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New York Times, Friday, December 20, 1963

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.59, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,255
Across Down
1. Personal: Prefix. : IDIO
5. ___-jongg. : MAH
8. Peevish. : SOUR
12. With 2 Down, "teach ___ tricks." : ANOLD
13. Prefix meaning "pope." : PAPO
14. Part of A.D. : ANNO
15. Trimmed, as with lace. : EDGED
16. Eastern ruler. : EMIR
17. ___ facto. : IPSO
18. Its atomic number is 50. : TIN
19. House pets. : SIAMESECATS
22. Pulitzer Prize writer. : AGEE
24. Merchant. : TRADER
25. Lemming's cousin. : RAT
26. Meeting house. : TOWNHALL
28. Pour out, as wine. : LIBATE
30. Japanned metals. : TOLES
31. More caustic. : ACIDER
32. Bombastic. : TURGID
34. Describing ox-cart paths. : RUTTED
35. Musical composition. : SONATA
36. Glimpse. : SIGHT
37. Dick, the highwayman. : TURPIN
38. How some warnings go. : UNHEEDED
42. Hoop or rim: Sp. : ARO
43. Come into view. : EMERGE
45. Portrayal. : ROLE
46. Dazzling performers: Colloq. : BALLSOFFIRE
49. Started, old style. : GAN
50. Girl's name. : LILA
51. ___ Bator. : ULAN
52. Barkley and others. : VEEPS
54. Chemical endings. : ENES
55. Indians. : SACS
56. Obliterate. : ERASE
57. Burgundy, claret et al. : REDS
58. Gigi's summer. : ETE
59. Excellent. : RARE
1. Blue dye. : INDIGO
2. See 12 Across. : DOGNEW
3. ___ de France. : ILE
4. Handicapper's figures. : ODDS
5. Sheep and goats. : MAMMALS
6. On foot: Fr. : APIED
7. Guffawing one. : HORSELAUGHER
8. Levantine ketch. : SAIC
9. Like elephants marching. : ONPARADE
10. Not defined. : UNSTATED
11. Fowl. : ROOSTER
12. Aged: Lat. abbr. : AETAT
13. Adorned with nacre. : PEARLED
20. Popular puppet on TV. : ITALIANMOUSE
21. ___ Red. : ERICTHE
23. Snare. : ENTRAP
27. Makes incapable of effective action. : HOGTIES
29. Grievous. : BITTER
32. Former French province. : TOURAINE
33. Displayed. : UNROLLED
34. Noisy doings on New Year's Eve. : RINGINS
35. More steady. : STABLER
36. Exterior. : SURFACE
39. Bookmark of sorts. : DOGEAR
40. Slip by. : ELAPSE
41. Thick. : DENSE
44. Note of the scale. : EFLAT
47. Maiden. : LASS
48. In any case. : EVER
53. Golden Age, for one. : ERA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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