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New York Times, Friday, February 15, 1963

Author: Jay Sheldon
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,954
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1. Carpenter's tool. : RASP
5. Prayerful word. : AMEN
9. Wild sheep of Africa: Var. : UDAD
13. Dye. : HENNA
14. Hawaiian bay. : HILO
15. "Mary ___," Barrie play. : ROSE
16. Start. : ENTER
17. November time. : ALLSAINTS
19. Pasadena place. : ROSEBOWL
21. Kite. : ELANET
22. Current White House feature. : ROCKINGCHAIR
24. Provided that, old style. : SOBEIT
27. Athletic group. : AAA
28. Ship's curved plank. : SNY
29. The good old days. : AULDLANGSYNE
33. City E of Livorno. : PISA
34. Constellation. : ARA
35. ___ mecum (go with me): Lat. : VADE
39. Tourists' aids. : TRAVELGUIDES
44. Science of farming: Abbr. : AGR
47. Name akin to Helen. : ENA
48. Bequeaths. : ENDOWS
49. Where thousands cheer. : FOOTBALLGAME
53. Sword. : RAPIER
54. Estancia. : ELRANCHO
58. Battery part. : ELECTRODE
60. Wash away. : SCOUR
61. Ancestor: Poet. : SIRE
62. English country, for short. : OXON
63. Shade of green. : KELLY
64. Attention-getting calls. : HEYS
65. Veteran comedian. : WYNN
66. Land of the Sioux: Abbr. : SDAK
1. River of Italy, into the Adriatic. : RENO
2. Entomologists' concern. : ANTS
3. Scorned. : SNEEREDAT
4. Overheat, figuratively. : PARBOIL
5. "I know ___ from a handsaw."—Hamlet. : AHAWK
6. One thousand: Prefix. : MILLI
7. Part of a house. : ELL
8. Bouquet. : NOSEGAY
9. Dickens character. : URIAH
10. Ladies, in Italy. : DONNAS
11. "With ___ on the table . . . " : ASTEIN
12. "___ Rides Again." : DESTRY
13. Pronoun. : HER
18. Highway built in 1942. : ALCAN
20. Numerical prefix. : OCTA
23. Twangy. : NASAL
24. Vitality. : SAP
25. Affirmative of a sort. : OUI
26. Large containers: Abbr. : BLS
30. Part of USNR. : NAVAL
31. Liking, taste: Fr. : GRE
32. Made clear. : EVIDENCED
36. Stir. : ADO
37. Well-known "line." : DEW
38. Letter. : ESS
40. Parlay again. : REBET
41. "I shot ___ into the air . . . " : ANARROW
42. Equipment. : GEAR
43. Reveals. : UNMASKS
44. Again. : AFRESH
45. Hockey player. : GOALIE
46. Where hawsers are made. : ROPERY
50. Yorkers, in cricket. : TICES
51. Encouraged to continue. : LEDON
52. Headliner of Feb. 20, 1962. : GLENN
55. Beverage flavoring. : COLA
56. Dismasted wreck. : HULK
57. Relating to: Suffix. : ORY
59. Prefix in chemistry. : OXY

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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