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New York Times, Wednesday, August 26, 1964

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
David Steinberg notes:

Original clue for 54-Down was missing, so added one (a one-word clue, like many in this puzzle).

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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,505

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Name of two English kings: Abbr. : CHAS
5. Egyptian. : COPT
9. Highway: Ger. : BAHN
13. Italian name of Aegean island. : RODI
14. Well, then: Fr. : ALORS
16. Broadway first name. : ELIA
17. Peak. : APEX
18. Sap of a sort. : RESIN
19. Row. : TIER
20. Put one's ___. : BESTFOOTFORWARD
23. Tropical root. : YAM
24. Current playwright. : ALBEE
25. Nautical term. : ABAFT
28. Birthday figure. : AGE
29. Fish. : PERCH
33. ___ Beach, Fla. : VERO
34. Union. : TIE
35. To hold: Lat. : TENERE
36. Referred indirectly (to). : ALLUDED
38. Chemical compound. : POLYMER
39. Mountain range. : SIERRA
40. Chinese diplomat. : KOO
41. River into the Seine. : OISE
42. Irritable. : TESTY
43. "When do we ___?" : EAT
44. Golf strokes. : PUTTS
45. Frequent. : HAUNT
47. Last word of "Good Night, Ladies." : SEA
48. Clarity. : TRANSPARENTNESS
55. Symbol of innocence. : HALO
56. Friend of 59 Across. : AMIGO
57. Tie. : DRAW
58. Entity. : UNIT
59. Man from Santiago. : SENOR
60. Baby's word. : MAMA
61. Water sprite. : NIXE
62. In case. : LEST
63. Notice. : ESPY
Down
1. Zodiac sign. : CRAB
2. Silver lining. : HOPE
3. Beverage suffixes. : ADES
4. Musician's concern. : SIXTYFOURTHNOTE
5. Rebound. : CAROM
6. Spread. : OLEO
7. Mail-order expense. : POSTAGE
8. Dally. : TRIFLE
9. As a secret. : BETWEENYOUANDME
10. Inter ___. : ALIA
11. Yesterday: Fr. : HIER
12. Ointment. : NARD
15. Upstart. : SNOB
21. Productive. : FAT
22. Drive off. : REPEL
25. Sailor's term. : AVAST
26. Misrepresent. : BELIE
27. City on the Rhone. : ARLES
28. Befriend. : AID
30. Forgive. : REMIT
31. Cockscomb. : CREST
32. "___ how!" : HERES
34. Kind of party. : TEA
35. In addition. : TOO
37. ___ dust. : DRYAS
38. Stake. : POT
40. Lake of Ellen's Isle. : KATRINE
43. Nail polish. : ENAMEL
44. Fido, for instance. : PET
46. Javanese tree. : UPAS
47. Indignant sound. : SNORT
48. Swiss lake. : THUN
49. Queen of the East. : RANI
50. Girl's name. : ALIX
51. Personalities. : EGOS
52. Periods. : ERAS
53. Porridge. : SAMP
54. Influence. : SWAY

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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