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New York Times, Wednesday, December 29, 1965

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J W X Z }, Scrabble score: 322 (avg 1.69)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,982
Across
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City on the Dvina. : RIGA
5
Pizzeria item. : PASTA
10
First word of many titles. : THE
13
Man at the top: Abbr. : PRES
14
Utopian. : IDEAL
15
Custom. : RULE
17
Table decor. : MATS
18
Mobilize. : CALLTOARMS
20
Describing some voices. : SQUEAKY
22
With a thud: Colloq. : KERFLOP
23
Stiffly decorous. : PRIM
24
Cross stroke on a type face. : SERIF
25
Buttered up. : FLATTERED
28
Main points. : GISTS
32
Items on 29 Down. : RUNS
33
Hour: Ger. : UHR
34
Glottal sound effect. : HICCUP
35
Football player. : END
36
Highlander's purse. : SPORRAN
38
Pray: Lat. : ORA
39
River of 2 Down. : TIGRIS
41
Part of speech: Abbr. : ADV
42
Expression of good humor. : GRIN
43
Toast. : SKOAL
44
And the following: Lat. : ETSEQUENS
46
Diacritical mark. : TILDE
48
Unfeeling. : NUMB
49
Early 19th cen. date. : MDCCCII
52
Leaves. : GOESOFF
55
Marshal of France, 1791. : ROCHAMBEAU
57
Nimbus. : HALO
58
One and only. : SOLE
59
Splotches. : BLOBS
60
State: Abbr. : OREG
61
With: Ger. : MIT
62
Gumption. : SENSE
63
Whirl. : EDDY
Down
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Tachometer reading. : RPMS
2
Where Baghdad is. : IRAQ
3
Spunk. : GETUPANDGO
4
Maintains. : ASSERTS
5
Tonics. : PICKMEUPS
6
"An apple ___ ... " : ADAY
7
Recital item: Abbr. : SEL
8
Discussed. : TALKED
9
Recast. : ALTER
10
Urban problem. : TRAFFIC
11
Fling. : HURL
12
Sailors' saint. : ELMO
16
Particularly: Abbr. : ESP
19
Parentage. : ORIGIN
21
English islet. : AIT
24
Saw-toothed. : SERRATE
25
Agitates. : FRETS
26
Soviet moon shot. : LUNIK
27
Greek letter. : RHO
29
Stadium feature. : SCOREBOARD
30
City on the Po. : TURIN
31
Extends over. : SPANS
34
___ for (dislike strongly). : HAVENOUSE
36
Quartz. : SILICA
37
Highways: Abbr. : RDS
40
Detent. : RATCHET
42
Detective: Slang. : GUMSHOE
44
Esculent. : EDIBLE
45
Part of Canada: Abbr. : QUE
47
Extremities. : LIMBS
49
Frau. : MRS
50
Destine. : DOOM
51
3rd cen. date. : CCLI
52
Waxes prolix. : GABS
53
Decamped. : FLED
54
Arch-conservative. : FOGY
56
A long time. : EON

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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