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New York Times, Friday, December 13, 1963

Author:
George Laczko
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J K Q }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
George Laczko has 37 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,248
Across
1. Both: Prefix. : AMBI
5. ___ Morgana. : FATA
9. City on the Rhine. : BASEL
14. Standard. : NORM
15. Holly tree. : ILEX
16. Luxurious: Slang. : RITZY
17. Rumor. : GRAPEVINE
19. One of Lesage's names. : ALAIN
20. Swedish county. : LAN
21. Centipede's specialty. : LEGS
22. Cooler. : ICEBOX
23. Quaint. : OLDFASHIONED
26. Still. : YET
27. Fireplace accessory. : TONGS
28. Brightened. : LIT
31. Knives. : BOWIES
34. Modern: Prefix. : NEO
35. Passable. : SOSO
36. Have ___ (feel inclined). : AMINDTO
38. Speak falteringly. : STUTTER
40. Ravelings. : LINT
41. Aries. : RAM
43. City on the Seine, near Paris. : STOUEN
44. Believer: Suffix. : ITE
45. Equatorial constellation. : CETUS
47. Full of: Suffix. : OUS
48. Certain military aircraft. : GRASSHOPPERS
52. Uproar. : BEDLAM
55. Small monkey. : TITI
56. Equity's initials. : AEA
57. Oriental. : ASIAN
58. Part of New York City. : MANHATTAN
60. Market. : STORE
61. Status quo ___. : ANTE
62. Upright: Abbr. : VERT
63. Fodder plants. : TARES
64. Opera role. : IGOR
65. ___ virumque cano. : ARMA
Down
1. British: Prefix. : ANGLO
2. Right in conduct. : MORAL
3. Battle site of 1777. : BRANDYWINE
4. Mischief maker. : IMP
5. Bills. : FIVES
6. Dismount. : ALIGHT
7. Suspense. : TENSION
8. Tool. : AXE
9. Supports. : BRACES
10. Felt badly. : AILED
11. Attempt: Colloq. : STAB
12. Singer Pinza. : EZIO
13. Wildcat. : LYNX
18. Happy. : ELATED
22. Metal bars. : INGOTS
24. Sham. : FEINT
25. See 5 Down. : ONES
28. Indolent one. : LOTUSEATER
29. Words of understanding. : ISEE
30. Shredded. : TORN
31. Island east of Java. : BALI
32. Neglect. : OMIT
33. Course. : STREAM
35. Archaic drinking cup. : STOUP
37. Porridge ingredient. : OATS
39. Shangri La. : UTOPIA
42. Horse. : MUSTANG
45. Big birds. : CRANES
46. Former religion of Japan. : SHINTO
48. Brightness. : GLARE
49. Different. : OTHER
50. Fortify anew. : REARM
51. Man in red. : SANTA
52. Cordage fiber. : BAST
53. This: Sp. : ESTA
54. Fashion name. : DIOR
58. Spring time in Paris. : MAI
59. Wilson Dam project. : TVA

Answer summary: 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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