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New York Times, Monday, January 14, 1963

26-Across : Reindeer moss.

Author:
Helen Fasulo
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 2
Helen Fasulo has 94 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Solution PDF had ODAS, ALPS, and DEAN instead of ONIT, MINT, and ETON, as the clues suggest. Changed the grid. 14-Across clue was "Military Acronym." Changed it to "Military acronym." 65-Across clue was "Vicuna's habitat." Added the tilde above the "n."

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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,926
Across
1
Mediocre. : SOSO
5
Bird of the Everglades. : HERON
10
Bisque. : SOUP
14
Military acronym. : AWOL
15
Beyond. : ABOVE
16
River, 72 miles into Donegal Bay. : ERNE
17
Starring role. : LEAD
18
Cringe. : COWER
19
Tooth's partner. : NAIL
20
Common remedy. : ASPIRIN
22
Make a vow. : RESOLVE
24
Place for tools. : SHED
25
Plaintiff. : SUER
26
Reindeer moss. : LICHEN
29
Sets aside for a specific purpose. : DESTINES
33
Habitat: Prefix. : ECO
34
Idolize. : ADORE
36
Vestment. : STOLE
37
Dickens character. : GAMP
39
Copycats. : APERS
41
Summit. : APEX
42
Champagne buckets. : ICERS
44
Ottoman governor. : PASHA
46
Cashier's figure: Abbr. : AMT
47
"___ Song." : TOREADOR
49
God of the temple at Abydos. : OSIRIS
51
Style of pinafore. : TIER
52
Counterpart. : TWIN
53
Scene of a musical. : CAMELOT
56
Simple wind instrument. : OCARINA
60
Algerian seaport. : ORAN
61
Chaperone for 10 Down. : DUENA
63
Step ___ (hurry up). : ONIT
64
Relative of 10 Down. : MISS
65
Vicuña's habitat. : ANDES
66
Candy. : MINT
67
Process pottery. : BAKE
68
Former baseball star. : REESE
69
Thames town. : ETON
Down
1
Casa room. : SALA
2
Is beholden to. : OWES
3
Shaving cream ingredient. : SOAP
4
Getting along. : OLDISH
5
Ranch dwelling. : HACIENDA
6
Type of investment. : EBOND
7
Catfish ___. : ROW
8
Supervisors. : OVERSEERS
9
Father of 50 sea nymphs. : NEREUS
10
Spanish maid. : SENORITA
11
Exam. : ORAL
12
The Sorbonne, for one: Abbr. : UNIV
13
Hawaiian volcano goddess. : PELE
21
So. American ostrich. : RHEA
23
Beautician's concern. : SETS
26
Slangy theatrical term. : LEGIT
27
Tropical plum. : ICACO
28
Promising one. : COMER
29
Dismal. : DREAR
30
Financial term. : NOPAR
31
Useful resin. : ELEMI
32
Offices recited at certain canonical hours. : SEXTS
35
Timely. : OPPORTUNE
38
Simulation. : PRETENSE
40
Display cabinet. : SHOWCASE
43
Voyage. : SAIL
45
The Orient. : ASIA
48
East Indian cedar. : DEODAR
50
"When ___ ... " : INROME
52
Voice inflections. : TONES
53
Headdress of a sort. : COMB
54
Oratorio feature. : ARIA
55
Face. : MASK
57
Not ___ (hopelessly outclassed): Slang. : INIT
58
Spanish boy. : NINO
59
Notice: Abbr. : ATTN
62
Netherlands commune. : EDE

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