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New York Times, Monday, January 28, 1963

Author:
Jay Sheldon
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Jay Sheldon has 9 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

The clue for 8-Down was "Most famous of the Gorgon's." Changed it to "Most famous of the Gorgons."

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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,938
Across
1. Queenly nickname. : CLEO
5. Jointed stem of a grass. : CULM
9. Puzzled: Colloq. : STUCK
14. Small island in a river or lake. : HOLM
15. Where Hanoi is: Fr. : ASIE
16. Tax or levy. : TITHE
17. Red Sea gulf. : ADEN
18. Affectionate. : FOND
19. ___ den Linden. : UNTER
20. Invent. : DEVISE
22. Greensward. : TURF
24. White-tailed bird. : ERN
25. Invective. : ABUSE
27. Journeys. : SAFARIS
29. Organized. : GOTUP
31. Astounds. : AMAZES
33. Sweet liqueur. : ANISETTE
35. Proclamations. : EDICTS
39. Phrase of assent. : IDO
40. Sounds in the forest. : RUSTLES
42. Work in the garden. : HOE
43. Fractions. : TENTHS
45. California shrub or tree. : REDHEART
47. Theater areas. : AISLES
49. Japanese boxes. : INROS
50. Twist and turn. : WRIGGLE
53. Sawfish's saw. : SERRA
55. Exclamations. : HAS
56. Racing term. : HEAT
58. Constant. : STABLE
61. Mother-___. : INLAW
63. Slight hollows. : DIPS
65. Mother of the Titans. : GAEA
66. ___ lecture (reprimand). : READA
67. Indian. : ERIE
68. Outcomes. : ENDS
69. Air Force general. : LEMAY
70. Butter-flour mixture. : ROUX
71. Lochinvar. : SCOT
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1. Lake in central Africa. : CHAD
2. Miner's find. : LODE
3. High land. : ELEVATION
4. Relative of 36 Down. : OMNIBUS
5. Bistros. : CAFES
6. Monogram for G.I.'s. : USO
7. Fluff. : LINT
8. Most famous of the Gorgons. : MEDUSA
9. Pompous person. : STUFFEDSHIRT
10. Spurious. : TIN
11. Complete. : UTTER
12. Colette novel. : CHERI
13. Projections on typecast letters. : KERNS
21. Modern means of travel. : SUPERHIGHWAY
23. Cut down, as decks of a ship. : RAZEED
26. Road sign. : EATS
28. "Just ___ am . . . " : ASI
29. Singlefoot. : GAIT
30. Wave: Fr. : ONDE
32. Rhythm. : METRE
34. Vigorous contest. : TUSSLE
36. Tourists' vehicle. : CHARABANC
37. Corrida animal. : TORO
38. Puts in order. : SETS
41. Inferior. : LESS
44. Ending line. : TAG
46. Maddens. : ENRAGES
48. Water pipe. : LEADER
50. A fast round of parties, etc. : WHIRL
51. Hindu title. : RANEE
52. Religion of Mohammed. : ISLAM
54. Sir Walter Raleigh's rival. : ESSEX
57. Beginner. : TIRO
59. Stilwell's famous road. : LEDO
60. Home of the Wise Men. : EAST
62. Oklahoma city. : ADA
64. More, in music directions. : PIU

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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