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New York Times, Wednesday, August 19, 1964

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { Z }, Scrabble score: 317 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
David Steinberg notes:

Clue for 47-Down is likely a mistake and probably should read "Tin Pan Alley group."

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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,498
Across
1
River in Hungary. : RAAB
5
German count. : GRAF
9
Partitions. : SEPTA
14
Western hemisphere: Abbr. : AMER
15
String of pearls. : ROPE
16
Famed poet. : ELIOT
17
Card game. : FARO
18
Disaster. : EARTHQUAKE
20
Rodin subject. : THINKER
22
St. Anthony's cross. : TAU
23
Old hand. : VET
24
Egyptian sun. : ATEN
25
Geological period. : PLIOCENE
27
Message: Abbr. : TELEG
29
Sweetheart: Fr. : CHERIE
30
Colonial figure. : OTIS
31
Bluegrass genus. : POA
32
Churn part. : DASHER
36
Man's nickname. : GUS
37
Certain vehicles. : JITNEYS
39
Colorado peak. : OSO
40
Horn. : ANTLER
42
Site of the phalanx bone. : TOE
43
Comic character. : MUTT
44
Medieval Spanish kingdom. : ARAGON
46
Ottoman title. : PASHA
47
1862 battle site. : ANTIETAM
50
Italian currency. : LIRE
51
___ Paulo, Brazil. : SAO
52
Middle: Prefix. : MES
53
Escape. : GETAWAY
56
Store of a sort. : COMMISSARY
59
Part of a comet's head. : COMA
60
Absalom's cousin. : AMASA
61
Highway sign. : EXIT
62
In single file. : AROW
63
Emergency. : PINCH
64
M. Descartes. : RENE
65
"The ___ the limit." : SKYS
Down
1
Catamaran. : RAFT
2
Oriental maid. : AMAH
3
Trapeze artist. : AERIALIST
4
English literary family. : BRONTES
5
Village square. : GREEN
6
Hearty laugh. : ROAR
7
Month: Abbr. : APR
8
In fine ___. : FETTLE
9
Redwoods. : SEQUOIAS
10
Elected: Fr. : ELU
11
River of Italy. : PIAVE
12
Harbinger. : TOKEN
13
Tête-___. : ATETE
19
Beauty salon specialty. : HAIRDYE
21
Small cask. : KEG
25
Revenant. : PHANTOM
26
These: Fr. : CES
27
Robe. : TOGA
28
Vingt ___. : ETUN
29
Small house. : COT
31
Baseball team. : PIRATES
33
Daily chore. : HOUSEWORK
34
Baltic native. : ESTH
35
Church court. : ROTA
37
Hebrew prophet. : JEREMIAH
38
Long time. : EON
41
Part of Chou's name. : LAI
43
Gourd instruments. : MARACAS
45
Nobelist in medicine, 1944. : GASSER
46
Coal mine. : PIT
47
Tin-pan Alley group. : ASCAP
48
Ruth's mother-in-law. : NAOMI
49
Man ___. : TOMAN
50
Philippine gulf. : LEYTE
53
Facial expression. : GRIN
54
Fukien city. : AMOY
55
Nautical term. : YAWS
57
Science degree. : MSC
58
Tool. : AXE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 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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