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New York Times, Friday, May 27, 1966

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { B Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 312 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
David Steinberg notes:

In 63-Across, Entebbe is clued as the capital of UGANDA, but by the time Uganda became an independent nation in 1962 (4 years before this puzzle was published), the capital had already moved to Kampala.

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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,131
Across
1. Interjection of disbelief. : HUH
4. Man of iron. : STOIC
9. Chief Justice, 1921–30. : TAFT
13. ___ old cat. : ONE
14. Consider. : LOOKAT
16. Jar. : OLLA
17. Form of address. : SIR
18. Medieval helmets. : ARMETS
19. Southern porgy. : SCUP
20. Prairie's cousin. : STEPPE
22. Washington Indian. : SPOKANE
24. Floored, for short. : KOD
25. Top. : CAP
27. High ___. : JINKS
28. ___ cog. : SLIPA
30. Final home of King Arthur. : AVALON
32. Mackerels. : PETOS
33. Japanese general. : TOJO
34. Garment. : TOGA
38. Unplanned. : CATCHASCATCHCAN
41. Novelist Seton. : ANYA
42. Form of address. : MAAM
43. ___ stand. : LETIT
44. Thirty: It. : TRENTA
46. Images. : ICONS
47. Rampage. : SPREE
50. Theological degree. : DSS
51. Pile. : NAP
52. Roughened, as skin. : CHAPPED
54. Temporary theaters: Brit. : FITUPS
57. Liturgy. : RITE
58. Eau-de-vie. : COGNAC
61. Tack. : SEW
62. Landed. : ALIT
63. Its capital is Entebbe. : UGANDA
64. Age. : ERA
65. Game. : POOL
66. Mill product. : STEEL
67. Total. : SUM
Down
1. Cayuse. : HOSS
2. Individual. : UNIT
3. Command to a feline. : HEREKITTY
4. Haphazardly. : SLAPDASH
5. Raced. : TORE
6. Dutch uncle. : OOM
7. Presidential nickname. : IKE
8. Nightwear of a sort. : CATSPAJAMAS
9. Infinitive for an exercise. : TOSKINTHECAT
10. Well-known highway. : ALCAN
11. Not make the grade. : FLUNK
12. Records. : TAPES
15. Abbreviation in cookery. : TSP
21. Mexican volcano. : POPOCATEPETL
23. Eye: Sp. : OJO
25. Certain wares of Wall Street. : CATSANDDOGS
26. Lawyers: Fr. : AVOCATS
28. Society founded in 1866. : SPCA
29. Spare. : LEAN
31. Share. : LOT
35. Marine animals. : OCTOPUSES
36. Increase. : GAIN
37. Social insects. : ANTS
39. Soul: Fr. : AME
40. Coolly dispassionate. : CLINICAL
45. Status: Slang. : REP
47. Bit. : SCRAP
48. One of the Vances. : PHILO
49. Proportion. : RATIO
53. Old French coin. : ECU
54. Dim. : FADE
55. Where Belaunde Terry is president. : PERU
56. Didn't sink. : SWAM
59. Channel. : GAT
60. Compass point. : NNE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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