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New York Times, Wednesday, May 12, 1965

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,764
Across Down
1. Hebrew letter. : BETH
5. Type of train. : LOCAL
10. Great playwright. : GBS
13. Princess in juveniles. : OZMA
14. Obliterate. : ERASE
15. Island group near New Guinea. : AROE
16. System of conveyance: Abbr. : TRAN
17. Greek physician. : GALEN
18. Ruin: Poet. : BANE
19. Game. : HANDBALL
21. Soup to nuts. : DINNER
23. Lock inventor. : YALE
24. Summoned, in a way. : PAGED
25. Beautician's instrument. : COMB
27. Aquarium favorites. : SEAHORSES
31. See 21 Across. : REPAST
33. Armadillo of So. America. : APAR
34. Greek letter. : TAU
35. Arabian port. : ADEN
36. Harmonium. : ORGAN
38. One-time home of man. : CAVE
39. ___ spot. : TEN
40. Seed coating. : ARIL
41. Mended. : DARNED
43. Epoxy and others. : ADHESIVES
46. Begins to flower. : BUDS
47. Albee role. : ALICE
48. Abound. : TEEM
50. Refutation. : DENIAL
52. Certain accessories. : HANDBAGS
56. Of Hindu stock: Prefix. : INDO
57. Sports item. : EVENT
59. Girl's name. : LILI
60. Menu setup. : DIET
61. Relative. : NIECE
62. British statesman. : EDEN
63. One kind of job. : ODD
64. Passover festival. : SEDER
65. Moist and chilly. : DANK
1. Together. : BOTH
2. Cornell. : EZRA
3. Govt. worker. : TMAN
4. Factotum. : HANDYMAN
5. Within the law. : LEGAL
6. Papal vestments. : ORALES
7. Poker term. : CALL
8. "Peer Gynt" character. : ASE
9. Help. : LENDAHAND
10. Seating structure. : GRANDSTAND
11. Kind of china. : BONE
12. Prophet. : SEER
15. Cartoon character. : ABNER
20. Girl's nickname. : BABS
22. Opera role. : IGOR
24. VIP in the home. : PAPA
25. Surrendered. : CEDED
26. Generous. : OPENHANDED
28. Marine emblem. : EAGLE
29. Bungalow feature. : EAVES
30. Pleaded. : SUED
31. Pro ___. : RATA
32. Eyeglass. : TORICLENS
37. Split. : RIVE
38. Disintegrated. : CRUMBLED
40. Global area. : ASIA
42. Retired. : ABED
44. Nobelist in literature. : ELIOT
45. Posture. : STANCE
49. Record. : ENTER
50. Legendary queen. : DIDO
51. Name from "Idylls of the King." : ENID
52. Pay attention. : HEED
53. Opera role. : AIDA
54. Dell. : GLEN
55. Settle. : SINK
58. Compete (with). : VIE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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