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New York Times, Thursday, September 23, 1965

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J Q W }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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M
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,897
Across
1
Farm sounds. : MOOS
5
Best. : TOPS
9
Arena sounds. : BOOS
13
Member of the family. : AUNT
14
Angler's purchase. : LURES
15
Whilom. : ERST
16
Hornbeam. : TREE
17
Shorten. : ABBREVIATE
19
Oriental war cries. : BANZAIS
21
___ sanctum. : INNER
22
Time of greatest vigor. : HEYDAY
24
Sled. : TOBOGGAN
26
Up. : ALOFT
27
Corrupt. : VENAL
28
Certain trains. : ELS
29
Game fish. : TUNA
30
Be ___ of. : RID
31
Moreover. : YES
33
One of the Howards. : LESLIE
35
Fights. : SETTOS
38
Kind of rose. : TEA
39
Washington agency. : AID
40
Retired. : ABED
42
French pronoun. : CES
45
Fishhook leader. : SNELL
47
Law's partner. : ORDER
48
Habituate. : ACCUSTOM
50
Foreshadowing. : AUGURY
51
French river. : MARNE
52
Liquid used in dyes. : COALTAR
54
Superiority in rank. : PRECEDENCE
56
Clownish. : ZANY
59
Useful bit of Latin. : ETAL
60
Catalogue. : INDEX
61
Taormina's backdrop. : ETNA
62
Ancient Greek district. : DEME
63
Opposite of 47 Across. : MESS
64
Hide's partner. : SEEK
Down
1
Floor covering. : MAT
2
Possessive pronoun. : OUR
3
Singly. : ONEBYONE
4
Constant. : STEADFAST
5
Musical instrument. : TUBA
6
Circled. : ORBITED
7
Individual. : PERSON
8
Wind direction. : SSE
9
Existence. : BEING
10
Fruit. : ORANGE
11
Bony. : OSTEAL
12
Parts of boats. : STERNS
14
Shiftless. : LAZY
18
Color. : VIOLET
20
Baseball league: Abbr. : NAT
22
Sailor. : HAT
23
Hebrew month. : ELUL
25
Howled. : BAYED
27
Contend. : VIE
30
Laughing. : RIANT
32
Dreams, in a way. : STARGAZES
34
Tenant. : LESSEE
35
Part of RSVP. : SIL
36
Unyielding. : OBDURATE
37
Oracle. : SEER
39
Nuts. : ALMONDS
41
Insipid. : DRY
42
Tented. : CAMPED
43
Card game. : ECARTE
44
Startling sound. : SCREAM
46
Of an early epoch. : EOCENE
47
Passé. : OUT
49
See 13 Across. : UNCLE
50
Man's name. : ALEX
53
Tennis shots. : ACES
55
Vague. : DIM
57
Wind direction. : NNE
58
Asian beast. : YAK

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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