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New York Times, Saturday, February 1, 1964

Author:
A. H. Drummond, Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
A. H. Drummond, Jr. has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,298

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Across
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Skillful in statecraft. : POLITIC
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Untouched. : FRESH
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Information source. : PIPELINE
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School head. : RECTOR
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___ and out the other. : INONEEAR
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Reception. : ATHOME
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Upright: Abbr. : VERT
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Muffle. : DROWN
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Individuals. : ONES
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Table scrap. : ORT
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Relative of Mrs. : MDM
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Top the cake. : ICE
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Sixth sense, for short. : ESP
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Extreme. : TOOTOO
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Over ninety. : AGED
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Overseas address. : APO
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"What gives?" : HOWNOW
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Originated. : BEGUN
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Hamlet's infinitive. : TOBE
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Eleanor's relative. : NORAH
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Hang fire. : PEND
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___ on. : ONAND
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French town. : STMALO
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Bank abbreviation. : PCT
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Okinawa city. : NAHA
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Evening prayer. : VESPER
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N. Z. parrot. : KEA
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Theater sign. : SRO
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State: Abbr. : TEX
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Full of: Suffix. : OSE
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Sisters. : NUNS
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Grant. : AWARD
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Mouth, in Spain. : BOCA
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Curtain raiser. : OPENER
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___ later. : SOONEROR
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Honshu seaport. : TOYAMA
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Wags. : PUNSTERS
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Spicy drink. : NEGUS
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Warren colleague. : STEWART
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English dramatist. : PINERO
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City on the Douro. : OPORTO
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Imparted. : LENT
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___ du Diable. : ILE
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Restricted. : TIEDDOWN
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Embrace. : INARM
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Food fish. : CERO
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Land of the Fifth Republic. : FRANCE
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Not active: Abbr. : RET
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___ chamber. : ECHO
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Era of the Flintstones. : STONEAGE
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Plain. : HOMESPUN
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Central point. : PIVOT
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Act in return. : RESPOND
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Squaw's home. : WIGWAM
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Bovine sound. : MOO
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Degree in education. : EDB
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In that case. : THEN
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Artery. : AORTA
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Airline problem. : NOSHOW
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Primitive poem. : EPOS
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Headdress. : TOPKNOT
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Tale's start. : ONCEUPON
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Not ___ (be unsurprised): Colloq. : BATANEYE
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Finish. : HAVEDONE
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Commercial notes: Abbr. : DNS
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Law: Lat. : LEX
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Cockatoos. : ARARAS
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More barren. : POORER
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Date. : ESCORT
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Brings up. : REARS
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Rainbow ___. : TROUT
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Hitch. : SNAG
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Vipers. : ASPS
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Greek letter. : BETA
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Nonflying bird. : EMU
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Part of Australia: Abbr. : NSW

Answer summary: 9 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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