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New York Times, Wednesday, December 15, 1965

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F Q W X }, Scrabble score: 329 (avg 1.76)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,968
Across
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Hindu. : SIKH
5
Finger paint. : DAUB
9
Genghis and others. : KHANS
14
South Pacific craft. : PROA
15
Handle: Lat. : ANSA
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Historic signature. : RELEE
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Shapeless. : AMORPHOUS
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Miss Doolittle. : ELIZA
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Creator. : MAKER
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Wallaby, for one. : MARSUPIAL
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Progenitor. : ADAM
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Café au ___. : LAIT
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Workshop of a kind. : LAB
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Edible tuber. : YAM
30
Ancient Mexican. : AZTEC
34
Plant, as the wake-robin. : ARUM
36
Religious guidance. : DIVINERULE
40
Ice pinnacle. : SERAC
42
Part of an hr. : MIN
43
Puerto ___. : RICAN
44
Really scared. : TERRORIZED
47
Companion: Slang. : PARD
48
Wool, in France. : LAINE
49
Common code. : ZIP
51
Spanish article. : LOS
52
Ankle bones. : TALI
55
Steed. : PONY
57
Backfire. : BOOMERANG
62
Part of PBK. : KAPPA
65
"___ not gold . . . " : ALLIS
66
Movie necessity. : PROJECTOR
68
Door parts. : SILLS
69
Region of Burma. : PEGU
70
A step up. : RUNG
71
See 21 Across. : KOALA
72
City dweller's problem. : SMOG
73
He: It. : ESSO
Down
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Part of the Occident: Abbr. : SPAM
2
"La Douce." : IRMA
3
Australian bird, the laughing jackass. : KOOKABURRA
4
Ran fast. : HARED
5
Burmese knife. : DAH
6
Unusual: Prefix. : ANOM
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Regular. : USUAL
8
Port of Iraq. : BASRA
9
Famous Beethoven sonata. : KREUTZER
10
Befriend. : HELP
11
Et ___. : ALII
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___ nez (face to face):Fr. : NEZA
13
Sticker. : SEAL
18
Ask. : PRAY
22
Capital of Shensi province. : SIAN
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Hilarious. : MAD
26
Finally. : LAST
27
Staggering. : AREEL
29
Opera role. : MIMI
31
Journey. : TRIP
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Australian tree, habitat of 71 Across. : EUCALYPTUS
33
Kind of cigar. : CLARO
35
Husband: Fr. : MARI
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Namely: Abbr. : VIZ
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Girl's name. : INEZ
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Cheese parings. : ENDS
41
Italian title. : CONTESSA
45
Elevate. : REAR
46
Item on a canapé tray. : DIP
50
Bonnet. : POKE
53
Europeans. : LAPPS
54
Legal term. : INREM
56
Shellfish. : NACRE
57
Soak up some sun. : BASK
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Mélange. : OLIO
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___ podrida. : OLLA
60
Grinder. : MILL
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Slogan of youth. : GOGO
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Former Met star. : PONS
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Constellation. : ARGO
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Pitcher. : JUG

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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