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New York Times, Tuesday, December 31, 1963

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 317 (avg 1.70)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,266

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Joe Miller specialty. : JOKE
5
Celerity. : SPEED
10
Italian lake. : COMO
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Sacred bird. : IBIS
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Table fittings for one. : COVER
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Captain of the Pequod. : AHAB
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Moves. : GOES
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Florida city. : OCALA
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“Movie” to Spaniards. : CINE
20
Beethoven opus in A Major. : SEVENTHSYMPHONY
23
Supped. : ATE
24
Boar’s Head fare. : ALE
25
Bright. : STARRY
29
Musical signs. : NOTATION
34
Put a strain on. : TAXED
35
Restrict. : LIMIT
36
Herb. : RUE
37
Step ___. : ONIT
38
“The ___ Flute.” : MAGIC
39
Facts. : DATA
40
Japanese name. : ITO
41
“Silent” to a musician. : TACET
42
Insipid. : BANAL
43
Man of music. : COMPOSER
45
Show time, on a poster. : TONITE
46
Bank abbreviation. : INT
47
Dickens. : BOZ
48
Creator of “Don Giovanni.” : WOLFGANGAMOZART
57
Arabic letter. : ALIF
58
Sheep or goat. : BEAST
59
Pigmentary layer of the eye. : UVEA
60
Fierce. : FELL
61
Star: Prefix. : ASTRO
62
Poetic contraction. : NEER
63
Carry. : TOTE
64
Energy: Colloq. : STEAM
65
Troubles. : IRKS
Down
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Lively dances. : JIGS
2
Lincoln Center instrument. : OBOE
3
City on the Dnieper. : KIEV
4
Being: Lat. : ESSE
5
Fala, for one. : SCOTTY
6
Bag: Fr. : POCHE
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Namesakes of Miss St. Clare. : EVAS
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Slithery. : EELY
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Full of action. : DRAMATIC
10
Mark of quality. : CACHET
11
State. : OHIO
12
Author of “Felix Krull.” : MANN
13
Follow. : OBEY
21
Fragrant ointment. : NARD
22
Interweave. : PLAT
25
Impassive. : STOIC
26
“Too much,” to a musician. : TANTO
27
Statement of truth. : AXIOM
28
Not active: Abbr. : RET
29
W. African river. : NIGER
30
Leave out. : OMIT
31
Man of the East. : IRANI
32
___ the elbows. : OUTAT
33
English hymnist. : NEALE
35
Fine fabric. : LACE
38
Egyptian tombs. : MASTABAS
39
Cupid’s title. : DAN
41
Secret group. : TONG
42
Guy. : BOZO
44
Trifling talk: Colloq. : PIFFLE
45
Drum. : TOMTOM
47
Port of Iraq. : BASRA
48
Blow gently. : WAFT
49
Butter substitute. : OLEO
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Gay song. : LILT
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Cozy place. : NEST
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Portal. : GATE
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Indian. : ZUNI
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Say positively. : AVER
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Give off, as fumes. : REEK
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Seafarers. : TARS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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