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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
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Remnant. : SCRAP
20
Cathedral features. : ORGANS
22
Italian pottery. : MAJOLICA
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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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