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New York Times, Friday, March 13, 1964

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,339
Across
1. Exhausts. : SAPS
5. Somewhat, in music. : POCO
9. Jesting talk. : CHAFF
14. Lined up. : AROW
15. Retired. : ABED
16. Book of the Bible. : HOSEA
17. Eight furlongs. : MILE
18. Listens. : LENDSANEAR
20. Hotel help. : BELLBOYS
22. Invent. : CREATE
23. Shelter. : ASYLUM
24. Departures. : EXITS
26. Analyze. : ASSAY
28. Speaker's place. : ROSTRUM
32. ___ Arbor. : ANN
34. Heavy shoe. : BROGAN
36. Strong emotion. : LOVE
37. Term of endearment. : HONEY
39. Opener. : KEY
40. Play by Sidney Michaels. : DYLAN
41. Greek underground group. : ELAS
42. Girl's name. : HELENE
44. English money: Abbr. : LSD
45. Mediterranean wind. : MISTRAL
47. Metropolis in India. : DELHI
49. English composer, Gustav ___. : HOLST
51. Is a candidate. : STANDS
54. Recess. : ALCOVE
57. Zeroed in. : ONTARGET
59. Fled. : TURNEDTAIL
61. Port of Guam. : APRA
62. Walk ___. : ONAIR
63. Not busy. : IDLE
64. Musical gathering. : SING
65. Nursery sounds. : MAMAS
66. Watches. : EYES
67. Hitch. : SNAG
Down
1. Brazilian dance. : SAMBA
2. Zodiacal sign. : ARIES
3. Optimistic ones. : POLLYANNAS
4. Fashionable ones: Slang. : SWELLS
5. Home of a 200-inch telescope. : PALOMAR
6. Mind. : OBEY
7. Perfume, as with a thurible. : CENSE
8. Singular. : ODD
9. Tables of data. : CHARTS
10. Really. : HONESTLY
11. On the briny. : ASEA
12. Act of skill. : FEAT
13. Get along. : FARE
19. Descendant. : SCION
21. Hussar's headdress. : BUSBY
25. Photographed in a certain way. : XRAYED
27. Rustic ones. : YOKELS
29. Baker's item. : ROLLINGPIN
30. Pulpy fruits, as grapes. : UVAS
31. Set right. : MEND
32. Pause-filling interjection. : AHEM
33. ___ me tangere. : NOLI
35. Solidify. : GEL
38. Where Tallinn is. : ESTHONIA
40. Fraternity letter. : DELTA
42. Pulled with force. : HALED
43. Lies sheltered. : NESTLES
46. Restless ones. : ROVERS
48. Badger. : HARASS
50. Hanger-on. : TOADY
52. Libyan port. : DERNA
53. Alonzo, of football. : STAGG
54. Particle. : ATOM
55. The moon. : LUNA
56. Pack carelessly. : CRAM
58. Yellow green. : NILE
60. Even score. : TIE

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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