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New York Times, Tuesday, March 3, 1964

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,329
Across
1. Butter or jam. : SPREAD
7. Having branches. : RAMOSE
13. Rides gaily. : PRANCES
15. Father of the Titans, Furies, etc. : URANUS
16. Future moon visitor. : EARTHMAN
18. Plants with thorny stems. : BRIERS
19. Oriental name. : ALI
20. Last words of a famous Churchill quotation. : SOFEW
22. Mr. Dionne. : OLIVA
23. Collections of implements. : KITS
25. Relative. : NEPHEW
27. Tunis title. : DEY
28. Fresh-water mussels. : UNIOS
30. Boiled dinner. : STEW
31. Coral reefs. : CAYS
32. Kitchen tool. : PEELER
34. Joined: It. : UNITO
36. In a morose manner. : SATURNINELY
39. Primitive boat. : CANOE
40. Makes neat. : GROOMS
43. Window compartment. : PANE
46. Pitch about. : TOSS
48. Pleasing sounds. : MUSIC
49. Diminutive suffix. : ULE
50. Where the Bolshoi Theater is. : MOSCOW
52. Western city. : RENO
53. Discovery of 1930. : PLUTO
55. Colorful spring flower. : TULIP
57. Wall: Fr. : MUR
58. Innocence. : PURITY
60. State of happiness. : PARADISE
62. Worn away. : ERODED
63. Book of class exercises. : RECITER
64. Doctrines. : TENETS
65. Emphasize. : STRESS
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1. Declare loudly. : SPEAKUP
2. New Orleans delicacy. : PRALINE
3. Uncommon things. : RARITIES
4. Noun suffix. : ENT
5. German interjections. : ACHS
6. Evil spirit. : DEMON
7. Scour. : RUB
8. Missile. : ARROW
9. Post. : MAIL
10. Lake near Syracuse, N. Y. : ONEIDA
11. Critical examination. : SURVEY
12. Prose works. : ESSAYS
14. Vaults. : SAFES
17. Large sponge, sometimes four feet high. : NEPTUNESCUP
21. "___ was one-and-twenty . . . " : WHENI
24. Comfort. : SOLACE
26. Stevenson's middle name. : EWING
29. ___ a precedent. : SETA
31. Vivid quality: Brit. sp. : COLOUR
33. ___ earth (hunt down). : RUNTO
35. Duration. : TERM
37. Perch. : ROOST
38. Famous valley of California. : YOSEMITE
41. Negative quantities. : MINUSES
42. Certain contestants. : SCORERS
43. Doll. : PUPPET
44. Fascination. : ALLURE
45. Nerve cell. : NEURON
47. Devoted to sun worship. : SOLAR
50. Choral composition. : MOTET
51. Parts of mobiles. : WIRES
54. Current. : TIDE
56. Agreement. : PACT
59. Measures of length: Abbr. : YDS
61. Supervisor: Abbr. : DIR

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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