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New York Times, Wednesday, December 18, 1963

Author:
Christine R. Valence
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 49, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.68)
Open Squares: 54, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Christine R. Valence has 15 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,253
Across
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Colorless. : DRAB
5
Bite with force and noise. : CHAMP
10
Game birds. : QUAIL
11
Worked. : LABORED
14
Relative. : UNCLE
15
Chemist's concern. : ANALYSIS
17
Cut without skill. : HACK
18
Greatest. : UTMOST
20
Believer in Santa Claus. : TOT
21
Wassail. : ALE
22
United to form a texture. : WOVE
23
Musical ending. : CODA
24
Paddy product. : RICE
26
Cable. : WIRE
27
Musician. : PIPER
28
Actress. : STARLET
30
Shower down. : RAIN
32
Punctuation mark. : HYPHEN
33
Tokens of merit. : MEDALS
37
Insects. : ANTS
39
Lifesaving device. : FIRENET
40
Navigation aid. : CHART
43
Supported. : HELD
45
Craze. : RAGE
46
Nobleman. : LORD
47
Six: Prefix. : HEXA
48
Unite. : TIE
49
Singularity. : ONE
50
Bookkeeper's entries. : DEBITS
52
Look with buying in mind. : SHOP
53
Canalboats. : GONDOLAS
55
Shoppers par excellence. : WOMEN
57
Clothing. : RAIMENT
58
Jack-in-the-pulpits. : ARUMS
59
Ringing sounds. : DONGS
60
Foolishly enthusiastic: Slang. : GAGA
Down
1
Old school headgear. : DUNCECAP
2
Display device. : RACK
3
Feel ill. : AIL
4
French color. : BLEU
5
Din. : CLAMOR
6
English royal house. : HANOVER
7
Bring low. : ABASE
8
Shed feathers. : MOLT
9
Lever. : PRY
10
Superiority in kind. : QUALITY
12
Prevent, legally. : ESTOP
13
Vacuum tube. : DIODE
16
Christmas symbol. : STAR
17
Grating. : HARSH
19
Tease. : TWIT
23
Fireplace item. : CINDER
25
German Chancellor. : ERHARD
26
Took one's leave. : WENT
27
Mole. : PIER
29
Imparted. : LENT
31
Among. : AMID
34
Any object of intense dislike. : ANATHEMA
35
Armies. : LEGIONS
36
Let brew. : STEEP
38
The whole ___. : SHEBANG
39
Insipid. : FLAT
40
Kind of dance. : CLOG
41
Venerate. : HONOR
42
Game site. : ARENA
44
Is. : EXISTS
47
Famous name in legend. : HELEN
50
Major-___. : DOMO
51
Boodle. : SWAG
52
Complacent. : SMUG
54
Sufficed. : DID
56
Pray: Lat. : ORA

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