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New York Times, Friday, February 14, 1964

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Plaudits of a sort. : RAHS
5. Some Alaskans: Abbr. : ESKS
9. Ratifies. : SEALS
14. Son of Eve. : ABEL
15. Mounted lancer: Var. : ULAN
16. Spartan serf. : HELOT
17. Of ___. : YORE
18. Lake in N. Italy. : COMO
19. Quick to note or feel. : ALIVE
20. Roses of a kind. : SWEETHEARTS
23. Fresh. : NEW
24. Move strongly. : STIR
25. Staggers. : TOTTERS
27. "Somebody Stole My ___." : GAL
29. Feat. : DEED
32. Kansas river. : KAW
33. Love, in Hawaii. : ALOHA
35. Farm tool. : RAKE
37. Opera role. : IAGO
41. Popular festival. : STVALENTINESDAY
44. Lyric. : POEM
45. Dance. : REEL
46. Corn meal mush. : ATOLE
47. City in Burma. : AVA
49. Fly high. : SOAR
51. La ___. : PAZ
52. Compare carefully, as texts. : COLLATE
56. Insect. : GNAT
58. ___ tree. : UPA
59. Blue-flowered European plant. : LOVEINAMIST
64. Treadle. : PEDAL
66. Former opera soprano. : ALDA
67. Pro ___ publico. : BONO
68. Girl of song. : IRENE
69. Assembly. : DIET
70. ___ much as. : INAS
71. To whom "my heart belongs." : DADDY
72. To be: Lat. : ESSE
73. Cook's measures. : TSPS
Down
1. Beams. : RAYS
2. Take ___. : ABOW
3. Current musical. : HERESLOVE
4. February forecast. : SLEET
5. Card game. : EUCHRE
6. Wild plum. : SLOE
7. River into the Volga. : KAMA
8. Nasal sound. : SNORT
9. Daisy. : SHASTA
10. Nine-eyes. : EEL
11. Bring into agreement. : ALINE
12. Term of endearment. : LOVER
13. Cooks. : STEWS
21. Rising and falling. : TIDAL
22. Symbol. : TOKEN
26. Dance. : TWIST
27. Breathy sound. : GASP
28. Voice. : ALTO
30. Bird of the sea. : ERNE
31. Trysts, American style. : DATES
34. Porter, in the Orient. : HAMAL
36. Measure. : KILO
38. Espousals. : ADOPTIONS
39. Fiesta. : GALA
40. Court cry. : OYEZ
42. Muse of love poetry. : ERATO
43. ___ living. : EARNA
48. Stretch of low land. : VALLEY
50. Akin. : AGNATE
52. Boy with a bow. : CUPID
53. "Romeo and Juliet." : OPERA
54. Put on cargo. : LADED
55. Elude. : EVADE
57. Circuit. : AMBIT
60. Ivy Leaguers. : ELIS
61. March time. : IDES
62. Cooky. : SNAP
63. Fling. : TOSS
65. ___ how! : AND

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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