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New York Times, Saturday, September 17, 1966

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { F K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,244
Across
1. Certain recordings. : TAPES
6. Playful scurry. : SCAMPER
13. Contradiction. : DENIAL
14. Pile-face fabric. : CHENILLE
15. Cantankerous. : ORNERY
16. Popular game. : HANDBALL
17. Twelve dozen. : GROSS
18. Leave waiting at the church. : JILT
19. Gunpowder, for one. : TEA
20. Kind of sauce. : SOY
21. 19th-century French composer. : LALO
22. Obdurate. : STONY
24. Altar constellation. : ARA
25. Fellow prisoner. : JAILMATE
27. Card game. : GINRUMMY
29. "Vissi d'arte" lady. : TOSCA
32. Man on the run. : ESCAPEE
33. Where Granite Peak is. : MONTANA
35. Companion of a mortise. : TENON
36. Designating certain animals. : DOMESTIC
37. U.S. carrier, Gemini 3 pickup, March, 1965. : INTREPID
39. Soul: Fr. : AME
40. Dilutes. : THINS
43. With: Fr. : AVEC
44. Become tangled. : MAT
45. Pronoun. : HER
46. Geraint's beloved. : ENID
47. Vaquero's rope. : REATA
49. Like a hermit. : EREMITIC
52. Architectural feature. : TURRET
53. Tedious sameness. : MONOTONE
54. Store sign. : ONSALE
55. Pasqueflower. : ANEMONE
56. Undersized: Colloq. : TEENY
Down
1. Exponent of the use of violence. : TERRORIST
2. Vexation. : ANNOYANCE
3. Menu specialties. : PIES
4. What pitchers have. : EARS
5. Furtive. : SLY
6. Israel's notable passenger ship. : SHALOM
7. Copper. : CENT
8. Ampersand. : AND
9. Kid's marble. : MIB
10. "Crito" author. : PLATO
11. Scott heroine. : ELLEN
12. Type of race. : RELAY
13. Long time: Colloq. : DOGSAGE
14. Unfriendly. : CHILLY
18. James, in Spain. : JAIME
21. Deplore. : LAMENT
22. Removed seeds from. : STONED
23. Trial runs. : TESTS
25. Tunics worn by knights. : JUPONS
26. Minute. : ATOMIC
28. Arrested: Slang. : RANIN
30. Boat with twin hulls. : CATAMARAN
31. With life. : ANIMATELY
33. Was apathetic. : MOPED
34. Cellulose fabric. : ACETATE
36. Invention. : DEVICE
38. Of the frogs. : RANINE
40. Topic: Lat. : THEMA
41. Wading bird. : HERON
42. Goddess of peace. : IRENE
46. Shelley's school. : ETON
47. Old Norse poem. : RUNE
48. Gaelic. : ERSE
50. Family member. : MOM
51. Auntie Mame's houseboy. : ITO
52. One-year-old. : TOT

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

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