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New York Times, Saturday, December 25, 1965

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,978
Across Down
1. Cut. : HEWN
5. Jazz hounds. : CATS
9. Anciently. : OFOLD
14. Sound. : ECHO
15. Top: Prefix. : ACRO
16. "The ruler of the Queen's ___ . . . " : NAVEE
17. Bastion trench. : MOAT
18. Soup-to-nuts item. : MEAL
19. Liqueur: Fr. : CREME
20. Soon enough. : INTIME
22. Silky tuft of a seed. : COMA
24. Bellwether. : RAM
25. Hooded jacket for cold climates. : ANORAK
27. Mitigates. : ALLAYS
29. Item in a makeup box. : WIG
31. Ankle bones. : TALI
32. Dingle. : GLEN
33. ___ for news. : ANOSE
35. Preposition. : ONTO
37. Czech river. : ODRA
40. Thoroughly. : FROMTHEGROUNDUP
43. Silk: Sp. : SEDA
44. Movable mountain. : OSSA
45. Electronic device. : DIODE
46. Sound meaning, "it's cold outside." : BRRR
48. South American monkey. : TITI
50. Greek goddess. : NYX
51. Young pigs. : SHOTES
53. Without delay. : ATONCE
55. One symbol of Christmas. : TOY
56. Something to wear. : VEST
58. More time: Colloq. : LEEWAY
61. Syrian's neighbor. : IRAQI
63. Season. : TIME
65. 100 centesimi. : LIRA
66. Rich fabrics. : LAMES
67. Clear's partner. : LOUD
68. Piece of news. : ITEM
69. Leave out. : ELIDE
70. Progress. : ONGO
71. Cries of surprise. : AHAS
1. Prefix with cycle or stich. : HEMI
2. Important science: Abbr. : ECON
3. Timely line from rhyme. : WHATAGOODBOYAMI
4. Away. : NOTIN
5. Popular gift. : CAMERA
6. Outstanding. : ACE
7. Part of the Gemini program. : TRACKINGSTATION
8. Card game. : SOLO
9. Available. : ONCALL
10. Very much. : FAR
11. What 1965 will soon be. : OVERANDDONEWITH
12. Famed A.A.F. name. : LEMAY
13. Judges. : DEEMS
21. Choir's specialty. : MOTET
23. Film character. : MAGOO
26. Lily's cousins. : ALOES
28. Venezuela's president. : LEONI
29. British service group. : WAFS
30. Useful bit of Latin. : INRE
34. Brilliant. : SMART
36. Quality. : TRAIT
38. First name in the theater. : RUDY
39. Summit. : APEX
41. Rocking ___. : HORSE
42. Italian city. : UDINE
47. Amend. : REVISE
49. Port on the Maumee River. : TOLEDO
51. Fence steps. : STILE
52. Hourly. : HORAL
54. "As You Like It" role. : CELIA
57. French city. : STLO
59. Extent. : AREA
60. Vegetables. : YAMS
62. Latin abbreviation. : QED
64. Container for wassail. : MUG

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

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