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New York Times, Monday, March 29, 1965

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,720

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Pb. : LEAD
5. Whitetail. : DEER
9. Squabble. : TIFF
13. Spindle. : AXLE
14. Type of soup. : PUREE
15. River into the Caspian. : URAL
16. God of Hindu myth. : DEVA
17. Bobbins. : REELS
18. Where the Quirinal is. : ROME
19. Tanager's color. : SCARLET
21. Scrutinized. : SCANNED
23. Birds. : JAYS
24. Popular kind of "Follies." : ICE
25. Kitchen utensils. : SCOOPS
28. Guards. : SENTRIES
33. Thin layer of color. : WASH
34. Blended, as colors. : FONDU
35. Girl's nickname. : NAN
36. Straighten. : ALINE
38. Of long standing. : OLD
39. Ship of 1492. : PINTA
41. Oléron, for one. : ILE
42. Juliet's suitor. : PARIS
44. Humble. : MEEK
45. Told. : NARRATED
47. Shining. : STARRY
49. Outside: Prefix. : ECT
50. Explosive sound. : CHUG
51. Candidate for "What's My Line?" : PRINTER
55. Systems of government. : REGIMES
59. Absorbed. : RAPT
60. Famous inventor. : NOBEL
62. Mouse deer. : NAPU
63. Seine tributary. : OISE
64. Peg. : DOWEL
65. Colleen's home. : ERIN
66. Implored: Colloq. : PLED
67. Sideslip. : SKID
68. Merriwell. : DICK
Down
1. Pages. : LADS
2. Officer: Abbr. : EXEC
3. Edison's middle name. : ALVA
4. Letter of a kind. : DEARJOHN
5. Pieces of music. : DUETS
6. Before. : ERE
7. Smorgasbord dish. : EELS
8. Cancel. : RESCIND
9. English landscape painter. : TURNER
10. Fe. : IRON
11. Celebrity. : FAME
12. Ran away. : FLED
14. Ravages. : PREYS
20. Once around. : LAP
22. Misbehave. : ACTUP
25. Beau: Poet. : SWAIN
26. Kind of lily. : CALLA
27. Willow. : OSIER
28. Cube. : SOLID
29. Tips. : ENDS
30. Centric. : INNER
31. Trencherman. : EATER
32. Tortuous. : SNAKY
34. Golf call. : FORE
37. Solar year excess. : EPACT
40. Supposed. : IMAGINED
43. Goes with. : ATTENDS
46. Let. : RENTED
47. Boat. : SHELL
48. Boat. : TUG
50. Confession of faith. : CREED
51. Stage item. : PROP
52. Bird. : RAIL
53. ___ dixit. : IPSE
54. Bird. : ROOK
56. Husband: Fr. : MARI
57. "Paradise Lost." : EPIC
58. Done for: Colloq. : SUNK
61. The Bahamas et al.: Abbr. : BWI

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