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New York Times, Tuesday, September 8, 1964

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,518
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1. Soothing. : BLAND
6. South African river. : VAAL
10. Sound of rain on the pane. : SPAT
14. Carpenter's tool. : AUGER
15. Concerning: Law. : INRE
16. Prefix with cast or graph. : TELE
17. Lies, à la Mark Twain. : STATISTICS
19. Grafted: Her. : ENTE
20. Him's partner. : HER
21. ___ cutlet. : VEAL
22. Laugh loudly. : SCREAM
24. Refection. : MEAL
25. Laughing. : RIANT
26. Dark blue. : COBALT
29. Small flag. : BANNERET
32. Kimono decor. : OBIS
33. Color. : ORANGE
35. Eastern name. : ALI
36. English county. : BERKS
38. River of Wales and England. : USK
39. Take part. : SITIN
41. Dull, resounding noise: Colloq. : BAM
42. American painter. : INNESS
45. ___ noire. : BETE
46. Blowouts of a sort. : SHINDIGS
48. Reproves. : CHIDES
50. High times. : NOONS
51. Far East land. : LAOS
52. Avaunt! : BEGONE
54. Alone: Lat. : SOLA
55. Untruth. : FIB
58. Newspaper name of fame. : OCHS
59. Chile seaport. : VALPARAISO
62. Hillside: Scot. : BRAE
63. American Indian. : ERIE
64. Humdinger. : DILLY
65. Aggregates. : SUMS
66. Packing-house products. : HAMS
67. Birds. : SMEES
1. Good time: Brit. slang. : BASH
2. Guitar's cousin. : LUTE
3. Colloidal substance. : AGAR
4. Profit. : NET
5. Twaddle. : DRIVEL
6. Indispensable. : VITAL
7. West Indian shrub. : ANIL
8. Spark stream. : ARC
9. German dramatist. : LESSING
10. English novelist. : STERNE
11. Spread through. : PENETRATED
12. Utah skiing resort. : ALTA
13. Rain heavily. : TEEM
18. Pacific pact. : SEATO
23. Candy ___. : CANES
24. Fencer's gear. : MASK
25. Formations. : RANKS
26. Tyrus and others. : COBBS
27. West Indies magic. : OBEAH
28. English metropolis. : BIRMINGHAM
29. Items often stolen. : BASES
30. 10-point type. : ELITE
31. Spikes. : TINES
34. Ladder parts. : RUNGS
37. Ancient seaport. : SIDON
40. Bird. : IBIS
43. Ancient capital. : NINEVEH
44. La ___. : SCALA
47. Snares. : NOOSES
49. Keeps in reserve. : HOARDS
51. Runs easily. : LOPES
52. Quick curtsies. : BOBS
53. Color. : ECRU
54. Spare. : SLIM
55. Cabinet of a kind. : FILE
56. Royale, for one. : ISLE
57. Urchins. : BOYS
60. Heavenly Altar. : ARA
61. Purpose. : AIM

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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