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New York Times, Tuesday, March 29, 1966

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { F J Q W }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 53, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,072
Across
1. Beginning of wisdom. : ABC
4. Beginning. : ALPHA
9. Of the beginning: Abbr. : INIT
13. Gounod forte. : ARIA
14. Mythical king of Thebes. : LAIUS
15. Golconda. : MINE
16. Bass ___. : VIOL
17. Seeds. : BEGINNINGS
19. S. Pacific island group. : ELLICE
21. Exactly. : TOATEE
22. Begin. : OPENUP
25. Older woman: Sp. : TIA
26. Day, in Genesis. : LIGHT
28. We: Lat. : NOS
30. Normandy town. : STLO
33. "Exodus" hero. : ARI
34. Contemporary author. : UPDIKE
37. Untold ages. : EONS
39. Iowa Indian. : SAC
40. Tulsans. : SOONERS
42. Man in blue. : COP
43. Simple: Colloq. : SNAP
45. Superannuate. : RETIRE
46. Chess piece: Abbr. : KNT
47. Son of Tros. : ILUS
49. Star. : SUN
50. Records. : TAPES
52. Name prefix. : MAC
54. Spurious: Colloq. : PSEUDO
56. Popular slacks. : CHINOS
59. Winding. : SPIRAL
62. Scapegrace. : BLACKSHEEP
65. Being: Fr. : ETRE
66. Ready: Dial. : YARE
67. City of Italy. : TERNI
68. Les Etats ___. : UNIS
69. Finishes. : ENDS
70. The end. : OMEGA
71. End of 1 Across. : XYZ
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1. Seed part. : ARIL
2. Kind of warfare. : BIOLOGICAL
3. Moslem title. : CALIPH
4. Barkley. : ALBEN
5. New Guinea port. : LAE
6. Farm animal. : PIG
7. Sept, ___, neuf. : HUIT
8. Like ___ (probably). : ASNOT
9. Ape. : IMITATE
10. The Muses. : NINE
11. "Picnic" author. : INGE
12. Thy: Fr. : TES
13. Prayer. : AVE
18. River nymph. : NAIS
20. Equatorial constellation. : CETUS
23. Nullifies. : UNDOES
24. Make more emphatic. : POINTUP
26. Maiden. : LASS
27. People of the Middle East. : IRANI
29. Hanks. : SKEINS
31. Address for city near Buffalo. : LOCKPORTNY
32. ___'s own. : ONONE
35. For: Sp. : POR
36. Offend. : ERR
38. Boston and New York: Abbr. : SPTS
41. Organization. : SETUP
44. Polishing stones. : PUMICES
48. Went down. : SANK
51. Farewells. : ADIEUX
53. Rib: Prefix. : COSTO
55. Spy, in Spain. : ESPIA
56. Tribe. : CLAN
57. Arduous. : HARD
58. Son of Noah. : SHEM
60. State: Abbr. : ARIZ
61. "___ Sylphides." : LES
62. Secondary. : BYE
63. Before. : ERE
64. School course: Abbr. : ENG

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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