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New York Times, Wednesday, January 8, 1964

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,274
Across Down
1. Weight. : LOAD
5. Signal bell. : GONG
9. Silence! : SHUSH
14. Killer whale. : ORCA
15. Sequel to "Typee." : OMOO
16. Shrink. : WINCE
17. Member of the band. : CORNETIST
19. Madison Avenue worker. : ADMAN
20. Emcee's opening gambit. : ANECDOTE
21. Negotiates. : TREATS
22. ___ one's head. : LOSES
23. Spirit. : ARDOR
24. Turn. : REVOLVE
28. Mongolian city. : URGA
31. Suppositions. : IFS
34. Kind of sail. : LATEEN
35. Novice: Var. : TIRO
36. Quips. : MOTS
38. Laughing. : RIANT
39. Ireland's Mr. Lemass. : SEAN
40. Quarry. : PREY
41. Ravines of South Africa. : DONGAS
43. Color. : DYE
44. Try: Colloq. : STAB
45. Girl in "Great Expectations." : ESTELLA
47. River in France. : MARNE
49. Nautical term. : ABAFT
53. Mongoose's prey. : COBRAS
55. Part of the Pacific. : CHINASEA
58. Plant of the arum family. : AROID
59. Elevator man's dictum. : GOINGDOWN
60. Silver, in Spain. : PLATA
61. Frustrate. : BALK
62. Pub sign. : ALES
63. Arno, for one. : PETER
64. Nautical term. : STAY
65. Not a one. : NARY
1. Type of train. : LOCAL
2. Site of University of Maine. : ORONO
3. Landed property. : ACRES
4. Terpsichore. : DANCER
5. "___ the ant, thou sluggard." : GOTO
6. Neglect. : OMIT
7. Cyrano's burden. : NOSE
8. Received. : GOT
9. Turf. : SWARD
10. Refuges of a sort. : HIDEOUTS
11. Single. : UNMARRIED
12. Get going! : SCAT
13. Pullets. : HENS
18. One of the Fords. : EDSEL
21. Series of thirty masses, in Roman Catholic churches. : TRENTAL
23. Requite. : AVENGE
25. Family in "Barnaby Rudge." : VARDENS
26. Idle. : OTIOSE
27. Inclined. : LEANT
29. English poet. : GRAY
30. Top rating at Lloyd's. : AONE
31. Gremlins. : IMPS
32. Dodge or Duquesne. : FORT
33. The Robert E. Lee. : STEAMBOAT
37. Lover of luxury. : SYBARITE
42. Popular cant. : SLANG
46. Oil port on Persian Gulf. : ABADAN
48. Airport equipment. : RADAR
50. City in Lombardy. : ASOLA
51. Not so many. : FEWER
52. Strong-smelling plant. : TANSY
53. Current cartoonist. : CAPP
54. Narrow fillet, on a shaft. : ORLE
55. Parka. : COAT
56. "Eyes" of beans: Bot. : HILA
57. Black. : INKY
59. Shavian initials. : GBS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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