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New York Times, Friday, January 4, 1963

Author: S. A. Kay
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,918
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1. Man in white. : CHEF
5. Mediator's asset. : TACT
9. Intriguing group. : CABAL
14. Campus building. : HALL
15. Higher. : OVER
16. Pygmy. : ATOMY
17. Notion: Fr. : IDEE
18. Pointed stake. : PALE
19. Proverbially, a crowd. : THREE
20. Relative of "Great Scott!" : JEEWHILLIKENS
23. Dutch dialect of South Africa. : TAAL
24. Cut of beef. : LOIN
25. Thin strip of wood. : SPLINT
28. Acme. : PINNACLE
32. Stick. : CLING
33. Groundwork. : BASIS
34. Princely friend of Falstaff. : HAL
35. Resounded. : RANG
36. Part of Asia. : KOREA
37. Encircle. : GIRD
38. French pronoun. : UNE
39. Locations. : SITES
40. Topkick. : SARGE
41. Clerical hats. : BIRETTAS
43. Man of accounts. : BANKER
44. City on the Orne. : CAEN
45. Gastropod. : SLUG
46. Dingus. : WHATDYECALLIT
51. New Zealander. : MAORI
52. Victor Hugo's Ruy. : BLAS
53. "___ wise child . . . " : ITSA
55. Piebald steed. : PINTO
56. Touch at one end. : ABUT
57. Kind of tide. : NEAP
58. Dutch painter of 17th century. : STEEN
59. Jabbers. : YAPS
60. Depot, in Paris. : GARE
1. Greek letter. : CHI
2. Pilgrimage to Mecca. : HADJ
3. "Waitin' for the Robert ___." : ELEE
4. What time is. : FLEETING
5. Stovepipe of a sort. : TOPHAT
6. Make use (of). : AVAIL
7. Room in an abbey. : CELL
8. Garden structures. : TRELLISES
9. Flowerings of the willow. : CATKINS
10. Olympian goddess. : ATHENA
11. Native. : BORN
12. City near Des Moines. : AMES
13. Caustic solution. : LYE
21. Common name in China. : WANG
22. Ancient region of Asia Minor. : IONIA
25. Do some housework. : SCRUB
26. Level: Prefix. : PLANI
27. Baseball term. : LINER
28. Cuts off. : PARES
29. Become cheerful (with "up"). : CHIRK
30. Comprehensive. : LARGE
31. Plant with black or red berries. : ELDER
33. Inlet of New South Wales. : BOTANYBAY
36. Soared high. : KITED
37. Adjective for a growing boy. : GANGLING
39. Sphere of duty. : STATION
40. Father of Ish-bosheth. : SAUL
42. Card game. : ECARTE
43. Wintry winds. : BLASTS
45. Relative of the canvasback. : SCAUP
46. Be ready. : WAIT
47. Sharpen. : HONE
48. Corsica's neighbor. : ELBA
49. Virginia willow. : ITEA
50. Monarch. : TSAR
51. Legislators, for short. : MPS
54. Barbary ___. : APE

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

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