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New York Times, Wednesday, October 23, 1963

Author:
Helen Fasulo
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q V }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,197
Across
1. One of the Smiths. : ADAM
5. Army unit: Abbr. : BATT
9. "Bit" player. : EXTRA
14. A heap of money. : PILE
15. River into the Fulda. : EDER
16. Emancipates. : FREES
17. State: Suffix. : OSIS
18. Lose power. : WANE
19. Country places. : FARMS
20. Symbol of luxury. : CHAMPAGNE
22. Lofty nest. : EYRIE
23. Seine tributary. : EURE
24. Book of the Bible: Abbr. : GEN
26. Barrister: Abbr. : ATT
27. "Who's in ___ here?" : CHARGE
30. Plowed land. : ARADO
32. Caravan stopover. : OASIS
33. American Indian, for example. : ABORIGINE
37. Marshal Tito. : BROZ
38. Famous abolitionist. : BROWN
39. Diving bird. : LOON
40. Beef cattle. : HEREFORDS
42. Hero at Manila Bay. : DEWEY
43. Perseus' mother. : DANAE
44. Hybrid animal. : CATALO
45. ___ end. : FAG
48. Preserve. : CAN
49. Apiece. : EACH
50. Shoelace tip. : AGLET
52. Cheated, old style. : GUDGEONED
57. The hives. : UREDO
58. Hibernia. : ERIN
59. Ceremonial. : RITE
60. Jewish ritual. : SEDER
61. At any ___. : RATE
62. Blueprint. : PLAN
63. Very small: Colloq. : TEENY
64. Destroy. : SLAY
65. Squirming. : EELY
Down
1. N.T. book: Abbr. : APOC
2. Ramekin. : DISH
3. Inter ___. : ALIA
4. In a hypnotic trance. : MESMERIZED
5. Watch out. : BEWARE
6. Words of wisdom. : ADAGE
7. State: Abbr. : TENN
8. "A ___ in Brooklyn." : TREEGROWS
9. Sir, in Turkey. : EFFENDI
10. Aid in diagnosis. : XRAY
11. ___ incognita. : TERRA
12. Decrease. : REMIT
13. Profitable holding. : ASSET
21. Small dogs. : PUGS
25. Win through effort. : EARN
27. Port of Ireland. : COBH
28. March ___. : HARE
29. Hebrew lyre. : ASOR
30. Habitation. : ABODE
31. Founder of Georgia. : OGLETHORPE
33. VIP's in music. : ARRANGERS
34. One of the "Big Ten." : IOWA
35. Christmas song. : NOEL
36. Greek war goddess. : ENYO
38. ___ fide. : BONA
41. Plant. : FACTORY
42. Chub. : DACE
44. Hollywood name. : CAGNEY
45. Opera role. : FAUST
46. Come to terms. : AGREE
47. European kite. : GLEDE
49. Italian girl's name. : EDITA
51. Jack London hero. : EDEN
53. Eurasian river. : URAL
54. Memphis' river. : NILE
55. And others: Lat. abbr. : ETAL
56. Disclaim. : DENY

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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