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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
Across
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Toy. : YOYO
5
Full of ardor. : AFIRE
10
Ring out. : PEAL
14
Take ___. : ABOW
15
Screen vampire. : SIREN
16
Story-book princess. : OZMA
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1965 attraction. : WORLDSFAIR
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Stir up. : PROD
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Not sing. : PLU
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Feed. : OATS
22
Owner of a cow, 1871. : OLEARY
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Like spring weather. : BALMY
26
Diversion. : PLAY
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"___ we dance?" : SHALL
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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
Down
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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