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New York Times, Thursday, December 5, 1963

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,240
Across
1. Social groups. : CASTES
7. Place of worship. : CHAPEL
13. Choral work. : CANTATA
14. Methodical. : REGULAR
16. Book of church ceremonies. : ORDINAL
17. Spring forth. : EMANATE
18. Gems. : OPALS
19. These: Sp. : ESTOS
21. Sister to Beth and Jo. : MEG
22. "Sur le ___ d'Avignon . . . " : PONT
23. City at the First Cataract of the Nile. : ASWAN
24. Exhaust. : TIRE
25. Carry: Colloq. : TOTE
26. Treasury employe. : TMAN
27. A must for Bernstein. : BATON
28. ___ from an ace: Bridge term. : LEDAWAY
30. Forcible. : COGENT
31. Declare verboten. : BAN
32. Term of endearment. : HON
33. Adroit. : CLEVER
37. Landfall for the Mayflower. : CAPECOD
41. Refrain from exacting. : REMIT
42. Henry VIII's Catherine. : PARR
43. De novo. : ANEW
45. Celtic word for river. : AVON
46. Favorite stuffed animal. : PANDA
47. Philippine palm wine. : BENO
48. No greenhorn he. : VET
49. Florist's best seller. : ROSES
50. Cosmonaut Gherman. : TITOV
51. The Furies, in Greek myth. : ERINYES
53. Black hard rubber. : EBONITE
55. Turn aside from a course. : DEVIATE
56. Railroad track inspectors. : LINEMEN
57. Youngster: Slang. : TEENER
58. Ransacked. : LOOTED
Down
1. Commuters' transportation arrangement. : CARPOOL
2. Moderately slow: Mus. : ANDANTE
3. Stiffly dignified or formal. : STILTED
4. Colors. : TANS
5. Age, in Italy. : ETA
6. Clerk. : SALESMAN
7. Native of Canea. : CRETAN
8. French-Canadian novelist. : HEMON
9. Titles in Turkey. : AGAS
10. Play on words. : PUN
11. Citizen of ancient Susa. : ELAMITE
12. Not now. : LATERON
13. Elect to be a fellow member. : COOPT
15. Famous London street. : REGENT
20. Oscillate. : SWAY
23. Fighting. : ATWAR
24. The "it" game. : TAG
27. Tibia. : BONE
29. Encourage. : ABET
30. Dried coconut meat. : COPRA
32. Denoting certain TV commercials. : HARDSELL
33. Longed for. : CRAVED
34. Young hare. : LEVERET
35. Showing feeling. : EMOTIVE
36. Item on a French menu. : VIN
37. Candy ___. : CANE
38. Washington group. : CABINET
39. Former. : ONETIME
40. Indicated. : DENOTED
42. Fullback, at times. : PASSER
44. Designating certain fabrics. : WOVEN
46. Type of writer: Fr. : POETE
49. Loch ___, Scotland. : RYAN
50. Up ___ good. : TONO
52. Never: Ger. : NIE
54. Living things: Prefix. : BIO

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

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