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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
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Thin, as air. : RARE
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Netherlands town. : BREDA
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Man's nickname. : NATE
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Mountain: Prefix. : OREO
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Extinct European bison. : AUROCHS
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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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