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New York Times, Wednesday, January 12, 1966

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 5,996
Across
1. Berber tribesman. : RIFF
5. Suns oneself. : BASKS
10. Bit. : ATOM
14. Top-notcher. : ONER
15. ___ go. : LETIT
16. Used up. : GONE
17. Dies ___. : IRAE
18. Political center in anc. Greece. : AGORA
19. Gounod forte. : ARIA
20. Gift of finding valuable things unsought. : SERENDIPITY
23. Style: Fr. : TON
24. Charges. : FEES
25. Pressing. : URGENT
27. Shafts. : ARROWS
30. Ankles. : TARSI
32. Clods. : BOORS
33. Preserve. : CURE
34. Qui ___? (who goes there?). : VALA
38. She: Sp. : ELLA
39. Chopin and others. : POLES
40. Black: Poet. : EBON
41. Archery expert in legend. : TELL
42. Deprivation. : LOSS
43. African capital. : CAIRO
44. Asian capital. : LHASA
46. Playful: Poet. : WANTON
47. Color. : RUSSET
50. Jejune. : ARID
51. Suffix in chemistry. : ANE
52. Suitcase. : PORTMANTEAU
58. Opera name. : BING
60. Noted persons. : NAMES
61. Exclamation. : ALAS
62. "___ lovely day . . . " : ITSA
63. Wine buckets. : ICERS
64. U.S. composer. : KERN
65. Tinted. : DYED
66. Perfume. : CENSE
67. In any case. : EVER
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1. Certain kings. : ROIS
2. Concerning. : INRE
3. Smith Island cape. : FEAR
4. Battles royal. : FREEFORALLS
5. Dashing young men. : BLADES
6. Athena's shield. : AEGIS
7. Sojourn. : STOP
8. Wood used in Japanese cabinetry. : KIRI
9. Heights. : STATURES
10. Moslem VIP. : AGA
11. German cake. : TORTE
12. Seasoning. : ONION
13. Had in mind. : MEANT
21. Radio program. : NEWS
22. Periods of time: Abbr. : YRS
26. Co-operation of a sort. : GIVEANDTAKE
27. Support. : ABET
28. Function. : ROLE
29. Bagel. : ROLL
30. Oil center. : TULSA
31. Greek god. : ARES
33. Bird sounds. : COOS
35. "___ of all right." : ABIT
36. Monk parrot. : LORO
37. Presently. : ANON
39. Idealistic. : PLATONIC
43. Raise ___. : CAIN
45. Wise: Colloq. : HEP
46. Food fish. : WRASSE
47. Fanatical. : RABID
48. Agreement. : UNITY
49. Judgment. : SENSE
50. U.S. citizens: Abbr. : AMERS
53. Watercourse. : RACE
54. Government employes. : TMEN
55. Height: Abbr. : ELEV
56. European river. : AARE
57. Armed forces branch. : USNR
59. Go about idly. : GAD

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