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New York Times, Friday, March 5, 1965

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,696
Across
1. Blushing. : BEETRED
8. ___ a needle. : SHARPAS
15. Rave about. : ENTHUSE
16. Rough it. : CAMPOUT
17. Women's clubs. : SOROSES
18. Eloquence. : ORATORY
19. Poetic contraction. : TWERE
20. Scot's church. : KIRK
22. Remiss. : LAX
23. Viper. : ASP
25. Retreats. : NESTS
28. Continual change. : FLUX
31. Bohemian martyr, 1415. : HUSS
33. Church sections. : APSES
37. ___ Palmas. : LAS
38. Famous diva. : BORI
39. Charles. : PRINCE
40. Entertainment for young and old. : ANIMATEDCARTOON
43. TV groups. : PANELS
44. Simple. : EASY
45. Experienced. : OLD
46. Indications. : SIGNS
47. Garrison. : FORT
48. Roman goddess of hope. : SPES
49. Spider monkey. : SAJOU
51. Exclamation. : AHA
53. Housing group. : FHA
56. Part of M.A. : ARTS
58. Size of paper. : ATLAS
62. Bane of bureaucracy. : REDTAPE
65. Small carriage. : CARIOLE
67. ___ the hills. : ASOLDAS
68. Generally. : ASARULE
69. En ___ (incidentally). : PASSANT
70. Altar screen. : REREDOS
Down
1. Finest clothes. : BEST
2. Sufficient: Poet. : ENOW
3. Being: Fr. : ETRE
4. Chest. : THORAX
5. Tricks. : RUSES
6. Adjective suffix. : ESE
7. Secretary. : DESK
8. Very many. : SCORES
9. Listens to, old style. : HARKS
10. Med. group. : AMA
11. Account: Abbr. : RPT
12. Table game. : POOL
13. Aspect. : AURA
14. Charon's river. : STYX
21. Reversed. : INSIDEOUT
24. Units of illumination. : PHOTS
26. Linger. : TARRY
27. Point of land. : SPIT
28. Pocket parts. : FLAPS
29. Hilo porch. : LANAI
30. Exercising. : USING
32. Yorkshire river. : URE
34. Busybody. : SNOOP
35. French school. : ECOLE
36. Dispatches. : SENDS
38. Light wood. : BALSA
39. Macaroni. : PASTA
41. Mind: Let. : MENS
42. Coach. : CAR
47. Ranger's concern. : FOREST
48. Type of writing. : SATIRE
50. Island country. : JAPAN
52. Ethiopian city. : HARAR
53. Tighten (slack ropes): Naut. : FRAP
54. "___ a Jolly Good Fellow." : HESA
55. Fussy excitements. : ADOS
57. Blemish. : SCAR
59. Clamorous. : LOUD
60. Allegro: Abbr. : ALLO
61. Understands. : SEES
63. Compliments for exchange: Colloq. : TLS
64. Oklahoma city. : ADA
66. Ibsen role. : ASE

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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