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Eileen Lexau
Eileen Lexau

New York Times, Monday, November 25, 1963

Author:
Eileen Lexau
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 320 (avg 1.69)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Eileen Lexau has 17 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 10 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Clue for 11-Down was listed out of order, between clues for 13-Down and 18-Down. Clue for 59-Down, TOV, was "Mazzel ___." Changed it to "Mazel ___."

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L
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M
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B
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K
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P
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R
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O
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T
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S
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K
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V
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,230
Across
1
Koko's catalogue. : LIST
5
Ancient city of Greece. : ELIS
9
Forbidding words. : DONOT
14
Medieval fabric. : ACCA
15
Kind of missile. : NIKE
16
Chemical compound. : AZINE
17
Sailor's coat. : PEAJACKET
19
Ninth: Lat. : NONUS
20
___ Arbor. : ANN
21
Fish dish. : ROE
22
Dolor. : SADNESS
24
Stringed instruments. : ZITHERS
26
Shakespearean role. : ARIEL
27
After noon. : ONE
28
Competent. : ABLE
29
"___ body meet a body ... " : IFA
32
Stage and TV star. : FONDA
35
Masses of ice. : FLOES
36
Prefix in German names. : VON
37
Certain votes. : AYES
38
Fruit supposed to cause forgetfulness. : LOTUS
39
Use a blowtorch. : WELD
40
Kitten's cry. : MEW
41
Artist's headgear. : BERET
42
Rather dangerous. : RISKY
43
___ gratia artis. : ARS
44
Affirm. : AVER
45
Old hand. : VET
46
Window glasses. : PANES
48
Excellent, British style. : TOPHOLE
52
Wheeled tray. : TEACART
54
N. Y. suburb. : RYE
55
Slack. : LAX
56
Wisconsin city. : RIPON
57
Candidates' demand. : EQUALTIME
60
Plural of 12 Down. : ONERA
61
Chair brace. : RUNG
62
Once ___ lightly. : OVER
63
Sea birds. : TERNS
64
Japanese wine. : SAKE
65
Green, in Heraldry. : VERT
Down
1
De facto capital of Bolivia. : LAPAZ
2
Ancient English people. : ICENI
3
Meager. : SCANT
4
Dervish cap. : TAJ
5
Audience demand. : ENCORE
6
Is attracted to. : LIKES
7
Famous nickname. : IKE
8
Begins. : SETSABOUT
9
First-class things: Slang. : DANDIES
10
Fresh air: Colloq. : OZONE
11
Traditional feline advantage. : NINELIVES
12
Load: Lat. : ONUS
13
Girl's nickname. : TESS
18
Sports place. : ARENA
23
French city. : ARLES
25
Mortar troughs. : HODS
28
Change. : ALTER
30
People. : FOLK
31
Old Hickory's nickname. : ANDY
32
Rumor personified. : FAMA
33
Copy of a bond, in law. : OYER
34
Extra, for one. : NEWSPAPER
35
Members of a fraternal order. : FORESTERS
38
Pry. : LEVER
39
Accompanying. : WITH
41
Plantains. : BANANAS
42
Reject. : REPEL
45
Adventure for Sindbad. : VOYAGE
47
Nut. : ACORN
48
Large case. : TRUNK
49
Relish. : OLIVE
50
Debussy piece. : LAMER
51
Wield. : EXERT
52
Horse's gait. : TROT
53
See 27 Across. : EINE
58
Sine ___ non. : QUA
59
Mazel ___. : TOV

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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