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New York Times, Saturday, January 9, 1965

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K X Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,641
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1. Arabian gulf. : AQABA
6. A borrowing from the French. : RSVP
10. "Man of the red earth." : ADAM
14. Ancient linear unit. : CUBIT
15. Exclamations. : AHAS
16. Speech: Prefix. : LOGO
17. Arising at the same time. : CONTEMPORANEOUS
20. Curved line, in music. : TIE
21. Builder of a sort. : MASON
22. Big bird. : EGRET
23. Handholds. : STRAPS
25. ___ Australis, star in Ursa Major. : TANIA
27. Main theme. : MOTIF
29. Jordan's neighbor. : ISRAEL
33. European. : SERB
36. Food and ___ Act. : DRUGS
38. Soap ingredient. : LYE
39. Investigators of a kind. : PLAINCLOTHESMEN
43. Naval monogram. : USN
44. Group of Muslim scholars. : ULEMA
45. Bairn. : LASS
46. Shrine in India. : DAGOBA
48. Greek letter. : THETA
51. Tiny amount. : PINCH
53. Carpenter's tool. : RIPSAW
57. Greek letter. : ALPHA
60. Storyteller of old. : AESOP
62. Yellow bugle. : IVA
63. In secret. : BEHINDTHESCENES
66. Tunnel, in mining. : ADIT
67. Bake (eggs): Var. : SHIR
68. Of ___. : ASORT
69. Shopper's concern. : SALE
70. Symbol. : TYPE
71. Lady of "la plume." : TANTE
1. Concerns of a C.P.A. : ACCTS
2. Ringer. : QUOIT
3. Comic character. : ABNER
4. Short time: Colloq. : BIT
5. Musical direction. : ATEMPO
6. Gavel sounds. : RAPS
7. Phrase of last election campaign. : SHOOTFROMTHEHIP
8. Bulgarian seaport. : VARNA
9. Book of the Bible: Abbr. : PSA
10. Malt liquid. : ALEGAR
11. Means of access. : DOOR
12. Common symptom. : AGUE
13. Superlative adjective. : MOST
18. Before the ___. : MAST
19. Arm of the Oder. : NEISSE
24. Around: Prefix. : AMBI
26. Almost, old style. : NIGH
28. Baseless. : IDLE
30. Girl's name. : ALMA
31. "The night has a thousand ___ . . . " : EYES
32. Burning glass. : LENS
33. Garden tool. : SPUD
34. Opera role. : ELSA
35. Pealed. : RANG
37. Ogden's location. : UTAH
40. African. : NUBIAN
41. Social set. : CLAN
42. Blow. : SLAP
47. Green mottled rock. : OPHITE
49. Son of Aphrodite. : EROS
50. Boys' game. : TIPCAT
52. "Wuthering Heights" heroine. : CATHY
54. Greek of the "wooden horse" tale. : SINON
55. Keep from happening. : AVERT
56. Economy's opposite. : WASTE
57. Down with: Fr. : ABAS
58. Castor's mother. : LEDA
59. Loving: Prefix. : PHIL
61. Dry. : SERE
64. Time abbreviation. : DST
65. Postwar agency. : ESA

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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