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New York Times, Tuesday, January 1, 1963

Author:
Brice Metcalfe
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,915
Across
1. Menu item. : SOUP
5. Stories. : FIBS
9. Relative of Gay-Pay-Oo. : NKVD
13. Part of Edison's name. : ALVA
14. His: Fr. : ALUI
15. Uninhibited critic. : BOOER
16. Story-teller. : LIAR
17. Blunt, matter-of-fact statement. : COLDTURKEY
19. Come!: Lat. : ADESTE
21. Greens. : BEETTOPS
22. Forte. : LOUD
24. To the ___ degree. : NTH
25. Musical toys. : SWEETPOTATOES
31. White ___? : ORRYE
32. American dramatist. : RICE
33. Crow's cousin. : ROOK
36. Roman god. : LAR
37. Dark yellow. : MUSTARD
40. Single: Prefix. : UNI
41. On a grand scale. : EPIC
43. Closely akin. : NEAR
44. Lightened. : EASED
46. Familiar vocal encore. : SHORTNINBREAD
49. Tropical bird. : ANI
50. "Let George ___." : DOIT
51. One kind of order. : APPLEPIE
56. Pallas Athena's gift to Athens. : OLIVES
60. Service ribbons: Slang. : FRUITSALAD
62. Spanish painter. : SERT
63. Algerian soldier. : TURCO
64. Coffee grinder. : MILL
65. Report card quartet. : AAAA
66. Desertlike. : SERE
67. Naïve one. : BABE
68. Opposite of 1 Across. : NUTS
Down
1. Reception hall, as in Manila. : SALA
2. Smelly. : OLID
3. Grapes: Lat. : UVAE
4. Potherb. : PARSLEY
5. Supine. : FACEUP
6. Labor group. : ILO
7. Onion or garlic. : BULB
8. ___ dish. : SIDE
9. Cold wind in Kansas. : NORTHER
10. Gilbert and Sullivan role. : KOKO
11. Second in command: Slang. : VEEP
12. Those for the 18th. : DRYS
15. "Theirs ___ do and die . . . " : BUTTO
18. Frame with hooks for stretching cloth. : TENTER
20. Clan emblem. : TOTEM
23. Thomas Hardy's Wessex. : DORSET
25. Fish course. : SOLE
26. Cape. : WRAP
27. "To ___ human . . . " : ERRIS
28. Goliath. : TITAN
29. Mite. : ACARID
30. Pickled pigs' feet. : SOUSE
34. Draftee's classification. : ONEA
35. 17th cen. Scottish sea rover. : KIDD
38. Slits apart. : UNRIPS
39. "Dat ol' ___ sea." : DEBIL
42. Cup. : CHALICE
45. Handicraftsman. : ARTISAN
47. "And ___ grow on." : ONETO
48. Kind of 1 Across. : NOODLE
51. Day times: Abbr. : AFTS
52. Girl's nickname. : PRUE
53. Sound of contentment. : PURR
54. Relative of a trochee. : IAMB
55. Lamb of "Roast Pig" fame. : ELIA
57. Meat on a French menu. : VEAU
58. Part of Q. E. D. : ERAT
59. Network affiliates: Abbr. : STAS
61. New York city: Abbr. : ALB

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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