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New York Times, Wednesday, December 9, 1964

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,610
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1. Rip. : REND
5. Microscopic animal. : AMEBA
10. Warp yarns. : ABBS
14. Orchestral instrument. : OBOE
15. Augured. : BODED
16. Indian peasant. : RYOT
17. Uncertain. : TOUCHANDGO
19. Merry making. : GALA
20. Pester. : ANNOY
21. Gaze. : EYE
22. Large bay of Canada. : FUNDY
23. Trust (with "on"). : RELY
25. True's companion. : TRIED
27. "Where ___?" : AMI
30. Retributions. : NEMESES
32. Move slowly. : LAG
35. Less than deadly. : NONFATAL
37. "___ You?" : WHOARE
39. Unless: Lat. : NISI
40. Drone. : IDLER
42. One of triplets. : TRIN
43. Historic mountain : ARARAT
45. Finale. : EPILOGUE
47. People. : MEN
48. Brown coal. : LIGNITE
50. Letters. : EMS
51. Bleak. : DREAR
53. Group. : TEAM
55. Joke: Slang. : SPOOF
57. Verbal suffix, old style. : ETH
59. Laughing. : RIANT
63. Catch, as of fish. : HAUL
64. This minute. : HEREANDNOW
66. Little: Suffix. : ETTE
67. Agreement. : UNITY
68. Dissenter. : ANTI
69. Confusion. : MESS
70. Nobelist poet. : HESSE
71. Noted. : SEEN
1. Ecclesiastical court. : ROTA
2. Color. : EBON
3. Collective word. : NOUN
4. Ornamentation. : DECOR
5. Arabian garment. : ABA
6. Avaricious. : MONEYMAD
7. Whirlpool. : EDDY
8. Sires. : BEGETS
9. Commotion. : ADO
10. Debate. : ARGUE
11. Generally. : BYANDLARGE
12. Fearless. : BOLD
13. Tarry. : STAY
18. Carnivorous mammal. : HYENA
22. Angle. : FISH
24. Girl's name meaning joy. : LETITIA
26. Do a newspaper job. : REWRITE
27. Part of Indo-China. : ANNAM
28. Silk fabric. : MOIRE
29. Details. : INSANDOUTS
31. Scott heroine. : ELLEN
33. Suffix with planet. : ARIUM
34. Biologist's concern. : GENES
36. Tree. : FIR
38. Indian. : OTO
41. "The Terrible," "The Good," etc. : EPITHETS
44. Hebrew letter. : ALEF
46. Come to know. : LEARN
49. English novelist. : GREENE
52. Parts. : ROLES
54. Legendary king. : MIDAS
55. Son of Noah. : SHEM
56. Head. : PATE
58. Speaker. : TRIS
60. Scott heroine. : ANNE
61. Importance. : NOTE
62. Dromio, for one. : TWIN
64. Surprised sound. : HUH
65. Affirmative. : AYE

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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