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New York Times, Friday, January 3, 1964

Author: George Laczko
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q V W Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,269
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1. Not fewer (than). : NOLESS
7. Fashion. : MAKE
11. Fiascos. : DEBACLES
13. Getting on. : FARING
15. Perfect. : ABSOLUTE
16. Brief. : LITTLE
17. Except. : BUT
18. In love. : AMOROUS
20. Poetic contraction. : TIS
21. Gust of wind. : BLAST
23. "Your Majesty." : SIRE
24. Suffix with song and fun. : FEST
25. From place to place: Prefix. : LOCO
26. Trappings. : GEAR
27. ___-St.-Michel. : MONT
28. Oration of a sort. : EULOGY
30. Unit of volume. : LITER
32. Organizations. : SETUPS
34. Final phase, figuratively. : SUNSET
37. Box fasteners. : HASPS
39. Paired with. : TEAMED
41. Pronoun. : THEM
43. One of the Aleutians. : ATTU
45. Hardy cabbage. : KALE
46. Scolded. : CHID
47. Concerning. : INRE
48. Well-known name in poetry. : BENET
49. Sat. : MET
50. ___ reo (in the absence of the defendant): Lat. : ABSENTE
52. Part of a royal flush. : ACE
53. Singsong. : INTONE
55. Short melodies. : ARIETTAS
57. Kitchen necessity. : ICEBOX
58. Most festive. : MERRIEST
59. Lord Dunsany's land. : ERIN
60. Most demure. : COYEST
1. Vague. : NEBULOUS
2. Barrier. : OBSTACLE
3. Buddhist Siamese. : LAO
4. Acclaim. : ECLAT
5. Urban renewal target. : SLUM
6. Having bristles. : SETOSE
7. French for 17 Across. : MAIS
8. Cultural pursuit. : ART
9. Popular pet. : KITTEN
10. Win the support of. : ENLIST
11. Splash in water. : DABBLE
12. Daytime telecast. : SERIAL
13. Type of pipe. : FLUE
14. Adventure. : GEST
19. Iris plant. : ORRIS
22. Mollified. : SOOTHED
24. Desert. : FORSAKE
26. Swindles: Slang. : GYPS
27. Part of the writing on the wall. : MENE
29. Pacific naval station. : GUAM
31. Ballet skirt. : TUTU
33. Bridges. : SPANS
35. Issues forth. : EMANATES
36. Show of a sort. : TELECAST
38. Runlet. : STREAM
40. Abhor. : DETEST
41. From that time. : THENCE
42. Ballplayer, at times. : HITTER
44. Madagascan animal. : TENREC
46. 10th century date. : CMII
47. Alpine goat. : IBEX
48. Memorable Hollywood name. : BEERY
50. In a while. : ANON
51. Beginner. : TIRO
54. Geisha's sash. : OBI
56. Foulard. : TIE

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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