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New York Times, Saturday, November 23, 1963

56-Across : Lockjaw.

Author:
Joseph S. Crowell
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 43, Avg Word Len: 5.06, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 52, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Joseph Crowell has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,228
Across
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Antelope with harnesslike stripes. : GUIB
5
Mercator's concern. : MAPS
9
The treble. : SOPRANO
12
Monkshood. : ACONITE
15
Appraised critically. : ASSAYED
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Habitual deportment. : MANNERS
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Time zone: Abbr. : MST
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Makes unhappy. : SADDENS
20
Twice, in music. : BIS
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Partiality. : BIAS
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Factory. : PLANT
24
Mantle. : CAPE
25
After: Fr. : APRES
27
Month: Abbr. : OCT
28
Famous physician. : GALEN
29
Established rule. : STATUTE
31
Droves. : HERDS
32
Type of candy. : KISS
33
___ Morgana. : FATA
34
Game pieces. : CHIPS
36
Indigenes. : NATIVES
39
Was eminent. : SHONE
40
Hawaiian staple. : POI
41
Part of the street scene. : TAXIS
43
Work hard: Colloq. : PLUG
44
Saw: Lat. : SERRA
46
Aboukir's river. : NILE
47
Spicule. : ROD
48
Charley horse, for one. : AILMENT
50
Teamster's command. : GEE
51
Legendary Cretan princess. : ARIADNE
53
Wages. : STIPEND
55
Chinese herb. : GINSENG
56
Lockjaw. : TETANUS
57
___ in the bud. : NIPS
58
Words omitted, in printing. : OUTS
Down
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Troublemakers of a sort. : GOSSIPS
2
Parvenu. : UPSTART
3
"The Jairite." : IRA
4
Biscay and Biscayne. : BAYS
5
Belgian city. : MONS
6
Massachusetts cape. : ANN
7
Mottled. : PIEBALD
8
Service ___. : STRIPES
9
Dance. : SAMBA
10
Wagon tongue. : NEAP
11
Remnants. : ODDLOTS
12
Catkin: Bot. : AMENT
13
Oblique line. : CANT
14
Site of Krupp works. : ESSEN
19
Fish. : DACE
22
Neptune. : SEAKING
24
House on wheels in Britain. : CARAVAN
26
Slender stalk: Bot. : STIPE
28
Understand: Colloq. : GETIT
30
Sea-going letters. : USS
31
Pillbox. : HAT
33
Most attractive. : FAIREST
34
Bleaching agent. : CHLORIN
35
Famous magician. : HOUDINI
36
Average. : NORM
37
Critical. : EXIGENT
38
God of wine and fertility. : SILENUS
39
Piece of wood to block a wheel. : SPRAG
40
A son of Eber. : PELEG
42
Beginnings. : SEEDS
44
___ Fein. : SINN
45
Put up. : ANTE
48
Noun suffixes. : ADES
49
Yugoslav figure. : TITO
52
Uraeus symbol. : ASP
54
French city. : PAU

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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