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New York Times, Monday, December 6, 1965

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,959
Across Down
1. Place sought as a goal. : MECCA
6. Skirt insert. : GORE
10. Warp yarns. : ABBS
14. Macaw. : ARARA
15. George and others. : ADES
16. Supporter of: Suffix. : CRAT
17. Say the wrong thing. : MAKEABREAK
19. Masculine title. : HERR
20. Nautical term. : ALEE
21. Adored one. : IDOL
22. English author. : READE
23. Index reference. : PAGENINE
26. See 6 Down. : KEW
27. Site of one of the "seven wonders." : BABYLON
30. Fountain items. : SODAS
32. Possessive. : OUR
33. Army men. : LTS
34. Tire parts. : TREADS
36. Hemline area. : KNEES
38. Abscond. : ELOPE
40. Hothead's cousin. : TARTAR
43. Familiar nickname. : SAM
45. Old English rune. : WEN
46. Card. : KNAVE
47. Groomed. : PREENED
49. Adage. : SAW
51. Roses. : RAMBLERS
53. Intercontinental range. : URALS
55. Came to rest. : ALIT
56. Landing place. : PIER
60. Baptism, for one. : RITE
61. Without a sou: Slang. : STONEBROKE
63. On the deep. : ASEA
64. Ran. : WENT
65. Lubricated. : OILED
66. Crowd together. : HERD
67. Augments. : ADDS
68. African villages. : STADS
1. Nursery word. : MAMA
2. Of a period of time. : ERAL
3. Lady Baltimore, for one. : CAKE
4. Causing goose pimples. : CREEPY
5. Motorist's group. : AAA
6. Beauty spots. : GARDENS
7. Historic theater in Paris. : ODEON
8. Down-to-earth one. : REALIST
9. River into the Firth of Forth. : ESK
10. Feel compassion (for). : ACHE
11. Fails to function. : BREAKSDOWN
12. Piece of armor for a horse. : BARDE
13. Spread abroad. : STREW
18. Prejudiced one. : BIGOT
22. Savior. : REDEEMER
24. Special baseball team. : ALLSTARS
25. And not. : NOR
27. Famous editor. : BOK
28. Family member. : AUNT
29. Mole. : BREAKWATER
31. Indian mulberry. : AAL
35. Graf ___. : SPEE
37. Sea bird. : ERN
39. Terminate. : END
41. Of all: Scot. : AVA
42. Wed again. : REMATED
43. First-aid needs. : SPLINTS
44. Mountain ridge. : ARETE
48. Sprightly wit. : ESPRIT
49. Silk material. : SURAH
50. Originate. : ARISE
52. Fair. : BLOND
54. Direct. : LEAD
57. Kansas city. : IOLA
58. Made do (with "out"). : EKED
59. Garnet and others. : REDS
61. Neighbor of Rhodesia: Abbr. : SWA
62. Genus of cattle. : BOS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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