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New York Times, Thursday, January 17, 1963

Author:
John Byrne
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { H J Q V W Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 83, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,929
Across
1. Population center. : ASIA
5. Singer. : COLORATURA
15. Faults. : SINS
16. Native. : ABORIGINAL
17. Knapsack. : PACK
18. Indicate. : DENOMINATE
19. Varsity letters in Dallas. : SMU
20. Spanish kings. : REYES
21. Drain pipes. : TILES
22. ___ foot oil. : NEATS
24. Scottish "go." : GAE
25. Walks woodenly. : STALKS
27. Dissimilitude as shown by juxtaposition. : CONTRAST
32. Gaming board. : TABLE
33. Subject of a portrait in a certain gallery. : ROGUE
34. French coin. : SOU
35. Water: Sp. : AGUA
36. Snare or trap. : TOILS
37. Whirled. : SPUN
38. Actor Brynner. : YUL
39. Color for madame. : ROUGE
40. Poker player's verb. : RAISE
41. Today's heros. : SPACEMEN
43. Cast with a matrix. : MOLDED
44. Sports standout. : ACE
45. Raccoon's cousin. : COATI
46. Fatuous. : INANE
49. Bedeck. : ADORN
51. Roguish. : SLY
54. Needful things. : DESIDERATA
56. Plains Indian. : OTOE
57. Free from blame. : EXONERATES
58. Ex-tadpole. : FROG
59. Unaccented. : STRESSLESS
60. Serpent's tooth. : FANG
Down
1. "Worms of the Nile." : ASPS
2. King Mongkut's realm. : SIAM
3. Books printed before 1500 A.D. : INCUNABULA
4. Solicit. : ASK
5. Students at Colorado Springs. : CADETS
6. Complies. : OBEYS
7. By oneself. : LONE
8. Gold ornaments of Spain. : OROS
9. Margin. : RIM
10. Discompose. : AGITATE
11. More minute. : TINIER
12. Single. : UNAL
13. Unit charge. : RATE
14. Pub pints. : ALES
20. Scratch. : RAKE
23. She, in Italy. : ELLA
24. Wildebeests. : GNUS
25. Sojourns at. : STAYS
26. Touch a base before running after a fly ball is caught. : TAGUP
27. Vantage point. : COIGN
28. Flirt. : OGLE
29. The cast-iron plant. : ASPIDISTRA
30. Drench. : SOUSE
31. Adapted in pitch. : TUNED
33. Philanderer. : ROUE
36. Big book. : TOME
37. Food or keep, in various phrases. : SALT
39. Ebbs. : RECEDES
40. Relative of a sorrel. : ROAN
42. Boxer, for one. : CANINE
43. Bog. : MORASS
45. Pigeon sheds. : COTES
46. Date for Julius. : IDES
47. Contiguous. : NEXT
48. Hebrew lyre. : ASOR
49. Asian sea having no outlet. : ARAL
50. Desert fruit. : DATE
52. Lake bird. : LOON
53. Cracksman. : YEGG
55. King of "uhs." : ERS
56. Aside. : OFF

Answer summary: 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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