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New York Times, Saturday, December 14, 1963

Author:
Manny Miller
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Manny Miller has 32 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,249
Across
1. Besides, old style. : WITHAL
7. Pear. : BOSC
11. Kind of stock: Abbr. : PFD
14. In. : ATHOME
15. Mother of Reuben. : LEAH
16. Zodiac sign. : LEO
17. Purdue's footballers. : THEBOILERMAKERS
20. Pro ___. : TEM
21. Son of Isaac. : ESAU
22. Velvet. : PANNE
23. Herring pond. : SEA
24. Parts of plants. : BUDS
25. I came: Lat. : VENI
26. Intimate. : NEAR
28. Tree. : FIR
29. Goddess of peace. : PAX
32. As neat as ___. : APIN
34. Study of insects. : ENTOMOLOGY
38. French maid. : BONNE
40. ___ de vie. : EAU
41. Where Durban is. : NATAL
42. President of Venezuela. : BETANCOURT
45. Middle: Prefix. : MESO
46. Verb ending. : ETH
47. Element. : TIN
48. Chester ___ Arthur. : ALAN
50. Great work. : EPIC
52. Caspian port. : BAKU
54. Bauble. : TOY
57. Not solved. : UNMET
59. Shake ___. : ALEG
60. Honshu bay. : ISE
61. Well-known piano solo. : MOONLIGHTSONATA
65. Favorable. : PRO
66. Revise. : EDIT
67. Shylock. : USURER
68. River of China. : HAN
69. Boxers. : DOGS
70. Nut pine of Europe. : PINYON
Down
1. Well-known hymn writer. : WATTS
2. "With this ring ___ wed." : ITHEE
3. Out-of-this-world character. : THEMANINTHEMOON
4. Quoits peg. : HOB
5. One-celled animal. : AMOEBA
6. Free time. : LEISURE
7. Cordons ___. : BLEUS
8. Poetic contraction. : OER
9. Mr. Weller. : SAM
10. Escort. : CHAPERON
11. Ambassador. : PLENIPOTENTIARY
12. Wild plant. : FERN
13. Teaspoonful. : DOSE
18. Youngster. : LAD
19. State: Abbr. : KAN
25. Energy. : VIM
27. Sicilian city. : ENNA
28. Playing card. : FOUR
30. Turkish generals. : AGAS
31. Wood: Prefix. : XYLO
32. Ecclesiastic. : ABBE
33. Laureate. : POET
35. Gaseous chemical element. : NEON
36. Greek letter. : TAU
37. Buddhist priest. : LAMA
39. Gave claim to. : ENTITLED
43. Military title: Abbr. : CIC
44. Becomes interested in. : TAKESUP
49. Former movie menace. : LUGOSI
51. Baby's place. : PEN
52. Bangkok money. : BAHTS
53. High note. : ALT
55. Bone: Prefix. : OSTEO
56. Hanker after. : YEARN
57. Skeptic's exclamation. : UMPH
58. "Doll" of fiction. : NORA
62. Words of agreement. : IDO
63. Ship's boat. : GIG
64. Hebrew letter. : NUN

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

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