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New York Times, Saturday, February 2, 1963

Author: Lois Hillis
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J K Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,943
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1. Get away from it all. : ESCAPE
7. Not competent. : UNABLE
13. Extirpates. : EXCISES
14. Kenya metropolis. : NAIROBI
16. To the point. : APROPOS
17. Watery. : DILUTED
18. Fabricator. : COINER
19. ___ Blas. : GIL
20. Salt meat. : CURE
21. Center of activity. : HUB
22. Lies at anchor. : RIDES
24. ___ Perpetua: Idaho's motto. : ESTO
25. Athletic group: Abbr. : NBA
27. Type of weapon. : AIRGUN
30. Off the cuff. : ADLIB
32. Herbivorous dinosaurs. : SAUROPODS
37. Noblewoman. : PEERESS
39. Having authority. : INPOWER
40. Certain soldiers. : ORDERLIES
42. Laboratory items. : ETNAS
43. Cheated: Slang. : GYPPED
45. But: Lat. : SED
46. Team of horses. : SPAN
50. Come to the ___. : AIDOF
52. Batter's concern. : RBI
54. Big fuss. : TODO
55. Catchall abbreviation. : ETC
56. Stops. : PAUSES
58. Fashionable. : ALAMODE
60. Military title. : MARSHAL
61. Lazy one. : RELAXER
62. Religious recluse. : EREMITE
63. Rancheria dwellers. : SENORS
64. Parts of some garments. : STRAPS
1. Elucidator. : EXPOUNDER
2. Made doodles. : SCRIBBLED
3. Shoot of a plant. : CION
4. Old Turkish coin. : ASPER
5. City on the Illinois river. : PEORIA
6. Double curve. : ESS
7. Open; frank. : UNDISGUISED
8. Tooth's partner. : NAIL
9. Be indisposed. : AIL
10. Robert, king of Scotland. : BRUCE
11. African water lily. : LOTUS
12. President of Germany, 1919–25. : EBERT
13. Apiece. : EACH
15. Idea: Prefix. : IDEO
19. City in Germany. : GERA
23. Spendthrifts. : DISSIPATERS
26. Yorkshire river. : AIRE
28. Coffee server. : URN
29. Opposite of "yep." : NOPE
30. Highest peak in the Philippines. : APO
31. Ice afloat. : BERG
33. Lobsterman's gear. : POTS
34. Lawful claim. : OWNERSHIP
35. Sponges of a sort. : DEADBEATS
36. Certain students: Abbr. : SRS
38. Guileful. : SLY
41. Imposing. : EPIC
44. "Till death us ___." : DOPART
46. Castor or Pollux. : STAR
47. Vaulter's gear. : POLES
48. Allan ___. : ADALE
49. Dissenting one. : NOMAN
51. Word used with sea and way. : FARER
53. Cocos, for one. : ISLE
55. River into the Fulda. : EDER
57. West Point. : USMA
59. Prefix in chemistry. : OXO
60. French possessive. : MES

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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