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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
Across Down
1. Examine closely. : SIFT
5. Youngest one. : BABY
9. Dart: Colloq. : SCOOT
14. ___ patriae. : AMOR
15. Chills and fever. : AGUE
16. Cum ___. : LAUDE
17. ___ avis. : RARA
18. Clydesdales and Percherons. : CARTHORSES
20. Venerable. : AGED
21. Relatives. : KIN
22. Pullman facilities. : UPPERS
23. Bewitches: Slang. : HEXES
25. Chile's chief export. : NITRE
27. As though. : ASIF
29. Zero. : NIL
30. Seconds. : AIDS
34. The gyrenes: Abbr. : USM
36. Considerable. : LARGE
38. Rajagopalachari's country. : INDIA
39. Proposes. : POPSTHEQUESTION
42. Garrulous. : TALKY
43. Above. : SUPRA
44. California Fort. : ORD
45. 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
58. The check: Slang. : TAB
60. See 14 Across. : LOVE
61. Action invoked against Cuba. : QUARANTINE
63. Not of the cloth. : LAIC
64. Aisle man. : USHER
65. Roused. : WOKE
66. Travel slowly. : TREK
67. After: Fr. : APRES
68. Present date: Abbr. : INST
69. Pay-off determinant. : ODDS
1. Bernhardt. : SARAH
2. Facsimile. : IMAGE
3. As an instance. : FOREXAMPLE
4. Does business. : TRADES
5. Bet on. : BACK
6. Another time. : AGAIN
7. Crucial issue. : BURNINGQUESTION
8. Eventually. : YET
9. Bank. : SLOPE
10. Fish. : CARP
11. English river. : OUSE
12. German river. : ODER
13. Novel heroine. : TESS
19. Pitch. : HURL
24. Like flood waters. : SILTY
26. Result of a stall-in. : TIEUP
28. Type of thermometer: Abbr. : FAH
30. Noun ending for agent. : ANT
31. On TV, the prompter. : IDIOTBOARD
32. Fashion name. : DIOR
33. Pluck: Colloq. : SAND
34. Thus far. : UPTO
35. Drench. : SOAK
37. Replace. : RESET
38. Biblical patriarch. : ISAAC
40. The welkin. : SKY
41. Misjudge. : ERR
46. House plant. : FERN
48. Begin. : FALLTO
49. Wild hogs. : BOARS
50. A.L. champs. : YANKS
52. Vine-covered. : IVIED
53. Isthmi. : NECKS
54. Shade of blue. : AQUA
55. Point. : CUSP
56. Wild goat of Asia. : TAHR
57. Autonomous. : FREE
59. Sugar source. : BEET
62. 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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