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New York Times, Friday, May 1, 1964

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { G J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,388
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1. Soothing substance. : BALM
5. Couple. : PAIR
9. Alpine region. : URI
12. Bulgaria's capital. : SOFIA
13. Literary collections. : OMNIBUSES
16. "___ New York." : INOLD
17. Hobart native. : TASMANIAN
18. See 5 Across. : DUO
19. Something "for news." : ANOSE
21. Make suitable changes. : ADAPT
22. Panama. : ISTHMUS
24. Condition. : CASE
26. Sophocles subject. : OEDIPUS
28. River bank. : RIPA
32. Testify. : DEPONE
35. Skillfully depicted. : ARTISTIC
37. Costume designer Head. : EDITH
38. French co. : CIE
39. 14 pounds. : STONE
40. Run into by chance. : COMEUPON
42. Irritable. : CRANKY
43. To ___. : AMAN
44. Implore. : ENTREAT
46. At the drop of ___. : AHAT
48. Revoked a grant. : ADEEMED
52. European capital. : BERNE
55. Part of a spur. : ROWEL
57. Ab ___ (from the beginning): Lat. : OVO
58. Formerly. : ATONETIME
60. Part of a book. : INDEX
62. Sweethearts. : LADYLOVES
63. Small: Colloq. : TEENY
64. ___ de France. : ILE
65. Departed. : WENT
66. Global region. : EAST
1. Payment of a sort. : BONUS
2. In progress. : AFOOT
3. See 63 Across. : LIL
4. Name in the news. : MADAMENHU
5. High-up city of Bolivia. : POTOSI
6. You love: Lat. : AMAS
7. Describing a dropout's future. : INSECURE
8. Edge. : RIM
9. Govt. agency. : USIA
10. Harvest. : REAP
11. "Say it ___ so." : ISNT
12. African title. : SIDI
14. Cote sounds. : BAAS
15. Describe with deliberate restraint. : UNDERSTATE
20. Art subject. : NUDE
23. Musical get-together. : HOOTENANNY
25. Noun-forming suffix. : AST
27. Make-up. : PAINT
29. Take ___ the chin. : ITON
30. Garden flower. : PINK
31. ___-deucey. : ACEY
32. Numerical prefix. : DECA
33. Idumea. : EDOM
34. Arizona Indian. : PIMA
36. Descendant of Jacob. : ISRAELITE
38. Form plans. : CONTRIVE
41. Chick ___. : PEA
42. Give up. : CEDE
45. Least trained. : RAWEST
47. Spike, for one. : HEEL
49. Fashions. : MODES
50. Occurrence. : EVENT
51. Creed or ism. : DOXY
52. Sunda island. : BALI
53. Relative of etc. : ETAL
54. Was transported. : RODE
56. Warning sign. : OMEN
59. T-bar device. : TOW
61. Teachers' group. : NEA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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