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New York Times, Thursday, October 3, 1963

Author: Michael Dubin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,177
Across Down
1. Mirthful sound. : HAHA
5. Upright timber. : POST
9. Tortosa's river. : EBRO
13. Ballerinas' skirts. : TUTUS
14. Medicinal plant. : ALOE
15. Leaning to one side : ALOP
16. ___ a minute. : AMILE
17. Unequal. : DISPARATE
19. Invalid. : NULLANDVOID
21. Preserve. : CAN
22. Fictional canine. : ASTA
23. Stout's cousin. : ALE
24. Common weed. : DOCK
26. Sires. : BEGETS
29. Anc. Germanic people. : GOTHS
32. Arose. : SPRANG
35. Rested. : SAT
37. Tenpenny item. : NAIL
38. Exercised. : WIELDED
40. Entrust (to). : CONFIDE
42. Too. : ALSO
43. Society belle. : DEB
45. Became boring. : PALLED
46. Flower. : BLOOM
48. Lovelace's lady. : ALTHEA
50. See 38 Across. : USED
52. Exclamation. : AHA
53. British general of 1776. : GAGE
57. Wall: Fr. : MUR
59. U. N. group. : SECRETARIAT
62. What everyone has to make. : DECISIONS
64. Foolishly. : MADLY
65. Certain French regions. : ILES
66. Rejoicing. : GLEE
67. Power: Colloq. : STEAM
68. Garment. : VEST
69. Negatives. : NAYS
70. Novel heroine. : TESS
1. Fertilizer. : HUMUS
2. On a slant. : ATILT
3. Rowdydows. : HULLABALOOS
4. On the blue. : ASEA
5. ___ wheel. : PADDLE
6. Imitation pearls. : OLIVETS
7. Passable. : SOSO
8. Not so hot. : TEPID
9. Part of the head. : EAR
10. Deer. : BLACKTAIL
11. Ecclesiastical. court. : ROTA
12. Frank. : OPEN
13. Lake of the Blue Nile. : TANA
18. ___'s life. : ADOG
20. Badgered. : NAGGED
25. Catch on fire. : CONFLAGRATE
27. Goal. : END
28. Indian. : SAC
30. Keep secret. : HIDE
31. Sea ___. : SLED
32. Clean, as floors or decks. : SWAB
33. Tablet. : PILL
34. Coal, petroleum, etc. : RESOURCES
36. Opera-goer's purchase. : TOPHAT
39. Goddess: Lat. : DEA
41. Scot's negative. : NAE
44. Flattery. : BLARNEY
47. Where military men eat. : MESS
49. Dissertations. : THESES
51. Condescend. : DEIGN
54. Nurse's ___. : AIDES
55. Festivities. : GALAS
56. Derivation of words: Abbr. : ETYM
57. Year in Henry VII's reign. : MDIV
58. African river. : UELE
60. African tree. : COLA
61. Netherlands city: Abbr. : AMST
63. Common suffix. : IST

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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