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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
64. Mao ___-tung. : TSE
65. 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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