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New York Times, Wednesday, September 22, 1965

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q V W Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
David Steinberg notes:

Original 35-Down clue had "letter"; someone wrote in the "s" by hand. Changed clue to have "letters."

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P
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A
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C
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N
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D
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E
L
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S
H
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L
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L
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N
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K
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F
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P
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H
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M
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A
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B
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O
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M
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L
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U
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P
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C
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C
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L
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A
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H
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R
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S
M
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G
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N
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U
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R
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A
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S
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G
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M
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T
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T
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T
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P
R
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S
© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,896
Across
1
Rate of speed. : PACE
5
Trouper. : ACTOR
10
Parry. : FEND
14
Coed college in North Carolina. : ELON
15
Popular resort area. : SHORE
16
Year in Nero's reign. : LXII
17
Skindiver's gear. : LUNG
18
Lake in E. Africa. : TANGANYIKA
20
Fruit. : FIG
21
Silk: Prefix. : SERI
22
Toulouse-Lautrec work. : POSTER
23
Bird of the African desert. : OSTRICH
26
Covered with lichen. : MOSSY
27
Main cabins on liners. : SALOONS
29
Girasol. : OPAL
31
Form of animal life. : AMEBA
32
Moorish garment. : BURNOOSE
36
Prefix with deal or deed. : MIS
37
Then: Fr. : ALORS
39
Out, in 40 Across. : UIT
40
Transvaal city. : PRETORIA
43
___ part. : ACTSA
45
Ship of myth. : ARGO
46
Hunting expeditions. : SAFARIS
48
Trolley sound. : CLANG
51
Capital of Kenya. : NAIROBI
53
Shed. : HANGAR
55
Urban problem. : SMOG
56
Wildebeest. : GNU
59
Area below decks. : ENGINEROOM
61
Headband, Arab style. : AGAL
62
Transaction. : SALE
63
Columbus' birthplace. : GENOA
64
Dole (out). : METE
65
Style of pinafore. : TIER
66
Some years. : TEENS
67
Some athletes. : PROS
Down
1
Lucre. : PELF
2
His: Fr. : ALUI
3
Africans. : CONGOLESE
4
School course: Abbr. : ENG
5
In the wake of. : ASTERN
6
Vulcan's wife. : CHARIS
7
Invigorating. : TONIC
8
Group: Abbr. : ORG
9
Garner. : REAP
10
Go it alone, in a way. : FLYSOLO
11
Leaves. : EXITS
12
Army's guided missiles. : NIKES
13
Biographer's source. : DIARY
19
"___ is an island ... " : NOMAN
21
Ancient promenade. : STOA
24
Weep bitterly. : SOB
25
Unit of flying credit. : HOUR
27
Coarse hominy. : SAMP
28
Moslem prince. : AMIR
30
Shoes, socks, etc.: Abbr. : PRS
32
Anaconda. : BOA
33
Fijian canoe. : OUTRIGGER
34
Señor's affirmative. : SISI
35
Greek letters. : ETAS
37
Neighbor of Uru. : ARG
38
Simba. : LION
41
Moorish city. : TANGIER
42
Musical instrument. : ORGAN
43
In ___ (bewildered). : AFOG
44
Relative of a rickshaw. : CAB
46
Sandstorm of the Sahara. : SIMOON
47
Spicy odors. : AROMAS
48
Box. : CHEST
49
Island west of Maui. : LANAI
50
Point of view. : ANGLE
52
In unison. : ASONE
54
Military abbreviation. : REGT
57
Western union. : NATO
58
Mexican rubber trees. : ULES
60
Arikara Indian. : REE
61
Electrical term: Abbr. : AMP

Answer summary: 2 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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