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New York Times, Monday, February 25, 1963

Author: Cora Goodman
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,962
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1. Play. : ENACT
6. TV monogram. : CBS
9. Feminine title. : MADAM
14. Hemingway character. : PILAR
15. Place for the "lowing herd." : LEA
16. Kim's last name. : OHARA
17. Incensed. : IRATE
18. Like Mona Lisa's smile. : ENIGMATIC
20. Conference site of 1943. : CASABLANCA
22. River of Scotland. : ESK
23. Paris museum. : CLUNY
24. Realtor's concern. : LEASES
27. May day VIP's. : MOTHERS
30. Cobbler's tool. : AWL
31. Supervisors. : OVERSEERS
34. Push rudely. : ELBOW
38. Greek commune. : DEME
39. Pieces of candy. : DROPS
41. Name on a green stamp. : EIRE
42. Expunge. : ERASE
44. Wandered off. : STRAGGLED
46. Tax man: Abbr. : IRO
48. Matriculates. : ENROLLS
49. Inventor of a repeating rifle. : MAUSER
52. Branch of the Ural-Altaic family. : TATAR
53. Inauspicious. : ILL
54. Transitional stages. : GRADATIONS
59. Supple. : LITHESOME
62. First in a series of satellites. : ECHOI
63. Lands. : ACRES
64. Sea: Fr. : MER
65. Monsoon weather. : RAINS
66. Comes close (to). : NEARS
67. Newspaper items. : ADS
68. Some plums. : SLOES
1. Majestic. : EPIC
2. Blue Eagle initials, 1933. : NIRA
3. State: Abbr. : ALAS
4. Term for a mixed metaphor. : CATACHRESIS
5. Highest parts, in music. : TREBLES
6. Housewives' aids. : CLEANSERS
7. Jack. : BENNY
8. Mediterranean vessel. : SAIC
9. See 27 Across. : MOM
10. Eureka! : AHA
11. Teen-ager's concern. : DATES
12. Spring. : ARISE
13. Connie and others. : MACKS
19. Festal. : GALA
21. Enticed. : LURED
25. Sheep. : EWE
26. Figurative. : ALLEGORICAL
27. Customary usage. : MODE
28. Through. : OVER
29. Musical term: It. : TEMA
32. Poppycock! : ROT
33. Butter knives. : SPREADERS
35. Advertising poster. : BILL
36. Part of the Black Earth area. : OREL
37. Marries. : WEDS
40. December symbol. : SANTA
43. Cockney's answer to roll call. : ERE
45. Kitchen utensils. : GRATERS
47. NATO and others: Abbr. : ORGS
49. Lombardy's capital. : MILAN
50. Shade of blue. : ALICE
51. Extravagant. : ULTRA
52. Softened. : TAMED
55. City NW of Napoli. : ROMA
56. Where Zanesville is. : OHIO
57. ___ the less. : NONE
58. Sibilant sound. : SISS
60. Pronoun. : HER
61. Feminine suffix. : ESS

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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