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New York Times, Wednesday, August 11, 1965

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 309 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
David Steinberg notes:

The 55-Across clue is erroneous: Columbus's last journey was in 1502, which would be MDII in Roman numerals as opposed to MLII

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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,855
Across
1
Blister. : BLEB
5
Billiard shot. : CAROM
10
Obscure Hardy character. : JUDE
14
Leak out gradually. : OOZE
15
Iowa communal experiment. : AMANA
16
Short for a much-quoted author. : ANON
17
Indicators. : STRAWSINTHEWIND
20
Item watched in restaurants. : COATRACK
21
Items watched in restaurants. : DIETS
22
___ contendere. : NOLO
23
Acronymic gun. : STEN
25
Darts. : FLITS
27
Decorated in a special way. : SPANGLED
31
Long-legged bird. : CRAKE
32
Ball team. : TWINS
33
___ de France. : ILE
34
Layers. : HENS
35
Cerebrate. : THINK
36
Mood. : VEIN
37
Trajectory. : ARC
38
Caravansaries, in Turkey. : KHANS
39
French painter. : DEGAS
40
One kind of ring. : TEETHING
42
Old Norse poetry. : RUNES
43
A spook, to some. : HANT
44
Granular snow. : NEVE
45
Eskimo boat. : UMIAK
48
In a sleeplike state. : COMATOSE
52
The soap-opera set. : SENTIMENTALISTS
55
Year of last voyage of Columbus. : MLII
56
“Will ___ swim?” : ADUCK
57
Came down. : ALIT
58
Lawyers: Abbr. : ATTS
59
River of forgetfulness. : LETHE
60
Mrs. Helmer. : NORA
Down
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Type of pear. : BOSC
2
Indian water vessel. : LOTO
3
Pound. : EZRA
4
Group so named by Herb Caen. : BEATNIKS
5
Cellist of note. : CASALS
6
A pal in Palermo. : AMICO
7
Order. : RANK
8
Neighbor of Que. : ONT
9
___-jongg. : MAH
10
Tiresome talking: Colloq. : JAWING
11
Unicorn fish. : UNIE
12
Taboo: Colloq. : DONT
13
Purposes. : ENDS
18
Indited. : WROTE
19
Former Downing Street residents. : EDENS
23
Goes around. : SPINS
24
Receptacle. : TANK
25
French monk. : FRERE
26
Cavalry weapon. : LANCE
27
Type of music. : SWING
28
Loyal. : LIEGE
29
Prophet’s name. : ELIAS
30
Hideaways. : DENS
31
Causerie. : CHAT
32
U. N. name. : THANT
35
Dilute. : THIN
36
Type of blind. : VENETIAN
38
Yellowish-brown. : KHAKI
39
Armand ___, hero of “Camille.” : DUVAL
41
Meaning of i.e. : THATIS
42
New version. : REMAKE
44
Narrow pass. : NOTCH
45
Cadets’ campus. : USMA
46
Soften. : MELT
47
Letter: Abbr. : INIT
48
Early English king: Var. : CNUT
49
European capital. : OSLO
50
Commotion. : STIR
51
This: Sp. : ESTA
53
Prefix with treat or practice. : MAL
54
Netherlands commune. : EDE

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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