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New York Times, Saturday, December 4, 1965

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 315 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 4, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,957
Across Down
1. ___ impasse. : ATAN
5. ___ deux. : PASDE
10. Pay-as-you-go man. : RUML
14. Half: Prefix. : DEMI
15. Jelly. : ASPIC
16. Mountain range of Asia. : ALAI
17. Decides not to pursue a topic. : DROPSTHESUBJECT
20. S. American republic: Abbr. : URU
21. Canine of sorts. : POOCH
22. Unnerved. : UPSET
23. Dessert. : PARFAIT
25. By way of. : THRU
27. Classifieds. : ADS
28. Trust to. : COUNTON
31. See 39 Across. : BRUTE
34. Football intervals. : DOWNS
35. With 54 Across, historic mausoleum. : TAJ
37. Slangy negative. : NOPE
38. Fasten firmly. : RIVET
39. With 31 Across, famous last words. : ETTU
40. Decoration. : DSO
41. City in Switzerland. : BASEL
42. Footrest. : STOOL
43. Worker in chemistry, for one. : ANALYST
45. Elf. : FAY
46. Instance. : CASE
47. Fabricate. : TRUMPUP
51. December purchases. : GIFTS
54. See 35 Across. : MAHAL
56. ___ Branco. : RIO
57. Demur. : RAISEOBJECTIONS
60. Snow house. : IGLU
61. Silver, in Spain. : PLATA
62. Eminence. : NOTE
63. Companion of circumstance. : POMP
64. State. : TEXAS
65. From a distance. : AFAR
1. Total. : ADDUP
2. Earth: Lat. : TERRA
3. ___-propre. : AMOUR
4. Pinch. : NIP
5. Lingo. : PATOIS
6. Have ___ at (try). : ASHOT
7. Type of train: Abbr. : SPEC
8. Kitchen need. : DISHTOWEL
9. 14th cen. shield. : ECU
10. Member of a Hindu caste. : RAJPUT
11. Diminutive suffixes. : ULES
12. Spice. : MACE
13. Part of a scholar's degree. : LITT
18. Garden tool. : SPADE
19. Scottish poet. : BURNS
24. Lot. : FATE
26. Act the Nimrod. : HUNT
28. Long for. : COVET
29. Palindromic man's name. : OTTO
30. Western pact. : NATO
31. Headed for: Abbr. : BND
32. Bonheur. : ROSA
33. Mounted. : UPON
34. Act the hypocrite. : DISSEMBLE
36. Month: Abbr. : JUL
38. Marine creatures. : RAYS
39. Derivation: Abbr. : ETYM
41. Sophisticated. : BLASE
42. ___ Ste. Marie. : SAULT
44. Is playful: Colloq. : ACTSUP
45. Brawl. : FRACAS
47. Greek letter. : THETA
48. Verification. : PROOF
49. Mountain range of Utah. : UINTA
50. Conundrum. : POSER
51. Suitcase. : GRIP
52. Othello's ancient. : IAGO
53. Surface haze. : FILM
55. An Iliad hero. : AJAX
58. Select. : OPT
59. Once ___ lifetime. : INA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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