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New York Times, Tuesday, August 18, 1964

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
David Steinberg notes:

Original 1-Down clue was "Demonination: Abbr."; seemed like it should be "Denomination" (as in Christian denomination for Methodist), so changed it.

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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,497
Across
1
Squash. : MASH
5
Region: Poet. : CLIME
10
Cake ingredients. : EGGS
14
Satellite. : ECHO
15
Exudes. : OOZES
16
Plum. : SLOE
17
Comedy of an enchanted isle. : THETEMPEST
19
Bird. : COOT
20
Edge. : HEM
21
Poker term. : SEES
22
Certain movies. : RERUNS
24
Mix. : STIR
25
Cry ___ (warn of disaster). : HAVOC
26
Dark reds. : MAROONS
29
Vacation span. : ONEWEEK
32
Faulty. : AMISS
33
"Secret, black, and midnight ___." : HAGS
34
Helmsman's direction. : SBE
35
Puerto ___. : RICO
36
As to that. : THERE
38
Attic portico. : STOA
39
Of: Suffix. : ISH
40
Part of a vessel. : PROW
41
Elude. : CHEAT
42
Satirical, in a way. : SHAVIAN
44
Roman military units. : COHORTS
46
In Shakespeare, a bumper of liquor. : ROUSE
47
"Stale, flat, and unprofitable." : ARID
48
Vegetable. : RADISH
50
Archer of Norse myth. : EGIL
51
Man's nickname. : STU
54
Adjectival suffix. : ATIC
55
Virgilia's husband. : CORIOLANUS
58
___ de vivre. : JOIE
59
See 17 Across. : ARIEL
60
Teutonic character. : RUNE
61
Sacred bull. : APIS
62
Shell substance. : NACRE
63
Old oath. : EGAD
Down
1
Denomination: Abbr. : METH
2
Throb. : ACHE
3
Son of Noah. : SHEM
4
Weather word. : HOT
5
Enter. : COMEIN
6
Joggers. : LOPERS
7
Suffixes with vapor, motor, etc. : IZES
8
___ amis. : MES
9
Separate. : ESTRANGE
10
Legal deed. : ESCROW
11
Former duchy of 28 Down. : GLOUCESTER
12
Continue. : GOON
13
Groupings. : SETS
18
These: Sp. : ESTOS
23
Poetic times. : EVES
24
Mediocre. : SOSO
25
White or gray. : HOAR
26
Famous Roger. : MARIS
27
Of a Protestant sect. : AMISH
28
The "poisonous bunch-back'd toad." : RICHARDIII
30
British war vessel. : EBOAT
31
Great poet. : KEATS
33
___ to the line. : HEW
36
Part of the street scene. : TRASHCAN
37
Whetstone. : HONE
38
Not barefoot. : SHOD
40
Vatican name. : PIUS
41
Cool. : CHILL
43
Singers. : VOICES
44
Trickier: Slang. : CAGIER
45
Bird. : ORIOLE
48
Indian title. : RAJA
49
On. : ATOP
50
Sweden's saint. : ERIC
51
Joiner in "Midsummer Night's Dream." : SNUG
52
Albacore, for one. : TUNA
53
Not new. : USED
56
Pray: Lat. : ORA
57
Continue to be. : ARE

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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