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New York Times, Wednesday, May 27, 1964

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,414
Across
1. Anything spiral. : WORM
5. Tart filled with cheese, fruit, etc. : FLAN
9. Fragment of pottery. : SHARD
14. Certain bones. : ILIA
15. French composer. : LALO
16. Deportment: Fr. : TENUE
17. Niche. : SLOT
18. But: Ger. : ABER
19. One of the Shaws. : ARTIE
20. Where the toupee goes. : PATE
21. Man with a plan. : MASTERMIND
23. Nothing, in France. : RIEN
25. Cod's cousin. : HAKE
26. Embellishes. : TRIMS
28. Famous monogram. : HST
29. Bazaar. : SALE
33. In a pile. : AHEAP
34. Election returns. : VOTES
36. Water sprite. : NIX
37. Luxurious abode. : DUPLEXAPARTMENT
40. ___ de la Cité. : ILE
41. Light: Fr. : LEGER
42. Arrives. : COMES
43. Units named after an inventor. : BELS
45. Unfavorable. : BAD
46. Literary light. : BYRON
47. Ancient Roman commoner. : PLEB
49. TV role. : EARP
50. Liberia's neighbor. : IVORYCOAST
54. Pilgrimage to Mecca. : HADJ
58. Auguste of France. : RODIN
59. City in Yugoslavia. : NISH
60. River in Spain. : EBRO
61. Baltic island. : ALAND
62. Dreary: Scot. : DREE
63. Author Leon. : URIS
64. Role in "The Flying Dutchman." : SENTA
65. French city. : SENS
66. Uses a straw. : SIPS
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1. Flimsy piece. : WISP
2. Kettle: sp. : OLLA
3. Kind of squad. : RIOT
4. Cloth. : MATERIAL
5. Sweethearts, old style. : FLAMES
6. Jacob's uncle. : LABAN
7. Pub sign. : ALES
8. Guide for mariners. : NORTHSTAR
9. Unadorned. : STARK
10. Wearer of talaria and petasos. : HERMES
11. Counter: Prefix. : ANTI
12. Wreck. : RUIN
13. Convey legally. : DEED
22. Mrs. Sprat, for one. : EATER
24. Force. : IMPEL
26. Ultima ___. : THULE
27. Ward off. : REPEL
28. Wished (for). : HOPED
30. Wind: Prefix. : ANEMO
31. Household need. : LINEN
32. Certain phones: Abbr. : EXTS
33. Star in Draco. : ADIB
34. Landlopers. : VAGABONDS
35. Site of French military school. : STCYR
38. Corsair's three-masted ship. : XEBEC
39. God of dreams. : MORPHEUS
44. Short race. : SPRINT
46. Takes a shower. : BATHES
48. White House name. : LYNDA
49. Ruhr city. : ESSEN
50. Cleopatra's maid. : IRAS
51. Meadow mouse. : VOLE
52. Norse language: Abbr. : ODAN
53. Yorkshire river. : AIRE
55. Shelter: Fr. : ABRI
56. Kind of coffee. : DRIP
57. Chinese idol. : JOSS

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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