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New York Times, Saturday, December 28, 1963

Author: Marvin Aledort
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,263
Across Down
1. Relatives of assns. : ORGS
5. Animal family. : BROOD
10. Equitable. : JUST
14. Debatable. : MOOT
15. Close again. : REBAR
16. Brightly colored fish. : OPAH
17. Historic isle. : ELBA
18. "West Side Story" girl. : ANITA
19. Town in Normandy. : STLO
20. Day's great success. : LIFEWITHFATHER
23. Marsh. : FEN
24. Set of steps. : STILE
25. TV personality. : PANELIST
30. Musical term. : STEREO
33. Vexed. : IRED
34. College in N. C. : ELON
36. Make wavy. : CRIMP
37. Month: Abbr. : NOV
38. Clean in advance. : PREWASH
40. Neckline shape. : VEE
41. Eastern title. : EMEER
43. Mourned. : WEPT
44. State: Abbr. : PENN
45. Clementine, in a manner of speaking. : DARLIN
47. Dancers' apparel. : LEOTARDS
49. French city. : NIMES
51. Deteriorate. : ROT
52. Wycherly play, 1673. : THECOUNTRYWIFE
58. Charmed: Fr. : RAVI
59. River of China. : TARIM
60. Part of a church. : NAVE
62. Aid. : ABET
63. Heath plant. : ERICA
64. Verily. : AMEN
65. ___ libre. : VERS
66. Cordelia's sister. : REGAN
67. Transmit. : SEND
1. Cockney's flat. : OME
2. Turn over. : ROLL
3. Desert. : GOBI
4. Provided aides. : STAFFED
5. Stronger. : BRAWNIER
6. Italian painter. : RENI
7. Newspaper item. : OBIT
8. Courtroom proceedings. : OATHS
9. Sketches. : DRAFTS
10. Pusher. : JOSTLER
11. Serving time. : UPTHERIVER
12. Store sign. : SALE
13. God of thunder. : THOR
21. Lamprey. : EEL
22. Letter. : AITCH
25. Yearned (for). : PINED
26. Scent. : AROMA
27. Fictional land. : NEVERNEVER
28. A lot: Colloq. : SLEW
29. Kitchen item. : TOWEL
31. Correct. : EMEND
32. Certain golf matches. : OPENS
35. Part of the neck. : NAPE
38. ___ de Rivera, Spanish general. : PRIMO
39. Second ___ (burglar). : STORYMAN
42. Evokes. : ELICITS
44. Films on bronze. : PATINAS
46. Gender. : NEUTER
48. Pull. : TOW
50. Kind of drum. : SNARE
52. Man on the road: Abbr. : TRAV
53. Belongings: Ger. : HABE
54. Spruce. : TRIG
55. Costa ___. : RICA
56. Glory. : FAME
57. Smooth. : EVEN
61. Ultimate. : END

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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