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New York Times, Friday, December 27, 1963

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
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,262
Across Down
1. 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
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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