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New York Times, Wednesday, January 30, 1963

Author:
George Laczko
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,940
Across
1. On ___ (taking a risk): Slang. : SPEC
5. Resource. : ASSET
10. American Indian. : MAYA
14. Hawaiian port. : HILO
15. Section of a Vanguard. : STAGE
16. Black. : EBON
17. Whirring sound: Var. : SKIR
18. European finish. : SERIN
19. Defeat. : ROUT
20. Balance sheet item. : EARNINGSFIGURE
23. Classic villain. : IAGO
24. Choler. : IRE
25. Equine ailment. : SPAVIN
28. Cash or stock. : DIVIDEND
33. Intrigue. : CABAL
34. Geometrical terms. : SINES
35. Rustic sound. : MOO
36. Bedouin's head cord. : AGAL
37. Merry times. : LARKS
38. Lots of money. : PILE
39. Rent. : LET
40. Contrary. : BALKY
41. Weapons of the pampas. : BOLAS
42. Buildings, grounds, etc. : PREMISES
44. Part of a jack. : DETENT
45. Business letter abbreviation. : ATT
46. Hour: Sp. : HORA
47. Designating certain stock transactions. : OVERTHECOUNTER
54. Detective: Slang. : DICK
55. "Without ___," Youmans tune. : ASONG
56. Norwegian king. : OLAV
58. Show fatuous fondness (with "on"). : DOTE
59. Appear bright and gay. : LAUGH
60. Island off Tuscany. : ELBA
61. Deer track. : SLOT
62. Finical. : FUSSY
63. Leave port. : SAIL
Down
1. Curtain-going-up sounds. : SHS
2. Toll road. : PIKE
3. Roast pig dissertator. : ELIA
4. Competitor. : CORRIVAL
5. Designate. : ASSIGN
6. Shorthand worker, for short. : STENO
7. Famous puppeteer. : SARG
8. Auspices. : EGIS
9. Teller's count. : TENFIVES
10. Coalesced. : MERGED
11. Eastern name. : ABOU
12. ___ Honor. : YOUR
13. Part of A.M. : ANTE
21. Tack. : NAIL
22. Spring bloom. : IRIS
25. Early American trophy. : SCALP
26. Bellboy, on occasion. : PAGER
27. Diminish. : ABATE
28. Daggers. : DIRKS
29. Black. : INKY
30. "South Pacific" hero. : EMILE
31. The "man without a country." : NOLAN
32. Biblical verb. : DOEST
34. Wash or short ___. : SALE
37. July through December. : LASTHALF
38. Commodity. : POTATOES
40. Nautical fastener. : BITT
41. City on the Aar. : BERN
43. Buyers' or sellers' ___. : MARKET
44. Pasty. : DOUGHY
46. Factories, in China or Japan. : HONGS
47. Advantage. : ODDS
48. Contrabass, for instance. : VIOL
49. Outside: Prefix. : ECTO
50. Rebecca's hairy son. : ESAU
51. Herb of northwestern U.S. : COUS
52. She: Sp. : ELLA
53. Nobel prize physicist. : RABI
57. French lace. : VAL

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

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