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New York Times, Saturday, March 5, 1966

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 3, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,048

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Masterpieces. : GEMS
5. "Go" or "stay." : VERB
9. Performs, in a way. : PLAYS
14. Botanical angle. : AXIL
15. Gallic name. : ELIE
16. Place for a decoration. : LAPEL
17. With 40 and 64 Across, a quote from Montaigne. : MENAREMOSTAPTTO
20. Surpassed (a record). : BROKE
21. Musical sound. : TOOT
22. Pronoun. : SHE
23. Extend. : STRETCH
26. Musician's device. : MUTE
28. Certain containers. : SILOS
30. Send back. : REMAND
34. Notices. : ADS
37. Fasten. : RIVET
39. Cooler. : ICER
40. See 17 Across. : BELIEVEWHATTHEY
44. Border upon. : ABUT
45. Physician, old style. : LEECH
46. Common suffixes. : ERS
47. Current. : STREAM
50. Terrible. : DREAD
52. Inventor of cordite. : ABEL
54. Intrinsic nature. : ESSENCE
58. Case in grammar: Abbr. : ABL
61. Ever and ___. : ANON
63. New York city. : OLEAN
64. See 17 Across. : LEASTUNDERSTAND
68. Quay. : LEVEE
69. Weather word. : GALE
70. Flower. : ALOE
71. Mount. : STEED
72. Ricochet. : SKIP
73. Bird food. : SEED
Down
1. Animal's legs, used in heraldry. : GAMBS
2. Put into action. : EXERT
3. Teen-ager, for one. : MINOR
4. Assuages. : SLAKES
5. Letter. : VEE
6. Tree. : ELM
7. Uproariously funny performance. : RIOT
8. Twig broom. : BESOM
9. Western river. : PLATTE
10. Circuit. : LAP
11. Certain homes: Abbr. : APTS
12. Childish affirmative. : YETH
13. Blackthorn. : SLOE
18. Fall back. : RETIRE
19. Vacation plan. : TOUR
24. Year in reign of Antonius Pius. : CLIV
25. Dwelling of sorts. : HOVEL
27. Discharge. : EMIT
29. Hemmed. : SEWED
31. Long (for). : ACHE
32. Poetic contraction. : NEER
33. One-time political group. : DRYS
34. Opposite of "Vive!" : ABAS
35. Obligation. : DEBT
36. Musical term. : SLUR
38. Exclamation of satisfaction. : THERE
41. Willow genus. : ITEA
42. Points, in a game. : ACES
43. Greek island. : THASOS
48. Decreased. : ABATED
49. Caterer's concern. : MENU
51. Greek letters. : DELTAS
53. Sizes in men's garments. : LONGS
55. English hymn writer. : NEALE
56. Coracle's cousin. : CANOE
57. Over. : ENDED
58. "___ right with the world." : ALLS
59. Shade of red. : BEET
60. Clean, in a way. : LAVE
62. State: Abbr. : NDAK
65. Spot. : SEE
66. Whitney. : ELI
67. Fabric. : REP

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

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