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New York Times, Thursday, February 27, 1964

Author: Leonard Sussman
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q V W Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,324
Across Down
1. Great deal: Colloq. : HEAP
5. Gambling game. : CRAPS
10. Move swiftly. : SCUD
14. Gulf of the Ionian Sea. : ARTA
15. City near Fez. : RABAT
16. Poetic pronoun. : THEE
17. Busybody's cousin. : TATTLETALE
19. Function. : ROLE
20. Hollywood aspirants. : STARLETS
21. Run away. : ELOPE
23. Rumanian city. : IASI
24. Cuts off. : SNIPS
25. Flower. : BLOOM
28. American wolf. : LOBO
29. Much-used article. : THE
32. Vaquero's gear. : REATA
33. Rule. : CANON
34. Oedipus ___. : REX
35. Roadside sign. : EATS
36. Aboriginal craft. : KAYAK
37. Tree trunk. : BOLE
38. Pulverized lava. : ASH
39. Draw as a conclusion. : INFER
40. Petty gambler: Slang. : PIKER
41. One of Casey's men. : MET
42. Roe or doe. : DEER
43. Deputy. : AGENT
44. Century plants. : ALOES
46. Belgian city. : MONS
48. Ancient Scandinavian poet. : SKALD
49. Witty sayings. : FACETIAE
53. Passable. : FAIR
54. Science fiction characters. : EARTHLINGS
56. Skin diver's need. : LUNG
57. Typewriter type. : ELITE
58. Type of review, article, etc.: Abbr. : CRIT
59. Jason's ship. : ARGO
60. Father. : PATER
61. Gambling game. : KENO
1. Checked items. : HATS
2. Latin verb form. : ERAT
3. "___ boy!" : ATTA
4. Hale and others. : PATRIOTS
5. Indians. : CREES
6. Name of Pius XI. : RATTI
7. Down with: Fr. : ABAS
8. Buddy. : PAL
9. African antelope. : STEENBOK
10. Barber's tool. : STROP
11. Tennis maneuver. : CHOPSTROKE
12. African river. : UELE
13. River into Irish Sea. : DEE
18. Andean animal. : LLAMA
22. Animal associated with March. : LION
24. Detection device. : SONAR
25. Fresh-water fish. : BREAM
26. Legal paper. : LEASE
27. Courtroom routine. : OATHTAKING
28. Kind of cake. : LAYER
30. Character in "The Miracle Worker." : HELEN
31. Wield. : EXERT
33. Coffeehouses. : CAFES
36. Describing a snowfall. : KNEEDEEP
37. Symbol of power. : BIGSTICK
39. Golden calf. : IDOL
40. Piece of wood. : PANEL
45. Slow and stately, in music. : LARGO
46. Metal refuse. : MATTE
47. Pigment. : OCHER
48. Lizard: Prefix. : SAUR
49. Substance used in glass-making. : FRIT
50. Concerning. : INRE
51. Definitely not for. : AGIN
52. This, in Spain. : ESTO
53. State: Abbr. : FLA
55. In the manner of. : ALA

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

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