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New York Times, Wednesday, February 9, 1966

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,024
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1. Chooses. : OPTS
5. Argentine plain. : PAMPA
10. Grammar abbreviation. : MASC
14. "___ Price Glory?" : WHAT
15. Prior to: Dial. : AFORE
16. World welfare organization. : YMCA
17. ___ little (very much). : NOTA
18. Scotsman. : CALEDONIAN
20. Under: It. : SOTTO
22. Don Quixote's steed. : ROSINANTE
23. Cousin of Helen. : LENA
25. Game counters. : TILES
26. Players of a game. : CUEMEN
28. Ratibor's river. : ODER
29. A slick or a pulp. : MAG
32. Heedful. : ATTENTIVE
34. "Old MacDonald ___ farm . . . " : HADA
35. Actor's double. : STANDIN
36. Lifelike. : NATURAL
39. Prehistoric tool. : CELT
40. Morose. : SATURNINE
42. Raw material. : ORE
43. Tree: Ger. : BAUM
45. Atoll feature. : LAGOON
46. City in Vermont. : BARRE
47. Like ___ (gamely). : AMAN
48. Momentous. : IMPORTANT
52. Weighs heavily (on). : PREYS
55. Reaping machine. : CORNBINDER
57. Live ___. : ITUP
58. Windsor's neighbor. : ETON
59. Part of an opera. : SCENA
60. Vapor: Prefix. : ATMO
61. Cheerful. : ROSY
62. Presidential nickname. : TEDDY
63. Adroit. : NEAT
1. Holds title to. : OWNS
2. Bah! : PHOO
3. Gossip. : TATTLETALE
4. Reporter's objective. : STATEMENT
5. Felt half boot for winter wear. : PAC
6. ___ cry. : AFAR
7. One kind of cocktail. : MOLOTOV
8. Top job. : PRESIDENT
9. Early job for Caesar. : AEDILE
10. Starling's cousins. : MYNAS
11. Prefix in chemistry. : AMIN
12. Begone! : SCAT
13. Sugar source. : CANE
19. Top-notcher. : ONER
21. Upright. : ONEND
24. Serving to prevent: Prefix. : ANTI
26. Bay in Maine. : CASCO
27. Absolute. : UTTER
29. Figure in the entertainment world. : MARIONETTE
30. "A Bell for ___." : ADANO
31. Physician of old. : GALEN
33. Type of business. : INSURANCE
34. Magyar. : HUNGARIAN
37. School hall: Ger. : AULA
38. Emmett Kelly role. : TRAMP
41. Improved. : AMENDED
43. Fishhook part. : BARB
44. Warhol, for one. : ARTIST
46. Attractive. : BONNY
48. Freezer. : ICER
49. Fictional detective. : MOTO
50. Some athletes. : PROS
51. Look after. : TEND
53. Arizona city. : YUMA
54. Small quantity, British style. : SPOT
56. Laser or maser principle. : RAY

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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