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New York Times, Saturday, July 9, 1966

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { C J Q V W Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 57, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,174

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Tease: Slang. : RAG
4. Craft. : SHIPS
9. Slangy exclamation. : HEY
12. Hipbones. : ILIA
14. Exhaust. : EATUP
15. ___-Coburg. : SAXE
16. Whirring sound. : BIRR
17. Famous four. : THEBEATLES
19. Driftage. : FLOTSAM
21. Touches. : ABUTS
22. Las Vegas game. : FARO
23. Wearied. : IRKED
25. Expedite. : HURRYUP
28. Voiced. : UTTERED
32. Eastern name. : ALI
33. Verdi opera. : OTELLO
35. Propinquitous. : NEAR
36. Noted violinist. : STERN
38. Shelter. : LEE
39. Degree of progression. : STAGE
40. English composer. : ARNE
41. Wash with water: Slang. : SLOOSH
43. French article. : LES
44. Would-be frog. : TADPOLE
46. Trial balloons. : FEELERS
48. Distinct parts. : UNITS
50. Cella. : NAOS
51. Arose. : GOTUP
53. Verily. : INTRUTH
56. Employs. : MAKESUSEOF
58. New Mexican art colony. : TAOS
60. Old oath. : EGAD
61. West African lemur. : POTTO
62. Type of party. : STAG
63. Lighthearted. : GAY
64. Like some hose. : SHEER
65. Type of phone: Abbr. : EXT
Down
1. Tease: Slang. : RIB
2. Arabic letter. : ALIF
3. Date. : GIRLFRIEND
4. Commences. : SETSOUT
5. Laugh. : HAHA
6. First paragraph of a contract. : ITEMI
7. Tavern: Slang. : PUB
8. Address. : SPEAKTO
9. Terminate. : HALT
10. Letters. : EXES
11. Concession. : YES
13. Clamorous. : AROAR
15. Collegian. : STUDENT
18. Assist. : ABET
20. Test, in a way. : TRYON
24. ___ thumb. : RULEOF
25. Tackles diligently. : HASAT
26. Extreme. : ULTRA
27. Popgun ammunition. : PELLET
29. Property. : REALESTATE
30. Keen. : EAGER
31. Habit. : DRESS
34. Zodiac sign. : LEO
37. Popularly supposed. : REPUTED
39. Clip. : SHEAR
41. Oversights: Colloq. : SLIPUPS
42. Summoned. : SENTFOR
45. Charge. : ONUS
47. Boorish ones. : LOUTS
49. Spanish numeral. : SIETE
51. Wildly enthused. : GAGA
52. Approval: Colloq. : OKAY
54. Reminder. : NOTE
55. Deception. : HOAX
56. Girl's nickname. : MEG
57. Soothing word to a horse. : SOH
59. Police officer: Abbr. : SGT

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

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