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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: 6
David Steinberg notes:

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

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D
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G
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© 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: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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