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New York Times, Saturday, March 14, 1964

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { F J Q V W X }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,340
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1. Professions. : METIERS
8. Stemware. : GLASSES
15. Prescription measure. : ONEDRAM
16. Story. : ROMANCE
17. Collective name of Pacific islands. : OCEANIA
18. Sign, in a way. : INITIAL
19. Slangy negative. : NIT
20. Organic substances. : ENZYMES
22. Mates: Abbr. : PRS
23. Members of the firm: Abbr. : BROS
25. Former govt. agency. : ESA
26. Beauty shop item. : SET
27. Copy of an original. : ECTYPE
30. Heavenly phenomenon. : ECLIPSE
33. Southern state, in song. : ALABAM
34. Span. : REACH
35. Very dark: Prefix. : MELANO
36. Make ___ eyes at. : SHEEPS
40. Juniper of the Old Testament. : RETEM
43. Army maneuver. : SORTIE
44. City on the Chisholm Trail. : ABILENE
46. A wise answer. : ORACLE
47. Elders: Abbr. : SRS
48. Bounder. : CAD
50. Grasslands. : LEAS
51. She-bear: Sp. : OSA
52. Whelk or limpet. : MOLLUSK
56. Silence! : TST
57. Famous comedy, for short. : MUCHADO
59. ___ Kappa. : PHIBETA
61. Small spaces. : AREOLES
62. Co-author of "The Ugly American." : LEDERER
63. Put back. : RESTORE
64. Bespangles. : ENSTARS
1. A certain ray of light. : MOONBEAM
2. Surround. : ENCIRCLE
3. Complete: Colloq. : TEETOTAL
4. Mountain of Crete. : IDA
5. River of Ireland. : ERNE
6. Weather report. : RAIN
7. Relative of smog. : SMAZE
8. Facial expression. : GRIMACE
9. Isolated. : LONE
10. English author Kingsley ___. : AMIS
11. Held a session. : SAT
12. Takes pot shots (at). : SNIPES
13. Old card game. : ECARTE
14. Program items: Abbr. : SELS
21. Nieuport's river. : YSER
24. Ancient city, famed as a center of luxury. : SYBARIS
26. Having a round form. : SPHERAL
28. Discussion group. : PANEL
29. Overact: Colloq. : EMOTE
31. Catch in a certain way. : LASSO
32. Ethereal fluid in veins of the gods. : ICHOR
37. Useful bit of Latin. : ETCETERA
38. Architectural feature. : PILASTER
39. What certain comic-strip characters do. : SEESTARS
41. Fence in. : ENCLOSE
42. Repast. : MEAL
44. Promise confidently. : ASSURE
45. Suspenders. : BRACES
49. Twofold. : DUPLE
51. Islamic caliph of 634 A.D. : OMAR
52. Saint ___, French town. : MALO
53. River of Brandenburg. : ODER
54. Chinese god. : SHEN
55. Members of the family. : KIDS
58. Excitable. : HOT
60. Wager. : BET

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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