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New York Times, Thursday, December 17, 1964

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { F J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 54, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,618
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1. Ship of 1492. : PINTA
6. About. : SOME
10. Man who recently sparked a legal reform. : GIDEON
11. Certain awards. : MEDALS
13. Kaye of musical comedy. : BALLARD
14. Gorged. : OVERATE
16. Annoy: Dial. : RILE
17. Popular impersonator. : MEADER
19. Marble. : TAW
20. Literary scraps. : ANA
21. Church official. : VERGER
22. Snack. : BITE
23. Brink. : VERGE
25. Designating certain books. : SALACIOUS
27. Evaluator. : ASSESSOR
29. Three goddesses of Norse myth. : NORNS
30. Frank. : OPEN
31. Salt-water food fish. : SCAD
32. Seraglio. : HAREM
34. Studios. : ATELIERS
38. Famous name in football. : REDGRANGE
40. Nine, from the Greek. : ENNEA
41. Mitch Miller's instrument. : OBOE
42. Frog. : PEEPER
44. More than a thousand years ago. : CMI
45. Exclamation of discomfort. : BRR
46. Rose of ___. : SHARON
47. Spike. : NAIL
48. Capital man. : SENATOR
50. Adherents of a certain cult. : NUDISTS
52. Lew Fields' partner and others. : WEBERS
53. Flowers. : IRISES
54. Greek township. : DEME
55. Lukewarm. : TEPID
1. Feature of the Lincoln Memorial. : PILLARS
2. "As ___ as a painted ship . . . " : IDLE
3. Educational group. : NEA
4. Mel of music. : TORME
5. Judith of the theater. : ANDERSON
6. One kind of pay. : SEVERANCE
7. Breslau's river. : ODER
8. Calendar abbreviation. : MAR
9. High spirits. : ELATION
10. American general in War of 1812. : GAINES
11. Example for imitation. : MODEL
12. Social standing. : STATUS
13. Cheer. : BRAVA
15. Sheep. : EWES
18. Seaweed substance. : AGAR
21. Evensong. : VESPER
22. "A ___ the hand . . . " : BIRDIN
24. New York lake. : GEORGE
26. Ship with a certain cargo. : COALER
28. Signal Corps specialty. : SEMAPHORE
31. Get going! : STEPONIT
32. Ancient language. : HEBREW
33. Trimmed. : ADORNED
34. Field: Lat. : AGER
35. Boxed. : ENCASED
36. Forgives. : REMITS
37. Spankers. : SAILS
38. Deprives of something. : ROBS
39. Approaches. : NEARS
43. Habituate. : ENURE
46. Slow down, in skiing. : STEM
47. Unless: Lat. : NISI
49. Nickname of a president. : ABE
51. Liquid sauce: Colloq. : DIP

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

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