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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 Down
1. 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
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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