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New York Times, Thursday, February 14, 1963

Author:
Brice Metcalfe
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.73, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Brice Metcalfe has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,953
Across
1. Swamp. : MORASS
7. American novelist. : BASSO
12. Encounter. : RUNINTO
13. Tizzy. : DITHER
14. Legal term akin to promisor. : PLEDGOR
15. Damaging the surface of. : DENTING
16. Acad. : SCH
17. Scheduled. : ONTHEAGENDA
19. Where Wiesbaden is. : HESSE
21. Old old times. : ELD
22. Confound. : STUN
23. Wild pansy. : HEARTSEASE
25. Highest in quality: Colloq. : TOPS
26. Chilean pianist. : ARRAU
27. Wagons. : DRAYS
29. German verb. : IST
30. Sacred plant of ancient pilgrims. : RAGTREE
32. Chiefs: Abbr. : HDS
35. On the sinister side. : ALEFT
36. Devoured. : ATEUP
38. African republic, as of 1960. : CHAD
42. Valentine. : SWEETHEART
44. Ibsen role: Var. : AASE
45. Very small unit of length. : MIL
46. Laughs loudly. : ROARS
47. Famous "visitor" to Atlanta. : MRSWHISTLER
50. Large shot pellets. : TTS
52. Rival. : EMULATE
53. "Meet Me ___ Louis." : INSAINT
55. Fix over again, as potatoes. : REMASH
56. Electronic devices. : STEREOS
57. Expert. : ADEPT
58. Maintain. : ASSERT
Down
1. Implements for spreading straw, leaves, etc. : MULCHERS
2. Bridge bid. : ONEHEART
3. Relieve. : RID
4. Bitter bark. : ANGOSTURA
5. Gems. : STONES
6. Species. : SORT
7. Kind of cherry. : BING
8. Bear witness. : ATTEST
9. Oriental religion. : SHINTO
10. Cause to rise. : SENDUP
11. Harmoniums. : ORGANS
12. Engine speed: Abbr. : RPS
13. Nautical Dick. : DEADEYE
15. System of calisthenics. : DELSARTE
18. Sincere. : HEARTFELT
20. Mrs.: Sp. : SRA
23. "Bali ___." : HAI
24. One way to "get a word in." : EDGEWISE
28. Small semi-tropical fish. : SEAHORSES
31. N.Y. governor. : ALSMITH
32. More jovial. : HEARTIER
33. Was afraid to: Archaic. : DURSTNOT
34. Harbor: Abbr. : SPT
37. Drink. : TEA
38. TV necessity. : CAMERA
39. Hurt. : HARMED
40. Suppose. : ASSUME
41. Part of a bovine neck. : DEWLAP
43. "___ Last Case." : TRENTS
48. Biblical verb. : HAST
49. Subject of "La Gioconda." : LISA
51. Mailing abbreviations. : STS
54. Equal in meaning. : ARE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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