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New York Times, Wednesday, October 2, 1963

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,176
Across
1. Sharpness. : BARB
5. Parts of a monkey wrench. : JAWS
9. Waterfowl. : COOTS
14. Jewish month. : ELUL
15. Great Barrier Reef of N. Z. : OTEA
16. Ship's deck. : ORLOP
17. Home of 26 Across. : ASIA
18. Cereal product. : BRAN
19. Vaquero's lariat. : REATA
20. Then: Fr. : DONC
21. Literary genius. : BARDOFAVON
23. Have or hold. : KEEP
25. Mess item. : SPUD
26. Kalmuck. : TATAR
28. Supped. : ATE
29. About. : SOME
33. Machinist's aid. : OILER
34. Strand. : SHORE
36. McCone's concern. : CIA
37. Important aspect of defense. : NAVALOPERATIONS
40. Part of Switzerland. : URI
41. Get going! : SCRAM
42. Set free. : UNTIE
43. Caroled. : SANG
45. Coal scuttle. : HOD
46. Revoke, in law. : ADEEM
47. ___ près (nearly): Fr. : APEU
49. Assert. : AVER
50. When to "come and get it." : SUPPERTIME
54. Volcano rock. : TUFA
58. Part of a church. : CRYPT
59. Doctrines. : ISMS
60. Horse of a certain color. : GRAY
61. Shoelace tip. : AGLET
62. Shipshape. : NEAT
63. Cutting tool. : ADZE
64. Thin or piping. : REEDY
65. The cheek: Lat. : GENA
66. Pleads. : SUES
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1. Part of a gun sight. : BEAD
2. As well. : ALSO
3. Undoing. : RUIN
4. Souchong. : BLACKTEA
5. Type of business man. : JOBBER
6. Set ___ for. : ATRAP
7. Clothes, as men's ___. : WEAR
8. Desert phenomenon. : SANDSTORM
9. Ionian island. : CORFU
10. Echo and others. : OREADS
11. Norway's monarch. : OLAV
12. Dog in Oz tales. : TOTO
13. Team of oxen. : SPAN
22. ___ comique. : OPERA
24. Peers. : EARLS
26. Head decoration. : TIARA
27. Dark of baseball. : ALVIN
28. Winning. : AHEAD
30. Mexican pine. : OCOTE
31. Droplet. : MINIM
32. Naturalness. : EASE
33. Blame. : ONUS
34. Growing rapidly. : SPROUTING
35. Musical study. : ETUDE
38. Pigment. : OCHER
39. Neon or xenon. : INERTGAS
44. Breached. : GAPPED
46. Sacred writings of Persia. : AVESTA
48. Trifling. : PETTY
49. Jordan's capital. : AMMAN
50. Rocky place. : SCAR
51. Exhort. : URGE
52. Famous Ernie. : PYLE
53. Conversational cliché. : ISEE
55. Language of Pakistan. : URDU
56. Disturb: Colloq. : FAZE
57. "The ___ have it." : AYES

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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