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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
Across Down
1. Joe Miller specialty. : JOKE
5. Celerity. : SPEED
10. Italian lake. : COMO
14. Sacred bird. : IBIS
15. Table fittings for one. : COVER
16. Captain of the Pequod. : AHAB
17. Moves. : GOES
18. Florida city. : OCALA
19. "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
1. 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
7. Namesakes of Miss St. Clare. : EVAS
8. Slithery. : EELY
9. 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
50. Gay song. : LILT
51. Cozy place. : NEST
52. Portal. : GATE
53. Indian. : ZUNI
54. Say positively. : AVER
55. Give off, as fumes. : REEK
56. 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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