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New York Times, Monday, December 28, 1964

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,629
Across Down
1. Handicap allowances. : ODDS
5. Transactions. : DEALS
10. Dickens character. : HEEP
14. Part of a yard. : FOOT
15. Indian. : SQUAW
16. Vapor: Prefix. : ATMO
17. Tittle. : IOTA
18. Great name in science. : CURIE
19. Ramshackle building. : RUIN
20. Faithfulness, old style. : TROTH
22. First to arrive: Colloq. : EARLYBIRD
24. Argus' specialty. : EYES
26. Aloha symbol. : LEI
27. Kyushu volcano. : ASO
30. Contest. : MATCH
33. Metalworker's gear. : ANVIL
37. Vault. : STRONGROOM
40. Paris station. : GARE
41. Style of pinafore. : TIER
42. Vers ___. : LIBRE
43. Selves. : EGOS
44. Wang Lung's bride. : OLAN
45. Baseball scores. : EARNEDRUNS
47. Piano part. : PEDAL
49. Disagreeable. : NASTY
50. Compass point. : SSE
51. ___ culpa. : MEA
53. Elbe tributary. : ISER
55. Model. : COVERGIRL
60. Soldier of 1870. : UHLAN
64. Similar. : AKIN
65. Beyond. : ABOVE
67. Baseball name. : YOGI
68. Water ouzel. : PIET
69. Pontifical headdress. : MITER
70. Sometime landing place. : MOON
71. Hems. : SEWS
72. Caparison. : ADORN
73. Site of Vulcan's workshop. : ETNA
1. "Make the most ___." : OFIT
2. Place for a mat. : DOOR
3. ___ death (overuse). : DOTO
4. Commonwealth. : STATE
5. Decoration. : DSC
6. Circus performer. : EQUESTRIAN
7. Distinctive air. : AURA
8. Burrow. : LAIR
9. Series of waves. : SWELL
10. Precursor. : HARBINGER
11. Ornamental case. : ETUI
12. Sheik. : EMIR
13. Rustic skating area. : POND
21. Work of John Wesley. : HYMN
23. Verily. : YEA
25. Relative of a birdie. : EAGLE
27. Come to ___. : ASTOP
28. Entrance device. : STILE
29. Mythical maiden. : OREAD
31. Rikki-tikki-tavi's prey. : COBRA
32. White or gray mineral. : HORNSILVER
34. Cranial nerve. : VAGUS
35. Certain clubs. : IRONS
36. River into the Meuse. : LESSE
38. Baubles. : ORNAMENTS
39. Sports affairs. : MEETS
46. Island off the coast of France. : DYEU
48. Gaelic sea god. : LER
52. Tropical lizard. : AGAMA
54. Nursery favorite. : RHYME
55. Bearskins. : CAPS
56. Steinbeck character. : OKIE
57. Panorama. : VIEW
58. Footnote abbreviation. : IBID
59. Turning: Prefix. : ROTO
61. Plunder. : LOOT
62. Ancient Greek athletic meet. : AGON
63. Caravel of 1492. : NINA
66. Osprey. : ERN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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