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New York Times, Thursday, January 31, 1963

Author: Jan and Mike Dubin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Jan and Mike Dubin have 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: The clue for 48-Down was "Skiiers's playgrounds." Changed it to "Skiers' playgrounds."
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,941
Across Down
1. Siren, 1920 style. : VAMP
5. Appears to be. : ACTS
9. Fanatical. : RABID
14. Simply dripping. : ASOP
15. Largest of the Marianas. : GUAM
16. Baffle. : ELUDE
17. Anthology. : POTPOURRI
19. Right to ownership. : TITLE
20. Daughter of Cadmus. : INO
21. Pesky weed. : NETTLE
23. Short distance. : STEP
24. Bowler. : DERBY
26. Ventilate. : AERATE
28. Disbursed. : EXPENDED
31. Sinbad's airlift. : ROC
34. Ancient Aryan. : MEDE
37. Bookman's monogram. : RLS
38. Sailor on a dhow. : LASCAR
40. Stolen: Colloq. : CRIBBED
42. Figure. : COMPUTE
43. Underdogs. : LOSERS
44. Catch in a trap. : GIN
45. Basilica structure. : APSE
46. Somewhat: Suffix. : ISH
47. Pacified. : ASSUAGED
50. Pivots. : WHEELS
52. Resign. : DEMIT
56. Light carriage: Colloq. : SHAY
58. Chubby. : ROTUND
61. Mohammed ___. : ALI
62. Carries. : TOTES
64. Part of Oklahoma. : PANHANDLE
66. Full of: Suffix. : ULENT
67. Girl's nickname. : EVIE
68. Island group in Galway Bay. : ARAN
69. Eel. : MORAY
70. European. : SERB
71. Favorites. : PETS
1. Flat. : VAPID
2. ___ man (unanimously). : ASONE
3. Drive. : MOTOR
4. Musical direction. : PPP
5. State of shaking, as with cold. : AGUE
6. Short. : CURT
7. Wool fabrics. : TARTANS
8. Bestowed approval (on). : SMILED
9. Not active: Abbr. : RET
10. Canted. : ALIST
11. "Little" G & S character. : BUTTERCUP
12. Not used. : IDLE
13. Extreme. : DEEP
18. Variety of agate. : ONYX
22. Soon: Poet. : ERELONG
25. American naturalist. : BEEBE
27. Not known from ___. : ADAM
29. Tailor's aide. : PRESSER
30. Antiquity: Poet. : ELD
32. Feed. : OATS
33. Ojibwa's neighbor. : CREE
34. Two years after the Second Crusade. : MCLI
35. Cupid. : EROS
36. Symbol of dullness, weakness, etc. : DISHWATER
39. Tool. : SPADE
41. Brow of a hill: Scot. : BRAE
42. McCone's concern. : CIA
44. Flaubert. : GUSTAVE
48. Skiers' playgrounds. : SLOPES
49. Icelandic literature. : EDDA
51. Wolflike animal. : HYENA
53. Nino's mother. : MADRE
54. ___ ease. : ILLAT
55. Gallic exclamation. : TIENS
56. Grape juice. : STUM
57. Entire: Prefix. : HOLO
59. To join: Fr. : UNIR
60. Islands off Australia: Abbr. : NHEB
63. Pen. : STY
65. Snooze. : NAP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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