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New York Times, Thursday, August 12, 1965

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,856
Across
1
Part of a thermometer. : BULB
5
Small splotch. : BLOB
9
Wrong. : AWRY
13
Seed covering. : ARIL
14
Priest of 1200 B.C. : AARON
16
Word of dismissal. : SHOO
17
Forbidden. : TABU
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Agreeable to the touch. : SOFTASSILK
20
Narrow inlet. : CREEK
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___ voce. : SOTTO
23
Peg. : TEE
24
Of medicinal plants. : HERBAL
26
Actress May. : ELAINE
28
Come ___. : ONIN
30
Geometric figure. : ELLIPSE
33
Little one : BABY
36
High time. : NOON
38
Overflow. : SPILL
39
Rootstock. : OCA
40
Places accurately. : TRUES
42
Business group. : NAM
43
Whether ___. : ORNOT
46
Part of a lamp. : WICK
47
___ the question. : BEGS
48
What "my luv" is like. : REDROSE
50
Weight. : KILO
52
Finally. : ATLAST
54
Fruit of the passionflower. : MAYPOP
58
Beard of grain. : AWN
60
Enroll. : ENTER
62
Chubby, plus. : OBESE
63
Modern furniture. : DINETTESET
66
Malines. : LACE
67
Science: Abbr. : ANAT
68
Composer of "Blues in the Night." : ARLEN
69
Adjective suffix. : ULAR
70
Net. : MESH
71
Mariner. : SALT
72
Out of this world. : EERY
Down
1
Quantity, as of bread. : BATCH
2
Arrow poison. : URARE
3
Book: Lat. : LIBER
4
Subject of famous painting. : BLUEBOY
5
___ relief. : BAS
6
Vientiane is its capital. : LAOS
7
Friend ___? : ORFOE
8
Traffic problem. : BOTTLENECK
9
Quadruped. : ASS
10
Wood. : WHITEPINE
11
Thespian's part. : ROLE
12
Part of a dress. : YOKE
15
Of birth. : NATAL
19
Agronomist's concern. : SOILS
21
State: Abbr. : KAN
25
Fluff. : LINT
27
Partner of tuck. : NIP
29
Storms, nautical style. : NORWESTERS
31
Dross. : SLAG
32
Trees. : ELMS
33
Impolite one. : BOOR
34
Part of a farm. : ACRE
35
Popular headgear. : BANDANNAS
37
Gallic agreement. : OUI
41
Kind of milk. : SKIM
44
Table scrap. : ORT
45
Realty sign. : TOLET
47
Nursery rhyme character. : BOYBLUE
49
___ Barbara. : SANTA
51
Native of 6 Down. : LAO
53
Inventor Nikola. : TESLA
55
American painter. : PEALE
56
Levant. : OSCAR
57
Inquisitive. : PEERY
58
___ Bede. : ADAM
59
Bordeaux. : WINE
61
Angler's need. : REEL
64
Suffix on some verbs. : ETH
65
Explosive. : TNT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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