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New York Times, Tuesday, December 7, 1965

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,960
Across
1. Fruit. : PLUMS
6. Israeli seaport. : ACRE
10. Neckline adornments. : BOWS
14. Port of Morocco. : RABAT
15. Business transaction. : LOAN
16. Relative of etc. : ETAL
17. Abrasive. : EMERY
18. Urge on to some action. : INSTIGATE
20. Risk. : PERIL
21. Containing the sound of "h." : ASPIRATED
22. Intrinsically. : PERSE
24. Provides whatever is needed (to). : CATERS
25. Author of "In Cold Blood." : CAPOTE
28. Shortage. : NEED
30. Musical work. : OPUS
31. Lincoln Center specialties. : ARTS
33. Receded. : EBBED
38. Place in Paris. : PIGALLE
40. Ease. : ASSUAGE
42. Fresh. : SASSY
43. Avoid. : SHUN
45. Playing card. : TREY
46. Shelter of a sort. : COTE
48. Garden annuals. : ASTERS
50. Proceeds. : PASSES
54. Abundant. : AMPLE
56. Broad in scope. : INCLUSIVE
58. "Ready ___." : ORNOT
62. Outer limits. : PERIMETER
63. City in Florida. : OCALA
64. Coup d'___. : ETAT
65. Pungency. : TANG
66. Disciple. : PUPIL
67. Soaks through. : SOPS
68. Differently. : ELSE
69. Small bit. : SPECK
Down
1. Part of speech: Abbr. : PREP
2. Elegant cloth. : LAME
3. Above: Ger. : UBER
4. Tuliplike lilies. : MARIPOSAS
5. Engraving instrument. : STYLET
6. Name on a "Man Wanted" poster. : ALIAS
7. Agreement. : CONSENT
8. Coarse file. : RASP
9. Attract. : ENTICE
10. Often-used word in the Bible. : BEGAT
11. Mexican grass. : OTATE
12. Something to save. : WATER
13. Goes coasting. : SLEDS
19. Turkish decrees. : IRADES
23. Authentic. : REAL
25. Men in blue. : COPS
26. Upolu port. : APIA
27. Small dogs. : PUGS
29. Brother of Jacob. : ESAU
32. Doctor's order. : REST
34. Gilbert and Sullivan role. : BUTTERCUP
35. Plain. : BARE
36. River into the Elbe. : EGER
37. Former pashas of Africa. : DEYS
39. Lecture hall. : LYCEUM
41. Cinch. : SNAP
44. Mercy! : HEAVENS
47. Caucasian language. : OSSETE
49. Sailing boats. : SLOOPS
50. Word used with down or up. : PIPES
51. Pico de ___, Pyrenees peak. : ANETO
52. Eliminate. : SCRAP
53. Openings. : SLITS
55. Amalgamate. : MERGE
57. Language: Abbr. : ITAL
59. Scruff. : NAPE
60. Chemical suffix. : OLIC
61. "Cheap" commodity. : TALK

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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