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New York Times, Tuesday, December 10, 1963

Author:
Michael Dubin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { B J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,245
Across
1. Cargo. : LOAD
5. Tree. : ALDER
10. Date in Dante's lifetime. : MCCC
14. First-rate. : AONE
15. Tours' river. : LOIRE
16. Jar. : OLLA
17. Yarn. : WOOL
18. Clearheaded. : LUCID
19. Nurture. : REAR
20. Sometime. : ONEOFTHESEDAYS
23. Numerical prefix. : TRI
24. Cheroot. : SEGAR
25. Scientist's concern. : RESEARCH
30. Related on the father's side. : AGNATE
33. Scraps. : ORTS
34. Ancient rival of Babylonia. : ELAM
36. And not: Lat. : ETNON
37. Past. : AGO
38. Glandlike. : ADENOID
40. Quid. : CUD
41. Metal alloy. : MONEL
43. Fatigued. : WORN
44. Name in an expression. : PETE
45. Office workers. : STENOS
47. Surrounded. : INCLOSED
49. Blows gently. : WAFTS
51. Prince ___. : HAL
52. Occasionally. : FROMTIMETOTIME
58. Term on air letters. : AERO
59. Opera role. : NORMA
60. Far: Prefix. : TELE
62. Type of verb: Abbr. : INTR
63. Crow (over). : GLOAT
64. Doctrines. : ISMS
65. Suffix with big and little. : NESS
66. 14 pounds. : STONE
67. Barrel. : CASK
Down
1. Principle. : LAW
2. Scoreboard quartet. : OOOO
3. At another time. : ANON
4. Removes from copy. : DELETES
5. Completely: Slang. : ALLFIRED
6. Clownish fellow. : LOUT
7. German pronoun. : DICH
8. Indians. : ERIES
9. Historic body of water. : REDSEA
10. Sarcastic, as speech, wit, etc. : MORDANT
11. Permissions to proceed. : CLEARANCES
12. Earth. : CLAY
13. Pullmans, diners, etc. : CARS
21. ___ pro nobis. : ORA
22. Urged (on). : EGGED
25. Wanders. : ROAMS
26. Fungus. : ERGOT
27. Green algae. : STONEWORTS
28. Ball of thread. : CLEW
29. Capital of Tonkin. : HANOI
31. ___ le monde. : TOUTE
32. Over. : ENDED
35. Time of day. : MORN
38. Flying. : ALOFT
39. Just begun; rudimentary. : INCHOATE
42. Charms. : ENAMORS
44. Prudent. : POLITIC
46. Smarts. : STINGS
48. Language: Abbr. : LAT
50. Young salmon. : SMOLT
52. Gladly: Poet. : FAIN
53. French man's name. : RENE
54. Slangy suffix. : EROO
55. Washington agent. : TMAN
56. Western sight. : MESA
57. Tall shade trees. : ELMS
61. River in Scotland. : ESK

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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