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New York Times, Wednesday, January 16, 1963

Author:
Christine Valence
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 47, Avg Word Len: 4.94, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.70)
Open Squares: 50, Cheaters: 20, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Christine R. Valence has 15 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Clue for 43-Down, WHIGS, was "Zachary Taylor." Changed it to "Zachary Taylor's party."

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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,928

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Constellation, the Peacock. : PAVO
5. Humidity. : DAMP
9. Kind of collision. : HEADON
11. Lizard. : IGUANA
14. Indefinite person. : ANYONE
15. Skilled. : VERSED
16. Type sizes. : PICAS
17. Article in a certain platform. : PLANK
19. Adjective suffix. : ARY
21. Signal stages of history. : ERAS
22. Edna Ferber novel. : GIANT
23. Wynken, Blynken and Nod, for example. : TRIO
24. Navy man: Abbr. : ADM
25. Menu item, Harvard ___. : BEETS
26. Thickset. : BEEFY
27. Unsurpassed. : TOPNOTCH
29. Book size. : QUARTO
30. Spell of shivering. : AGUE
31. Goes hunting. : GUNS
32. Sound akin to a cough. : HICCUP
35. Piece of jewelry. : BRACELET
39. Perfumes. : ODORS
40. Foolhardy. : BRASH
41. Put one's ___ in (interfere). : OAR
42. But. : SAVE
43. Incensed. : WROTH
44. Steadfast. : SURE
45. Novel of 1887. : SHE
46. Doorbell. : CHIME
47. Famous violinist. : BENNY
48. Symbol of luxury. : ORCHID
50. Food of a sort. : FORAGE
52. Cousin of a straight man. : STOOGE
53. In agreement. : UNITED
54. Playful kiss. : BUSS
55. Runs (with "it"). : LEGS
Down
1. ___ you go. : PAYAS
2. Fusses. : ADOS
3. Prefix in some names. : VON
4. Type of bathing suit. : ONEPIECE
5. Couches. : DIVANS
6. Active cause. : AGENT
7. Darkness. : MURK
8. French negative. : PAS
9. Milady's concern. : HAIRDO
10. Set up a temporary dwelling. : ENCAMP
12. Closer. : NEARER
13. Without anchor. : ADRIFT
16. Source of charcoal. : PEAT
18. Plaster support. : LATH
20. String toy. : YOYO
22. Partner of go. : GETUP
23. Comb (flax, wool, etc.). : TEASE
25. Spurious: Colloq. : BOGUS
26. Group of people. : BUNCH
28. Mother-of-pearl. : NACRE
29. Suppress. : QUASH
31. Appreciative. : GRATEFUL
32. Cowpoke's mount. : HOSS
33. Certain potatoes. : IDAHOS
34. Hiding place for game. : COVERT
35. Ichabod Crane's rival. : BROM
36. Sitting room. : LOUNGE
37. Merited. : EARNED
38. Card. : TREY
40. Certain veiled ladies. : BRIDES
43. Zachary Taylor. : WHIGS
44. Two on the aisle. : SEATS
46. Cabbage: Fr. : CHOU
47. Sailing ship. : BRIG
49. Small horse. : COB
51. Any individual. : ONE

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later.

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