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New York Times, Tuesday, November 19, 1963

Author: S. A. Kay
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { C J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across Down
1. Went boating. : ROWED
6. Activity. : STIR
10. Nursery rhyme abode. : SHOE
14. Biblical source of gold. : OPHIR
15. River in the Congo. : UELE
16. Title. : EARL
17. Easygoing enjoyment. : BEERANDSKITTLES
20. Misdo. : ERR
21. Main point. : GIST
22. Annoy. : NETTLE
23. Tutelary deity. : DAEMON
25. Sing in a way. : YODEL
27. Take ___ ease. : ONES
29. "In the beginning . . . " : GENESIS
33. Pay before deductions. : GROSS
36. Takes on hands. : HIRES
38. Oath-taking phrase. : IDO
39. Burst seams. : RIPS
40. Hopeless case: Colloq. : GONER
41. Toy. : BALL
42. Mellow. : AGE
43. Small mollusks. : SLUGS
44. Played for stakes. : GAMED
45. Release from slavery. : MANUMIT
47. Make clear. : SHOW
49. Plaster of Paris. : GESSO
51. Improvement. : UPLIFT
55. Conjurations. : SPELLS
58. Call to a sled dog. : MUSH
60. Very recently. : NOW
61. Practice the composition of poetry. : MEDITATETHEMUSE
64. Plead with. : URGE
65. Venetian official. : DOGE
66. Ballet ___. : RUSSE
67. Fellows. : GUYS
68. Times. : ERAS
69. Pintail ducks. : SMEES
1. Caparisoned. : ROBED
2. Performing art. : OPERA
3. Place. : WHERE
4. Norse goddess of healing. : EIR
5. Creatures in Chinese myth. : DRAGONS
6. Detergent problem. : SUDS
7. Irritable. : TESTY
8. Class: Colloq. : ILK
9. Comet or Cupid. : REINDEER
10. Determine. : SETTLE
11. Sentry's command. : HALT
12. Region in Russia. : OREL
13. In addition. : ELSE
18. What "novem" means. : NINE
19. Certain years. : TEENS
24. Shade of green. : MOSS
26. No little woman she. : OGRESS
28. Rah, boo, etc. : SHOUTS
30. Where Anna went. : SIAM
31. Unused. : IDLE
32. Made a bargain. : SOLD
33. Small weight. : GRAM
34. Baltic gulf. : RIGA
35. Commence. : OPEN
37. Suffix with be and see. : ING
40. Ballet step. : GLISSADE
41. Shout noisily. : BAWL
43. Fish. : SMELT
44. Burrowing rodents. : GOPHERS
46. Plug ___. : UGLIES
48. Keep secret. : HUSH
50. Greek letter. : OMEGA
52. Operating. : INUSE
53. Moat. : FOSSE
54. Piping notes. : TWEES
55. Complacent. : SMUG
56. Where the Marañón flows. : PERU
57. See 7 Down. : EDGY
59. Indians. : UTES
62. Jutting rock. : TOR
63. Flower, for short. : MUM

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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