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New York Times, Saturday, April 3, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { F H X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
David Steinberg notes:

Original solution grid had DIB and BATES at 1-Down/16-Across; corrected this to DID and DATES.

1
D
2
I
3
G
4
I
5
N
6
C
7
P
8
A
9
N
10
A
11
D
12
A
13
I
R
A
D
E
14
I
L
L
15
C
I
V
I
L
16
D
A
T
E
S
17
T
A
L
18
O
P
E
R
A
19
Q
U
O
T
20
A
T
I
O
21
N
M
A
R
K
S
22
I
N
G
23
M
A
D
C
A
P
S
24
R
25
U
B
26
A
M
A
27
T
28
E
29
A
30
J
31
A
32
P
A
N
33
G
34
U
T
E
N
35
B
E
R
G
36
A
T
O
M
S
37
O
R
E
38
I
L
E
D
E
39
C
O
N
S
C
40
I
O
U
S
41
O
A
S
E
S
42
K
I
T
43
A
N
D
44
I
N
C
45
B
R
I
T
46
A
47
I
N
48
K
49
E
50
A
51
I
52
N
53
V
E
R
T
E
D
C
O
54
M
M
A
S
55
N
O
O
N
E
56
R
I
A
57
E
A
R
N
58
S
59
N
O
T
E
D
60
M
E
M
61
S
I
T
E
S
62
O
N
E
S
63
S
U
E
64
S
L
O
W
S
© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,903
Across
1
Tackle : DIGIN
6
Numbers man : CPA
9
Nothing: Sp. : NADA
13
Ukase's relative : IRADE
14
Midwest state: Abbr. : ILL
15
Servant of a sort : CIVIL
16
Socializes with : DATES
17
Soviet chess-master : TAL
18
Stage offering : OPERA
19
Literal enclosures : QUOTATIONMARKS
22
Verb ending : ING
23
Reckless ones : MADCAPS
24
Difficulty : RUB
26
Doctors' org. : AMA
27
Social occasion : TEA
30
Sea of ___ : JAPAN
33
Historic Bible : GUTENBERG
36
Particles : ATOMS
37
Mine output : ORE
38
___ France : ILEDE
39
Aware : CONSCIOUS
41
Green spots : OASES
42
One of the Carsons : KIT
43
Plus : AND
44
Letterhead abbr. : INC
45
The U.K. : BRITAIN
48
Parrot : KEA
51
19 Across, in England : INVERTEDCOMMAS
55
" . . . if ___ cares for me" : NOONE
56
Estuary : RIA
57
Deserves : EARNS
59
Eminent : NOTED
60
Hebrew letter : MEM
61
Locations : SITES
62
Keep ___ cool : ONES
63
Girl of song : SUE
64
Brakes : SLOWS
Down
1
Achieved : DID
2
Mideasterner : IRAQI
3
Panama lake : GATUN
4
Picture writings : IDEOGRAMS
5
Aerie : NEST
6
___ del Vaticano : CITTA
7
Tartan : PLAID
8
Distributes : ALLOCATES
9
Palms : NIPAS
10
Insist : AVER
11
Dagger : DIRK
12
Oh, my! : ALAS
15
Pal : COMPANION
20
Diplomatic V.I.P. : AMB
21
Dub : NAME
25
Without blemish : UNSCARRED
27
Stockton's river : TEES
28
Earth: Ger. : ERDE
29
Ripens : AGES
30
Car-trunk item : JACK
31
Thine: Fr. : ATOI
32
Bridge: Fr. : PONT
33
On ___ with (amicable) : GOODTERMS
34
Neighbor of Arg. : URU
35
Extort : BLACKMAIL
40
Monogram: Abbr. : INIT
44
Wife of Athamas : INO
45
Czech hero : BENES
46
Farewell : ADIEU
47
What "veni" means : ICAME
49
Give ___ (listen) : EARTO
50
As good ___ : ASNEW
51
___ time (instantly) : INNO
52
Time of day : NOON
53
Do a civic chore : VOTE
54
Jumble : MESS
58
Draft org. : SSS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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