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New York Times, Saturday, December 18, 1965

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F J X }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,971
Across Down
1. Puffy muffin. : POPOVER
8. Popular biscuit. : PRETZEL
15. Texas city. : ABILENE
16. One term for German measles. : ROSEOLA
17. Made a hit. : SINGLED
18. Expand. : OPENOUT
19. Word with farm or home. : STEADS
20. Current-type hero. : SPY
21. Faction. : SIDE
22. Porgy. : SCUP
24. Passover feast day. : SEDER
25. Yorkshire taverns. : PUBS
29. Not clear. : OPAQUE
32. Slip away to wed. : ELOPE
34. Dessert. : PRUNEWHIP
39. Girl's name. : ANNETTE
41. Famed flyer. : EARHART
42. Cattlemen of a kind. : RANCHEROS
44. Alaskan town. : SITKA
45. At rest: Lat. : INSITU
47. Engage, as gears. : MESH
48. Bewitchery. : MAGIC
52. Corn meal. : SAMP
54. Port in Scotland. : OBAN
55. Beseech. : SUE
57. Complexion problem. : PALLOR
62. Tahitian seaport. : PAPEETE
64. Streaked. : LINEATE
65. Forever: Fr. : ETERNEL
66. Religious recluse. : EREMITE
67. Legal forms and more forms. : REDTAPE
68. Relatives of Roosevelts. : DELANOS
1. Football term. : PASS
2. Final notice, for short. : OBIT
3. Tree. : PINE
4. Girl's name. : OLGA
5. African grasslands. : VELDS
6. Romanian violinist of note. : ENESCO
7. Blushing. : RED
8. Support. : PROP
9. Viscous. : ROPY
10. Direction. : ESE
11. Present, for example. : TENSE
12. Colonial organism, such as coral. : ZOOID
13. Baffle. : ELUDE
14. Not so soon. : LATER
20. Shiny mineral. : SPAR
23. Shoe parts. : UPPERS
24. Viewers. : SEERS
25. Fruit. : PEAR
26. Companion of the radius. : ULNA
27. Where Erhard presides. : BONN
28. Draftsman's abbreviation. : SPEC
30. This: It. : QUESTA
31. Girl's name. : UNA
33. Moral. : ETHIC
35. Caprice. : WHIM
36. Wish to avoid. : HATE
37. Bores. : IRKS
38. God of ancient Egypt. : PTAH
40. One kind of strike. : TEN
43. Seine tributary. : OISE
46. Sports figure. : UMPIRE
48. Sulky one. : MOPER
49. Lessen. : ABATE
50. Yawned. : GAPED
51. Powerless to move. : INERT
53. Kind of TV show. : PANEL
55. Stair tread. : STEP
56. River of the Belgian Congo. : UELE
58. British Open champion, 1964. : LEMA
59. Reclined. : LAIN
60. Eight, in Italy. : OTTO
61. Arikaras. : REES
63. Name akin to Helena. : ENA
64. Started off. : LED

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

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