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New York Times, Saturday, December 11, 1965

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,964
Across Down
1. City near Zuider Zee. : EDAM
5. Endorsement of a sort. : VISA
9. Lilith's love. : ADAM
13. Famous prima donna. : BORI
14. Kind of toaster. : POPUP
15. Source of the Blue Nile. : TANA
16. Britisher's favorite side dish. : BRUSSELSSPROUTS
19. Capital of Chile. : SANTIAGO
20. Circuit. : AMBIT
21. Tabula ___ (clean slate). : RASA
22. Vedic god. : AGNI
24. Eventually. : INTIME
27. One of Horace's names. : FLACCUS
30. Tiber tributary. : NERA
31. Newspaper section. : ROTO
32. Kind of soup. : PEA
34. Symbol in fistic circles. : CAULIFLOWEREARS
39. Champs Elysées structure. : ARC
40. Cella. : NAOS
41. Duck genus. : ANAS
42. Towering. : SKYHIGH
44. "A ___ the hand . . . " : BIRDIN
46. Cavalry supplies. : OATS
47. Poet of old. : BARD
48. In a tangle. : AFOUL
51. Made friendly. : DISARMED
55. Vegetable. : BUTTERNUTSQUASH
58. Baltic native. : ESTH
59. "It's all ___ me." : ONETO
60. Japanese straw cape. : MINO
61. Delibes and others. : LEOS
62. Direction on galleys. : DELE
63. Marshy place. : SLEW
1. Wanes. : EBBS
2. Dickens character. : DORA
3. ___ for one's money. : ARUN
4. Court ruling. : MISTRIAL
5. Gorki's river. : VOLGA
6. ___ facto. : IPSO
7. Swine genus. : SUS
8. Tyro: Abbr. : APP
9. Very small. : ATOMIC
10. Smear. : DAUB
11. Opponent. : ANTI
12. Part of a crane. : MAST
14. Vegetables. : PEASE
17. China Sea gulf. : SIAM
18. Bitter ill will. : RANCOR
22. Nautical term. : ALOW
23. Receipts of a sort. : GATE
24. Quechuan. : INCA
25. Approaches. : NEARS
26. Part of the street scene. : TRUCK
27. Campus man: Slang. : FROSH
28. ___ about. : UPAND
29. Turkish inn. : SERAI
33. PTA, for one. : ASSN
35. Breathe. : INHALE
36. ___ accompli. : FAIT
37. Fuel of a kind. : LOGS
38. Tympanums. : EARDRUMS
43. Freshmen. : YOUTHS
44. American novelist. : BASSO
45. Where Basra is. : IRAQ
47. Please: Ger. : BITTE
48. Name meaning "breath." : ABEL
49. Blend. : FUSE
50. German emperor. : OTTO
51. Form of combat. : DUEL
52. Cards. : MAIL
53. Old-time slave. : ESNE
54. Arab boat. : DHOW
56. Relative of a foot. : ROD
57. Wind direction. : NNE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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