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New York Times, Saturday, July 10, 1965

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 7, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,823
Across
1. Food, not for thought. : MESS
5. Esprit de corps. : MORALE
11. Proverbial tongue-usurper. : CAT
14. Band of Kaffir warriors. : IMPI
15. Girl in Chaucer tale. : ALISON
16. Monkey. : APE
17. Clever person: Colloq. : SMARTCOOKIE
19. Samovar. : URN
20. Children's game. : TAG
21. Heart recordings: Abbr. : EKGS
22. Absorb. : BLOT
23. Flatter: Colloq. : HONEY
25. Rye, et al. : GRAINS
27. Spaniard. : SENOR
28. Oriental rice concoction. : PILAF
29. What will happen. : FUTURE
30. Pantry items. : CANS
31. Move slowly. : LAG
34. Statutes. : ACTS
35. False. : LYING
37. Corn country. : IOWA
38. Greek letter. : CHI
39. Phrase of understanding. : ISEE
40. "The War to ___." : ENDWAR
42. Potato holders. : SACKS
44. Popular poet. : RILEY
45. Parti-colored. : MOTLEY
47. Capp character. : ABNER
48. Land measure. : ACRE
49. Legal term. : INRE
50. Superlative suffix. : EST
53. "The Princess and the ___." : PEA
54. Very skillful: Colloq. : CRACKERJACK
58. Drink (with "up"). : LAP
59. Kind of dome. : CUPOLA
60. Cartoonists' suffix. : EROO
61. Letters. : ENS
62. Skilled (in). : VERSED
63. Recipe measurements: Abbr. : TSPS
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1. Almost a drizzle. : MIST
2. Austen novel. : EMMA
3. Shoulder appendages for dressy gowns. : SPAGHETTISTRAPS
4. Title. : SIR
5. Phenomenon preceding a change in the weather. : MACKERELSKY
6. Science: Colloq. : OLOGY
7. Waterways: Sp. : RIOS
8. Request. : ASK
9. Avocat's concern. : LOI
10. Chemical suffix. : ENE
11. Souvenirs of a certain sport. : CAULIFLOWEREARS
12. Pinafore. : APRON
13. Certain abodes. : TENTS
18. John Charles Thomas, for one. : TENOR
22. Refrain of the Whiffenpoof song. : BAA
24. Burden. : ONUS
25. Very fussy adornment. : GINGERBREAD
26. Literary initials. : RLS
27. These, those, any, etc. : SUCH
28. Criticize adversely: Colloq. : PAN
29. Exact copy: Abbr. : FAC
30. Co. in France. : CIE
32. Gone. : AWAY
33. Fish. : GAR
36. Uh-huh. : YES
37. Lacking worth. : IDLE
39. "Rocks." : ICE
41. Forty-___. : NINER
43. Companion of cakes. : ALE
45. Sugar source. : MAPLE
46. Great amount. : OCEAN
47. Joint. : ANKLE
49. Twenty: Prefix. : ICOS
51. Old English bard. : SCOP
52. Ring decisions. : TKOS
54. Year in Caracalla's time. : CCV
55. Garden plant. : RUE
56. Calendar abbreviation. : APR
57. Velvet-black. : JET

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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