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New York Times, Sunday, March 15, 1964

Author: Ruth W. Smith
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 546 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 115, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
Ruth Smith has 3 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Unclear whether clue for 15-Across—"First principals."—is an intentional pun or the common principle/principal mistake. The 23-Across clue has an intentional pun, so that seems possible.
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,341
Across Down
1. Canine world. : DOGDOM
7. Fine slushy ice. : SISH
11. One of Hera's rivals. : LEDA
15. First principals. : ABCS
19. Beethoven's Third. : EROICA
20. Together: Mus. : ADUE
21. Harrow's rival. : ETON
22. Campus group. : FRAT
23. N. Y. City's new "Colossus of Roads." : VERRAZANONARROWS
26. Whirring sound. : BIRR
27. "___ to prepare a place . . . " : IGO
28. Remit. : SEND
29. Commercial abbreviation. : GRO
30. Feminine suffixes. : INES
32. Presidential monogram. : DDE
33. Ibn ___. : SAUD
35. Stadium sounds. : RAHS
37. Fee-taking facilities. : TOLLBRIDGES
40. Pester. : ANNOY
42. Dorothy's dog. : TOTO
44. People generally. : THEY
45. Exploits. : DEEDS
46. Cabins. : LODGES
48. Familiar word of thanks. : GRACIAS
50. A kind of rail. : MONO
51. One of the Howes. : ELIAS
53. State: Abbr. : KANS
54. Cedar, for one. : CONIFER
57. Places. : LOCALES
60. College degree. : LLB
61. Wine cups. : AMAS
63. Birthright seller. : ESAU
64. Et ___? (so what?): Fr. : ALORS
65. Certain churchmen: Abbr. : THEOLS
68. Anger. : IRE
69. Tackles. : RIGS
70. Many centuries ago. : MIV
71. Lights of a sort. : BRIDGELAMPS
73. Bookbinding abbreviation. : GLT
74. Just. : EVEN
76. Important govt. agency. : AID
77. Conqueror of Hannibal. : SCIPIO
78. Name meaning noble. : ETHEL
80. Black: It. : NERO
81. Prefix with gram or graph. : IDEO
83. Theatrical unit. : ACT
84. Fencing thrust. : RIPOSTE
86. Bridge framework. : TRESTLE
88. Become lively (with "up"). : PERK
90. Range animal. : STEER
91. Banquet place. : DAIS
92. Ocean product. : SEASALT
94. Blanket in Sonora. : SERAPE
98. Single-foot. : AMBLE
100. Warren. : EARL
101. Permeate. : SEEP
103. The Lorelei. : SIREN
104. Capital of Trinidad. : PORTOFSPAIN
107. Vision: Prefix. : OPTO
109. Mild expletive. : DRAT
110. Luau food. : POI
111. Maréchal ___, yellow rose. : NIEL
112. Negative. : NOT
114. ___ heart. : HADA
116. Month: Abbr. : APR
117. Wave: Fr. : ONDE
119. Things not to be burned. : BRIDGESBEHINDYOU
123. Butterfly lily. : SEGO
124. Part of a fruit. : RIND
125. City of N France. : LAON
126. Chargers. : STEEDS
127. Paradise. : EDEN
128. Certain artists: Abbr. : ENGS
129. Doñas' titles. : SRAS
130. Craving. : THIRST
1. Contrivance. : DEVISAL
2. Herb. : OREGANO
3. Merry ___. : GOROUND
4. Leader: Abbr. : DIR
5. Peruvian plants. : OCAS
6. Large drinking bowl. : MAZER
7. Tunnel workers. : SANDHOGS
8. Words of agreement. : IDO
9. Chinese dynasty. : SUNG
10. Soul's companion. : HEART
11. Celtic god. : LER
12. Stars: Fr. : ETOILES
13. "___ the Old Mill Stream." : DOWNBY
14. Goose genus. : ANSER
15. Langley, for one: Abbr. : AFB
16. Poem by Thomas Hood. : BRIDGEOFSIGHS
17. Combed. : CARDED
18. Accent. : STRESS
24. Medical course: Abbr. : ANAT
25. Dig deep. : ROOTIN
31. Ancient city of Phoenicia. : SIDON
34. Bookmark of a sort. : DOGEAR
36. Ship: Abbr. : STR
38. Capital of Tibet. : LHASA
39. Hosiery yardstick. : DENIER
41. Outcries. : YELLS
43. Fireplace wood. : OAKLOGS
47. You: Ger. : SIE
49. San Francisco feature. : CABLECARS
50. Name linked with 23 Across. : MOSES
52. Bridging. : ASTRIDE
54. Al fresco garage. : CARPORT
55. Young of a bird. : EAGLET
56. Silken sound. : RUSTLE
57. Threnody. : LAMENT
58. Dickens role. : OLIVER
59. New England attraction. : COVEREDBRIDGE
60. Showed the way. : LED
62. Opera role. : MIMI
66. Secrete. : HIDE
67. ___ a whistle. : SLICKAS
71. Hoop-shaped handles. : BAILS
72. Fitting. : APT
75. Dictum for some dieters. : NOSALT
78. Swords. : EPEES
79. Scorching. : TORRID
82. Form of entertainment. : OPERA
85. Plural suffix. : IES
87. Fastened by knotting. : TIEON
89. Borough near London. : EALING
90. V. P. of the Confederacy. : STEPHENS
92. Nursery item. : SAPLING
93. Zodiac sign. : LEO
95. Creator of a display. : ARRAYER
96. Green hulls. : PEAPODS
97. Commit. : ENTRUST
98. Put side by side. : APPOSE
99. Behaved dreamily. : MOONED
100. Drug used in eye drops. : ESERIN
102. Egyptian god. : PTAH
105. Texture of a fabric. : FIBRE
106. Seasonal songs. : NOELS
108. Shelley, for one. : ODIST
113. Peter or Paul. : TSAR
115. Literary collection: Abbr. : ANTH
118. Age. : EON
120. Medical degree. : DDS
121. Relative of a tippet. : BOA
122. Gods: Lat. : DEI

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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