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New York Times, Monday, March 2, 1964

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 323 (avg 1.69)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,328
Across
1. Labyrinth. : MAZE
5. Casts off capriciously. : JILTS
10. Call's partner. : BECK
14. Symbol of power. : IRON
15. Ammonia compound. : AMINE
16. "___ after his own heart." : AMAN
17. Big-money race horse of 1963. : CANDYSPOTS
19. Troubadour instrument. : LUTE
20. Sandburg hero. : ABE
21. Make way for. : OPEN
22. Animal fat. : TALLOW
24. Pulitzer winner, 1963. : EDEL
25. Copters. : GIROS
26. Piece of furniture. : ROCKER
29. Beneficial. : SANATIVE
32. Merman. : ETHEL
33. The same. : EQUAL
34. Predicament: Colloq. : FIX
35. Lake, in Africa. : CHAD
36. Shirt adjuncts. : STUDS
37. 13 Down, old style. : WIST
38. At the age of: Lat. : AET
39. Caverns in Virginia. : LURAY
40. Possessive pronoun. : THEIR
41. Chaired. : PRESIDED
43. A kind of daisy. : SHASTA
44. Upholder of the heavens. : ATLAS
45. Surfeit. : GLUT
46. Independence name. : TRUMAN
48. Twice the radius: Abbr. : DIAM
49. Greek letter. : TAU
52. Capital of Latvia. : RIGA
53. Opportunists' cousins. : EARLYBIRDS
56. Adjective suffix. : ICAL
57. Card. : SPADE
58. Droop. : FADE
59. Irish county. : MAYO
60. English composer (1857–1934). : ELGAR
61. Miner's nail. : SPAD
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1. Silicate. : MICA
2. Bedouin. : ARAB
3. City area. : ZONE
4. Omega. : END
5. Opaque quartz. : JASPER
6. Force. : IMPEL
7. Symbol of power. : LION
8. Explosive. : TNT
9. Poems. : SESTINAS
10. Vote. : BALLOT
11. Combines, as oil and water. : EMULSIFIES
12. Famous Roman. : CATO
13. Was aware of. : KNEW
18. Sing. : YODEL
23. Salt lake of Asia. : ARAL
24. Stretched (with "out"). : EKED
25. Colorful. : GAUDY
26. Summary: Colloq. : RECAP
27. Else. : OTHER
28. Kentucky Derby winner, 1963. : CHATEAUGAY
29. Subdivision of a platoon. : SQUAD
30. Social call. : VISIT
31. Bit player. : EXTRA
33. Beings: Fr. : ETRES
36. African people. : SUDANESE
37. Exclamation of surprise. : WHAT
39. Girl's name. : LILA
40. Digit. : THUMB
42. Seaport in Brittany. : STMALO
43. "The Deer ___." : SLAYER
45. Rigoletto's daughter. : GILDA
46. Window dressing. : TRIM
47. Costa ___. : RICA
48. Lag behind. : DRAG
49. Stratagem. : TRAP
50. Po tributary. : ADDA
51. Made to serve. : USED
54. Month: Abbr. : APL
55. Suppositions. : IFS

Answer summary: 6 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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