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New York Times, Monday, December 27, 1965

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 73, 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. 5,980
Across Down
1. Star in Cetus. : MIRA
5. ___ eagle. : BALD
9. Why?, in Germany. : WARUM
14. "___ dream . . . " : ICAN
15. Part of the eye. : UVEA
16. Genus of oats. : AVENA
17. Whale's name, in part. : MOBY
18. Dictatorial. : DOGMATICAL
20. Prohibition of trade: Abbr. : EMB
21. Protection. : EGIS
22. Emulate Western bad men. : RUSTLE
23. Worshiped. : DEIFIED
25. "___ Fan Tutte." : COSI
26. Color. : TINT
27. Dinner course. : FRUITCUP
31. Pronoun. : THESE
33. Lock of hair. : TRESS
34. Like: Suffix. : OSE
35. Excitement. : HEAT
36. Part of a cycle. : PHASE
37. Castor, for one. : TWIN
38. "To ___ is human . . . " : ERR
39. Gully, in South Africa. : SLUIT
40. Abraham's brother. : LABAN
41. Dining area. : MESSHALL
43. Exclamation. : HOHO
44. Part of Ohio's boundary. : ERIE
45. Do. : CARRYON
48. Unchanging. : STATIC
51. Mrs. Lindsay. : MARY
52. Girl of song. : SUE
53. Type of sweater. : TURTLENECK
55. ___ and calls. : PUTS
56. "___ things!" : OFALL
57. Bone: Prefix. : OSTE
58. Encircle. : GIRT
59. Recedes. : WANES
60. Weather forecast. : RAIN
61. Suffixes in chemistry. : ATES
1. Imitated. : MIMED
2. "Here ___!" : ICOME
3. TV adjunct. : RABBITEARS
4. At all. : ANY
5. Congressional concern. : BUDGET
6. Sidestep. : AVOID
7. Portions of a journey. : LEGS
8. Shasta, for one. : DAM
9. Performs at the discothèque. : WATUSIS
10. "___ from St. Nicholas." : AVISIT
11. Home of a Rev. : RECT
12. Single. : UNAL
13. He-man. : MALE
19. Excite. : AROUSE
21. One: Ger. : EINE
24. Closed hand. : FIST
25. Cockscomb. : CREST
27. Delicate. : FRAIL
28. Junior's favorite costume. : COWBOYSUIT
29. Govt. group. : USIA
30. State: Abbr. : PENN
31. Pronoun. : THEM
32. On earth. : HERE
33. Air base in Greenland. : THULE
36. Summer flounder. : PLAICE
37. Wild goat of Asia. : TAHR
39. Screeches. : SHRILLS
40. Parrot. : LORY
42. Decide. : SETTLE
43. Listen. : HARKEN
45. Opuntias. : CACTI
46. Bizarre. : OUTRE
47. Retreats. : NESTS
48. Pack away. : STOW
49. Porous rock. : TUFA
50. Island of Donegal. : ARAN
51. Western hill. : MESA
54. Conjunction. : NOR
55. Golfers' group. : PGA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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