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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.
PS 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
Across Down
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
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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