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Michael Dubin
Michael Dubin

New York Times, Friday, December 27, 1963

18-Across : Inherent capability.

Author:
Michael Dubin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { Q W }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Michael Dubin has 15 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,262
Across
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In ___ (truly). : SOOTH
6
Ban. : TABU
10
Fruit. : POME
14
Habituate. : ENURE
15
Shield. : EGIS
16
Explorer Tasman. : ABEL
17
Say. : UTTER
18
Inherent capability. : POTENTIAL
20
Take shape. : LOOM
21
Dance. : JIG
22
Palms off. : FOISTS
23
Pried (into). : NOSED
25
Silent. : MUTE
26
Causes pain. : SMARTS
28
Able. : TALENTED
32
Man's nickname : HAL
33
Musketeer. : ATHOS
35
Hit the target. : SCORE
36
Subway sign. : EXIT
38
Teuton. : SAXON
40
Taormina's neighbor. : ETNA
41
Slitlike. : RIMAL
43
One of the Queens. : LINER
45
Daughter of Loki. : HEL
46
Adorn magnificently. : EMBLAZON
48
Under the most favorable conditions. : ATBEST
50
Caustics. : LYES
51
Inch forward. : CREEP
52
___ Island. : STATEN
55
Owns. : HAS
56
Humor or temper. : MOOD
59
Serving as a substitute. : VICARIOUS
61
Balance. : POISE
62
Common catchall phrase. : ETAL
63
Asiatic. : TURK
64
Man now on leave. : SANTA
65
Knot. : NODE
66
Successes. : HITS
67
Among: Prefix. : INTER
Down
1
Alone: Fr. : SEUL
2
Apprised of. : ONTO
3
In jeopardy. : OUTONALIMB
4
Quake. : TREMOR
5
Pronoun. : HER
6
Unenthusiastic. : TEPID
7
Excited. : AGOG
8
Short time: Colloq. : BIT
9
Instrumental. : USEFUL
10
"Bunthorne's Bride." : PATIENCE
11
Sashes. : OBIS
12
Sirloin. : MEAT
13
House wings. : ELLS
19
Comments. : NOTES
21
Laughing matters. : JESTS
24
Timetable abbreviation. : STA
25
Stonecutter. : MASON
26
___ Khan, Sir Tiger. : SHERE
27
Saw. : MAXIM
28
Poison. : TOXIN
29
Apropos. : TOTHEPOINT
30
Sea birds. : ERNES
31
Traded (in). : DEALT
34
Angelic equipment. : HALOS
37
Fish story. : TALLTALE
39
Approaches. : NEARS
42
Kind of cake. : LAYER
44
Map notation. : RTE
47
Summit. : ZENITH
49
Lament. : BEMOAN
51
Containers. : CASKS
52
Scandinavian name. : SVEN
53
Belgrade name. : TITO
54
School: Abbr. : ACAD
55
Offend. : HURT
57
Bone: Prefix. : OSTE
58
Cherished. : DEAR
60
A certain U.N. vote. : OUI
61
Greek letter. : PSI

Answer summary:
3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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