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New York Times, Monday, October 14, 1963

Author:
Leonard Sussman
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Dialect. : PATOIS
7. Angola's neighbor: Abbr. : SWA
10. Element: Abbr. : BOR
13. Cold and wet. : CLAMMY
14. Biblical fugitive. : CAIN
15. Suffix in chemistry. : ENE
16. Comprehend. : TAKEIN
17. Acted upon. : AFFECTED
19. Name on a check. : ENDORSEE
21. Greek letters. : ETAS
22. Certain TV characters. : MDS
24. "Golden Boy" man. : ODETS
25. Italian philosopher. : CROCE
26. North African. : MOOR
28. Saint: Port. : SAO
29. Magna ___. : CHARTA
30. Draw as a conclusion. : INFER
32. For the time (being). : PROTEM
34. Obliterate. : EFFACE
36. Kind of story. : INSIDE
39. Unaware of ethical standards. : AMORAL
41. Currency of a sort. : SCRIP
43. Thorough understandings. : GRASPS
46. "___ man of renown . . . " : IMA
48. Word of assent. : SURE
49. Boxer's blows. : LEFTS
50. Common verbal contraction. : ARENT
52. Understand: Colloq. : GET
53. Qualified. : ABLE
54. Ignoring (with "at"). : BLINKING
56. Famous prelate. : DEANINGE
58. French cathedral city. : AMIENS
61. Kind of wood. : ELM
62. Mining region of Europe. : SAAR
63. Relax completely. : RESTUP
64. Compass point. : SSE
65. Go in haste. : HIE
66. Awn. : ARISTA
Down
1. Bank abbreviation. : PCT
2. ___ king. : ALA
3. Leaves the ground. : TAKESOFF
4. Portent. : OMEN
5. Kind of acid. : IMIDO
6. Church assemblies. : SYNODS
7. Bank structures. : SAFES
8. Little woman. : WIFE
9. Suffix in chemistry. : ANE
10. Type of track man. : BETTOR
11. Kind of play. : ONEACT
12. Scene of miracle. : REDSEA
14. Twin of Pollux. : CASTOR
18. Arts-and-crafts subject. : CERAMICS
20. Farm machine. : REAPER
22. A year to come. : MMI
23. Completed. : DONE
25. Scheme of "Looking-Glass" land. : CHESS
27. Make secure again. : REFASTEN
29. Math abbreviation. : CTN
31. Bridge entrances. : RAMPS
33. Texas millionaires. : OILMEN
35. Lettuce. : COS
37. Rugs. : DRUGGETS
38. Briscoe's land. : EIRE
40. Lighter. : AIRIER
42. Cat or canary. : PET
43. Clearings. : GLADES
44. Insurgents. : REBELS
45. Burning. : AFLAME
47. Anatolian city. : ANKARA
50. Seaweeds. : ALGAE
51. Track official. : TIMER
54. ___ B'rith. : BNAI
55. Unless. : NISI
57. Like: Suffix. : ISH
59. Pistachio. : NUT
60. Town near Liège. : SPA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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