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New York Times, Thursday, December 31, 1964

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,632
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1. Radar signal. : BLIP
5. Jokes. : GAGS
9. First, in Italy. : PRIMA
14. Prefix with mat or crat. : AUTO
15. So be it. : AMEN
16. Encumbered. : LADEN
17. End of a drought. : RAIN
18. Asian bird. : MYNA
19. Businessman. : AGENT
20. Prominent statesman. : BUNCHE
22. Encroach. : TRESPASS
24. Wise to. : HEP
25. Andean animal. : LLAMA
26. Harold Wilson, for example. : LABORITE
30. Start of a basketball game. : TAPOFF
34. Hawaiian baking pit. : IMU
35. Satellite of Mars. : DEIMOS
37. In any case. : EVER
38. Necessities. : MUSTS
40. ___ Jongg. : MAH
41. Part of a bowling game. : FRAME
42. Repeat. : ECHO
43. Refutation. : DENIAL
45. Pshaw! : TUT
46. Jet's milieu. : SKYWAY
48. Provision searchers. : FORAGERS
50. Lariat. : RIATA
52. Age of innocence. : TWO
53. Early form of flute. : RECORDER
56. Line on a weather map. : ISOBAR
60. Open-mouthed. : AGAPE
61. Book of the Bible. : AMOS
63. Accomplished. : DONE
64. Not in the least. : NEVER
65. See 44 Down. : SERT
66. Raised. : BRED
67. Sheath. : DRESS
68. Work units. : ERGS
69. Evergreens. : YEWS
1. Sharpness. : BARB
2. Lanai feast. : LUAU
3. Drummer's concern: Abbr. : ITIN
4. Blanket cloak. : PONCHO
5. Gourmet's dish. : GAMEPIE
6. March girl. : AMY
7. Eisenhower, for example. : GENTLEMANFARMER
8. Canine sound. : SNARL
9. Blood bank item. : PLASMA
10. Writing surface. : RAGPAPER
11. Fancy. : IDEA
12. Mind: Lat. : MENS
13. Aardvark's diet. : ANTS
21. Cattle. : HERDS
23. Emulates Jack Horner. : EATS
26. Fruits. : LIMES
27. In a raging manner. : AMUCK
28. Like some hairdos. : BUSHY
29. Famous Father. : TIME
31. Egg-shaped. : OVATE
32. Thighbone. : FEMUR
33. Is nervous. : FRETS
36. Louisville's river. : OHIO
39. Nautical gear. : TOWROPES
41. Cracks. : FLAWS
43. A pair. : DYAD
44. Marin and others. : ARTISTS
47. Frames for drying. : AIRERS
49. Parting word. : GOODBY
51. Pester. : TEASE
53. Strip of shoe leather. : RAND
54. River into the Elbe. : EGER
55. Bruin's home. : CAVE
57. Humdrum one. : BORE
58. Over again. : ANEW
59. Burgundies. : REDS
62. NATO, for one. : ORG

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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