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New York Times, Tuesday, February 19, 1963

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,957
Across
1. Ice formation. : PAN
4. Decisive. : FATAL
9. Certain kinfolk. : SIBS
13. Seed covering. : ARIL
15. Karachi's waterfront. : ARABIANSEA
17. Sound of surf on the shore. : ROTE
18. Places of entertainment. : DANCEHALLS
19. Relatives of galleons. : CARAVELS
21. Command to a dog. : SPEAK
22. St. ___, Cornwall town. : IVES
23. Smart-alecky. : FLIP
25. Aspect. : FACET
27. Certain vocalists. : CROONERS
31. Oh dear! : ALAS
32. Bird call. : CHIRP
33. Cheering sounds. : RAHS
35. Brother of Sneezy. : DOC
36. Therefore. : HENCE
37. "I should say ___!" : NOT
38. Bone. : SHIN
40. Facilitates. : EASES
41. Palestine port. : ACRE
42. Flattered excessively. : ADULATED
44. Clear sky. : ETHER
45. Lecture props. : MAPS
46. Stone: Suffix. : LITH
47. Snatches. : GRABS
50. Judgments. : OPINIONS
54. Significant points. : MILESTONES
57. Feast of a sort. : LUAU
58. Incidental. : EPISODICAL
59. Italian wine city. : ASTI
60. Barber's call. : NEXT
61. Satisfy. : SLAKE
62. Common suffix. : EST
Down
1. Paris area. : PARC
2. Venezuela copper town. : AROA
3. Aqua fortis. : NITRICACID
4. Loses vigor. : FADES
5. Sea N of Turkestan. : ARAL
6. Colors. : TANS
7. As simple as ___. : ABC
8. Former U. N. notable. : LIE
9. Marine fish. : SNAPPER
10. Geographic formation. : ISLE
11. Early king of Hungary. : BELA
12. Part of Canada: Abbr. : SASK
14. Popular items with G. I.'s. : LEAVES
16. Bret Harte character. : AHSIN
20. Ex-fighter: Colloq. : VET
23. Not voluntary. : FORCED
24. Runs easily. : LOPES
25. Wigs and others. : FADS
26. Greeting, in the Fiftieth. : ALOHA
27. Foils. : CHEATS
28. Beauty parlor extra. : RINSE
29. Architectural style. : RANCHHOUSE
30. Seabeach. : SHORE
32. Bargain-priced. : CHEAP
34. Suffix with mob and gang. : STER
39. Most torpid. : NUMBEST
41. Hunnish king. : ATTILA
43. Cowboy gear. : LASSO
44. German pronoun. : EIN
46. Kind of thread. : LISLE
47. Special Agents. : GMEN
48. Perfected. : RIPE
49. Girl's name. : ALIX
50. Brazilian weight. : ONCA
51. Summit. : PEAK
52. Certain ballplayers, for short. : NATS
53. Courtship. : SUIT
55. Football term. : TDS
56. Painting. : OIL

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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