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New York Times, Monday, December 20, 1965

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,973
Across Down
1. Tie fabric. : REPP
5. Unvarnished. : BALD
9. Minute difference. : SHADE
14. "As ___ as a painted ship . . . " : IDLE
15. Sword. : EPEE
16. Wyandot. : HURON
17. Recondite. : DEEP
18. Village. : SETTLEMENT
20. Pass. : ELAPSE
22. Amphibian. : TOAD
23. Hide ___ hair. : NOR
24. Square accounts. : SETTLEUP
26. Midwestern city. : GARY
27. Color. : AZURE
29. Attain a worldly goal. : ARRIVE
31. Abalone shape. : EAR
32. Sacred bull. : APIS
34. Runs fast. : TEARS
37. Pitcher. : CREAMER
39. Architectural features. : TURRETS
41. Son of Jacob. : ASHER
42. Lacunae. : GAPS
43. Movie location. : SET
44. City ___. : EDITOR
46. Articles. : ITEMS
48. Country place. : FARM
51. Circulate. : GETABOUT
53. ___ king. : ALA
54. Marshes. : FENS
55. ___ with the times. : INSTEP
58. Lead a more routine life. : SETTLEDOWN
61. Wild plum. : SLOE
62. Instant. : TRICE
63. See 16 Across. : ERIE
64. "The Owl and the Pussycat." : LEAR
65. Feed a fire. : STOKE
66. Lease. : RENT
67. Name meaning "delight." : EDNA
1. Float. : RIDE
2. American biographer. : EDEL
3. Joys. : PLEASURES
4. Condiment. : PEPPER
5. Assail. : BESET
6. Simian. : APE
7. Man of ___. : LETTERS
8. Motorist's bugaboo. : DETOUR
9. Spilled. : SHED
10. Sound of hesitation. : HUM
11. Stadium. : ARENA
12. Contributor. : DONOR
13. Small hall. : ENTRY
19. Take (something) in greedily: Colloq. : LAPITUP
21. Cooked in a certain way. : STEAMED
25. Den. : LAIR
26. Rigging: Naut. : GEAR
27. Washington initials. : AEC
28. Seaport of Yugoslavia. : ZARA
30. Account from one point of view. : VERSION
33. Space flight term. : PERIGEE
35. Took root again. : RESETTLED
36. Prow. : STEM
38. Throat-clearing sound. : AHEM
39. Irish hill. : TARA
40. City ways: Abbr. : STS
42. Was good and mad. : GOTSORE
45. Part of TLC. : TENDER
47. Struggle. : TUSSLE
48. Eats sparingly. : FASTS
49. Vigilant. : ALERT
50. Math term. : RATIO
52. Co-originator of the I.Q. : BINET
54. Run away. : FLEE
56. Of the dawn. : EOAN
57. Istanbul's foreign quarter. : PERA
59. Tongue-clucking sound. : TCK
60. Triumph. : WIN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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