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New York Times, Tuesday, June 8, 1965

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J K Q U V X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid is asymmetric.
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,791
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1. Arabic letter. : ALIF
5. Personnel. : STAFF
10. Cooling device. : FAN
13. "The ___ Love." : MANI
14. Mexican food. : CHILI
15. Clock. : TIME
16. Whirring sound. : BIRR
17. Eagerness. : ARDOR
18. Greek goddess. : IRIS
19. Architectural features. : STEEPLES
21. Heavy ones get too heavy. : EATERS
23. One of baby's first words. : DADA
24. Confuses. : ADDLES
25. Southwest wind. : AFER
27. Stages. : DEGREES
29. Steals: Slang. : SWIPES
31. Thrice: Prefix. : TRIS
32. Locomotive part. : CAB
35. Skin excrescence. : WART
36. Engineering feat. : CANAL
38. Biblical land. : SABA
39. Common verb. : ARE
40. Adventure tale. : SAGA
41. Fold on headgear. : LAPPET
43. Kind of signal. : DISTRESS
46. Heaven: Fr. : CIEL
47. Certain circus performers. : SEALS
48. Red deer. : HART
50. Recently. : OFLATE
52. Brilliant meteor. : FIREBALL
56. Spume. : FOAM
57. Scottish chief. : THANE
59. Seed covering. : ARIL
60. Large number. : MANY
61. One of the missiles. : TITAN
62. Famous soprano. : LIND
63. Old times, old style. : ELD
64. Fashionable. : SMART
65. Hangs back. : LAGS
1. Certain statesmen: Abbr. : AMBS
2. Milk: Fr. : LAIT
3. Businessman's Latin. : INRE
4. Sign on a certain engine. : FIREDEPT
5. Term in cookery. : SCALD
6. Filament. : THREAD
7. Helps. : AIDS
8. Girl's nickname. : FLO
9. School event. : FIREDRILL
10. Safety device. : FIREESCAPE
11. Eastern rulers. : AMIRS
12. TV character. : NESS
15. Negus, for one. : TITLE
20. Reduce. : PARE
22. Drinks, with lemon, lime, etc. : ADES
24. Site of the Taj Mahal. : AGRA
25. Medal. : AWARD
26. Well-known summer resort. : FIREISLAND
28. Spirit lamps. : ETNAS
29. Angola's neighbor: Abbr. : SWA
30. Namesakes of an O'Hara. : SCARLETTS
33. Seth's brother. : ABEL
34. Part of the "woodpile." : BAT
37. Matures. : AGES
38. Schoolboy's missile. : SPITBALL
40. Law: Abbr. : STAT
42. Haifa's neighbor. : ACRE
44. Less pleasing. : SEAMY
45. Where Babel was. : SHINAR
49. Negative verbal contraction. : ARENT
50. "Some little talk awhile ___ and thee . . . " : OFME
51. Young animal. : FOAL
52. ___ Morgana. : FATA
53. Melody. : ARIA
54. Fish. : LING
55. Degrees. : LLDS
58. Pronoun. : HIM

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

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