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New York Times, Saturday, October 17, 1964

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J K Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,557
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1. White: Fr. : BLANCHE
8. Contemporary playwright. : MILLER
14. Of the side. : LATERAL
15. Character in Arthurian legend. : ELAINE
16. Secondary school. : ACADEMY
17. Alcoholic liquor. : SLOEGIN
19. Sawyer. : TOM
20. Grave. : SERIOUS
22. United. : ONE
23. Science course: Abbr. : ANAT
25. Separates. : SIFTS
26. Violinist's bow, in Italy. : ARCO
27. Latin name for Nineveh. : NINUS
29. Appearance : AIR
30. "Well ___ is half done." : BEGUN
31. Pendant ornament. : TASSEL
33. Poker term. : OPENERS
35. Ketch of the Levant. : SAIC
37. No part. : NONE
38. Substance used in dyes. : COALTAR
41. Caledonian. : SCOTCH
45. Mountain chain. : ANDES
46. "First the blade, and then the ___ . . . " : EAR
49. Accelerate. : HURRY
50. Plummet. : LEAD
51. Island group of the Carolines. : PALAU
53. Grass ___. : SEED
54. Principally: Abbr. : ESP
55. Child. : BAMBINO
57. Patriotic group. : SAR
58. Famous Negro educator. : BETHUNE
60. Concluding passage, in music. : STRETTA
62. Dawdle. : LOITER
63. Phantom. : EIDOLON
64. With ease. : FREELY
65. Menu item. : DESSERT
1. Noisy. : BLATANT
2. Ancient country. : LACONIA
3. Cossack chiefs. : ATAMANS
4. Man's nickname. : NED
5. Musical abbreviation. : CRES
6. Harness parts. : HAMES
7. City in Ohio. : ELYRIA
8. Cosmic ray particle. : MESOTRON
9. Type of drawing: Abbr. : ILLUS
10. Thailand's neighbor. : LAOS
11. Position of a golf ball. : LIE
12. Swallow greedily. : ENGORGE
13. Bring upon oneself again. : REINCUR
18. Signs of the times. : NEONS
21. " ___ loved you . . . " : IFI
24. Struggled. : TUSSLED
26. Like brass in color and luster. : AENEOUS
28. Spaces for spectators. : SEATS
30. Remove from a game. : BENCH
32. ___ Fail, Irish crowning stone. : LIA
34. Type of photograph: Abbr. : POS
36. Part of a dairy. : CREAMERY
38. Biblical spy. : CALEB
39. Pronoun. : ONESELF
40. Converting device. : ADAPTOR
42. Wooden horse. : TRESTLE
43. Producer. : CREATOR
44. Part of the street scene. : HYDRANT
47. Churchly robe. : ALB
48. Built. : RAISED
51. Jury. : PANEL
52. Free. : UNTIE
55. One of the Crawleys, in "Vanity Fair." : BUTE
56. Military commands: Abbr. : ORDS
59. Hasten. : HIE
61. Greek Aurora. : EOS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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