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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
1. Nine inches. : SPAN
5. Frozen specialties. : PEAS
9. Outline. : LIMN
13. Nimbus. : HALO
14. Lacking ideas. : BLANK
15. On the deep. : ASEA
16. Nighthawks. : OWLS
17. Past time: Poet. : YESTERYEAR
19. En route. : ONTHEWAY
21. Judiciously. : WISELY
22. ___ pepper. : HOTAS
23. Fraternity letter. : BETA
24. Margin of time: Colloq. : LEEWAY
26. Obliquely. : SIDEWAYS
30. Function. : ACT
31. Vincent of music. : LOPEZ
33. Peasant's shoe. : SABOT
34. Ferry landing. : SLIP
36. Rather less. : FEWER
38. Pair. : YOKE
39. Masters. : TAMES
41. Built. : PUTUP
43. Letter. : VEE
44. Makes angry: Colloq. : STEAMSUP
46. Prosper. : DOWELL
48. Current cartoonist. : CAPP
49. Improvised. : ADLIB
50. Rushing sound. : SWOOSH
53. 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
64. Military deadline. : DDAY
Down
1. ___ in (sure thing). : SHOO
2. Chess piece. : PAWN
3. Constantly. : ALLTHETIME
4. Problem for the airlines. : NOSHOW
5. Apologies. : PLEAS
6. Unexacting. : EASY
7. Common suffix. : ANT
8. Asymmetrical. : SKEWED
9. Reserves. : LAYSAWAY
10. Conversational rejoinder. : ISEE
11. Ground cereal. : MEAL
12. Never a: Colloq. : NARY
14. Via. : BYWAYOF
18. Ceremonial forms. : RITES
20. And others: Lat. : ETAL
23. Opera composer. : BIZET
24. Wears well. : LASTS
25. Demonstration of acclaim. : ECLAT
26. Monopolize: Colloq. : SEWUP
27. Without deception. : ABOVEBOARD
28. Rustic one. : YOKEL
29. Building material. : STEEL
32. Stimulate: Colloq. : PEPUP
35. Proud ones. : PEACOCKS
37. Airplane parts. : RUDDERS
40. Big hit. : SMASH
42. Count votes. : POLL
45. Province. : SPHERE
47. Chose. : WILLED
49. Polite sounds of interruption. : AHEMS
50. Clout. : SWAT
51. Partner of far. : WIDE
52. ___ even keel. : ONAN
53. Pierce. : STAB
54. HQ of the Voice of America. : USIA
55. People generally. : THEY
57. 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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