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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
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Sit in the sun. : BASK
5
Soothing stuff. : BALM
9
Smallest of all mammals. : SHREW
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Notion: Fr. : IDEE
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Instrument made of wood. : OBOE
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Desist. : CEASE
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Cross. : ROOD
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Shipping room abbreviation. : RECD
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What a demagogue does. : RANTS
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Merchant's bugbear. : DRUGONTHEMARKET
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Moon goddess. : SELENE
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Calendar abbreviation. : SEPT
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Used up. : GONE
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Proverbial site of a tempest. : TEAPOT
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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
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Potpourri. : OLIO
51
Spring season. : EASTER
56
In a twinkling. : ASQUICKASAFLASH
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Kind of flask. : GOURD
62
Footless animal. : APOD
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Likewise. : ALSO
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Last word of "Hark, Hark, the Lark." : ARISE
65
Toy. : YOYO
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Non ___, type of transport plane. : SKED
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Looked. : GAZED
68
Read poetry metrically. : SCAN
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English writer, creator of Captain Kettle. : HYNE
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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