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New York Times, Thursday, January 10, 1963

Author:
Roberta Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Roberta H. Morse has 64 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

28-Across clue "Theatrical streak" clue for HAM seems odd. One litzer suggested that "steak" might have been meant instead. Unlike most other puzzles of this era, this one did not include periods after the clues, so they were left out.

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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,923

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Unbend : THAW
5
Musical character : CLEF
9
Speech, in Spain : HABLA
14
Hindu spring festival : HOLI
15
Financial pessimist : BEAR
16
Stayed home for dinner : ATEIN
17
About one pound, in North Africa : ROTL
18
Surfeit : SATE
19
Cut of meat : SHANK
20
Florida city : OCALA
22
Part of the U.S : DEEPSOUTH
24
Night bird : WHIPPOORWILL
26
Frank : OPEN
27
Adjective suffix : INE
28
Theatrical streak : HAM
31
Shooting match, modern style : HOTWAR
34
Leather : ELK
35
Valenciennes : LACE
36
"Yet you balanced ___ on the end of your nose . . . " : ANEEL
37
Inhabitant of Belgium: Abbr. : WAL
38
Italian staple : PASTA
39
Confectioner : ICER
40
German pronoun : WIR
41
Og's domain : BASHAN
42
Went first : LED
43
Dance in France : BAL
44
NaCl : SALT
45
Ignis fatuus : WILLOTHEWISP
50
Syrian, for example : LEVANTINE
53
Cowboy : RIDER
54
Last word : OMEGA
55
European capital : WIEN
57
Football term : LINE
58
Gunpowder ingredient : NITER
59
Ranch unit : ACRE
60
Unfrequented : LONE
61
Radiance : GLORY
62
Zephyr's realm. : WEST
63
First name in St. Louis. : STAN
Down
1
Light wrap : THROW
2
Word from Prohibition days : HOOCH
3
Mongolian mountain range : ALTAI
4
Strong-mindedness : WILLPOWER
5
A network : CBS
6
Lure : LEADON
7
Mr. or Mrs. Sprat : EATER
8
Doctrine opposed to determinism : FREEWILL
9
"Rhubarb" : HASSLE
10
Town in Massachusetts : ATHOL
11
Escort : BEAU
12
Fluff : LINT
13
Sacred Egyptian symbol : ANKH
21
Horrify : APPAL
23
Color of a spoonbill : PINK
25
Poetic contraction : OER
28
Mishmash : HASH
29
Legal term : ACTA
30
Have in mind : MEAN
31
Salutation : HAIL
32
As soon as : ONCE
33
Golf term, with "up" : TEED
34
Projection of a sort : EAR
35
Relatives of testaments : LASTWILLS
37
Violent gust of wind in the Rockies : WILLIWAW
38
Not so tan : PALER
40
First name in poetry : WALT
41
Disdainful exclamation : BAH
43
Double : BINARY
44
Controls : STEERS
45
Procedure at Churchill Downs : WAGER
46
Safely stored away : ONICE
47
Dostoevski's Prince Myshkin : IDIOT
48
Plant of the pea family : SENNA
49
Make sleek : PREEN
50
Attenuated : LONG
51
Man's name meaning "industrious" : EMIL
52
Prohibition : VETO
56
Kind of fabric : NET

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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