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New York Times, Saturday, May 16, 1964

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 325 (avg 1.72)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,403

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Across
1
Examine closely. : SIFT
5
Youngest one. : BABY
9
Dart: Colloq. : SCOOT
14
___ patriae. : AMOR
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Chills and fever. : AGUE
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Cum ___. : LAUDE
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___ avis. : RARA
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Clydesdales and Percherons. : CARTHORSES
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Venerable. : AGED
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Relatives. : KIN
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Pullman facilities. : UPPERS
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Bewitches: Slang. : HEXES
25
Chile's chief export. : NITRE
27
As though. : ASIF
29
Zero. : NIL
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Seconds. : AIDS
34
The gyrenes: Abbr. : USM
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Considerable. : LARGE
38
Rajagopalachari's country. : INDIA
39
Proposes. : POPSTHEQUESTION
42
Garrulous. : TALKY
43
Above. : SUPRA
44
California Fort. : ORD
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Approve: Var. : OKEY
46
Admission charge. : FEE
47
Catamaran. : RAFT
49
___ Ross, flagmaker. : BETSY
51
One kind of cruiser. : CABIN
54
Be an agent. : ACTFOR
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The check: Slang. : TAB
60
See 14 Across. : LOVE
61
Action invoked against Cuba. : QUARANTINE
63
Not of the cloth. : LAIC
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Aisle man. : USHER
65
Roused. : WOKE
66
Travel slowly. : TREK
67
After: Fr. : APRES
68
Present date: Abbr. : INST
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Pay-off determinant. : ODDS
Down
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Bernhardt. : SARAH
2
Facsimile. : IMAGE
3
As an instance. : FOREXAMPLE
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Does business. : TRADES
5
Bet on. : BACK
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Another time. : AGAIN
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Crucial issue. : BURNINGQUESTION
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Eventually. : YET
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Bank. : SLOPE
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Fish. : CARP
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English river. : OUSE
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German river. : ODER
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Novel heroine. : TESS
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Pitch. : HURL
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Like flood waters. : SILTY
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Result of a stall-in. : TIEUP
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Type of thermometer: Abbr. : FAH
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Noun ending for agent. : ANT
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On TV, the prompter. : IDIOTBOARD
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Fashion name. : DIOR
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Pluck: Colloq. : SAND
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Thus far. : UPTO
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Drench. : SOAK
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Replace. : RESET
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Biblical patriarch. : ISAAC
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The welkin. : SKY
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Misjudge. : ERR
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House plant. : FERN
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Begin. : FALLTO
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Wild hogs. : BOARS
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A.L. champs. : YANKS
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Vine-covered. : IVIED
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Isthmi. : NECKS
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Shade of blue. : AQUA
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Point. : CUSP
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Wild goat of Asia. : TAHR
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Autonomous. : FREE
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Sugar source. : BEET
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Double: Prefix. : TWI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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