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New York Times, Thursday, July 6, 1967

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1967, The New York TimesNo. 6,536
Across
1. Down with: Fr. : ABAS
5. Woody plant. : SHRUB
10. Sponge. : SWAB
14. Opera role. : MIMI
15. Washington group. : HOUSE
16. Office boy's cousin. : PAGE
17. Locomotives. : IRONHORSES
19. To ___. : ATEE
20. Fabrics, clothing, notions, etc. : DRYGOODS
21. ___ on one's laurels. : TOREST
23. Guitar's relative. : LUTE
24. Temperate. : SOBER
25. O'Neill. : EUGENE
28. Improved or corrected. : REFORMED
31. Calendar abbreviation. : APR
32. Beauty parlor item. : DRIER
34. Nautical term. : LIETO
35. Castile. : SOAP
37. Alone, on stage. : SOLUS
39. French statesman of W. W. II. : BLUM
40. Ambassador's colleague. : ENVOY
42. Less exciting. : TAMER
44. Poetic form. : ODE
45. Continuing. : DAYTODAY
47. Slowed up (with "in"). : REINED
49. See 31 Across. : THURS
50. Two matched horses. : SPAN
51. Mercury capsule of 1962. : AURORA
53. Voters. : ELECTORS
57. River into the Caspian. : URAL
58. Transportation, old style. : WAGONTRAIN
60. Girl's nickname. : EDIE
61. Not likely. : UNAPT
62. Nobel Institute site. : OSLO
63. Scores. : RUNS
64. Suffixes meaning feet. : PEDES
65. Cookbook entry. : STEW
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1. In company with. : AMID
2. Whirring sound. : BIRR
3. Fukien city. : AMOY
4. Hit of a kind. : SINGLE
5. Marbles. : SHOOTERS
6. Crowd. : HORDE
7. Slav. : RUSS
8. Function. : USE
9. Make the ___. : BESTOF
10. Pork cut. : SPARERIB
11. Large juicy fruit : WATERMELON
12. Stone, Bronze, etc. : AGES
13. Vegetable. : BEET
18. Sporting dog. : HOUND
22. Agora coin. : OBOL
24. Laboratory product. : SERUM
25. Mitigated. : EASED
26. "Once ___ midnight dreary . . . " : UPONA
27. Profitable situation: Slang. : GRAVYTRAIN
28. Team race. : RELAY
29. Piece of music. : ETUDE
30. Having a cupola. : DOMED
33. Jots. : IOTAS
36. Part of the street scene. : POTHOLES
38. Ophidia. : SERPENTS
41. Possessive pronoun. : YOUR
43. Respond. : REACT
46. Draft legally. : DRAWUP
48. Opening bars, jazz style. : INTROS
50. Tilt. : SLOPE
51. Violinist Leopold. : AUER
52. Language of Pakistan. : URDU
53. Old oath. : EGAD
54. Malt drying kiln. : OAST
55. Pique: Colloq. : RILE
56. Weather word. : SNOW
59. Adjective suffix. : ANE

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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