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New York Times, Wednesday, October 9, 1963

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,183
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1. Like very much: Colloq. : GOFOR
6. Informal farewell. : TATA
10. Bric-a-___. : BRAC
14. Verona's river. : ADIGE
15. On top of. : UPON
16. Custer's second-in-command. : RENO
17. All over the map. : WIDESPREAD
19. Generally known. : OPEN
20. Knickerbockers. : KNEEPANTS
21. Proscenium arch of Greek theater. : SKENE
22. Descendants. : SONS
23. Gifts. : TALENTS
25. Residue. : ASH
28. His ___ (self-important one). : NIBS
30. Triumph over. : BEAT
31. Whiskers. : BEARD
33. Streets of a sort. : ALLEYWAYS
37. Fromage de ___. : BRIE
38. Run away: Colloq. : SCOOT
39. Over again. : ANEW
40. Atmospheric condition. : AIRPOCKET
42. Round. : CYCLE
43. Rail bird. : SORA
44. Betelgeuse. : STAR
46. Days of yore. : ELD
47. Driven aground. : ASTRAND
50. Vous ___. : ETES
52. "Spare" items. : PARTS
53. Tending to catch the interest. : ARRESTIVE
58. Pulitzer prize novelist. : AGEE
59. Commuters' concerns. : TRAINTIMES
60. Bring up. : REAR
61. Piece of land. : ACRE
62. Swords. : EPEES
63. Tongue-clucking sounds. : TSKS
64. Colors. : DYES
65. Raison ___. : DETRE
1. Stare stupidly. : GAWK
2. One-eyed god. : ODIN
3. Bona ___. : FIDE
4. Pointed arches. : OGEES
5. Answer. : RESPOND
6. Heads off. : TURNSBACK
7. In ___ (huffy). : APET
8. Breakfast food. : TOAST
9. Also. : AND
10. Escaped. : BROKEAWAY
11. Contrition. : REPENTANCE
12. Concerning. : ANENT
13. Volcanic peaks. : CONES
18. Mrs. in Poland. : PANI
21. Weaver's reed. : SLEY
24. Second. : ABET
25. Patriarch's title. : ABBA
26. Sonoran Indian. : SERI
27. Small butterfly. : HAIRSTREAK
29. Wild plums. : SLOES
32. Men of the press. : REPORTERS
34. Affairs of state in New Hampshire. : LOTTERIES
35. Rebel ___. : YELL
36. European: Abbr. : SWED
38. Examine. : SCAN
41. Domesday Book money. : ORAS
42. Describing certain birds. : CRESTED
45. Solar disk. : ATEN
47. To one side. : APART
48. Solons. : SAGES
49. Hero of "Pride and Prejudice." : DARCY
51. Stalk, as of a mushroom. : STIPE
54. Uncommon. : RARE
55. "___ a man . . . " : IMET
56. Change course. : VEER
57. Existence: Lat. : ESSE
59. Little one. : TAD

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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