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New York Times, Tuesday, March 8, 1966

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,051
Across
1. Baffle. : POSE
5. Certain resorts. : SPAS
9. Monarch. : SHAH
13. Son: Ger. : SOHN
14. Turn to one side. : SHUNT
15. Nimbus. : HALO
16. Obstacle. : SNAG
17. Teases. : TANTALIZES
19. Share. : TAKEPART
21. Become strengthened. : TONEUP
22. Revise. : EMEND
23. Most primitive. : RUDEST
24. Located in a particular place. : BASED
25. Looked over carefully: Slang. : CASED
26. Baltic land: Abbr. : POL
27. Severity. : RIGOR
29. Pits in mine shafts. : SUMPS
33. Integers. : ONES
35. Titled. : NAMED
37. Vest-pocket ___. : PARK
38. Brinks. : EDGES
40. Dam. : MARES
42. Islet. : KEY
43. Urns. : VASES
45. Nibbles. : BITES
47. Picks up the trail. : SCENTS
49. Sticktight seeds. : BURRS
50. Ancient capital of Laconia. : SPARTA
51. Relegates. : CONSIGNS
54. Say the wrong thing. : MAKEABREAK
56. Carbon. : SOOT
57. Luau instruments. : UKES
58. Sings merrily. : LILTS
59. Ripped. : TORE
60. Adventure. : GEST
61. Small reptiles. : EFTS
62. Kind of cheese. : EDAM
Down
1. Listen! : PSST
2. Gaelic girl's name. : OONA
3. Get going. : SHAKEALEG
4. Decorates richly. : ENGEMS
5. Potsherd. : SHARD
6. Football play. : PUNT
7. Social insect. : ANT
8. Position. : STATUS
9. Paid marked attention (to). : SHINEDUP
10. Subjects to horseplay, tricks, etc. : HAZES
11. Eskimo's neighbor. : ALEUT
12. Infirmary: Abbr. : HOSP
14. Star's substitute. : STANDIN
18. Ore deposits. : LODES
20. Noble. : PEER
23. More unusual. : RARER
24. Lord of the spies. : BOND
25. Unconscious states. : COMAS
26. Hall of Fame name. : POE
28. Partner of fun. : GAMES
30. Succeeds. : MAKESGOOD
31. Man at the top: Abbr. : PRES
32. Firmament. : SKY
34. Harshest. : SEVEREST
36. Exposes the sham pretensions of: Colloq. : DEBUNKS
39. ___ Maria. : SANTA
41. Knights. : SIRS
44. Unvarying. : STABLE
46. Sad: Fr. : TRISTE
47. "When I was a child, I ___ as a child . . . " : SPAKE
48. Jumbles. : CAKES
49. Gravy dishes. : BOATS
50. Priggish. : SMUG
51. Ancient Briton. : CELT
52. Ibsen role. : NORA
53. Slow down, in skiing. : STEM
55. Region of Morocco. : RIF

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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