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New York Times, Wednesday, August 5, 1964

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,484
Across
1. Type of rubber. : FOAM
5. Soho tavern. : PUB
8. Aspect. : PHASE
13. Iris plant. : IXIA
14. Zola heroine. : NANA
15. To help: Fr. : AIDER
16. Unimportant: Colloq. : JERKWATER
18. Rouses from lethargy. : STIRS
19. Extra leaves. : INSERTS
20. Most advantageous choice. : BESTBET
22. Woodland deity. : SATYR
24. Love, in Scotland. : LOE
25. Transcribe. : RECOPY
28. Making secure from harm. : ENSURING
33. Scandinavian name. : OLAF
34. Fountain order. : FLOAT
35. Life: Prefix. : BIO
36. Yellowish-brown. : BUFF
37. Certain measures. : GRAMS
38. Cruising. : ASEA
39. Chemistry suffix. : IDE
40. Certain decks. : POOPS
41. Part: Abbr. : SECT
42. Savings: Colloq. : NESTEGGS
44. Jets. : PLANES
46. G.I.'s address. : APO
47. Bobbled. : ERRED
49. Speak as a child. : PRATTLE
53. Comestible. : EATABLE
57. Spanish cake. : TORTA
58. Motorist's concern. : FLATTIRES
60. Saul's grandfather. : ABIEL
61. Carry: Colloq. : TOTE
62. Examine closely. : SIFT
63. Desolate. : STARK
64. Part of Africa: Abbr. : SWA
65. Lisper's reply. : YETH
Down
1. Pacific islands. : FIJI
2. Farmer's team. : OXEN
3. Put on ___. : AIRS
4. Runs away. : MAKESOFF
5. Scapegoat: Slang. : PATSY
6. French article. : UNE
7. Sharpness. : BARB
8. Distribute. : PASSOUT
9. Baseball star. : HITTER
10. Star in Draco. : ADIB
11. Dry. : SERE
12. Former, old style. : ERST
14. Smartly dressed. : NATTY
17. Garment. : WRAP
21. Schiaparelli and others. : ELSAS
23. Backslide. : RELAPSE
25. Thrush. : ROBIN
26. Circumvent. : ELUDE
27. Sidewalk sights. : CAFES
29. Pierre and others. : NOMS
30. Norwegian writer. : IBSEN
31. Relative. : NIECE
32. Ruminants. : GOATS
34. Type of man. : FROG
37. Russian writer. : GOGOL
38. Fresh ___. : ASADAISY
40. Coach's forte. : PEPTALK
43. Torn piece. : TATTER
44. Speak foolishly. : PRATE
45. European. : LETT
48. Lariat: Sp. : REATA
49. Important educational groups. : PTAS
50. Man's name: Abbr. : ROBT
51. Tebaldi's forte. : ARIA
52. Newts. : EFTS
54. French cheese. : BRIE
55. Hand or wing. : LEFT
56. Neighbor of 45 Down. : ESTH
59. ___ and inside. : LOW

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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