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New York Times, Thursday, December 29, 1966

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,347
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1. African republic. : CHAD
5. Ruler. : SHAH
9. Ecclesiastics. : ABBES
14. City of Lombardy. : LODI
15. Distinctive style. : TONE
16. Fun. : MIRTH
17. Norse name. : OLAF
18. Very small quantity. : IOTA
19. Vexed. : IRATE
20. Accomplished. : PERFECTED
22. Sharp. : EDGED
23. Members of an Order. : ELKS
24. Reads. : CONS
26. Weather word. : STORMY
29. Spouses. : CONSORTS
33. Takes it easy. : LAZES
34. Canvass. : POLL
35. Extremities. : FEET
36. Thames town. : ETON
37. Like some eyes. : BEADY
38. Novel heroine. : ANNA
39. Breathe, in a way. : PANT
40. Performing ___. : ARTS
41. Following. : AFTER
42. Bridge supports. : TRESTLES
44. Tops. : CRESTS
45. Math course. : TRIG
46. Alms box. : ARCA
47. Constellation. : LIBRA
50. Rolls. : REGISTERS
55. Shun. : AVOID
56. Currier's partner. : IVES
57. Trucker's distance. : HAUL
58. Color. : TAUPE
59. State bird of Hawaii. : NENE
60. Sum, ___, fui, futurus. : ESSE
61. Start upon. : ENTER
62. Historian's concern. : ERAS
63. Grass. : REED
1. Street sound. : CLOP
2. Cove, in place names. : HOLE
3. Jewish month. : ADAR
4. Of a ___ (of unusual character). : DIFFERENTSTRIPE
5. Difficult: Colloq. : STICKY
6. Boos. : HOOTS
7. Bet. : ANTE
8. Perennial ailments. : HEADCOLDS
9. Picardy city. : AMIENS
10. People having similar characteristics. : BIRDSOFAFEATHER
11. Toot one's own horn. : BRAG
12. Diminutive suffix. : ETTE
13. Take off. : SHED
21. Trees. : ELMS
25. One and ___. : ONLY
26. Was dormant. : SLEPT
27. Asian. : TATAR
28. Fresh air. : OZONE
29. Chesterfields. : COATS
30. Leases. : RENTS
31. Creed. : TENET
32. Luminaries. : STARS
34. Large, swift falcon. : PEREGRINE
37. Island of song. : BALI
41. Eyebrow shapes. : ARCS
43. Merchant. : TRADER
44. Moments of truth. : CRISES
46. Atlas-___. : AGENA
47. Recent. : LATE
48. Slavic name. : IVAN
49. Fight. : BOUT
51. Word with how or what : EVER
52. Luxury. : EASE
53. Bit of trickery. : RUSE
54. Double-runner. : SLED

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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