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New York Times, Wednesday, December 22, 1965

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 309 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,975
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1. Bird sound. : QUACK
6. Sheep genus. : OVIS
10. Kind of pudding. : PLUM
14. Dishearten. : UNMAN
15. Ended: Fr. : FINI
16. Hebrides island. : IONA
17. Surpassing. : ABOVE
18. Audacious. : FOOLHARDY
20. Parting word. : FAREWELL
22. Certain dances. : TANGOS
23. Explorer Nansen's ship. : FRAM
24. Bog product. : PEAT
26. Small coin of Japan. : RIN
27. Came to earth. : ALIT
29. Word used for emphasis, with "she." : HERSELF
33. Is unable. : CANNOT
36. Diminution. : REMITTAL
37. Gold: Sp. : ORO
38. Large quantities. : VOLUMES
40. ___ Juana. : TIA
41. Machinist. : LATHEMAN
43. One of the Wagners. : ROBERT
45. Smoothed off. : ABRASED
46. Capital of Yemen. : SANA
47. "Able was I ___ I saw Elba." : ERE
48. Wailing cry. : YOWL
50. Tennessee Williams hero. : STAN
54. Lunch hour. : MIDDAY
57. Global question mark. : REDCHINA
59. Compliant. : ADAPTABLE
61. River of song. : AFTON
62. Girl's name. : ALMA
63. Fish net part. : HOOP
64. Roman dictator, 82 B.C. : SULLA
65. Experienced. : SEEN
66. Junior and others. : SONS
67. Bobs. : SLEDS
1. Drink deeply. : QUAFF
2. Unfasten. : UNBAR
3. Learned rabbi of ancient times. : AMORA
4. Early earthling. : CAVEMAN
5. Was aware of. : KNEW
6. Drain pipe. : OFFLET
7. Sebastian's twin. : VIOLA
8. Daughter of Cadmus. : INO
9. Residue of a flood. : SILT
10. Concert star. : PIANIST
11. Opera glass. : LORGNETTE
12. Loosen. : UNDO
13. National's MVP, 1965. : MAYS
19. 9th or 23rd President. : HARRISON
21. Compendium. : EPITOME
25. "Let ___ eat cake." : THEM
28. Piece of furniture. : LOVESEAT
30. Color. : EMERALD
31. Abode of a kind. : LAIR
32. Piece of scenery. : FLAT
33. Nut tree. : COLA
34. Part of U.A.R. : ARAB
35. Ile de la Cité sight. : NOTREDAME
36. Sprint. : RUN
39. ___ Bird. : LADY
42. Solid, unplowed land. : HARDPAN
44. One of the Seven Dwarfs. : BASHFUL
46. Does housework. : SWEEPS
49. Fabric. : ORLON
51. Right of possession. : TITLE
52. "Mosses from ___ Manse." : ANOLD
53. Pram pushers. : NANAS
54. Flemish river. : MAAS
55. Trivial. : IDLE
56. Cries of derision. : YAHS
58. Sinclair Lewis hero. : CASS
60. Scary sound. : BOO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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