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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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Across
1
Thick plate. : SLAB
5
Pseudonym. : ALIAS
10
NCOs. : SGTS
14
Land of Solomon's day. : SABA
15
Moon valley. : RILLE
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One of the Carolines. : TRUK
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Chink. : SLIT
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Vegetable. : ONION
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Physicist Isidor. : RABI
20
Prize-winning biography. : ATHOUSANDDAYS
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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
Down
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Draft initials. : SSS
2
Oh ___! : LALA
3
Not ___ (in no way). : ABIT
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Sentimentality. : BATHOS
5
Spurring enthusiasm. : AROUSING
6
Shade trees. : LINS
7
Hip bones. : ILIA
8
Together. : ALONG
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Forward. : SENDON
10
Marooned. : STRANDED
11
Poem written in 1751. : GRAYSELEGY
12
Clumsy boats. : TUBS
13
Compete in Olympic sport. : SKI
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Christiania. : OSLO
22
Fate. : DOOM
25
Guy. : CHAP
26
Horse opera. : OATER
27
Beluga, source of caviar. : WHITEWHALE
28
___-mutuel, betting machine. : PARI
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City south of Florence. : SIENA
31
Port opposite Pas de Calais. : DOVER
34
Got: Fr. : RECU
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International problem. : NATO
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Warm: Sp. : CALIENTE
40
Tapping sounds. : RATATATS
43
Manner of speaking. : LISP
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___ contendere. : NOLO
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Color. : CERISE
50
Bauble. : GEWGAW
52
Like some soil. : ROOTY
54
Rip. : TEAR
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To join: Fr. : UNIR
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Wine and ___. : DINE
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Neighbor of Corsica. : ELBA
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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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