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New York Times, Thursday, April 16, 1964

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,373
Across
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Old-time poet. : BARD
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Transport. : SHIP
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N. Dakota city. : MINOT
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Lily plant. : ALOE
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Heathery place. : MOOR
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Put on a pedestal. : ADORE
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Individual. : SOUL
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Black-eyed Susan. : CONEFLOWER
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More secret. : INNER
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1 followed by 33 zeros. : DECILLION
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Bookkeeping record. : LEDGER
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Diminutive suffixes. : ULES
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Tabula ___. : RASA
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Ready: Fr. : PRET
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___ dime. : ONA
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Shoe savers. : BOOTTREES
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Topnotchers. : ACES
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French title. : ABBE
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Religious image: Var. : EIKON
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Where Rainbow Bridge is. : UTAH
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Part of Paris. : BOIS
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Useful book. : DIRECTORY
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Kioto currency. : YEN
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British gun. : STEN
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Morning's end. : NOON
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Bartlett. : PEAR
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Boardwalk feature. : ARCADE
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Stranger. : OUTLANDER
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Island in the Firth of Clyde. : ARRAN
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Deltoid. : TRIANGULAR
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Controversial contraction. : AINT
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Adjectival suffix. : ISTIC
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Calliope's sister. : CLIO
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Whale. : CETE
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Queeg's command. : CAINE
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Leafy vegetable. : KALE
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55-mi. river into North Sea. : YSER
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Cooking herb. : BASIL
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Unaided. : ALONE
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Kind of tournament. : ROUNDROBIN
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Representatives. : DELEGATES
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Printer's abbreviation. : SMC
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Part of a parka. : HOOD
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1834 heroine. : IONE
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Forerunner. : PRECURSOR
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Kind of hammer. : MALLET
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Darlings. : IDOLS
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"___ lay me ... " : NOWI
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Mountain: Prefix. : OREO
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Sea swallow. : TERN
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Move in a line. : FILE
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"The ___ is silence." : REST
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Unusually good. : RARE
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Patterned silk. : PEKIN
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Groups of eight. : OCTONARIES
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Close. : NEAR
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Pallid. : ASHY
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Term of endearment. : BABY
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Wind instrument. : OBOE
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Source of pillow stuffing. : EIDERDUCK
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One-man rule. : AUTOCRACY
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Baby girl: Sp. : NENA
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Uncas' beloved. : CORA
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Get-together of a sort. : SEANCE
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Flavor. : TANG
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Savanna. : PLAIN
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Renaissance name. : DANTE
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Matriculate. : ENTER
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Of the ear. : OTIC
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Relative of "osa." : URSA
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Shrub of southern U. S. : TITI
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Little one: Suffix. : ELLA
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Crane's cousin. : RAIL
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Fish dish. : ROE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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