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New York Times, Thursday, January 20, 1966

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,004
Across Down
1. Dweller in Catfish Row. : PORGY
6. Stuffed olive. : PIMOLA
12. Quibbled. : CAVILED
14. Clean-up man. : JANITOR
15. Exhilarate. : ELEVATE
16. Etch. : ENGRAVE
17. Challenged. : DARED
18. Age of innocence. : THREE
20. Leased. : LET
21. Jewish month. : ADAR
22. Bills. : BEAKS
23. Creature of legend. : OGRE
24. Horse and carriage. : RIG
25. Expression of apology. : SORRY
26. Men's wear. : TAILS
27. Robe de chambre. : NEGLIGE
29. Site of caverns in Virginia. : LURAY
30. 1 Across, for one. : ROLE
31. ___ of contention. : BONE
32. Pile up. : AMASS
34. Happened to. : BETIDED
37. Hard hit. : SMASH
38. Place. : LOCUS
39. Month: Abbr. : DEC
41. Bee: Lat. : APIS
42. Birds. : MYNAS
43. Play, in a game. : MOVE
44. Light color. : RED
45. Of the ear. : AURAL
46. Lacking self-confidence. : TIMID
47. Part of a spinning wheel. : TREADLE
49. Tenon's partner. : MORTISE
51. Certain income. : RENTALS
52. Precipitated, as icy rain. : SLEETED
53. Homework of a kind. : ESSAYS
54. Letters. : ESSES
1. Heroic champion. : PALADIN
2. Surplus. : OVERAGE
3. Feather, for one. : RIVER
4. Willing. : GLAD
5. Thus far. : YET
6. Facets. : PANES
7. Contemporary playwright. : INGE
8. German pronoun. : MIR
9. Earache. : OTALGIA
10. "Wouldn't It Be ___." : LOVERLY
11. Sharp crests. : ARETES
12. Wood. : CEDAR
13. Cleanse. : DETERGE
14. Mountain man's dried beef. : JERKY
19. Loser in a fabled race. : HARE
22. Reaches the vaporizing stage. : BOILS
23. Rowed. : OARED
25. Shake (a liquid). : SLOSH
26. City of Phoenician origin. : TUNIS
28. Fairway carpet. : GRASS
29. Flower. : LOTUS
31. Makes motionless, as a vessel. : BECALMS
32. Units of current measure. : AMPERES
33. Horses that have never won a race. : MAIDENS
34. ___ fide. : BONA
35. Dweller in ancient Dead Sea kingdom. : EDOMITE
36. Contrives. : DEVISES
37. Author of "No Exit." : SARTRE
38. Citharas. : LYRES
40. Admitted. : CEDED
42. Ponders (over). : MULLS
43. Little ones. : MITES
45. Call it ___. : ADAY
46. ___ jolie. : TRES
48. See ___ glance. : ATA
50. Bravo. : OLE

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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