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New York Times, Thursday, May 5, 1966

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { Q V X }, Scrabble score: 317 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,109
Across
1. Monarch. : SHAH
5. Church feature. : ICON
9. Does a household job. : DUSTS
14. So. American rodent. : PACA
15. Blackthorn. : SLOE
16. ___ water. : INHOT
17. Native of Medina. : ARAB
18. Level, in a way. : RAZE
19. Office worker. : STENO
20. Government program. : MEDICARE
22. Yellow or blue item. : STREAK
23. Current Broadway comedy. : THEODDCOUPLE
25. Joint. : MUTUAL
28. Merchandise. : WARES
29. Deck out. : ARRAY
30. Some modern paintings. : OPART
32. Element in Chinese names. : KAI
35. About 75 cents in Teheran. : RIAL
36. Blazing. : AFIRE
37. Pub order. : PINT
38. Danger signal, current style. : LSD
39. Ike's one-time post. : SHAEF
40. One form of government. : JUNTA
41. Eastern ruler. : EMEER
43. Bivalve. : MUSSEL
44. 1,500-mile mountain range. : APPALACHIANS
48. Had a part. : SHARED
49. Passage. : ALLEYWAY
53. Subject. : TOPIC
54. The guardhouse. : BRIG
55. Type of sugar. : CANE
56. Concerning. : ANENT
57. Jewish month. : ADAR
58. Ski center in Utah. : ALTA
59. Stables for cows. : BYRES
60. RLS villain. : HYDE
61. Kind of gas. : TEAR
Down
1. Part of the Occident: Abbr. : SPAM
2. Run swiftly. : HARE
3. School: Abbr. : ACAD
4. Customary. : HABITUAL
5. Eshkol's country. : ISRAEL
6. Cigar. : CLARO
7. Seeped out. : OOZED
8. Society page word. : NEE
9. Twist out of shape. : DISTORT
10. Erroneous. : UNTRUE
11. Diplomas. : SHEEPSKINS
12. Chromatic. : TONAL
13. Stir up a fire. : STOKE
21. E. Indian herb, source of red dye. : CHAY
22. Take alarm. : SCARE
24. One of a well-known Seven. : DWARF
25. Crumbly earth. : MARL
26. Popular author. : URIS
27. Kind of publication. : TRADEPAPER
30. Joan ___. : OFARC
31. Symbol of ease. : PIE
33. Stake. : ANTE
34. Printing abbreviation. : ITAL
36. In the black. : AHEAD
37. Animal of song and film. : PUSSYCAT
39. Singles out. : SELECTS
40. Vacation time. : JUNE
42. Type of painting. : MARINE
43. In spite of: Fr. : MALGRE
44. Make ___ at. : ASTAB
45. Four-flusher's pal. : PHONY
46. Robust. : HARDY
47. War epic. : ILIAD
50. Cloth ribbing. : WALE
51. Theater group. : ANTA
52. Part of a lifetime. : YEAR
54. Pooh's cousin. : BAH

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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