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New York Times, Wednesday, September 29, 1965

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,901
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1. Obstruction. : BAR
4. Painter Chagall. : MARC
8. Suffix with gang or mob. : STER
12. Relative of a tête-à-tête. : SOFA
13. Bedouin's head cord. : AGAL
14. Biblical mountain. : HOREB
16. Issue that is hard to handle. : HOTPOTATO
18. Source of King Solomon's gold. : OPHIR
19. Slangy "all right." : OKE
20. Homes of a sort. : NESTS
21. Floor: Fr. : ETAGE
22. Form of government: Suffix. : OCRACY
24. Straw hats. : LEGHORNS
26. Make happy. : ELATE
27. Five of trumps, in card games. : PEDRO
28. Type of time: Abbr. : DST
29. Figuratively, like dishwater. : DULL
30. Shipping centers. : HARBORS
32. Faultfinder. : BLAMER
34. Men of property. : OWNERS
37. Aquatic animal of the Pacific. : SEALION
39. Serves the purpose. : DOES
41. Medal for an RAF man. : DFC
44. The ocean (with "the"). : DRINK
45. Fodder plant. : VETCH
46. Oranges. : FLORIDAS
48. Steal, in a way. : PIRATE
49. Musical. : LYRIC
50. A long way. : MILES
52. Join. : TIE
53. Scent. : AROMA
54. Part of H.E.W. : EDUCATION
56. Organic pigment used in dyes. : TONER
57. Part of a garment. : NECK
58. Time unlimited. : EONS
59. Miami's county. : DADE
60. Thrice: Prefix. : TRIS
61. Important workers. : RNS
1. Organization for readers. : BOOKCLUB
2. In spite of everything. : AFTERALL
3. Knock. : RAP
4. Chummy. : MATEY
5. Eastern titles. : AGAS
6. Snake. : RATTLER
7. Something considered finished. : CLOSEDBOOK
8. Bootery implement. : SHOEHORN
9. From ___ toe. : TOPTO
10. Chancellor of Germany. : ERHARD
11. Holds sway. : REIGNS
12. Drove away. : SHOOED
15. French naval station. : BREST
17. Formerly. : ONCE
23. North African mountain range. : ATLAS
25. Adult. : GROWN
27. Governing body. : PARLIAMENT
30. Was informed of. : HEARD
31. Jewish home service. : SEDER
33. Part of Social Security: Colloq. : MEDICARE
35. Planting cycle. : ROTATION
36. Parts. : SECTIONS
38. One in the know. : INSIDER
40. Lustrous surfaces. : SHEENS
41. Piano key. : DFLAT
42. Sportsman's purchase. : FLYROD
43. Cigar. : CORONA
45. Passport addendum. : VISA
47. Covered with hoarfrost. : RIMED
48. Measures. : PECKS
51. White House name. : LUCI
55. Region: Abbr. : TER

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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