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New York Times, Saturday, January 26, 1963

Author: Jan and Mike Dubin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,937
Across Down
1. Persian bard. : OMAR
5. Hill in San Francisco. : NOB
8. Decrees. : UKASES
14. Authentic. : BONAFIDE
16. State of the Union. : NEVADA
17. First. : ORIGINAL
18. Scant. : MEAGER
19. Layered. : LAMINAL
20. Crest. : CAP
21. Finale. : END
22. Lingo. : SLANG
23. Peter Pan's loss. : SHADOW
26. Born: Ger. abbr. : GEB
28. Friendly. : AMENABLE
32. Sound to gain attention. : PST
35. Mountain formation. : RIDGE
37. Grocery items. : OLEOS
38. Employ. : UTILIZE
40. Confessed. : OWNEDUP
42. Seized. : TAKEN
43. Girl of song. : SUSIE
45. Underground worker. : SPY
46. Bridge structures. : TRESTLES
48. Compass point. : SSW
50. Neglects a duty. : SHIRKS
52. Opera role. : TOSCA
56. Finial. : EPI
59. Study of insects: Abbr. : ENT
60. Soldier. : TROOPER
62. Appetizer. : CANAPE
64. Upbringing. : BREEDING
65. Biased. : UNFAIR
66. Singer of a sort. : FALSETTO
67. Main Street attractions. : STORES
68. Sounds of protest. : AWS
69. Gaseous element. : NEON
1. Xanthippe's spending money. : OBOLS
2. Aphorism. : MORAL
3. Soul. : ANIMA
4. Mad. : RAGING
5. Noel Coward song. : NINA
6. East Indian woody vines. : ODALS
7. Babylonian god. : BEL
8. Describing certain 29 Down. : UNMADE
9. Stay alert. : KEEPONONESTOES
10. A Gardner. : AVA
11. Pundit. : SAGE
12. Garden. : EDEN
13. Carnelian. : SARD
15. Have a ___ (have a share). : FINGERINTHEPIE
20. Carved stones. : CAMEOS
24. Crone. : HAG
25. Corduroy ridge. : WALE
27. Show ___. : BIZ
29. Four-posters. : BEDS
30. Half mask: Fr. : LOUP
31. Descry. : ESPY
32. Golf term. : PUTT
33. Luminary. : STAR
34. Small child: Var. : TIKE
36. Mohave. : DESERT
39. Minus. : LESS
41. Where Green Bay is: Abbr. : WIS
44. River into the Severn. : USK
47. Vessels. : LINERS
49. Still. : WOODEN
51. One kind of man. : STRAW
53. Malice. : SPITE
54. Treaty group of 1959. : CENTO
55. Relative of 69 Across. : ARGON
56. Medieval shields. : ECUS
57. Breathy sound. : PANT
58. "Lowdown." : INFO
61. Kindred: Abbr. : RELS
63. Rhine tributary. : AAR
64. College degree. : BFA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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