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New York Times, Tuesday, December 22, 1964

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 310 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,623
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1. Toy. : YOYO
5. Full of ardor. : AFIRE
10. Ring out. : PEAL
14. Take ___. : ABOW
15. Screen vampire. : SIREN
16. Story-book princess. : OZMA
17. 1965 attraction. : WORLDSFAIR
19. Stir up. : PROD
20. Not sing. : PLU
21. Feed. : OATS
22. Owner of a cow, 1871. : OLEARY
24. Like spring weather. : BALMY
26. Diversion. : PLAY
27. "___ we dance?" : SHALL
29. Blind alley. : CULDESAC
33. Christmas decor. : HOLLY
34. Field mice. : VOLES
35. After noon. : TWO
36. Surprised exclamation. : ISAY
37. Of high repute. : FAMED
38. Roulette bet. : NOIR
39. Rep.'s relative. : SEN
40. Well-known author. : ALGER
41. Intuition. : SENSE
42. Settled an issue. : HADITOUT
44. Suit of a sort. : TWEED
45. Initials for parcel-senders. : CARE
46. Hit show: Colloq. : SMASH
48. Swimsuit, modern style. : BIKINI
51. River duck. : TEAL
52. ___ de vie. : EAU
55. With: Fr. : AVEC
56. Certain timbers. : SCANTLINGS
59. Dance. : REEL
60. Macbeth. : THANE
61. Clerical titles: Abbr. : MGRS
62. Ely. : ISLE
63. New Testament missionary. : SILAS
64. Kitchen garden specialty. : PEAS
1. Loud, harsh cry. : YAWP
2. Ancient coin. : OBOL
3. Part of Nigeria. : YORUBALAND
4. Bird. : OWL
5. State of India. : ASSAM
6. Bill with Grant's portrait. : FIFTY
7. Cleopatra's attendant. : IRAS
8. Small Portuguese coin. : REI
9. Became a member. : ENROLLED
10. Cartoon character. : POPEYE
11. Cornell. : EZRA
12. Figure in art. : AMOR
13. First ___. : LADY
18. Carol Channing role. : DOLLY
23. Teen-agers. : LADS
25. Friend in need. : ALLY
26. Fretful one. : PULER
27. ___ kebab. : SHISH
28. Hebrew scribe. : HOSEA
29. Heavenly sight. : COMET
30. Salisbury Plain sight. : STONEHENGE
31. "It's ___ child . . . " : AWISE
32. Prepared, as apples. : CORED
34. Ambiguous. : VAGUE
37. Busy men at yuletide. : FLORISTS
38. Radio feature. : NEWS
40. ___ end. : ATAN
41. Bazaar booth. : STALL
43. Christmas tree ornament. : ICICLE
46. Species of cassia. : SENNA
47. Comrades. : MATES
48. Italian port. : BARI
49. St. ___, Cornwall resort. : IVES
50. Ship: Poet. : KEEL
51. Boer dialect. : TAAL
53. Tourist city of India. : AGRA
54. Sea-going initials. : USSS
57. Greek letter. : CHI
58. Pixie. : IMP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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