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New York Times, Monday, December 26, 1966

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { X Z }, Scrabble score: 324 (avg 1.71)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,344
Across
1. Hebrew letter. : ALEF
5. Beat. : THROB
10. False. : SHAM
14. Rover's friend. : FIDO
15. Cumbersome. : HEAVY
16. Saxhorn's cousin. : TUBA
17. Four-handerkerchief movie. : TEARJERKER
19. Hearty approval. : AMEN
20. One or two. : NUMBER
21. Hugeness. : ENORMITY
23. Coral colony. : REEF
25. Obligation. : NEED
26. Exponent of an art. : ACTOR
29. Missing: Abbr. : ABS
32. Aromatic herb. : ANISE
35. Anchor: Slang. : HOOK
36. Short of perfection. : FLAWED
38. Swamp. : FEN
39. Der ___. : ALTE
40. More experienced. : OLDER
41. Come across. : FIND
42. Kyoto drama. : NOH
43. Point in an orbit. : APOGEE
44. ___ majesty. : LESE
45. Sediment. : DREGS
47. Kind of blanket. : WET
48. Electrified. : WIRED
49. Mot. : QUIP
51. Crawl, in a way. : SWIM
53. Volcano. : MAUNALOA
57. ___ as a bird. : ASFREE
61. Son of Boaz and Ruth. : OBED
62. Members of the armed forces. : ACTIVELIST
64. Mountain: Prefix. : OREO
65. Sparkled. : SHONE
66. Concerning. : ASTO
67. Chinese dynasty. : TANG
68. Optimist. : HOPER
69. Average. : MEAN
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1. Time of day: Abbr. : AFTN
2. Stead. : LIEU
3. Cheese. : EDAM
4. Go ___ (shoot the works). : FORBROKE
5. Soothing word. : THERE
6. Possessive. : HER
7. Tool. : RAKE
8. Baker. : OVEN
9. Romantic poet. : BYRON
10. Flower part. : STAMEN
11. Heating system attachment. : HUMIDIFIER
12. Help, in a way. : ABET
13. Large group. : MANY
18. Ridicule. : JEER
22. Audition. : READ
24. Uncultivated. : FALLOW
26. Not lift ___. : AHAND
27. Shade. : COLOR
28. English toast. : TOTHEQUEEN
30. Emblem. : BADGE
31. Candy. : SWEETS
33. Feel. : SENSE
34. Over. : ENDED
36. Dude. : FOP
37. Before. : ERE
41. Humbug. : FLIMFLAM
43. Global area. : ASIA
46. Retriever. : GUNDOG
48. Madison Ave. suffix. : WISE
50. Sound of a raindrop. : PLASH
52. Hesitate. : WAVER
53. Debatable. : MOOT
54. Mountain gap in the Southwest. : ABRA
55. Eight: Sp. : OCHO
56. On the summit. : ATOP
58. Upward slope. : RISE
59. This: Sp. : ESTA
60. Kind of cap. : ETON
63. Chemical suffix. : INE

Answer summary: 5 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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