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New York Times, Friday, March 12, 1965

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,703
Across Down
1. Island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. : ELBA
5. Digits: Abbr. : NUMS
9. Birds. : ANIS
13. President of Venezuela. : LEONI
15. Where Pahlavi rules. : IRAN
16. Suffix with state, govern, etc. : MENT
17. Thermoplastic substance. : SARAN
18. Advertising circular. : THROWAWAY
20. Sato's predecessor. : IKEDA
21. Persian teacher, circa 1000 B.C. : ZOROASTER
22. Basic nature of anything. : ESSENCE
24. "How sweet ___!" : ITIS
25. Sea: Fr. : MER
26. ___ Arts. : MASTEROF
30. Bridge term. : PASS
33. With excitement. : AGOG
35. Roman magistrate. : EDILE
36. German composer. : ABT
37. Dilettante. : AMATEUR
39. India's P. M. Shastri. : LAL
40. Steel piece. : IBEAM
42. Relish. : ZEST
43. Departed. : WENT
44. Certain coverlets. : LAPROBES
46. Tip: Prefix. : ACR
48. Actor Lancaster. : BURT
49. Prospers. : THRIVES
53. Percussion cap. : DETONATOR
57. Port of Japan. : OTARU
58. Song of 1917. : OVERTHERE
59. Home of a hawk. : AERIE
60. Like some weather. : FINE
61. Ancient Asian. : MEDE
62. Weary. : TIRED
63. Pieces of land: Abbr. : FLDS
64. Rialto signs. : SROS
65. ___ dive. : NOSE
1. Name for a cow. : ELSIE
2. Roofer's concern. : LEAKS
3. Dull people. : BORES
4. Poetic wreaths. : ANADEMS
5. Secretary of the Navy. : NITZE
6. Finland's President Kekkonen. : URHO
7. Heavenly products, proverbially. : MARRIAGES
8. Noses: Colloq. : SNOOTS
9. Brought together. : AMASSED
10. Salamander. : NEWT
11. Zoological suffix. : INAE
12. River of the Ukraine. : STYR
14. Empty. : INANE
19. Tray. : WAITER
23. Jam-pack. : CRAM
26. Dust particles. : MOTES
27. Irritate: Colloq. : RILE
28. "Good Earth" role. : OLAN
29. Matted material. : FELT
30. Dinner ___. : PAIL
31. Rhyme scheme of a quatrain. : ABBA
32. Degree. : STEP
34. Geographical reference. : GAZETTEER
37. Quantity. : AMOUNT
38. Site of Bryce Canyon. : UTAH
41. Trees: Bot. : ARBORES
43. Type of vote. : WRITEIN
45. Great name in music. : BRAHMS
47. European. : CROAT
49. Kilmer poem. : TREES
50. Ancient Roman scholar. : VARRO
51. Indians conquered by the Senecas. : ERIES
52. Leather. : SUEDE
53. Lift (one's hat) in greeting. : DOFF
54. Deviltry. : EVIL
55. Wait on. : TEND
56. Church calendar. : ORDO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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