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New York Times, Monday, December 2, 1963

Author: Leonard Sussman
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F J X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Leonard Sussman has 40 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,237
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1. Symbol of office. : SASH
5. ___ avis. : RARA
9. Young oysters. : SPATS
14. Hawaiian port. : HILO
15. Von Stroheim. : ERIC
16. Trophical resin. : COPAL
17. Perplexing. : ENIGMATIC
19. Excuse. : ALIBI
20. Nasal partition. : SEPTUM
21. Planted. : SOWN
23. Eternity. : EON
24. Kind of bird. : KITE
25. Title of book by Albert Payson Terhune. : LADADOG
27. Thin layer. : VENEER
29. Biblical concubine. : HAGAR
30. Army address. : APO
31. Fragrance. : REDOLENCE
35. Silk, in Italy. : SETA
37. Unit of light. : LUMEN
38. Dry up. : SEAR
39. Chemist's needs. : TESTTUBES
41. ___ media. : VIA
42. Made of cereal. : OATEN
43. Part of A.W.O.L. : ABSENT
46. Small undulations. : RIPPLES
49. Come into view. : PEER
50. "Three Men ___ Horse." : ONA
51. Verb ending. : ESCE
53. Official license. : PERMIT
56. Well-known watercolorist. : MARIN
58. Engineer's concern. : EQUATIONS
60. Concerning. : ANENT
61. Without legal force. : NULL
62. Reliquary. : ARCA
63. Cozy places. : NESTS
64. Money drawer. : TILL
65. Shakespearean role. : LEAR
1. "___ the sweetheart of Sigma Chi." : SHES
2. Elder: Fr. : AINE
3. Boatswain's concern. : SLIPKNOTS
4. Bind securely. : HOGTIE
5. Woodworking tool. : REAMER
6. Magazine department. : ART
7. Famous Danish immigrant. : RIIS
8. Honors. : ACCOLADES
9. Talk of the town. : SCANDAL
10. Where the Vistula flows: Abbr. : POL
11. On foot: Fr. : APIED
12. Aboriginal interdiction. : TABOO
13. ___ shot. : SLING
18. Musician's appurtenance. : MUTE
22. Conestoga. : WAGON
26. Mars' counterpart. : ARES
27. Great. : VAST
28. Foil's cousin. : EPEE
29. Rugged fellows. : HEMEN
31. Blushing. : RUBESCENT
32. Famous word of a bird. : NEVERMORE
33. Dweller in the Land of Nod. : CAIN
34. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
36. On the peak. : ATOP
37. Ancient instruments. : LUTES
40. Natural skills. : TALENTS
43. Dismay. : APPALL
44. Borscht ingredient. : BEET
45. Magazine feature. : SERIAL
46. Most common printing type. : ROMAN
47. Silly. : INANE
48. Does a KP job. : PARES
52. To the same degree: Prefix. : EQUI
54. Aztec's contemporary. : INCA
55. Nicholas, for one. : TSAR
57. Money of a sort: Abbr. : INT
59. Stepson of Thor. : ULL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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