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New York Times, Thursday, January 21, 1965

10-Down : Decisive defeat.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J V X }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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F
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M
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,653
Across
1
Apartment. : FLAT
5
Kind of knife. : BOWIE
10
Historic island. : WAKE
14
Fabric. : LENO
15
Altogether. : INALL
16
Mrs. Leonowens. : ANNA
17
Advantage. : ODDS
18
Improves. : GETSBETTER
20
Tourist's must. : PASSPORT
22
Nobelist in literature, 1936. : ONEILL
23
Even with. : QUITS
24
Gets the advantage of. : WORSTS
25
Link. : COUPLE
27
Slangy exclamation. : SWELL
29
All fifty. : USA
30
Moved in a circle. : EDDIED
32
S-shaped molding. : OGEE
36
Concert violin, for short. : STRAD
38
Malt brew. : ALE
39
Befuddled. : WOOZY
40
Look narrowly. : PEER
41
Mustang. : BRONCO
43
Raw material. : ORE
44
Fosses. : MOATS
46
Wild sheep, habitat North Africa. : AOUDAD
48
___ numerals. : ARABIC
51
U.S. astronaut. : GLENN
52
Napery fabric. : DAMASK
53
Game. : WILDLIFE
56
In top form. : ATONESBEST
58
Turkish titles. : AGAS
59
Outer covering. : RIND
60
Planet. : EARTH
61
Smart. : CHIC
62
Certain mixed drinks. : NOGS
63
Demonstrative word. : THESE
64
Raison d'___. : ETRE
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1
Short-lived play. : FLOP
2
Mother of Helen of Troy. : LEDA
3
See 54 Down. : ANDSQUARE
4
Even choice. : TOSSUP
5
Intolerant. : BIGOTED
6
Unusual persons: Colloq. : ONERS
7
Scottish inventor. : WATT
8
They: Fr. : ILS
9
Jostled. : ELBOWED
10
Decisive defeat. : WATERLOO
11
The opposition. : ANTIS
12
Humbled oneself. : KNELT
13
British counts. : EARLS
19
Chemical ending. : ENOL
21
Accumulated. : PILED
25
Pointed end. : CUSP
26
Bone: Prefix. : OSTE
27
Storage places for ICBM's. : SILOS
28
Think, old style. : WEEN
31
Pub game item. : DART
33
Salutation at parting. : GOODNIGHT
34
Philanthropist Cornell. : EZRA
35
Regarded closely. : EYED
37
Brassards. : ARMBANDS
39
Coaxed. : WOOED
41
Countercurrent. : BACKSET
42
___ turn (predict). : CALLTHE
45
River to the Seine. : OISE
47
Loosen, as a shoe. : UNLACE
48
Not give ___. : ADARN
49
Proportion. : RATIO
50
In company with. : AMONG
51
Main points. : GISTS
53
As it ___. : WERE
54
With 3 Down, honest. : FAIR
55
Verb ending. : ESCE
57
Pooh's cousin. : BAH

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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