : VOLTAIRE
32. ___ Haute : TERRE
33. Brooks : RILLS
34. Nest: Fr. : NID
35. Item on a handbag: Abbr. : INIT
36. Commends : CITES
37. Pledge : GAGE
38. Certain reading matter : PAP
39. Least particles : IOTAS
40. Vladimir Ulyanov : LENIN
41. Marie Henri Beyle : STENDHAL
43. Tunneled : MINED
44. Violinist Bull and others : OLES
45. Common contraction : DONT
46. Chatters : PRATES
49. Erich Weiss : HOUDINI
52. Hideout : LAIR
53. Type abbreviation : ITALS
55. Italian resort : LIDO
57. Eye : OGLE
58. Rodents : VOLES
59. Hebrew month : ELUL
60. Hardy heroine : TESS
61. Lyric poem : EPODE
62. Ship : SEND
1. Bricklayer's need : HOD
2. Mosque priest : IMAM
3. Josip Broz : TITO
4. Valiant : STALWART
5. Mature germ cell : GAMETE
6. Sharif and Khayyam : OMARS
7. Underdone : RARE
8. Small fiddle : KIT
9. Imparts gradually : INSTILLS
10. Liliaceous plant : SCILLA
11. Century plant : ALOE
12. Type : KIND
13. ___ facto : IPSO
21. Captive of Hercules : IOLE
23. Scraps : ORTS
25. Tree trunks : BOLES
26. Foreign political body : SENAT
27. Rubbish : TRIPE
28. Essential : VITAL
29. Empty : INANE
30. Exacting : RIGID
31. "East of ___" : EDEN
32. Handy hints : TIPS
33. Hayworth and Tushingham : RITAS
36. Bringing together : COHESIVE
37. Christians : GENTILES
39. Not in use : IDLE
40. Swedish soprano : LIND
42. Ours: Fr. : NOTRES
43. Dessert : MOUSSE
45. Distributed : DOLED
46. Scheme : PLOT
47. Vogue : RAGE
48. Troubles : AILS
49. Headgear for some : HALO
50. Shade of green or blue : NILE
51. Wife of Norse myth : IDUN
54. Tip's partner : TOP
56. Word with maid or master : OLD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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