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New York Times, Friday, December 23, 1966

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 3, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
David Steinberg notes:

Original 15-Across clue had "Apochryphal"; corrected it to "Apocryphal."

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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,341

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Certain Asians. : ROKS
5
Silver: Sp. : PLATA
10
In ___. : SITU
14
Adjective suffix. : ATIC
15
Apocryphal name. : TOBIT
16
Comfortable. : SNUG
17
With 40 and 63 Across, quote from Thomas Moore. : THEHEAVENOFEACH
20
Wise lawmaker. : SOLON
21
Varnish ingredient. : ELEMI
22
Vouchers: Abbr. : CKS
23
Single things. : ONES
25
First: Abbr. : INIT
27
Opera feature. : BALLET
30
Spotting. : LOCATING
34
Mandrill. : APE
35
Put ___ to. : ASTOP
37
Jimmy, for one. : LEVER
38
Type of star. : NOVA
40
See 17 Across. : ISBUT
42
Except. : SAVE
43
Come to ___. : GRIEF
45
Set down as fact. : POSIT
47
Sociable. : TEA
48
Like some nights. : STARLESS
50
Burns. : ROBERT
52
Circuit. : TOUR
53
Famous hospital ship. : HOPE
54
German exclamation. : ACH
56
Hackneyed. : TRITE
59
Act, in a way. : EMOTE
63
See 17 Across. : WHATEACHDESIRES
66
Ages. : EONS
67
Deficiencies. : NEEDS
68
Appear to be. : SEEM
69
Famous Italian. : DUSE
70
Delight. : TREAT
71
Musical sound. : TONE
Down
1
Slangy exclamation. : RATS
2
Roman emperor. : OTHO
3
Baltic seaport. : KIEL
4
Educate. : SCHOOL
5
Well-known assn. : PTA
6
Enjoys. : LOVES
7
"Green Mansions" hero. : ABEL
8
Point. : TINE
9
Kind of energy. : ATOMIC
10
Direction. : SSE
11
Dissolve, as an agency, bureau, etc. : INACTIVATE
12
Legendary friar. : TUCK
13
Sounds of annoyance. : UGHS
18
Nine: Prefix. : ENNEA
19
Concluding. : FINAL
24
And yet: Lat. : ETSI
26
Adherents: Suffix. : ITES
27
Hair style. : BANGS
28
Nautical term. : APORT
29
Behemoths. : LEVIATHANS
30
Timber wolves. : LOBOS
31
Work of a kind. : OPUS
32
By no chance. : NEVER
33
Famous. : GREAT
36
Cook's measures: Abbr. : TSPS
39
Gas: Prefix. : AERO
41
Beginner: Var. : TIRO
44
Wind instrument. : FLUTE
46
Buddhist shrines. : TOPES
49
Wandering. : ERRANT
51
Obscure. : BEMIST
53
Ibsen girl. : HEDDA
54
Fearful, in a way. : AWED
55
Chinese dynasty. : CHOU
57
Cooler. : ICER
58
Poetic pronoun. : THEE
60
Mountain: Prefix. : OREO
61
Suffix with six or seven or ump. : TEEN
62
Girl's name. : ESME
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Mao ___-tung. : TSE
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Adjective suffix. : EST

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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