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New York Times, Monday, April 6, 1964

5-Down : Acme.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,363
Across
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November birthstone. : TOPAZ
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City in Colombia. : CALI
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Humane society. : SPCA
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"Oh, give me ___ ... " : AHOME
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Reclined. : LAIN
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Sky: Fr. : CIEL
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Up. : RISEN
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Unlikely happening. : OFFCHANCE
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Cossack cavalry squadrons. : SOTNIAS
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"Singing in ___ ... " : THERAIN
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Here. : HITHER
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Maroon. : ENISLE
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French girl's name. : AGATHE
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Muddle. : ADDLE
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Doing something. : BUSY
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Pro ___. : RATA
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"To ___ human ... " : ERRIS
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East: Ger. : OST
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Delineate. : PORTRAY
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Presidential nickname. : ABE
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"___ feller needs a friend ... " : WHENA
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Part of B.A. : ARTS
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Skin ___. : ACAT
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Russian cab. : ARABA
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Swampland trees. : ALDERS
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Street in Boston. : BEACON
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Outcast. : PARIAH
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Saintly. : ANGELIC
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Mountain antelope. : CHAMOIS
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Impasse. : STALEMATE
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City in Estonia. : NARVA
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Linden tree. : TEIL
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Hebrew stringed instrument. : ASOR
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Man's name. : ANSON
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English composer. : ARNE
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Menu item. : LAMB
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Suffixes with song, spin, etc. : STERS
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Windjammers. : TARS
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River of song. : OHIO
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With great speed. : POSTHASTE
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Courtesy. : AMENITY
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Acme. : ZENITH
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Intimate. : CLOSE
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Defense group. : AAF
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Rise and vanish. : LIFT
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Moved slowly. : INCHED
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More timorous: Colloq. : SCARIER
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Pineapples. : PINAS
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Rhodes. : CECIL
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Coeur d'___, Idaho. : ALENE
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Regatta site. : HENLEY
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"No man is ___ to his valet." : AHERO
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Hopeless situation. : RATTRAP
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Take ___. : ABOW
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Flow. : GUSH
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Tapering seam. : DART
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Semite. : ARAB
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Kelso, for one. : RACEHORSE
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Rod shaped for strength. : IBAR
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Jo Mielziner's forte. : SETS
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Word of honor. : PAROLE
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June-July, in Hindu calendar. : ASARH
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Balloon basket. : NACELLE
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Rocklike. : ADAMANT
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Kind of cracker. : ANIMAL
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Climbing plants. : LIANAS
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Queen of spades, in Solo. : BASTA
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Stage direction. : ENTER
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Besides. : AGAIN
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Pungent. : ACERB
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House, in Italy. : CASA
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Composer Novello. : IVOR
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Without: Poet. : SANS
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One of a well-known trio. : TOM

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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