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New York Times, Saturday, November 16, 1963

Author: Michael Dubin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 306 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,221
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1. Very bad: Colloq. : AWFUL
6. Globes. : ORBS
10. Shopping ___. : BAGS
14. Tropical plant. : LIANE
15. Sea duck. : COOT
16. Medicinal plant. : ALOE
17. Exaggerate. : STRETCHTHETRUTH
20. German physicist. : OHM
21. Burlesque. : FARCE
22. What "Panzer" means. : ARMOR
23. Overlay. : PAVE
24. Eight furlongs. : MILE
26. Wheedle. : CAJOLE
29. Cocktail. : PINKLADY
33. Shakespearean role. : ARIEL
34. Approaches. : NEARS
35. Call on. : SEE
36. ___ Neuf, Seine bridge. : PONT
37. Carried. : BORNE
38. Evian and others. : SPAS
39. River in Scotland. : ESK
40. Portals. : GATES
41. Watered silk. : MOIRE
42. Discontented. : RESTLESS
44. Niche. : RECESS
45. Protagonist. : HERO
46. Washington VIP. : RUSK
47. Bedeck. : ADORN
50. Theatrical items. : SKITS
52. I love: Lat. : AMO
55. Writer of tall tales. : BARONMUNCHAUSEN
58. Height: Abbr. : ELEV
59. Long journey. : TREK
60. Ski. : GLIDE
61. Petty sum. : DIME
62. Bastes. : SEWS
63. Diminutive suffixes. : ETTES
1. As well. : ALSO
2. By means of. : WITH
3. Old Macdonald's place. : FARM
4. French article. : UNE
5. Drop. : LETFALL
6. Pigment. : OCHRE
7. Military group: Abbr. : ROTC
8. Gypsies. : BOHEMIANS
9. Sault ___ Marie. : STE
10. Relative of a drum. : BARREL
11. Astringent. : ALUM
12. ___ town. : GOTO
13. Very: Ger. : SEHR
18. Fingal's dwelling. : CAVE
19. Discussions. : TALKS
23. Creative artist. : POET
25. Regarding. : INRE
26. Skip. : CAPER
27. Soared. : AROSE
28. High ___. : JINKS
29. French parents. : PERES
30. Easy ___. : ASPIE
31. Loved ones. : DEARS
32. Affirmatives. : YESES
34. Doubtful. : NOTSOSURE
37. Former fighter. : BAER
38. Anklet. : SOCK
40. Astronaut. : GLENN
41. Letter. : MESSAGE
43. Flourished. : THROVE
44. Babe. : RUTH
46. Piles of straw. : RICKS
47. Retired. : ABED
48. Modern painter. : DALI
49. Town in Utah. : OREM
51. Recognized. : KNEW
52. "___ was in the beginning . . . " : ASIT
53. Ancient Asian. : MEDE
54. Numbers. : ONES
56. Map abbreviation. : MTS
57. Final: Abbr. : ULT

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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