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New York Times, Friday, December 17, 1965

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { V X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,970
Across
1. Rumple: Colloq. : MUSS
5. Site: Abbr. : LOCN
9. States further. : ADDS
13. Storied canine. : ASTA
14. College hall. : AULA
15. Bounds. : LEAPS
17. Table extension. : LEAF
18. Something to wear. : WRAP
19. Remnant. : SCRAP
20. Cathedral features. : ORGANS
22. Italian pottery. : MAJOLICA
24. Sooner than. : ERE
25. Mallorca or Menorca. : ISLA
26. Won a tennis serve. : ACED
27. Victor Herbert composition. : INDIANSUMMER
31. Labor group. : CIO
32. Gremlin. : IMP
33. German author. : BRECHT
37. Formal defense. : APOLOGY
40. Gallic greeting. : BONSOIR
41. Gull-like. : LARINE
42. "Hoot ___!" : MON
43. Not sing. : PLU
44. Close shave. : NARROWSQUEAK
48. Wild plum. : SLOE
51. Physicist's concern. : IONS
52. Ceramic piece. : URN
53. Dealer. : MERCHANT
55. Place for last year's dress. : RAGBAG
58. City of Japan. : OTARU
59. Fish. : DACE
61. Island of exile. : ELBA
62. Automaton, from the Hebrew. : GOLEM
63. Responsibility. : ONUS
64. Not binding. : NULL
65. Reading matter. : NEWS
66. Kitchen staple. : SALT
67. River of England. : TEES
Down
1. Saint-___. : MALO
2. Customer. : USER
3. Rialto feature. : STAGEDOOR
4. Caravan. : SAFARI
5. Principles. : LAWS
6. "___ Town." : OUR
7. Refuses to talk: Slang. : CLAMSUP
8. Incendiary material. : NAPALM
9. As well. : ALSO
10. Bids, in bridge. : DECLARES
11. Ancient coin of Persia. : DARIC
12. Exploration area. : SPACE
16. Miner's nail. : SPAD
21. Educators' group. : NEA
23. Hams, on French menus. : JAMBONS
25. "The Lord ___ shepherd . . . " : ISMY
27. Adjective suffix. : ICAL
28. Asiatic palm. : NIPA
29. African nation. : NIGERIA
30. Sea bird. : ERN
34. Color, for short. : COPENBLUE
35. "Eyes," as of beans: Bot. : HILA
36. Isle of the Carolines. : TRUK
38. Jet servicers. : LINECREW
39. Stop ___ dime. : ONA
40. Polite greetings. : BOWS
42. Where the bitterroot grows. : MONTANA
45. Sonata movements. : RONDOS
46. Sine ___ non. : QUA
47. Pressing. : URGENT
48. Urban problem. : SMOG
49. Pretend: Colloq. : LETON
50. Pontifical vestment. : ORALE
54. Drones. : HUMS
55. The others. : REST
56. See 27 Down. : ABLE
57. Quantities: Abbr. : GALS
60. ___-de-sac (blind alley). : CUL

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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