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New York Times, Wednesday, May 20, 1964

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J K Q V W Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,407
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1. Lynx. : BOBCAT
7. Remain in one place. : STAYPUT
14. Gallantry. : COURAGE
15. Lars ___, conqueror of Rome, 500 B.C. : PORSENA
16. Now and then. : ATTIMES
17. Whole number. : INTEGER
18. Sharpens. : STROPS
19. Work unit. : ERG
20. Antarctic sea. : ROSS
21. ___ de France. : ILE
22. Crunchy. : CRISP
24. Fiddler crab genus. : UCA
25. ___ oil, used on leather. : NEATSFOOT
29. Laud. : EXTOL
31. Florida specialties. : ORCHARDS
32. Air: Prefix. : AER
33. Dwelling of sorts. : SHANTY
34. Finally. : ATLAST
37. Plural suffix. : IES
38. Hit tune. : ALLEYCAT
40. Geological term. : STOSS
43. Surface beneath. : UNDERSIDE
44. Norse god of war. : TYR
45. South Pacific Island group. : TONGA
47. Certain records. : LPS
48. Pitchblende and others. : ORES
50. Hasten. : HIE
51. Balzac character. : GORIOT
54. Weasellike animal. : POLECAT
56. Handcuff. : MANACLE
57. Trap. : ENSNARE
58. "How to___ . . . " : SUCCEED
59. Gardener's spring concern. : SEEDBED
60. Precipitates. : SLEETS
1. Soft drink men. : BOTTLERS
2. Surpass. : OUTREACH
3. Con ___ (with spirit): Mus. : BRIO
4. Summer place. : CAMP
5. Sweet sixteen and others. : AGES
6. Thy: Fr. : TES
7. Vivacity. : SPIRIT
8. Sugar-bowl accessory. : TONGS
9. Poetic verb form. : ART
10. Belgian river. : YSER
11. Win, in cribbage. : PEGOUT
12. International organization. : UNESCO
13. Of the ankle. : TARSAL
14. Gambling place. : CASINO
19. Greek god. : EROS
22. Buffalo Bill. : CODY
23. Kitchen gadget. : PEELER
26. Massenet opera. : THAIS
27. Most sensible. : SANEST
28. Certain trains: Abbr. : FRTS
30. Diagnostic items. : XRAYS
32. Tamarisk salt tree. : ATLE
34. Former opera star. : ALDA
35. To wit. : SCILICET
36. Frogs-to-be. : TADPOLES
38. Heavenly being: Fr. : ANGE
39. Tried out. : TESTED
40. Mine excavations. : STOPES
41. County of Ireland. : TYRONE
42. Underworld threat. : ORELSE
43. Part of U.S.A. : UNITED
46. Chicago airport. : OHARE
49. Cause to go. : SEND
51. Caesar's conquest. : GAUL
52. ___ over lightly. : ONCE
53. Watercourse. : RACE
55. Hard-to-get item. : CAB
56. Author's concern. : MSS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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