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New York Times, Thursday, February 24, 1966

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,039
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1. Diving duck. : SMEW
5. Peruvian plants. : OCAS
9. Businessmen: Abbr. : AGTS
13. Girl of song. : LOLA
14. Arrow groove. : NOCK
15. Harden. : ENURE
16. Bewitched. : INATRANCE
18. Apostle. : SIMON
19. San ___, Calif. : MATEO
20. Some. : FEW
21. Abides. : STAYS
22. Include. : THROWIN
24. Pull apart. : TEAR
25. Site of traffic jams. : MIDTOWN
27. Bird. : AUK
30. Heavenly being: Fr. : ANGE
34. Worthy of keen disapprobation. : DESPICABLE
36. Certain jurors. : FOREMEN
38. Alkaloid used as a myotic. : ESERINE
39. Showing a play of colors. : OPALESCENT
41. W. W. II title. : SCAP
42. In medias ___. : RES
43. Describing some eyes. : DEEPSET
45. Outdoor cooking tool. : SPIT
47. Angels having three pairs of wings. : SERAPHS
51. Above: Lat. : SUPRA
53. Member of the family. : SIS
54. Rope. : RIATA
56. Apportion. : ALLOT
57. Pretended. : PLAYACTED
59. Heater. : STOVE
60. Result. : COME
61. Vegetable: Var. : OCRA
62. Japanese stringed instrument. : KOTO
63. Again. : ANEW
64. Pronoun. : THEM
1. Willowy. : SLIM
2. Month: Ger. : MONAT
3. Seaport 150 mi. S of Jerusalem. : ELATH
4. Sprinkle. : WATER
5. ___ shoestring. : ONA
6. Belief. : CONFIDENCE
7. Stresses. : ACCENTS
8. Swerve. : SKEW
9. Feminine name. : ANITA
10. Plant resin used in candy. : GUMARABIC
11. Type of weight. : TROY
12. City near Troyes. : SENS
15. Core. : ESSENCE
17. Space. : ROOM
23. Describing some eyes. : WIDESET
24. Tornado. : TWISTER
26. A kind of password. : OPENSESAME
28. Armbone. : ULNA
29. Hold on to. : KEEP
30. ___ effort. : AFOR
31. Slangy negative. : NOPE
32. Lawn. : GRASSPLOT
33. Fish. : EEL
35. ___ artium. : ARS
37. Intervene. : MEDIATE
40. Greek letter. : EPSILON
44. Irish village. : TARA
46. City SSE of Salt Lake City. : PROVO
48. Small loop on edge of lace, ribbon, etc. : PICOT
49. Germinate. : HATCH
50. Cubic meter. : STERE
51. Where Regina is: Abbr. : SASK
52. In the preceding month: Abbr. : ULTO
53. Humane group. : SPCA
55. One of the Smiths. : ADAM
58. Wood for archers' bows. : YEW

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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