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New York Times, Wednesday, March 31, 1965

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,722
Across Down
1. Hurry. : DASH
5. Outlook. : VISTA
10. Tony Lema's game. : GOLF
14. Sympathetic response. : ECHO
15. Perfect. : IDEAL
16. Port of Samoa. : APIA
17. Reporters, collectively. : PRESSCORPS
19. Correct. : MEND
20. Kitchen utensil. : TEAPOT
21. Sense of direction. : BEARINGS
23. Certainly: Archaic. : IWIS
25. Overwhelms. : STUNS
26. Geography illustration. : STATEMAP
30. Small animal. : INSECT
33. Pivotal. : POLAR
34. Sounds of mirth. : HAHAS
36. Greek letter. : CHI
37. Checklist. : ROLL
38. Conform. : FITIN
39. Expedition. : TRIP
40. Possessive. : ITS
41. Restrained. : SOBER
42. Parts of pumps. : HEELS
43. Warsaw scene of "The Wall." : GHETTO
45. Not long ago. : RECENTLY
47. Blows. : TOOTS
49. Huckster's item. : SOAP
50. Derisive sounds. : CATCALLS
53. What blarney is spoken in : BROGUE
57. Where the Storting meets. : OSLO
58. Visitor to 4 Down. : OUTPATIENT
60. Commodity. : ITEM
61. Object of the quest. : GRAIL
62. Nothing: Sp. : NADA
63. Vanish. : FADE
64. Small herring. : SPRAT
65. Harness race. : TROT
1. Branch of govt. : DEPT
2. Unit of measure. : ACRE
3. Familiar name to Mets fans. : SHEA
4. V.A. facility. : HOSPITAL
5. Cat's-paw. : VICTIM
6. Affirmative response. : IDO
7. Certain European. : SERB
8. Records. : TAPES
9. Variety of police dog. : ALSATIAN
10. Street urchins. : GAMINS
11. Ill-kept hush-hush item. : OPENSECRET
12. Suffix with duck or nest. : LING
13. Things like the hula hoop. : FADS
18. Farmer in the spring. : SOWER
22. Ladders of a sort. : RUNS
24. Masculine title. : SAHIB
26. Little twig. : SPRIG
27. Nail's partner. : TOOTH
28. Decided beyond dispute: Colloq. : ALLSETTLED
29. 19th century essayist. : PATER
31. Atmosphere of discouragement. : CHILL
32. Unsteady. : TIPSY
35. Takes on. : HIRES
38. Rustic bridges. : FOOTLOGS
39. In printing, long primer. : TENPOINT
41. Structure in Athens. : STOA
42. Enthusiasm. : HEART
44. Future. : TOCOME
46. Shade of blue. : COBALT
48. Eat noisily: Slang. : SLURP
50. Hair style. : COIF
51. Fictional canine. : ASTA
52. Pre-eminent. : STAR
54. Rigging. : GEAR
55. Cancel. : UNDO
56. Coup d'___. : ETAT
59. ___ mater, brain membrane. : PIA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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