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New York Times, Wednesday, December 2, 1964

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { J Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,603
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1. Business figure. : COST
5. One kind of talk. : SHOP
9. Turning: Prefix. : ROTO
13. Acknowledge. : AVOW
14. ___ Kum, large Asian desert. : KARA
15. African animal. : ELAND
17. Composes. : MELODIZES
19. Quatrain. : VERSE
20. Cockney's "present." : ERE
21. That is: Lat. : IDEST
22. Available. : ONTAP
23. Ancient Italians. : OSCANS
25. Row of strips over R.R. track, as low-bridge warning. : TELLTALE
27. Pretense. : FEINT
28. Contradict. : REBUT
29. Fresh. : NEW
30. Firm. : FAST
31. Repairs shoes. : RESOLES
33. Vincent Youmans song. : SMILES
35. C.P.A.'s concern. : AUDITS
38. Pins. : COTTERS
40. Unsophisticated. : NAIF
42. Smith and others. : ALS
45. Imposing. : GRAND
46. Surprised exclamation. : HELLO
47. Circulated, as news. : GOTABOUT
49. Whiner. : MEWLER
50. Bell town of fiction. : ADANO
51. Develop. : RIPEN
53. Pronoun. : ONE
54. Horse show of a kind. : RODEO
55. Theater problem. : ACOUSTICS
57. Wassail, for one. : DRINK
58. Suffix with red, white or blue. : NESS
59. Robert ___. : ELEE
60. Picnic provender. : EATS
61. Royal poinciana. : TREE
62. In ___ (actually). : ESSE
1. Occurred. : CAMEOFF
2. Abroad. : OVERSEAS
3. Substandard use of words. : SOLECISM
4. Company, so they say. : TWO
5. Slips. : SKIDS
6. Atmospheric phenomenon. : HAZE
7. Electra's brother. : ORESTES
8. Flimsy. : PASTEBOARD
9. Mutinied. : REVOLTED
10. Fragrant. : OLENT
11. Patterned wool. : TARTAN
12. Counter sign. : ONSALE
16. Chauncey. : DEPEW
18. Force. : DINT
24. Caper. : ANTIC
26. Humdingers. : LULUS
28. Chophouse. : RESTAURANT
31. Kind of rocket. : RETRO
32. Strength. : SINEW
34. Certain records. : LOGBOOKS
36. Varnish constituents. : TALLOILS
37. Represses. : SILENCES
39. Lorelei. : ENTICER
41. Envision. : FORESEE
42. Middle name of a Vice President. : AGARD
43. Celebrated waterfalls of Cumberland. : LODORE
44. Ancient running tracks. : STADIA
46. Layers. : HENS
48. With reference to. : ANENT
49. River into the North Sea. : MEUSE
52. Attitude. : POSE
56. Letter. : TEE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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