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New York Times, Friday, January 11, 1963

Author: Joseph LaFauci
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 93, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Joseph LaFauci has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Unlike most other puzzles of this era, this puzzle did not include periods after the clues, so they were left out.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,924
Across Down
1. Vacillated : HESITATED
10. Master of the heroic couplet : POPE
14. Island group between Turkey and Crete : DODECANESE
15. Part of a range : OVEN
16. Where scholars congregate : UNIVERSITY
17. Pavilion : TENT
18. Noise of surf on the shore : ROTE
19. Story : TALE
20. Giuseppe of music : VERDI
21. Convey : BRING
23. Country lout in "Merry Wives" : SLENDER
25. Department in E France : AIN
26. Coop or house for pigeons : LOFT
30. Harmonious : INTUNE
31. Shrew's cousin : NAG
32. Ancient name for Armenia : ARARAT
34. Hire out : LET
35. In manner unyielding : ADAMANTLY
37. Aelurophile's favorite : CAT
39. Chess move : CASTLE
40. Youth : LAD
43. Earthly : MORTAL
45. Observed : SEEN
46. Musical adaptation: Abbr. : ARR
47. Marshaled : ARRAYED
49. Criticize severely : DECRY
51. Vestige : TRACE
52. Leather strip on a shoe : RAND
56. Infertile : ARID
57. Anserine cry : HONK
58. Tending to allow : TOLERATIVE
60. Brink : EDGE
61. Joe Doakes : AVERAGEMAN
62. Famed U.S. Army doctor : REED
63. Resembling a geometric figure : DECAGONAL
1. Heroine of poem by 42 Down : HONORIA
2. Newspaper work : EDITING
3. Score in a dice game : SEVEN
4. Dessert : ICE
5. Dessert : TART
6. Handle: Lat. : ANSA
7. Linden tree : TEIL
8. Senatorial first name : ESTES
9. Ruler, as in Tripoli : DEY
10. With great force : POTENTLY
11. Delayed : OVERDUE
12. Hanging : PENDENT
13. Undiminished : ENTIRE
14. Port on Natal Bay : DURBAN
20. Archdeacon's title : VEN
22. Cheering : GLAD
24. Epithet for many a Dickens character : LITTLE
27. Sage : ORACLE
28. Rumor, personified : FAMA
29. Volcanic earth : TRASS
33. ___ omnia (first of all): Lat. : ANTE
35. Began working on energetically : ATTACKED
36. Give : LEND
37. Eat into : CORRODE
38. Make plans : ARRANGE
40. A tear: Lat. : LACRIMA
41. Coming : ARRIVAL
42. Restoration poet and dramatist : DRYDEN
43. Minister who was Harvard's president 1685–1701 : MATHER
44. Ever : AYE
48. Crowd : DROVE
50. Consumed : EATEN
53. Relative of Sandy : ALEC
54. Small tributary of the Tiber : NERA
55. Pull : DRAG
58. Little shaver : TAD
59. Make ___ of : AGO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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