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New York Times, Thursday, December 23, 1965

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { B J X }, Scrabble score: 320 (avg 1.68)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,976
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1. Smoke plus fog. : SMOG
5. Newsman's prize. : SCOOP
10. Exclamations of disgust. : UGHS
14. Cry of pain. : OUCH
15. City in Italy. : PARMA
16. Sticky substance: Colloq. : GOOP
17. Habitué. : FREQUENTER
19. Asian river. : LENA
20. Constellation. : ARA
21. Son of Eve. : SETH
22. Neighbor: Fr. : VOISIN
24. Let. : RENTED
26. Began. : OPENED
28. Teacher: Abbr. : EDUC
30. Held by a responsible party. : INTRUST
33. Ruined city in Iran. : SUSA
36. Quid ___. : PROQUO
38. Rocky peak. : TOR
39. Well, then: Fr. : ALORS
41. "This means ___!" : YOU
42. Pocket: Fr. : POCHE
44. American Leaguer. : NAT
45. Gehenna. : TOPHET
48. Greeting, asea. : AHOY
49. Current school problem. : DROPOUT
51. Clout. : SWAT
53. ___ the earth. : SALTOF
55. In stock. : ONHAND
59. Fastener. : ZIPPER
61. ___ example. : ASAN
63. Ruler of a kind. : ROI
64. Greek Hosea. : OSEE
65. Military man. : AIDEDECAMP
68. Ananias. : LIAR
69. First name in movie lore. : GRETA
70. Not care ___. : ARAP
71. Inquires of. : ASKS
72. Literary work. : ESSAY
73. Numerous. : MANY
1. Up to now. : SOFAR
2. Razorbill or auk. : MURRE
3. Watery expanse. : OCEAN
4. Military base. : GHQ
5. Accelerate. : SPEEDUP
6. Idiom. : CANT
7. Right: Prefix. : ORTHO
8. Cockney's flat. : OME
9. Upstart. : PARVENU
10. More disagreeable. : UGLIER
11. Pays one's share. : GOESDUTCH
12. "___ soit . . . " : HONI
13. Extend over. : SPAN
18. Second-hand. : USED
23. Triumphant. : ONTOP
25. Pull apart. : TEAR
27. Cotton fabrics. : PIQUES
29. Hidden: Prefix. : CRYPTO
31. Part of London. : SOHO
32. Playing card. : TREY
33. Word with box or lot. : SAND
34. Adjective ending. : ULAR
35. As it were. : SOTOSPEAK
37. Intensified exclamation. : OOH
40. Fur piece. : STOLE
43. Expletive. : OATH
46. Offend deeply. : OUTRAGE
47. Certain vaudeville shows. : TWOADAY
50. Indentifying documents. : PAPERS
52. British princess. : ANNE
54. Dims. : FADES
56. Macaw. : ARARA
57. ___'s land. : NOMAN
58. Cuckoo. : DIPPY
59. French writer. : ZOLA
60. Mother of Horus. : ISIS
62. ___ precedent. : SETA
66. Income tax outfit. : IRS
67. Machine wheel. : CAM

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

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