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New York Times, Wednesday, January 2, 1963

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,916
Across
1. Beauty spot. : PATCH
6. Big name in Belgrade. : TITO
10. One kind of word. : LAST
14. Like a Teddy bear. : FURRY
15. Open-eyed. : AGOG
16. South American 34 Down. : APAR
17. Believe: Fr. : CROIS
18. Anthology, for example. : POTPOURRI
20. Important product of Alaska. : SALMON
22. Complete. : ROUNDOUT
23. Actor's concern. : LINES
25. Sometime common commodity. : SENSE
26. Port in Arabia. : ADEN
28. Big lie. : WHOPPER
32. Atlantic seaport of Spain. : NOYA
33. Captain Flint, for one. : PARROT
34. Eureka! : AHA
37. Contest, verbal or otherwise. : DUEL
38. Window resting on a bracket. : ORIEL
39. Half of "sechs." : DREI
40. Tack on. : ADD
41. Characterized by melody. : ARIOSE
42. Eastern title. : EMIR
43. Eighth parts of a circle. : OCTANTS
44. Grant. : CARY
45. Deep-blue pigment. : SMALT
48. Anointed. : OILED
50. Apple dessert. : PANDOWDY
54. City on the Chemung river. : ELMIRA
57. Military command. : ORDERARMS
59. Better equipped. : ABLER
60. Freezes. : ICES
61. Mizzen royal. : SAIL
62. Lady of the toast. : MELBA
63. Denied (to). : LOST
64. Twisted. : AWRY
65. Booming. : AROAR
Down
1. USO enthusiasts. : PFCS
2. Nimbus. : AURA
3. Went for a ride, in the Gay Nineties. : TROLLEYED
4. Represensible. : CRIMINAL
5. Kind of tea. : HYSON
6. Kind of dance. : TAP
7. Operatic role. : IGOR
8. One of Dorothy's companions in Oz. : TOTO
9. Feared initials of 1922–34. : OGPU
10. Great name in the theater. : LAUDER
11. Article with strings. : APRON
12. Crane of India and Malay. : SARUS
13. Shopworn. : TRITE
19. Assault. : ONSET
21. Rhode Island resort. : NEWPORT
24. Canonical law of Islam. : SHARIA
26. "___ merry old soul was he!" : ANDA
27. Mamie's family name. : DOUD
29. Giant of myth. : ORION
30. Fast. : PRESTO
31. Province where Pinsk is. : POLESIE
34. Toothless mammal of the tropics. : ARMADILLO
35. ___ apparent. : HEIR
36. Flippant. : AIRY
39. May's opposite, figuratively speaking. : DECEMBER
41. Booth. : ACTOR
43. Firstborn. : OLDEST
45. Coddle. : SPOIL
46. One of the Polos. : MARCO
47. Relative of the Rockies. : ANDES
49. Denizen of 47 Down. : LLAMA
51. "There ___ little girl . . . " : WASA
52. Stalemate. : DRAW
53. Giant of myth. : YMIR
55. One-fourth of a shekel. : REBA
56. Sandarac tree. : ARAR
58. Theatrical Christopher. : SLY

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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