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New York Times, Tuesday, March 9, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,878
Across
1. Caesar, for one : SALAD
6. Hunk : SLAB
10. Humorous poet : NASH
14. Rub out : ERASE
15. Southern favorite : PONE
16. Preposition : INTO
17. Vessel : LINER
18. Bit : IOTA
19. Insect : GNAT
20. Bazaar's relative : FLEAMARKET
22. Breed's or Bunker : HILL
23. Currier's partner : IVES
24. "What have you done for me ___?" : LATELY
26. Dance step : CHASSE
30. Details : ITEMS
32. Balcony : LOGE
33. Gallic name : RENE
35. Musketeer : ATHOS
39. Mushroom : AMANITA
41. Win : ACHIEVE
43. Risk : PERIL
44. Tool : RAKE
46. Men : CREW
47. Fragrant : OLENT
49. Los Angeles five : LAKERS
51. Small cap : BARRET
54. Cease : HALT
56. Spin like ___ : ATOP
57. Fragrant shrub : HELIOTROPE
63. Cocktail variety : SOUR
64. Angry : IRED
65. Michigan town : IONIA
66. ___ many words : INSO
67. Adduce : CITE
68. Picks out : CULLS
69. Appear : SEEM
70. Origin : SEED
71. Mini or maxi : STYLE
Down
1. Word with him or her : SELF
2. Seed coat : ARIL
3. Alley : LANE
4. Cruising : ASEA
5. Skin layer : DERMIS
6. Steeple : SPIRE
7. Emulates Peeping Tom : LOOKSIN
8. Stake : ANTE
9. Ringo, for one : BEATLE
10. Billy : NIGHTSTICK
11. Ado or Orphant : ANNIE
12. Booth : STALL
13. With passion : HOTLY
21. Prevent : AVERT
25. Oriental nurse : AMAH
26. Burst of thunder : CLAP
27. Certain plate : HOME
28. Lab medium : AGAR
29. School dance : SENIORPROM
31. Shipbuilding wood : TEAK
34. Work for : EARN
36. Now's partner : HERE
37. Done : OVER
38. Does needlework : SEWS
40. Latin pronoun : ILLE
42. Instrument : CELLO
45. Letter winner : ATHLETE
48. Moral system : ETHICS
50. Athenians : ATTICS
51. Grounds : BASIS
52. Agreed : ATONE
53. Waken : ROUSE
55. Gave a hand : AIDED
58. Cleveland's waterfront : ERIE
59. Defeat : ROUT
60. However : ONLY
61. Capsule : PILL
62. Relax : EASE

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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