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New York Times, Sunday, January 12, 1964

Author: John Byrne
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 690 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,278
Across Down
1. Sino-Russian river. : AMUR
5. Farmer's implement. : FLAIL
10. Well-known uncle. : REMUS
15. Declivity. : ESCARP
21. Moroccan port. : CASABLANCA
23. "South Pacific" hero. : EMILE
24. Ultra. : TOOTOO
25. Book title from Fiona MacLeod poem. : THEHEARTISALONELYHUNTER
28. Lugubrious. : SAD
29. Comprehensive. : WIDE
30. Grimace. : SMIRK
31. Prospect: Fr. : VUE
32. Outsize incisor. : TUSK
33. Unadorned. : BARE
34. T. S. Eliot's art. : POESY
35. Seasons. : FALLS
37. Upward access. : STAIR
40. Take pity. : RELENT
42. General of 1775. : GAGE
43. Discomforts. : ACHES
48. Oncles' wives. : TANTES
50. Adolescent. : LAD
51. Fen. : SWALE
53. Voluble. : FLUENT
54. City near Des Moines. : AMES
55. Stay. : WAIT
57. In medias ___. : RES
58. Cheese: Fr. : FROMAGE
59. Antonym of 28 Across. : GAY
60. Painter's Easel constellation. : PICTOR
62. Erasure. : DELETION
64. Day, in Spain. : DIA
65. Rich refinement. : ELEGANCE
67. Foretoken. : OMEN
69. Glacial snow. : FIRN
70. Leader: Abbr. : COND
71. Maker of graffiti. : DEFACER
72. Bonzer birds. : EMUS
73. Attention. : EAR
74. Trail herds. : DROVES
76. Egg cells. : OVA
77. Fidelities. : ALLEGIANCES
81. Topnotcher. : ACE
82. Pressure. : STRESS
85. Turku's Swedish name. : ABO
86. Move along. : RIDE
87. Out ___. : OFSORTS
91. Quacking bird. : TEAL
92. Paragon. : HERO
94. Where Callao is. : PERU
95. Photo. : SNAPSHOT
96. Speeded. : RAN
97. Nautical term. : WINDWARD
99. S.A.C. men. : PILOTS
101. Dutch commune. : EPE
102. Small orang. : APELING
104. Greek letter. : RHO
105. Abounding. : RIFE
106. Very: Ger. : SEHR
107. Senior member. : DOVENS
108. Certain stores. : COOPS
110. Family members. : MOM
111. Purloined. : STOLEN
113. Cut of meat. : STEAK
114. Priam's city. : TROY
115. Narrow miss in quoits. : LEANER
118. Multitudes. : HOSTS
119. Vapor. : STEAM
121. Moosehead and others. : LAKES
122. Bath's river. : AVON
124. More or less. : SOME
128. Ones: Dial. : UNS
129. Roof rims. : EAVES
130. Major Baltic seaport. : KIEL
131. Month: Abbr. : OCT
134. Book title derived from Leonardo da Vinci. : THELEFTHANDISTHEDREAMER
139. Finally. : ATLAST
140. ___ Tages (one day): Ger. : EINES
141. Again induce. : REPERSUADE
142. Daniel and others. : BOONES
143. Forest debris. : SLASH
144. Chemical compound. : OXIDE
145. Genu. : KNEE
1. Exerts force. : ACTS
2. Sambar deer. : MAHA
3. Not new. : USED
4. Rooter's cry. : RAH
5. Nice aptitude. : FLAIR
6. Provisions. : LARDER
7. ___ meridiem. : ANTE
8. Here: Fr. : ICI
9. Roped. : LASSOED
10. Enrolls again. : RELISTS
11. University near Atlanta. : EMORY
12. Status symbol. : MINK
13. Diminutive suffix. : ULE
14. Fabric's edge. : SELVAGE
15. Name akin to Adelaide. : ETHEL
16. Petty coin. : SOU
17. Resumed: Abbr. : CONT
18. Aleutian isle. : ATTU
19. Hinds. : ROES
20. Menu item. : PORK
22. Watch out. : BEWARE
26. Yea, verily! : AMEN
27. December time. : YULE
33. Snaffles. : BITS
34. Pupil of Socrates. : PLATO
35. Mask. : FALSEFACE
36. Arty assembly. : SALON
37. Prearranged. : STAGED
38. Hot dish in Juarez. : TAMALE
39. Retribution in kind. : ANEYEFORANEVE
41. Select part. : ELITE
42. Manxman. : GAEL
44. With: Lat. : CUM
45. Topsy-turvy. : HEADOVERHEELS
46. Source of power. : ENGINE
47. Frames for beds : STEADS
49. Poland Chinas. : SWINE
52. Songbird. : WREN
53. Leaf of the maidenhair. : FROND
56. Gold Coast city. : ACCRA
58. Larch. : FIR
60. Agouti's cousins. : PACAS
61. 1595 hero. : ROMEO
62. Coveted. : DESIRED
63. Antonym of refresh. : TIRE
66. Mallet. : GAVEL
68. Noggin. : MUG
70. Island SW of Costa Rica. : COCOS
72. Free scope. : ELBOWROOM
73. Attain a goal. : ENDUP
75. Files. : RASPS
78. Product of 49 Down. : LARD
79. Breeze. : AIR
80. What "ibn" means. : SONOF
82. Rare old instruments. : STRADS
83. Piece of china. : TEAPOT
84. Tibias. : SHINS
88. Weird Sisters. : FATES
89. A place like Hell. : TOPHET
90. Opposite of bows. : STERNS
93. Type of artist: Abbr. : ENG
94. Stage adjunct. : PROP
95. Viscous mud. : SLIME
97. Nictitates. : WINKS
98. Tar's call. : AHOY
100. Gyves. : IRONS
103. Grassland. : LEA
106. Early. : SOON
108. Rough linens. : CRASHES
109. Blindly imitative. : SLAVISH
110. Title for Stravinsky. : MAESTRO
112. Rowlocks. : THOLES
114. Pavilion. : TENT
116. Pieces (out). : EKES
117. Made a foray. : RAIDED
120. Clusters. : TUFTS
121. Takes on cargo. : LADES
123. Glass: Fr. : VERRE
124. Try: Colloq. : STAB
125. "___ be in England . . . " : OHTO
126. Song: Prefix. : MELO
127. Ardor: Fr. : ELAN
129. City in Sicily. : ENNA
130. Poilu's cap. : KEPI
131. Part of Arabia. : OMAN
132. Grant. : CEDE
133. Deodar. : TREE
135. Native (of): Suffix. : ESE
136. Cockney's formal greeting. : AIL
137. Bewitch: Colloq. : HEX
138. Sea bird. : AUK

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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