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New York Times, Tuesday, February 18, 1964

Author:
Roberta Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Roberta H. Morse has 64 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,315
Across
1. Friend to the south. : AMIGO
6. Washington group. : CONG
10. More than 1500 years ago. : CCCC
14. Ulan ___. : BATOR
15. Verbena, for one. : ODOR
16. Thin, as air. : RARE
17. Netherlands town. : BREDA
18. Man's nickname. : NATE
19. Mountain: Prefix. : OREO
20. Extinct European bison. : AUROCHS
22. Rush about. : SCAMPER
24. Bird. : WHIPPOORWILL
26. Bristol's river. : AVON
29. Niño's relative. : TIA
30. She: Ger. : SIE
31. Acquire. : GET
32. Call. : CRY
33. Port on the Gulf of Aqaba. : ELATH
37. ___ silk. : HITSTHE
40. VIP backstage. : CALLBOY
42. Love, in Hawaii. : ALOHA
43. Current ailment. : FLU
44. ___ papers. : END
45. Prov. to the north. : ONT
47. Atom of a sort. : ION
48. Sequoia. : TREE
49. Take the cake. : BEATTHEDUTCH
54. Eastern college. : RUTGERS
55. Ruler. : TSARINA
59. Air base near Alaska. : ATTU
60. Bone: Prefix. : OSSI
62. Be lazy. : RELAX
63. Famous banker. : KAHN
64. Think, old style. : WEEN
65. Grayish shade. : TAUPE
66. Sheep. : EWES
67. Hindrance. : SNAG
68. A Ford. : EDSEL
Down
1. Coptic bishop. : ABBA
2. Name on a Japanese ship. : MARU
3. Road to Rome. : ITER
4. Chinese warehouse. : GODOWN
5. Spinachlike plant. : ORACH
6. Plot. : CONSPIRE
7. Part of a Middle East ménage. : ODA
8. Untrue. : NOTSO
9. Certain works of art. : GRECOS
10. 17th century Puritan. : CROMWELL
11. Wrist bones. : CARPI
12. Fishing equipment. : CREEL
13. Old English freeman. : CEORL
21. Period spent in the army: Slang. : HITCH
23. Satellite of Uranus. : ARIEL
25. Be profitable. : PAY
26. Eastern title. : AGHA
27. Hat trimming. : VEIL
28. Bismarck. : OTTO
34. But: Ger. : ABER
35. Modulation. : TONE
36. Well-known park. : HYDE
38. Weapons. : SHOTGUNS
39. See 29 Across. : TANTE
40. Batting the ball out of the park. : CLOUTING
41. Family members. : AUNTS
43. Nautical pin. : FID
46. Coverlets. : THROWS
48. Filament. : THREAD
49. Car part. : BRAKE
50. ___ Springs, battle of 1781. : EUTAW
51. ___ same time. : ATTHE
52. German city. : ESSEN
53. Price list of a sort. : CARTE
56. Grandfather of Priam. : ILUS
57. Anatomical part. : NAPE
58. Danish name. : AXEL
61. Neptune's realm. : SEA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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