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New York Times, Tuesday, January 7, 1964

Author:
Cora Goodman
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,273
Across
1. The thirties. : DECADE
7. 1st baseman, Hall of Fame, 1939. : SISLER
13. Libels. : DEFAMES
14. Home on wheels. : TRAILER
16. Insult. : AFFRONT
17. Full. : REPLETE
18. Mortgages. : LIENS
19. Airlines abbreviation. : ETA
21. Evergreen juniper. : SAVIN
22. Traffic division. : LANE
23. Gets ahead of. : BEATS
25. International relief agency. : CARE
26. Ampersand. : AND
27. Chinese boats. : SAMPANS
29. Large fancy marble. : TAW
30. French knots, for example. : STITCHES
32. Ball team. : ANGELS
34. Blue dye. : WOAD
35. Easy's partner. : FREE
36. Environment. : MEDIUM
39. Having special ability. : TALENTED
43. Soul: Fr. : AME
44. Lingering guest. : TARRIER
46. Number. : ONE
47. Young oyster. : SPAT
49. Arm of the sea. : SOUND
50. Suffrage. : VOTE
51. Took on. : HIRED
53. Puzzle: Colloq. : GET
54. Located. : BASED
55. Anchoret. : EREMITE
57. Obliteration. : ERASURE
59. Giant of Doubting Castle. : DESPAIR
60. Became serious. : SOBERED
61. Favorite furs. : STOLES
62. Combed the hair backwards. : TEASED
Down
1. Challenging. : DEFIANT
2. Turkish title of respect. : EFFENDI
3. Meat: Sp. : CARNE
4. Memorable radio character. : AMOS
5. Where to "beard the lion." : DEN
6. Revered. : ESTEEMED
7. Layers. : STRATA
8. Island country: Abbr. : IRE
9. Enervates. : SAPS
10. Blooming shrub. : LILAC
11. Exhilarate. : ELEVATE
12. Act of withdrawing. : RETIRAL
13. Polk's Vice President. : DALLAS
15. Continues a subscription. : RENEWS
20. Lights out. : TAPS
23. Popular vacation spot. : BAHAMAS
24. Tangled. : SNARLED
27. Guy, usually good. : SCOUT
28. Scoff. : SNEER
31. Double: Prefix. : TWI
33. Army man: Abbr. : GEN
35. Dimmest. : FAINTEST
36. Like some potatoes. : MASHED
37. The British and others. : EMPIRES
38. Letter opener. : DEAREST
39. Companion of tried. : TRUE
40. "Don't be ___!" : TOOSURE
41. Posted. : ENTERED
42. Made over to, legally. : DEEDED
45. Memorable humorist. : ROGERS
48. Rhythm. : TEMPO
50. Containers of a sort. : VASES
52. Numbered disk. : DIAL
54. Rum cake. : BABA
56. Bond. : TIE
58. Fish delicacy. : ROE

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

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