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New York Times, Friday, February 26, 1965

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 334 (avg 1.77)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,689
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1. Hasty pudding. : MUSH
5. ___ Flow, in the Orkneys. : SCAPA
10. Challenge: Fr. : DEFI
14. Killer whale. : ORCA
15. Shipping clerk, for example. : CASER
16. Plodding beasts. : OXEN
17. What "vidi" means. : ISAW
18. Extreme. : ULTRA
19. Trappist. : MONK
20. Declined. : SANK
21. Lethal spouses. : BLUEBEARDS
23. Not volatile. : STAID
25. Old ___. : VIC
26. Quality arousing compassion. : PATHOS
29. Native of Mocha. : YEMENITE
34. Go on ___ (carouse). : ATEAR
35. Type of performer. : MIME
36. Discrete whole. : SUM
37. Mystery story, 1860. : THEWOMANINWHITE
41. Very controversial. : HOT
42. Squall. : GUST
43. French annuity. : RENTE
44. Abstruse. : ESOTERIC
47. Wall Street "wedding." : MERGER
48. Poetic contraction. : TIS
49. Put ___ to. : ANEND
51. Special kind of vehicle. : BLACKMARIA
55. Nobelist in literature, 1925. : SHAW
59. People. : FOLK
60. One of the Dulleses. : ALLEN
61. Goya lady. : MAJA
62. Tasman. : ABEL
63. Kitchen need. : SIEVE
64. Muezzin's call. : AZAN
65. Resentful: Colloq. : SORE
66. Check "artist." : KITER
67. Proximate. : NEXT
1. Mars et avril. : MOIS
2. She-bear: Lat. : URSA
3. Closely examine. : SCAN
4. Detective from 1863 play. : HAWKSHAW
5. Divers' gear. : SCUBAS
6. Beautiful: Prefix. : CALLI
7. Manuscript sold for £25, in 1889. : ASTUDYINSCARLET
8. ___ Marquette. : PERE
9. Fatima, for one. : ARAB
10. Field of control. : DOMAIN
11. Driving out evil spirits. : EXORCISING
12. Ward (off). : FEND
13. The red and the black. : INKS
22. First lady. : EVE
24. Matador's adversary. : TORO
26. Motion-picture pioneer. : PATHE
27. Comte de la Fère's nom de guerre. : ATHOS
28. Abstemious one. : TEETOTALER
30. Utter. : EMIT
31. People. : MEN
32. "Cosi fan ___." : TUTTE
33. Grandee in Mocha. : EMEER
35. Hawaiian isle. : MAUI
38. Executive: Abbr. : MGR
39. Birdie. : WREN
40. Vaquero. : HERDSMAN
45. Amuse greatly. : TICKLE
46. River of Scotland. : ESK
47. More penurious. : MEANER
50. Snow, in Spain. : NIEVE
51. College degrees. : BFAS
52. Timber wolf. : LOBO
53. Domino. : MASK
54. Et ___. : ALII
56. Vapor. : HAZE
57. Iliadic hero. : AJAX
58. Long for. : WANT

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

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