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New York Times, Wednesday, December 25, 1963

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { F K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,260
Across Down
1. Unit named for an inventor. : BEL
4. Heavy snowfall. : STORM
9. 1/10 of a sen. : RIN
12. Cornelia's father. : OTIS
14. Single portion of food. : ORDER
15. But. : SAVE
16. Source of pumice. : LAVA
17. Nonprofessionals. : LAICS
18. Homeric hero. : AJAX
19. Break ___. : THEICE
21. Dull. : STAGNANT
23. Naval group: Abbr. : RNR
24. Like a mouth: Prefix. : STOMAT
25. Personally made sure. : SAWTOIT
28. Retrogress. : RELAPSE
32. "For the Lord God is ___ and shield." : ASUN
33. Strange. : NEW
35. Reclothed. : RECLAD
36. Largest atoll in the Pacific. : CHRISTMASISLAND
39. Deliver. : RESCUE
40. French title. : DUC
41. Presidential nickname. : ANDY
42. Namesakes of a Biblical heroine. : ESTHERS
44. Greets. : SALUTES
46. Strange thing. : ODDITY
48. ___ matter or fact. : ASA
49. American poet. : MACLEISH
52. Transfer. : SWITCH
55. Port ___, Guam. : APRA
56. End. : CLOSE
58. Home of the ibis. : NILE
59. Defendant: Lat. : REUS
60. General tendency. : TENOR
61. Forbidding. : DOUR
62. Thirty. : XXX
63. Contend (that). : ARGUE
64. Bill. : NEB
1. Door fastener. : BOLT
2. Eskimo settlement. : ETAH
3. Sandwich meat. : LIVERWURST
4. One. : SOLE
5. Part of a refrain. : TRA
6. Poet. : ODIST
7. Clergyman. : RECTOR
8. Winner of an annual award. : MRSAMERICA
9. Oriental title. : RAJA
10. Relative of Johannes. : IVAN
11. Following. : NEXT
13. ___ Point, NW end of Java. : SAINTNICHOLAS
15. Village ENE of Evansville. : SANTACLAUSIND
20. ___-Magnon. : CRO
22. Winds. : GALES
24. Part of a poinsettia. : STEM
25. Holy: Fr. : SACRE
26. ___ of roses (rose gray). : ASHES
27. Legal bans: Lat. : INTERDICTA
29. Where coffee is grown. : PLANTATION
30. Rider of 3 Derby winners. : SANDE
31. Nelson and others. : EDDYS
34. Roll. : WAD
37. Leather. : SUEDE
38. ___-Q. : SUSY
43. Hall of Fame name. : SISLER
45. Canon. : LAW
47. Strip of leather. : THONG
49. German writer. : MARX
50. High point. : APEX
51. Main point. : CRUX
52. Desertlike. : SERE
53. Indication. : CLUE
54. Mint. : HERB
57. Former French coin. : SOU

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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