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New York Times, Wednesday, May 25, 1966

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,129
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1. Thick plate. : SLAB
5. Pseudonym. : ALIAS
10. NCOs. : SGTS
14. Land of Solomon's day. : SABA
15. Moon valley. : RILLE
16. One of the Carolines. : TRUK
17. Chink. : SLIT
18. Vegetable. : ONION
19. Physicist Isidor. : RABI
20. Prize-winning biography. : ATHOUSANDDAYS
23. Donovan's group. : OSS
24. Thugs: Slang. : GOONS
25. English primroses. : COWSLIPS
30. Knotty. : NODED
32. Exclamation. : HAH
33. Walking ___. : ONAIR
35. Wall Street item, often cut. : MELON
37. Adjective suffix. : ATIC
39. Garson. : GREER
41. Hindu good spirit. : DEVA
42. Part of a poppy. : PETAL
44. Quechuan. : INCAN
46. Cause to be. : GET
47. Religious treasure. : RELIC
49. Kind of aircraft. : AUTOGYRO
51. Better informed. : WISER
53. Potable. : ALE
54. "Portrait of the World Before the War." : THEPROUDTOWER
59. Vegetable. : BEAN
60. Ancient country in Asia Minor. : IONIA
61. Fluent. : GLIB
63. Seasoning. : SALT
64. Fixed task. : STINT
65. Middle East name. : ABOU
66. Indian. : CREE
67. Old English circuit courts. : EYRES
68. Electric unit. : WATT
1. Draft initials. : SSS
2. Oh ___! : LALA
3. Not ___ (in no way). : ABIT
4. Sentimentality. : BATHOS
5. Spurring enthusiasm. : AROUSING
6. Shade trees. : LINS
7. Hip bones. : ILIA
8. Together. : ALONG
9. Forward. : SENDON
10. Marooned. : STRANDED
11. Poem written in 1751. : GRAYSELEGY
12. Clumsy boats. : TUBS
13. Compete in Olympic sport. : SKI
21. Christiania. : OSLO
22. Fate. : DOOM
25. Guy. : CHAP
26. Horse opera. : OATER
27. Beluga, source of caviar. : WHITEWHALE
28. ___-mutuel, betting machine. : PARI
29. City south of Florence. : SIENA
31. Port opposite Pas de Calais. : DOVER
34. Got: Fr. : RECU
36. International problem. : NATO
38. Warm: Sp. : CALIENTE
40. Tapping sounds. : RATATATS
43. Manner of speaking. : LISP
45. ___ contendere. : NOLO
48. Color. : CERISE
50. Bauble. : GEWGAW
52. Like some soil. : ROOTY
54. Rip. : TEAR
55. To join: Fr. : UNIR
56. Wine and ___. : DINE
57. Neighbor of Corsica. : ELBA
58. Kind of squad. : RIOT
59. College degree. : BSC
62. Yet. : BUT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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