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New York Times, Saturday, November 28, 1964

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 83, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
David Steinberg notes:

Solution PDF had a mistake in 49-Across — the second letter was supposed to be an E but wasn't; fixed it.

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S
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K
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M
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E
M
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G
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B
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F
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D
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E
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E
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C
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H
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O
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F
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E
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N
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B
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N
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E
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P
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F
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T
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D
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B
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L
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S
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H
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R
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L
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B
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M
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M
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O
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L
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S
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,599
Across
1
One-time fictional idea. : SPACESHIP
10
Flying saucers. : DISKS
15
Futuristic conveyances. : MONORAILS
16
Loosen. : UNTIE
17
French musicals. : OPERETTES
18
Act, in a way. : EMOTE
19
Achieve. : GET
20
Osculate. : BUSS
21
Like a hillside. : SLOPED
22
Mink or mouton. : FUR
23
Money in South America. : SOLS
24
Territory. : DEMESNE
28
___ gold. : CLOTHOF
32
Prefix meaning alike. : EQUI
33
African region. : NUBIA
35
"___ loved you . . . " : IFI
36
Sisters. : NUNS
37
Baseball term. : ERROR
38
Teacher: Colloq. : PROF
39
Youngster. : TAD
40
Carried. : BORNE
41
Country way. : LANE
42
Makes a mistake. : SLIPSUP
45
Plotter. : SCHEMER
47
Part. : ROLE
48
Rural sound. : LOW
49
Heroine of "So Big." : SELINA
52
Radar screen image. : BLIP
54
___ Curie. : MME
57
City of Chile. : ARICA
58
Makes a false step. : TRIPSOVER
60
Debussy piece. : LAMER
61
Mathematical geniuses. : EINSTEINS
62
Aldebaran and Bellatrix. : STARS
63
Fragment from space. : METEORITE
Down
1
L.A. weather report. : SMOG
2
Important poet. : POPE
3
French writer. : ANET
4
The star Antares, ___ Scorpii. : COR
5
Antarctic volcano. : EREBUS
6
Celestial structure in Aquarius. : SATURNNEBULA
7
Broadway features. : HITS
8
French possessions. : ILES
9
Afterthoughts of a kind. : PSS
10
Rules of combat for two. : DUELLO
11
Farthest from the surface. : INMOST
12
"___ the World . . . " : STOP
13
Device used by Franklin. : KITE
14
Grain. : SEED
21
Heavenly sight. : SOLARECLIPSE
22
Irish folk festival. : FEIS
23
Descendants. : SCIONS
24
Toothlike notches. : DENTS
25
Peer. : EQUAL
26
Sic transit gloria ___. : MUNDI
27
Common Market place. : EUROPE
29
King of Tyre, 1000 B.C. : HIRAM
30
"Majority ___." : OFONE
31
Musician of a sort. : FIFER
34
Shivery exclamation. : BRR
38
Beaver skin. : PLEW
43
Fixer of values. : PRICER
44
Submarine "ears." : SONARS
46
___ it (sets about doing something). : HOPSTO
49
East Indian timber trees. : SALS
50
Part of QED. : ERAT
51
Where to spend 23 Across. : LIMA
52
Cheese. : BRIE
53
Fluff. : LINT
54
Date in the Dark Ages. : MVII
55
Noun suffix. : MENT
56
Old language. : ERSE
58
Pro ___. : TEM
59
Poetic contraction. : OER

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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