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New York Times, Friday, January 25, 1963

Author: John Byrne
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q V W X }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,936
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1. The ___ State (Vatican City). : PAPAL
6. Buddhist language. : PALI
10. Smugly nice. : PRIM
14. Medal of old Venice. : OSELA
15. Cookbook entry. : ORANGEICE
17. Gem stones. : OPALS
18. Condiment. : REDPEPPER
19. Traffic courses. : LANES
20. Chinese weight units. : TAELS
21. C.G.S. unit. : ERG
22. Wrinkled. : RUGOSE
24. In ___ (from one aspect). : ASENSE
26. Fabric. : SATEEN
27. Civic chief. : MAYOR
29. In the past. : AGO
30. Nods. : DOZES
32. Chef's specialty. : SALAD
36. Tumbledown building. : RUIN
38. Large quantities. : BULKS
40. Exemplar. : TYPE
41. Avalon and others. : ISLES
43. Emphatic negative. : NOSIR
45. Cockney's expectation. : OPE
46. Bret Harte Oriental. : AHSIN
48. Reverse of doffed. : DONNED
50. Patter of feet. : TIPTAP
53. Deprive of reason. : DEMENT
54. Once ___ blue moon. : INA
55. Cue-ball english. : MASSE
58. Braid. : PLAIT
60. Shortening. : MARGARINE
62. Famous ice-crosser. : ELIZA
63. Pungent puree. : ONIONSOUP
64. Insurgent. : RISER
65. Egg holder. : NEST
66. Etcher: Abbr. : ENGS
67. Tea-leaf readers, for instance. : SEERS
1. Game. : POOL
2. Sparrowgrass of yore. : ASPARAGUS
3. Substance for frying. : PEANUTOIL
4. Maintain. : ALLEGE
5. Roped. : LASSOED
6. Chateau entrance. : PORTE
7. ___ code. : AREA
8. Load cargo. : LADE
9. Alive, as the ball, in sports. : INPLAY
10. Zing. : PEP
11. Mellow. : RIPEN
12. Pastry cooks. : ICERS
13. Amalgamate. : MERGE
16. Plasters or gypsums. : GESSOS
23. Toady. : SNOB
25. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
26. Frock, in Madras. : SARI
27. Diet dessert. : MELON
28. Invites. : ASKS
31. Pueblo Indian. : ZUNI
33. Potatoes à la ___. : LYONNAISE
34. Food or drink. : APPETIZER
35. Exploit. : DEED
37. Spick-and-span. : NEAT
39. One kind of dish. : SIDE
42. Medicine man. : SHAMAN
44. Kiddies' wear. : ROMPERS
47. Few and far between. : SPARSE
49. Dame ___ Melba. : NELLIE
50. Athenian in Shakespeare. : TIMON
51. Fatuous. : INANE
52. Home of the cordon bleu. : PARIS
53. Ocean depressions. : DEEPS
56. Promised Land: Var. : SION
57. Serenely secure. : SNUG
59. Jolly seamen. : TARS
61. Prepared. : GOT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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