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New York Times, Tuesday, December 17, 1963

Author:
Leonard Sussman
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F H Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,252
Across
1. Small room. : CELL
5. Philippine native. : MORO
9. "___ with music . . . " : SAYIT
14. Town near Caracas. : AROA
15. Asian river. : AMUR
16. Penned. : WROTE
17. Awaits developments. : MARKSTIME
19. Biblical priest. : AARON
20. Military monogram. : USA
21. Belgrade's Broz. : TITO
22. Religious leader. : ABBESS
23. Forward. : SENDON
25. Religious leader. : RABBI
27. Kind of test. : ORAL
29. Become sunny. : CLEARUP
33. Put in an unwanted category. : BLACKLISTED
37. Service group. : USO
38. Salt ___. : LICK
39. Age of innocence. : TWO
40. Fundamentals. : ABCS
41. Sowing item. : OAT
42. Vacation treat. : OCEANVOYAGE
46. Garment. : WRAPPER
48. Briscoe's land. : EIRE
49. Shampoo extra. : RINSE
51. Engross wholly. : ABSORB
55. Symbol in music. : REPEAT
58. Veni, ___, vici. : VIDI
60. Aunt: Sp. : TIA
61. Bird. : EGRET
62. Debaters' forte. : REBUTTALS
64. Neuilly's river. : SEINE
65. Leif's father. : ERIC
66. Greek god. : ARES
67. Lock of hair. : TRESS
68. Organized routine: Abbr. : SYST
69. Art of self-defense. : JUDO
Down
1. Nobel prize writer. : CAMUS
2. Rub off. : ERASE
3. Navigation system. : LORAN
4. "Mighty ___ a Rose." : LAK
5. Of the morning. : MATINAL
6. Fail to do. : OMIT
7. Gossip's forte. : RUMOR
8. Norwegian coin. : ORE
9. Mopped. : SWABBED
10. Asian land. : ARABIA
11. Of ___. : YORE
12. Japanese family. : ITOS
13. Hosiery sizes. : TENS
18. Long-legged bird. : STORK
22. Skilled. : ABLE
24. Wharf. : DOCK
26. Program heading. : ACTONE
28. Measures. : LITERS
30. "___-dub-dub . . . " : RUBA
31. The Spars' monogram. : USCG
32. Pretense. : POSE
33. Gale. : BLOW
34. Ananias. : LIAR
35. ___ part. : ACTA
36. Angola's neighbor: Abbr. : SWA
40. Certain votes. : AYES
42. Certain drugs. : OPIATES
43. Per ___. : CENT
44. Kind of bridge. : VIADUCT
45. Journey for Cooper. : ORBIT
47. Adorns (oneself). : PREENS
50. One and all. : EVERY
52. Hokkaido port. : OTARU
53. Irritated: Colloq. : RILED
54. Singer. : BASSO
55. Tranquility. : REST
56. Elbe tributary. : EGER
57. ___-dieu. : PRIE
59. Long-legged bird. : IBIS
62. Legal matter. : RES
63. ___ Mahal. : TAJ

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

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