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New York Times, Saturday, October 5, 1963

Author: Brice Metcalfe
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,179
Across Down
1. Of the outer regions. : SPATIAL
8. Kitchen aid. : SCRAPER
15. Angola's neighbor. : KATANGA
16. Circus rig. : TRAPEZE
17. Son of Jacob. : EPHRAIM
18. Sounds in the forest. : RUSTLES
19. ___ favor (please): Sp. : POR
20. Rather deliberate. : SLOWISH
22. Man's nickname. : IKE
23. Drudgery. : TOIL
25. Command. : EDICT
26. "B" ___ Boston. : ASIN
27. Major religion. : ISLAM
29. Ruminant. : ELK
30. Resource. : ASSET
31. Welsh. : CELTIC
33. Acoustic units. : DECIBELS
35. Driver. : CLUB
37. Decree ___. : NISI
38. One of the Virgin Islands. : STTHOMAS
42. Participate (in). : ENGAGE
46. Iroquois. : ERIES
47. Drink. : TEA
49. In ancient times. : EARLY
50. Master Cratchit et al. : TIMS
51. Office staff member. : STENO
53. Barrie role. : SMEE
54. Educator's degree. : EDB
55. In ___ (hale and hearty). : THEPINK
57. Shakespearean role. : HAL
58. Pertains to. : BEARSON
60. Italian name for a French resort. : MENTONE
62. Home for a furlough. : ONLEAVE
63. Small interstice: Zool. : AREOLET
64. Led. : STEERED
65. Mason and Nixon. : LAWYERS
1. Incredulous one. : SKEPTIC
2. Little American. : PAPOOSE
3. Excited. : ATHRILL
4. Distilled product. : TAR
5. Feminine suffixes. : INAS
6. Mentally quick. : AGILE
7. Pie à ___. : LAMODE
8. Deleted (from). : STRICKEN
9. Pastry cook's pride. : CRUST
10. Adventurous. : RASH
11. Pat. : APT
12. Fur-trimmed cloak. : PELISSE
13. O. T. book. : EZEKIEL
14. Feels affronted by. : RESENTS
21. Missing the target. : WILD
24. Window hardware. : LATCHES
26. ___ life. : ASBIGAS
28. Greek island: Var. : MILOS
30. Oise tributary. : AISNE
32. ___ laude. : CUM
34. French co. : CIE
36. Boarded up. : BATTENED
38. Deity in "The Tempest." : SETEBOS
39. Spear. : TRIDENT
40. Fish baked in a mold. : TIMBALE
41. Percolate. : SEEP
43. Vest part. : ARMHOLE
44. Field worker. : GLEANER
45. Embroidery features. : EYELETS
48. Zoo dweller. : ANIMAL
51. Thrust. : SHOVE
52. Burdens: Lat. : ONERA
55. Dictator. : TSAR
56. Was aware of. : KNEW
59. Indian of the Great Plains. : REE
61. Rattle. : TOY

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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