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New York Times, Tuesday, December 20, 1966

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q V }, Scrabble score: 319 (avg 1.69)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,338
Across Down
1. Continue. : LAST
5. Singer. : BASSO
10. Gifts of a kind. : TIPS
14. Operatic role. : IGOR
15. Performer. : ACTOR
16. Sentry's command. : HALT
17. U.N. member. : MALI
18. Old hat. : STALE
19. Equal: Fr. : EGAL
20. Foretell. : PROPHESY
22. Gully. : ARROYO
24. For fear that. : LEST
25. One's own: Prefix : IDIO
26. Birdlike sound. : CHEEP
29. Title: Abbr. : HON
31. Oodles. : SCADS
35. Numerical prefix. : HEX
36. Gets married. : TIESTHEKNOT
39. Norse name. : OLAF
41. Turkish cavalryman. : SPAHI
42. Physical extent. : SIZE
43. Bond, for one. : SECRETAGENT
46. Beverage. : TEA
47. Register. : ENTER
48. Ad ___ (to the point). : REM
49. Lend ___. : AHAND
51. Bridge hand. : EAST
53. Adjective ending. : IBLE
55. Seethe with anger. : SIZZLE
58. Australian city. : ADELAIDE
62. To ___. : ATEE
63. Vocabulary : WORDS
65. Boost: Slang. : PLUG
66. Customer. : USER
67. Rejoice. : EXULT
68. City in Nevada. : ELKO
69. Young lady. : LASS
70. Architectural features. : DOMES
71. Hair treatments. : DYES
1. Flaccid. : LIMP
2. Culture medium. : AGAR
3. Aria, for one. : SOLO
4. Base hit. : TRIPLE
5. Foundations. : BASES
6. Portrays. : ACTSTHEPART
7. Stopover. : STAY
8. Answer: Abbr. : SOL
9. Dryad's cousin. : OREAD
10. On ___ (over ice). : THEROCKS
11. Operatic role. : IAGO
12. Emulate 15 Across. : PLAY
13. French town. : STLO
21. Numerical prefix. : HEPT
23. Originate. : RISE
25. ___ of (during). : INTHEMIDDLE
26. Opted. : CHOSE
27. Famous beauty. : HELEN
28. Correct : EXACT
30. Indian. : OSAGE
32. Spanish saint. : ANITA
33. Twelve. : DOZEN
34. Place. : STEAD
37. Suffix with loyal or royal. : IST
38. Hebrew liquid measure. : HIN
40. Supermarket gear. : FREEZERS
44. Epochal. : ERAL
45. Towering. : TALL
50. Overfilled. : HEAPED
52. Emulated Dorcas : SEWED
54. Excels. : BESTS
55. Author Bellow. : SAUL
56. "___ boy!" : ITSA
57. Letters. : ZEES
58. Flowering plant. : ARUM
59. Maladroitly. : ILLY
60. Nobleman. : DUKE
61. Personalities. : EGOS
64. Chemical prefix. : OXO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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