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New York Times, Saturday, December 5, 1964

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { G J Q X }, Scrabble score: 340 (avg 1.78)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,606
Across
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Nine inches. : SPAN
5
Frozen specialties. : PEAS
9
Outline. : LIMN
13
Nimbus. : HALO
14
Lacking ideas. : BLANK
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On the deep. : ASEA
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Nighthawks. : OWLS
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Past time: Poet. : YESTERYEAR
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En route. : ONTHEWAY
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Judiciously. : WISELY
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___ pepper. : HOTAS
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Fraternity letter. : BETA
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Margin of time: Colloq. : LEEWAY
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Obliquely. : SIDEWAYS
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Function. : ACT
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Vincent of music. : LOPEZ
33
Peasant's shoe. : SABOT
34
Ferry landing. : SLIP
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Rather less. : FEWER
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Pair. : YOKE
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Masters. : TAMES
41
Built. : PUTUP
43
Letter. : VEE
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Makes angry: Colloq. : STEAMSUP
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Prosper. : DOWELL
48
Current cartoonist. : CAPP
49
Improvised. : ADLIB
50
Rushing sound. : SWOOSH
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Hand over: Colloq. : SHELLOUT
56
Virginia's apple center. : WINCHESTER
58
Bind securely. : LASH
59
Aleutian isle. : ADAK
60
Ranges. : ROAMS
61
140-year-old canal. : ERIE
62
Folding money. : TENS
63
Diminishes. : EBBS
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Military deadline. : DDAY
Down
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___ in (sure thing). : SHOO
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Chess piece. : PAWN
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Constantly. : ALLTHETIME
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Problem for the airlines. : NOSHOW
5
Apologies. : PLEAS
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Unexacting. : EASY
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Common suffix. : ANT
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Asymmetrical. : SKEWED
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Reserves. : LAYSAWAY
10
Conversational rejoinder. : ISEE
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Ground cereal. : MEAL
12
Never a: Colloq. : NARY
14
Via. : BYWAYOF
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Ceremonial forms. : RITES
20
And others: Lat. : ETAL
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Opera composer. : BIZET
24
Wears well. : LASTS
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Demonstration of acclaim. : ECLAT
26
Monopolize: Colloq. : SEWUP
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Without deception. : ABOVEBOARD
28
Rustic one. : YOKEL
29
Building material. : STEEL
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Stimulate: Colloq. : PEPUP
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Proud ones. : PEACOCKS
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Airplane parts. : RUDDERS
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Big hit. : SMASH
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Count votes. : POLL
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Province. : SPHERE
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Chose. : WILLED
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Polite sounds of interruption. : AHEMS
50
Clout. : SWAT
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Partner of far. : WIDE
52
___ even keel. : ONAN
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Pierce. : STAB
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HQ of the Voice of America. : USIA
55
People generally. : THEY
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Convulsive sound. : SOB

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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