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New York Times, Monday, December 23, 1963

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 317 (avg 1.68)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,258
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1. Ground spice. : MACE
5. Sun-dried brick. : ADOBE
10. ___ May. : CAPE
14. King slain by Samuel. : AGAG
15. Fragrant herb. : BASIL
16. Muezzin's call to prayer. : AZAN
17. Shoot the works. : GOFORBROKE
19. Kind of Western weed. : LOCO
20. Cargo for Great Lakes ship. : ORE
21. Before. : ERE
22. Unfolds. : EVOLVES
24. Quebec peninsula. : GASPE
26. See 30 Across. : DESERT
28. Next. : AFTER
30. Berber's home. : SAHARA
34. Jokers. : WAGS
37. With: Fr. : AVEC
39. Air Force general. : LEMAY
40. Brews. : ALES
41. Island of Lesser Sundas. : TIMOR
43. Choose. : TAKE
44. Little fellows. : RUNTS
46. Not taped. : LIVE
47. French pronoun. : UNES
48. Bit of bad luck. : MISHAP
50. Ranger or rancher. : TEXAN
52. New Hampshire academy. : EXETER
54. Loved ones. : DEARS
58. Farm machine. : COMBINE
61. Bon ___. : AMI
63. New: Prefix. : NEO
64. ___ ben Adhem. : ABOU
65. Make a slip: Slang. : PULLABONER
68. Kind of pear. : BOSC
69. Coral island. : ATOLL
70. Tea time. : FIVE
71. Hunt for. : SEEK
72. Free. : LOOSE
73. Believe. : FEEL
1. Biblical land. : MAGOG
2. Market place. : AGORA
3. Soho specialties. : CAFES
4. I. : EGO
5. Minn. or Penn. : ABBR
6. Stunt man. : DAREDEVIL
7. Bear: Sp. : OSO
8. Wheels: Colloq. : BIKES
9. Pupils: Fr. : ELEVES
10. Be in control. : CALLTHETUNE
11. Crimean sea. : AZOV
12. Gait. : PACE
13. Son of Seth. : ENOS
18. Take in sail. : REEF
23. Kind of exam. : ORAL
25. Shift the blame: Colloq. : PASSTHEBUCK
27. Early monastic. : EREMITE
29. Make lace. : TAT
31. To ___ (everyone). : AMAN
32. Scrape together. : RAKE
33. Affirmatives. : AYES
34. Tepid. : WARM
35. His: Fr. : ALUI
36. Roman family unit. : GENS
38. Garments for mechanics. : COVERALLS
42. Regina's consort : REX
45. Rock: Prefix. : SAXI
49. Long-distance friend. : PENPAL
51. Star in Draco. : ADIB
53. German: Prefix. : TEUTO
55. Ethel Merman role. : ANNIE
56. Bailiff, in old England. : REEVE
57. Stendhal character. : SOREL
58. Hansoms. : CABS
59. Woodwind. : OBOE
60. Man's nickname. : MOSE
62. "The ___ Animal." : MALE
66. Card game. : LOO
67. On the way. : OFF

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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