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New York Times, Wednesday, February 20, 1963

Author:
Jay Sheldon
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,958
Across
1. French wine. : MEDOC
6. Fear or Flattery. : CAPE
10. Lilith's love. : ADAM
14. Bellowing. : AROAR
15. Ancient Asian country. : ELAM
16. Noted Dutch painter. : LELY
17. Flavorful. : TASTY
18. U.S. missile. : MINUTEMAN
20. In the style of: Suffix. : ESE
21. Man's nickname. : STEVE
23. Guam town. : AGANA
24. U.S. rocket. : REDSTONE
26. Refuse. : SLAG
27. Ornery. : CANTANKEROUS
31. Able; skillful. : HABILE
34. River nymph. : NAIS
35. 144: Abbr. : GRO
36. Where the Storing sits. : OSLO
37. Freighted. : LADEN
39. Drab colors. : DUNS
40. Penny. : SOU
41. Slow to anger. : MEEK
42. Most merry. : GAYEST
44. Foreordain. : PREDESTINATE
47. Hair ribbons. : BOWS
48. Ferber novel. : CIMARRON
52. ___ Khan, Kipling tiger. : SHERE
54. Sport with guns. : SKEET
55. Mountain: Prefix. : ORO
56. Like a green gem or olivine. : PERIDOTIC
58. Near to a center. : INNER
60. Part of a plantation. : ACRE
61. Part of a desert. : DUNE
62. King of myth. : MIDAS
63. "The ___ the limit." : SKYS
64. Common suffixes. : INGS
65. Afterpiece of ancient Roman play. : EXODE
Down
1. ___ dolorosa. : MATER
2. Cancel. : ERASE
3. Treated: Colloq. : DOSED
4. Kind of meal. : OAT
5. Symbol of clarity. : CRYSTAL
6. Stick. : CEMENT
7. Very much in evidence. : ALIVEANDKICKING
8. Bread, in Italy. : PANE
9. Rhea's cousin. : EMU
10. Malt vinegar. : ALEGAR
11. Political agitator. : DEMAGOGUE
12. Paton. : ALAN
13. Starling's relative. : MYNA
19. Chaucer's forte. : TALES
22. Devoid of expression. : TONELESS
25. I know: Lat. : SCIO
26. Bunco business. : SKINGAME
28. Denial, in Dundee. : NAE
29. Decorative vessels. : URNS
30. Musical term: Abbr. : SOST
31. Medical building: Abbr. : HOSP
32. Hebrew lyre. : ASOR
33. Hill of song. : BLUEBERRY
38. Aged: Lat. abbr. : AET
39. Cleaner's partner. : DYER
41. Made a feline sound. : MEWED
43. One ___ (singly). : ATATIME
45. Boats. : DORIES
46. Family members. : NIECES
49. Part of a sonata. : RONDO
50. Mountain nymph. : OREAD
51. Viking. : NORSE
52. Evian and Vichy. : SPAS
53. Euphemism for "hell." : HECK
54. Astound. : STUN
57. I hate: Lat. : ODI
59. Water sprite. : NIX

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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