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New York Times, Tuesday, December 28, 1965

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,981
Across
1. Shopping bag, old style. : SACK
5. Haifa's bay. : ACRE
9. Removes. : DOFFS
14. Yorkshire river. : AIRE
15. Roman numeral. : CLIV
16. Ghostly. : EERIE
17. At a ___ (swiftly). : GREATRATE
19. Unrefined. : CRUDE
20. In addition. : YET
21. Type of language. : ROMANCE
23. Help! : SOS
24. Alcove. : RECESS
26. Sully. : TAINT
28. Acquires. : HAS
29. Complex attributes of peoples. : CULTURES
32. Sprinted. : RACED
35. Fur animal. : SEAL
36. Hero of a Hindu epic. : RAMA
37. Scotsman's name. : ALEC
38. Zones. : BELTS
39. Move slightly. : STIR
40. Coconut product. : MILK
41. One of the Gardners. : ERLE
42. St. Peter's treasure. : PIETA
43. Skyline sights. : STEEPLES
45. Preserve. : CAN
46. Mind. : BRAIN
47. Certain audience reactions. : COUGHS
50. Rocky peak. : TOR
52. Familiar four. : SEASONS
54. Fish. : EEL
56. Isolated. : APART
58. Express disapproval of. : DEPRECATE
60. Alfresco area. : PATIO
61. Wagner role. : ELSA
62. Warwick's river. : AVON
63. Clip. : SHEAR
64. Pung : SLED
65. Aptitude. : BENT
Down
1. Having a certain flavor. : SAGY
2. Ventilator. : AIRER
3. Site of Mt. Ida. : CRETE
4. Green parrot. : KEA
5. Over. : ACROSS
6. Quahogs. : CLAMS
7. Heroine of "Arrow of Gold." : RITA
8. Result in. : EVENTUATE
9. Trickery. : DECEIT
10. Upon: Poet. : OER
11. Baffle. : FRUSTRATE
12. Rover's pal. : FIDO
13. Observes. : SEES
18. Stair part. : TREAD
22. Short visits. : CALLS
25. Restaurant worker. : CHECKER
27. Important profession. : NURSING
29. Biological units. : CELLS
30. Send forth. : EMIT
31. One of the Delanos. : SARA
32. Football team. : RAMS
33. Came to rest. : ALIT
34. Observe. : CELEBRATE
35. Pieces of music. : SERENADES
38. Contradict. : BELIE
42. Hesitate. : PAUSE
44. Clergyman. : PASTOR
45. Gemini name. : CONRAD
47. Growth of small trees. : COPSE
48. Throw. : HEAVE
49. Assail. : SETON
50. Heel pieces. : TAPS
51. Bright-colored fish. : OPAH
53. Market. : SELL
55. Period of denial. : LENT
57. Inlet. : RIA
59. Part of a truck. : CAB

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

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