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New York Times, Saturday, July 4, 1964

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { G J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,452
Across Down
1. Novel scheme. : PLOT
5. Patriot of 1776. : HALE
9. Not lift ___. : AHAND
14. Laugh: Fr. : RIRE
15. Caliph's cousin. : EMIR
16. Kind of geometry. : SOLID
17. Rub ___. : ITIN
18. Except. : SAVE
19. Excavation in a mine shaft. : STOPE
20. Amusement park specialty. : SHOOTTHECHUTES
23. Peak in the Presidential range. : MONROE
24. Akron product. : TIRE
25. Baby coach. : PRAM
28. Loving: Fr. : TENDRE
32. Eastern title. : SWAMI
36. Opera role. : MIMI
38. Trouble's partner. : TOIL
39. The Geronimo boys. : PARACHUTETROOPS
42. His: Fr. : ALUI
43. Cinnabar and galena. : ORES
44. "A poem lovely as a ___." : ATREE
45. Sawbuck. : TENNER
47. Indian specialty. : RAID
49. Circus performer. : FLEA
51. Comparison. : SIMILE
56. Mediator in an impasse. : TROUBLESHOOTER
60. Meadow surface. : SWARD
61. Lamb. : ELIA
62. Trumpeter. : SWAN
63. Hash. : MINCE
64. Runlet. : RILL
65. Adroitness. : EASE
66. Vicuña's home. : ANDES
67. Be effective. : TELL
68. Sibilant sounds. : SSTS
1. Refractor of light. : PRISM
2. Stone: Prefix. : LITHO
3. Giant of Greek myth. : ORION
4. Purport. : TENOR
5. Mother of Pearl. : HESTER
6. Eastern nanny. : AMAH
7. Wide-awake. : LIVE
8. Set up. : ERECT
9. Promise. : ASSURE
10. Bushman's relative. : HOTTENTOT
11. Spiny plant. : ALOE
12. Tangs. : NIPS
13. White House monogram. : DDE
21. Conversation piece. : TOPIC
22. ___ off. : HITIT
26. River into Tatar Strait : AMUR
27. Headdress. : MITER
29. Way in or way out. : DOOR
30. Perfected. : RIPE
31. More. : ELSE
32. Young oyster. : SPAT
33. Corduroy part. : WALE
34. ___ for one's money. : ARUN
35. Strength. : MAINFORCE
37. Big butte. : MESA
40. Sinai. : HOREB
41. Type of program. : RADIO
46. Gives the slip. : ELUDES
48. "___ return." : ISHALL
50. Signal for a scramble. : ALERT
52. World's Fair VIP. : MOSES
53. "___ one by the village clock . . . " : ITWAS
54. Not in the ___. : LEAST
55. Fish-eating birds. : ERNES
56. One of the "Boys from Syracuse." : TWIN
57. Leather strip on a shoe. : RAND
58. M. Faure. : ELIE
59. Oklahoma Fort. : SILL
60. Wee ___ hours. : SMA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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