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New York Times, Tuesday, December 3, 1963

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { B J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,238
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1. Man in search of talent. : SCOUT
6. Winged insect. : MOTH
10. Party members: Abbr. : DEMS
14. Terre ___. : HAUTE
15. Samoan capital. : APIA
16. Artist's course: Abbr. : ANAT
17. River of song. : AFTON
18. Arm of land. : PANHANDLE
20. Arm. : WEAPON
22. Football equipment. : HEADGEAR
23. Yankees, Mets, etc. : NINES
25. Priscilla Mullens' spouse. : ALDEN
26. Nothing, in Spain. : NADA
28. Charming. : WINSOME
32. Old Greek contest. : AGON
33. Position. : STATUS
34. Shell. : POD
37. Entre ___. : NOUS
38. Important worker. : MINER
39. Half: Prefix. : SEMI
40. Ten-percenter: Abbr. : AGT
41. River in India. : GANGES
42. German name for Czech city. : PRAG
43. Seaside resort of County Cork. : KINSALE
44. Untold ages. : EONS
45. Caustic. : ACRID
48. Violinist Mischa. : ELMAN
50. U. S. Army parade ritual. : SOUNDOFF
54. Dervishes. : FAKIRS
57. Peninsula in New Jersey. : SANDYHOOK
59. Miss O'Grady. : ROSIE
60. Jewish month. : ELUL
61. Kansas city. : IOLA
62. Teacher. : TUTOR
63. Particular kind. : TYPE
64. Chances. : ODDS
65. Washington. : STATE
1. Nobel prize winner, 1925. : SHAW
2. Scene in current Broadway drama. : CAFE
3. Complete. : OUTANDOUT
4. Visionaries. : UTOPIANS
5. Mortise insert. : TENON
6. Plan (out) in detail. : MAP
7. Colorful fish. : OPAH
8. Prong. : TINE
9. Sound of laughter. : HAHA
10. Follow (after). : DANGLE
11. "The song is ___ . . . " : ENDED
12. Cheekbones: Lat. : MALAE
13. Forbidding. : STERN
19. Famous stage name. : ADAMS
21. Reporter. : NEWSMAN
24. Certain demonstrations. : SITINS
26. The Darlings' dog. : NANA
27. Full of excitement. : AGOG
29. Nubian harp. : NANGA
30. First editor of the "Tatler." : STEELE
31. Editorial pronoun. : OURSELF
34. Argentine political group. : PERONISTA
35. Where Muscat is. : OMAN
36. Britisher's lodgings. : DIGS
39. Talk freely. : SPEAKOUT
41. Frivolous. : GIDDY
43. Set on fire. : KINDLE
45. Item of value. : ASSET
46. Like anthracite. : COALY
47. Make rapidly. : RUNUP
49. Emporiums. : MARTS
51. Louisville's river. : OHIO
52. Provisions. : FOOD
53. Pen for sheep. : FOLD
55. Disorder. : RIOT
56. Withered. : SERE
58. State: Abbr. : KAS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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