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New York Times, Monday, December 13, 1965

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,966
Across
1. Horseshoe ___. : CRAB
5. Asian land. : IRAQ
9. Children in a family. : BROOD
14. American wolf. : LOBO
15. ___ et Mon Droit. : DIEU
16. Musical direction. : LENTO
17. Word in a Latin lesson. : AMAT
18. Bombay garment. : SARI
19. Ludicrous trick. : ANTIC
20. Boats of a sort. : RAFTS
22. ___ and barrel. : LOCKSTOCK
24. As a whole. : INTOTO
26. Repairmen's gear. : KITS
27. Wall: Fr. : MUR
28. Cookbook abbreviation. : TSPS
29. Witnessed. : SAW
32. Madison Ave. concern. : MASSMEDIA
36. Vaquero's weapon. : BOLO
37. Eastern name. : ABOU
38. Cheerful. : SUNNY
40. District in Saudi Arabia. : ASIR
41. Wheat, for one. : CROP
42. Fashion item. : REDINGOTE
44. Shensi river. : HAN
45. Arabian garments. : ABAS
47. "Shell game" appurtenance. : PEA
48. Astringent. : ALUM
49. Evil ones. : SATANS
53. Freighter VIP. : FIRSTMATE
58. Father of Abraham. : TERAH
59. Haul: Naut. : ROUSE
60. British subway. : TUBE
62. Vital. : LIVE
63. Aquatic mammal. : OTTER
64. Town near London. : ETON
65. His last words, "Look there, look there!" : LEAR
66. Marine sights. : MASTS
67. Ancient writing. : RUNE
68. French pronoun. : ELLE
Down
1. Opera remembered for "Home, Sweet Home." : CLARI
2. Kind of candle. : ROMAN
3. Nautical term. : ABAFT
4. Popular toast. : BOTTOMSUP
5. Noun suffixes. : IDS
6. Iranian coin. : RIAL
7. Gas: Prefix. : AERO
8. Unsafe footing. : QUICKSAND
9. Building sounds. : BLASTS
10. Leases. : RENTS
11. "March ___ victory . . . " : ONTO
12. Auricular. : OTIC
13. Cut short. : DOCK
21. Unfermented grape juice. : STUM
23. Untanned hide. : KIP
25. Raw materials. : ORES
28. Prongs. : TINES
29. Just fair. : SOSO
30. Disembarked. : ALIT
31. Was dressed in. : WORE
32. Austrian scientist. : MACH
33. Canyon mouth in the Southwest. : ABRA
34. Quickly. : SOON
35. Brain covering. : DURAMATER
36. A mere nothing. : BAGATELLE
39. Canine sounds. : YIPS
43. Unadulterated. : NEAT
45. Modifies. : ALTERS
46. Former Dodger. : BUM
48. Banker's concern. : ASSET
50. Shelley's name for himself. : ARIEL
51. Maritime. : NAVAL
52. ___ Khan (Sir Tiger). : SHERE
53. Because of. : FROM
54. Jot. : IOTA
55. Grooves. : RUTS
56. Ballet garment. : TUTU
57. Black: Poet. : EBON
61. Chemistry suffix. : ENE

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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