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New York Times, Tuesday, March 1, 1966

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 59, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,044
Across Down
1. Fight shy of. : SHUN
5. Hombre's castle. : CASA
9. Tears. : RIPS
13. Blended (color). : TONED
15. Once more. : ANEW
16. Single. : UNAL
17. In difficulty: Slang. : UPTHECREEK
19. Kind of battery: Abbr. : STGE
20. Indonesia of old: Abbr. : NEI
21. Disapproval, in 9 Down. : NYET
22. Made a request. : WISHED
24. Fairly good. : DECENT
26. One of the Thompsons. : SADIE
27. Kimono adjunct. : OBI
28. Headline. : STREAMER
31. Tousle. : MUSS
34. Commonwealth member. : CANADA
36. Tomahawk. : AXE
37. Wind: Prefix. : ANEMO
39. Touch for a loan, in Australia. : TIG
40. Barker's pitch. : SPIEL
42. Ohio, for one: Abbr. : RIV
43. Farmer's need. : REAPER
46. Noun ending. : ANCY
47. Trustworthy. : CREDIBLE
49. Make slick. : OIL
51. Wife of Amphion. : NIOBE
52. Without company. : LONELY
55. Feel displeasure. : RESENT
57. Charge. : COST
58. Ice: Ger. : EIS
60. Grocery item. : OLEO
61. Relative of 17 Across. : INHOTWATER
64. Escort. : BEAU
65. Set to rights. : DOUP
66. Convex molding. : OVOLO
67. Exam. : TEST
68. Tense. : EDGY
69. Closes. : ENDS
1. Make dizzy. : STUN
2. Was optimistic. : HOPED
3. Free. : UNTIE
4. Book of the Bible: Abbr. : NEH
5. Proofreader's mark. : CARET
6. French writer. : ANET
7. Make sure. : SEE
8. Maladroit. : AWKWARD
9. See 21 Across. : RUSSIA
10. Largely. : INTHEMAIN
11. Boy. : PAGE
12. Pung. : SLED
14. Star in Cygnus. : DENEB
18. Scoffer. : CYNIC
23. Inspirations. : IDEAS
25. World: Prefix. : COSM
26. The boards. : STAGE
28. Game birds. : SNIPE
29. Business VIP. : EXEC
30. Depend upon. : RELY
31. Chagall. : MARC
32. To join: Fr. : UNIR
33. All the oceans. : SEVENSEAS
35. "___ of Two Cities." : ATALE
38. The Hunter. : ORION
41. Not bright. : PALE
44. Reflux. : EBBTIDE
45. Settle down, as for the night. : ROOST
48. Disappear. : DIEOUT
50. Halved. : INTWO
52. Addled: Colloq. : LOOPY
53. Divulge. : LETON
54. Produce. : YIELD
55. Man's name: Abbr. : ROBT
56. Robert ___. : ELEE
57. Engine sound. : CHUG
59. Rialto signs. : SROS
62. Sign of assent. : NOD
63. Thoroughfare: Abbr. : AVE

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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