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New York Times, Wednesday, February 13, 1963

Author:
Helen Fasulo
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,952
Across
1. Seance messages. : RAPS
5. Cleopatra's handmaiden. : IRAS
9. Circus attraction. : FREAK
14. ___ on the back. : APAT
15. Juliana's domain: Abbr. : NETH
16. Small quantity. : OUNCE
17. California wine city. : NAPA
18. Modern-type spinster. : CAREERGIRL
20. Scooping machine. : DREDGE
22. Fraulein's name. : ILSE
23. Undersheriff: Abbr. : DEP
24. Old Roman coin. : TRIENS
26. ___ accompli. : FAIT
28. Quagmire. : MARSH
29. Kenya's neighbor. : UGANDA
33. Labor group. : CIO
35. Property. : MEANS
38. Woman of Bethlehem of Judah. : NAOMI
39. Luxuriant in growth. : RANK
41. Fashion of a garment. : CUT
42. Floated in water. : SWUM
43. Proxy. : AGENT
45. Made obeisance. : KNELT
48. Peer's mother. : ASE
49. Youthful. : BOYISH
51. Be sorry. : MOURN
53. High-strung. : TAUT
55. Waldorf and Caesar. : SALADS
57. Sweet girl of song. : IDA
60. Twenty quires. : REAM
62. Man of notes. : DEBTOR
64. Followers of Blackstone. : BARRISTERS
67. Sorrowful cry. : AHME
68. Jordan's capital. : AMMAN
69. Famous last words. : ETTU
70. Musical term: It. : TEMA
71. Ranch in a Ferber novel. : REATA
72. Breathing: Abbr. : RESP
73. Something unique: Slang. : ONER
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1. Part of a shoe. : RAND
2. To one side. : APART
3. Teller's concern. : PAPERMONEY
4. Running tracks of anc. Greece. : STADIA
5. Thurible's contents. : INCENSE
6. Turmeric. : REA
7. Bell town of Longfellow poem. : ATRI
8. Wall appendage. : SHELF
9. Exotic. : FOREIGN
10. Persian export. : RUG
11. Camelot name. : ENID
12. Levantine port. : ACRE
13. Source of iodine. : KELP
19. Jacob's sibling. : ESAU
21. Origin. : GERM
25. Home of a sort. : SHACK
27. Japanese pagodas. : TAAS
30. Occasionally. : NOWANDTHEN
31. Juilliard degree. : DMUS
32. Bien-___. : AIME
33. Launce's dog, in "Two Gentlemen of Verona." : CRAB
34. Cassio's enemy. : IAGO
36. Carmelite. : NUN
37. Dams up. : STEMS
40. Make cardigans. : KNIT
44. Ruler. : TSARINA
46. Takes on cargo. : LOADSUP
47. Marsh plant. : TULE
50. Tints. : HUES
52. 17th cen. collar. : RABATO
54. Vegetable, kiddy style. : TATER
56. Amiens's river. : SOMME
57. Construction beam. : IBAR
58. Feminine title. : DAME
59. Weapons: Lat. : ARMA
61. Allot. : METE
63. Bring up. : REAR
65. Coiffure pad. : RAT
66. Privileges: Abbr. : RTS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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