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New York Times, Saturday, January 12, 1963

Author:
Leonard Sussman
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J V X }, Scrabble score: 314 (avg 1.68)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Leonard Sussman has 40 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Solution PDF had TOME instead of GONE, which fit the clues. Changed TOME to GONE. Perhaps the editor was trying to eliminate the duplication of GO in ONGO and GONE.

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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,925
Across
1. Sit in the sun. : BASK
5. Soothing stuff. : BALM
9. Smallest of all mammals. : SHREW
14. Notion: Fr. : IDEE
15. Instrument made of wood. : OBOE
16. Desist. : CEASE
17. Cross. : ROOD
18. Shipping room abbreviation. : RECD
19. What a demagogue does. : RANTS
20. Merchant's bugbear. : DRUGONTHEMARKET
23. Moon goddess. : SELENE
24. Calendar abbreviation. : SEPT
25. Used up. : GONE
28. Proverbial site of a tempest. : TEAPOT
32. Bear, in Kipling tales. : BALOO
36. Theater group. : ANTA
38. Kind of palm tree. : COCO
39. As might be. : ASIF
40. Twofold. : BINAL
41. Sound of laughter. : HOHO
42. Five, in Berlin. : FUNF
43. Astringent substance. : ALUM
44. Storage place. : DEPOT
45. Harness parts. : TRACES
47. Man or Ely. : ISLE
49. Potpourri. : OLIO
51. Spring season. : EASTER
56. In a twinkling. : ASQUICKASAFLASH
61. Kind of flask. : GOURD
62. Footless animal. : APOD
63. Likewise. : ALSO
64. Last word of "Hark, Hark, the Lark." : ARISE
65. Toy. : YOYO
66. Non ___, type of transport plane. : SKED
67. Looked. : GAZED
68. Read poetry metrically. : SCAN
69. English writer, creator of Captain Kettle. : HYNE
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1. Quail. : BIRDS
2. Worship. : ADORE
3. Asian capital. : SEOUL
4. Light anchor. : KEDGE
5. Third largest island of the world. : BORNEO
6. Aid's partner. : ABET
7. Katrine, for one. : LOCH
8. Ancient Asians. : MEDES
9. Embarassing situation: Colloq. : SCRAPE
10. Anguish of a sort. : HEARTACHE
11. Utter. : RANK
12. Villa d'___. : ESTE
13. Famous suggested destination. : WEST
21. Proceed. : ONGO
22. Iron. : METAL
26. Tenpenny item. : NAIL
27. Boredom. : ENNUI
29. Kind of deck. : POOP
30. Eight, in Spain. : OCHO
31. Whistle sound. : TOOT
32. Astern. : BAFT
33. Assyrian war god: Var. : ASUR
34. Short for a girl's name. : LINA
35. Going the wrong way. : OFFCOURSE
37. Certain headgear. : TAMS
40. One kind of English. : BASIC
44. Unheeding. : DEAF
46. Slurred over. : ELIDED
48. Induce to proceed. : LEADON
50. Gives approval: Colloq. : OKAYS
52. Forest debris. : SLASH
53. Garrulous. : TALKY
54. To eat: Ger. : ESSEN
55. ___ Island. : RHODE
56. Biblical king. : AGAG
57. American crake. : SORA
58. School event. : QUIZ
59. Part of the Bible: Abbr. : APOC
60. Kind of bean. : SOYA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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