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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
Across
1. Skillful in statecraft. : POLITIC
8. Untouched. : FRESH
13. Information source. : PIPELINE
14. School head. : RECTOR
16. ___ and out the other. : INONEEAR
17. Reception. : ATHOME
18. Upright: Abbr. : VERT
19. Muffle. : DROWN
21. Individuals. : ONES
22. Table scrap. : ORT
23. Relative of Mrs. : MDM
24. Top the cake. : ICE
26. Sixth sense, for short. : ESP
27. Extreme. : TOOTOO
29. Over ninety. : AGED
30. Overseas address. : APO
31. "What gives?" : HOWNOW
33. Originated. : BEGUN
35. Hamlet's infinitive. : TOBE
38. Eleanor's relative. : NORAH
40. Hang fire. : PEND
41. ___ on. : ONAND
43. French town. : STMALO
45. Bank abbreviation. : PCT
46. Okinawa city. : NAHA
48. Evening prayer. : VESPER
52. N. Z. parrot. : KEA
53. Theater sign. : SRO
54. State: Abbr. : TEX
55. Full of: Suffix. : OSE
56. Sisters. : NUNS
58. Grant. : AWARD
60. Mouth, in Spain. : BOCA
61. Curtain raiser. : OPENER
63. ___ later. : SOONEROR
65. Honshu seaport. : TOYAMA
66. Wags. : PUNSTERS
67. Spicy drink. : NEGUS
68. Warren colleague. : STEWART
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1. English dramatist. : PINERO
2. City on the Douro. : OPORTO
3. Imparted. : LENT
4. ___ du Diable. : ILE
5. Restricted. : TIEDDOWN
6. Embrace. : INARM
7. Food fish. : CERO
8. Land of the Fifth Republic. : FRANCE
9. Not active: Abbr. : RET
10. ___ chamber. : ECHO
11. Era of the Flintstones. : STONEAGE
12. Plain. : HOMESPUN
13. Central point. : PIVOT
15. Act in return. : RESPOND
20. Squaw's home. : WIGWAM
23. Bovine sound. : MOO
25. Degree in education. : EDB
28. In that case. : THEN
29. Artery. : AORTA
32. Airline problem. : NOSHOW
34. Primitive poem. : EPOS
35. Headdress. : TOPKNOT
36. Tale's start. : ONCEUPON
37. Not ___ (be unsurprised): Colloq. : BATANEYE
39. Finish. : HAVEDONE
42. Commercial notes: Abbr. : DNS
44. Law: Lat. : LEX
47. Cockatoos. : ARARAS
49. More barren. : POORER
50. Date. : ESCORT
51. Brings up. : REARS
54. Rainbow ___. : TROUT
57. Hitch. : SNAG
59. Vipers. : ASPS
60. Greek letter. : BETA
62. Nonflying bird. : EMU
64. Part of Australia: Abbr. : NSW

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

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