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New York Times, Saturday, December 26, 1964

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,627
Across
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Asian title. : RAJA
5
Historic island. : MALTA
10
Mixture. : HASH
14
Town on the Thames. : ETON
15
Compiles. : OBEYS
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That ___ say. : ISTO
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Baltimore athlete. : COLT
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Piece of writing. : TRACT
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Arizona river. : GILA
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___ the day's work. : ALLIN
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Part of an Old Testament saying. : ATOOTHFOR
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Ornamental wall inset. : PLAQUE
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Biblical mount. : HOREB
27
Overlooked. : UNSEEN
29
Bovine quid. : RUMEN
33
Part of a brake. : SHOE
36
Hill. : TOR
37
Lead on. : ENTICE
38
Dignified wear of the Victorian era. : CONGRESSGAITERS
41
Range in southern Mongolia. : ALTAIS
42
River to Pamlico Sound. : TAR
43
Responsibility. : ONUS
44
Hinged panels. : DOORS
45
Far Eastern. : KOREAN
47
Kildare, for one. : MEDIC
49
Serve. : DISHUP
53
Gamble. : TAKERISKS
57
Avignon's river. : RHONE
58
Go ___ (enter). : ONIN
59
See 45 Across. : ASIAN
61
Certain affirmatives. : OUIS
62
Neuf, for one. : PONT
63
Italian politician. : NENNI
64
Spanish demonstrative. : ESTO
65
Entities. : ONES
66
Sharp sides. : EDGES
67
Takes in. : SEES
Down
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Summary. : RECAP
2
Ringlike island. : ATOLL
3
La ___, California. : JOLLA
4
Chlamys, chiton, etc. : ANTIQUEGARMENTS
5
Quip. : MOT
6
Mountain gap: Sp. : ABRA
7
Sobriquet of novel character. : LEATHERSTOCKING
8
Bigwig. : TYCOON
9
Famous financier. : ASTOR
10
Musical starring Phil Silvers. : HIGHBUTTONSHOES
11
As though. : ASIF
12
Normandy town. : STLO
13
Gray or white. : HOAR
21
Dedicated woman. : NUN
23
Italian province. : TERNI
25
Famous first name in Tennessee. : ESTES
28
Greek goddess. : EOS
30
Behavior. : MIEN
31
Color. : ECRU
32
Noun ending. : NESS
33
Fish. : SCAD
34
Entire: Prefix. : HOLO
35
Preposition. : ONTO
37
Descriptive of a rabbit. : EARED
39
Part of a stairway. : RISER
40
Former vets' group. : GAR
45
Showed affection. : KISSED
46
Melody. : AIR
48
1955 hurricane. : DIANE
50
Part of a legislature. : HOUSE
51
Come together. : UNITE
52
Currency in Catalonia. : PESOS
53
TV's talking mouse. : TOPO
54
Shortly. : ANON
55
The "lowing herd." : KINE
56
Rational. : SANE
60
Yugoslav city. : NIS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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