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New York Times, Wednesday, December 23, 1964

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J X Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,624
Across Down
1. Mailed. : SENT
5. Heights. : ALPS
9. Sea of the East Indies. : BANDA
14. Tenor's forte. : ARIA
15. Chops. : MEAT
16. Seething. : ABOIL
17. Degree of quality. : RANK
18. Drink. : SODA
19. Reader's choice. : NOVEL
20. Bear witness. : ATTEST
22. Omnipresence. : UBIQUITY
24. Expression of ennui. : HOHUM
25. Wood. : WALNUT
26. Elegant: Brit. slang. : POSH
28. Ties. : EVENSUP
32. That: It. : CHE
35. Equipment. : GEAR
37. Immediately. : ATONCE
38. Weather prediction. : COLD
40. Improve. : AMEND
42. Determination. : WILL
43. Moves slowly. : CREEPS
45. Ocean (with "the"). : DEEP
47. Timely. : PAT
48. Nullified. : INVALID
50. Stole. : WRAP
52. Parts of pedestals. : DADOES
54. Praises. : LAUDS
58. Environs. : PURLIEUS
61. Prepared. : ALLSET
62. Word on an air letter. : AVION
63. Thermal units. : BTUS
65. Product of Mauna Loa. : LAVA
66. Respond. : REACT
67. Bound. : LEAP
68. Stravinsky. : IGOR
69. Discourses. : TALKS
70. Slips up. : ERRS
71. Impression. : DENT
1. Name meaning princess. : SARAH
2. Helicon dweller. : ERATO
3. Beethoven's ___. : NINTH
4. Become interested in. : TAKEUP
5. European city: Abbr. : AMST
6. Constellation. : LEO
7. Italian city. : PADUA
8. Manger's place. : STABLE
9. Christmas dinner. : BANQUET
10. Almost at this moment. : ABOUTNOW
11. Date, before Election Day. : NOVI
12. Tokyo assembly. : DIET
13. Associate. : ALLY
21. Weather word. : SMOG
23. Intruder. : INVADER
25. Bang. : WHAM
27. Shore. : SEASIDE
29. Cut. : SNIP
30. Western campus. : UCLA
31. Fur. : PELT
32. 4th cen. date. : CCCI
33. Noisemaker. : HORN
34. Height: Abbr. : ELEV
36. Light color. : RED
39. Complete standstill. : DEADLOCK
41. Newport ___. : NEWS
44. Objections. : PLAINTS
46. Become insipid. : PALL
49. Bridge term. : DOUBLE
51. Ashy. : PALLID
53. Chemical compound. : ESTER
55. Custom. : USAGE
56. River in Scotland. : DEVON
57. Jump. : START
58. Section. : PART
59. Eye structure. : UVEA
60. 100 dinars. : RIAL
61. Snakes. : ASPS
64. Nasser's concern. : UAR

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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