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PREHEAT oven to 350°F if using a silver 9-inch springform pan (or to 325°F if using a dark nonstick 9-inch springform pan). Mix crumbs, 1/4 cup of the sugar and butter. Reserve 1/2 cup of the crumb mixture; press remaining crumb mixture firmly onto bottom of pan. Set aside.
BEAT cream cheese and remaining 1 cup sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add sour cream, lemon zest and juice; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating on low speed after each addition just until blended. Pour over crust; sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.
BAKE 45 to 50 minutes or until center is almost set. Turn off oven. Open door slightly; let cheesecake stand in oven 30 minutes. Remove to wire rack. Run knife or metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim of pan. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator.