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New York Times, Wednesday, December 11, 1963

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,246
Across
1. French girl's name. : FIFI
5. Meager. : BARE
9. Rebuffs. : SLAPS
14. Choirboy's collar. : ETON
15. Scrooge, for one. : EBEN
16. French painter. : COROT
17. Certain "Daughters," for short. : DARS
18. Pecksniffian talk. : LIPSERVICE
20. Farthest. : ULTIMATE
22. Stay in hiding. : LIELOW
23. Weekly bonanza. : PAYDAY
24. Bridge ___. : LAMPS
26. Celebrated. : FETED
28. Measured. : METERED
32. Greek letter. : CHI
34. Publisher's aide. : EDITOR
36. Of the air: Prefix. : AERI
37. European news agency. : HAVAS
39. Rumanian coin. : LEU
40. Soul: Hinduism. : ATMAN
41. Hawaiian strings: Colloq. : UKES
42. Angles. : SLANTS
44. Beverage. : ALE
45. Nazi terrorist group. : GESTAPO
47. Bulwark. : TOWER
49. Charles ___ Hughes. : EVANS
51. Muzzle-loading device. : RAMROD
54. Propped (up). : SHORED
57. Lively dance. : HORNPIPE
59. Decorator's guide. : COLORSCALE
61. Chinese coin. : TAEL
62. Stay for. : AWAIT
63. Arabian country. : OMAN
64. Folklore character. : OGRE
65. Leans toward. : TENDS
66. Former Chief Justice. : TAFT
67. ___ between the lines. : READ
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1. Totally out of patience: Slang. : FEDUP
2. Old Latin version of the Bible. : ITALA
3. Revolvers. : FORTYFIVES
4. Where the lining is. : INSIDE
5. Made secure, nautically speaking. : BELAYED
6. "___ of all right." : ABIT
7. Drive back. : REPEL
8. Being: Lat. : ENS
9. Handwriting. : SCRIPT
10. Piece of furniture. : LOVESEAT
11. Seed covering. : ARIL
12. Little: It. : POCO
13. Goulash. : STEW
19. Rice. : ELMER
21. Partners. : MATES
25. Quantity. : AMOUNT
27. Marshal in "Gunsmoke." : DILLON
29. Subject of Enoch Arden law. : REMARRIAGE
30. Epochal. : ERAL
31. Feast. : DINE
32. Dull explosive sound. : CHUG
33. Relative of the cod. : HAKE
35. Kind of rose. : TEA
38. Small planet. : ASTEROID
40. Site of Nile dam. : ASWAN
42. Miners' nails. : SPADS
43. Rushing stream. : TORRENT
46. Wards off. : AVERTS
48. Caveat ___ (let the buyer beware). : EMPTOR
50. Indian song bird. : SHAMA
52. ___ comique. : OPERA
53. Canceled. : DELED
54. Begone! : SCAT
55. Sewing machine inventor. : HOWE
56. "Good Earth" heroine. : OLAN
58. King of Norway. : OLAF
60. Bunk. : COT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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