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New York Times, Monday, May 9, 1966

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F K Q W }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,113
Across
1
Surprise. : JOLT
5
Highland hillside. : BRAE
9
Performer of a sort. : BASSO
14
Sandarac tree. : ARAR
15
Drizzle. : RAIN
16
Dryad's cousin. : OREAD
17
Big bottles. : DEMIJOHNS
19
European blackbird. : MERLE
20
Dice throw. : ELEVEN
21
Certain craft. : TUGBOATS
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Cousin of 9 Across. : ALTO
25
Of a period. : ERAL
26
Fishing lines with many hooks. : SPILLERS
30
Habit. : USAGE
33
Courageous. : NERVY
34
Thin and bony. : GAUNT
36
Word in a Latin lesson. : AMO
38
Indian. : OTOE
39
Speak boastfully. : VAUNT
40
Well-known nine. : CUBS
41
Cellar structure. : BIN
42
Cape. : MANTA
43
Is half asleep. : DOZES
44
Rank beginners. : TYROS
46
Anything short-lived. : EPHEMERA
48
Vertex. : APEX
50
Press down. : TAMP
51
Gads about: Colloq. : TRAIPSES
55
Famous first name in music. : SERGEI
59
Cleanse. : RINSE
60
Grace and others. : BLESSINGS
62
Music group. : OCTET
63
Supreme Court name. : EARL
64
Judicious. : SAGE
65
Disagreeable ones. : TOADS
66
Botanical inflorescence. : CYME
67
Old language. : ERSE
Down
1
Color. : JADE
2
City near Kursk. : OREL
3
Unconvincing. : LAME
4
Adjective for a shell. : TRIVALVE
5
English novelist. : BRONTE
6
Word of cheer. : RAH
7
Grammarian's problem. : AINT
8
Result. : ENSUE
9
High-sounding words. : BOMBAST
10
Small area. : AREOLA
11
Doctor's concern. : SERA
12
Preserve (with "away"). : SALT
13
Works of art. : ODES
18
Popular confection. : JELLY
22
Salt-water fish. : GRUNT
24
Church feature. : ORGAN
26
Haughty one. : SNOB
27
Kind of jury. : PETIT
28
Form of ridicule. : IRONY
29
Cooked in oil. : SAUTE
31
Filmy stuff. : GAUZE
32
Pertaining to a fasting period. : EMBER
35
Not disposed. : UNAPT
37
Mountain in Thessaly. : OSSA
39
Containers. : VASES
40
Make up. : COMPRISE
42
Little ones. : MOPPETS
43
Greek districts. : DEMES
45
Made a poker maneuver. : RAISED
47
"Rhubarb." : HASSLE
49
Mediterranean vessel. : XEBEC
51
Harness race. : TROT
52
Puerto ___. : RICO
53
Architectural term. : ANTA
54
Do away with. : SLAY
56
Snarl. : GNAR
57
Humpty Dumpty and others. : EGGS
58
Understanding comment. : ISEE
61
Rich fur: Abbr. : ERM

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 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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