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New York Times, Thursday, February 28, 1963

Author: Jean Reed
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { H J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,965
Across Down
1. Part of 48 Down: Abbr. : SPAM
5. Imparts. : LENDS
10. Useful borrowing from the French. : RSVP
14. Snack bar phrase. : TOGO
15. Not ___ in the world. : ACARE
16. Pacific island port. : APIA
17. Evening in Paris. : SOIR
18. Smokey, for one. : BRUIN
19. Departed. : WENT
20. Western highway sign. : LOOKOUTFORDEER
23. About: Abbr. : CIR
24. Caught, in a way. : TREED
25. Law's binding force. : SANCTION
30. Ratified. : SEALED
33. Sequel to "Typee." : OMOO
34. Too much: Fr. : TROP
36. Curved flight of a golf ball. : SLICE
37. State: Abbr. : DEL
38. Movie. : FEATURE
40. Soft shoe, for short. : MOC
41. Poplar. : ABELE
43. Wolfe of fiction. : NERO
44. Rural structure. : SILO
45. Carefully planned trip. : SAFARI
47. Marine mammal. : SEAOTTER
49. Emperors. : TSARS
51. Women's club: Abbr. : DAR
52. Highway sign. : CATTLECROSSING
58. Disgusted exclamation, from the German. : PFUI
59. Mara's other name. : NAOMI
60. Popular old tune. : NOLA
62. Sea bird. : TERN
63. Recent example of 38 Across. : ELCID
64. Increase. : GROW
65. Rent of a chair. : RUNG
66. Freshet. : SPATE
67. Boat. : YAWL
1. 42nd and others: Abbr. : STS
2. Game. : POOL
3. Exchange cost. : AGIO
4. Leather. : MOROCCO
5. Debs, for instance. : LABORITE
6. Creamy color. : ECRU
7. Seagoing: Abbr. : NAUT
8. Snow formation. : DRIFT
9. Men of 1 Across. : SENORS
10. Unfair treatment: Slang. : RAWDEAL
11. Part of a highway sign. : SPEEDLIMIT
12. Hollywood street. : VINE
13. Father: Prefix. : PATR
21. Nickname from pioneer days. : KIT
22. Peewee. : REESE
25. Popular refreshments. : SODAS
26. Subject for micrography. : AMEBA
27. Street sign. : NOLEFTTURN
28. African port. : ORAN
29. Shorthand. : NOTES
31. Relative of a lycée. : ECOLE
32. Trim. : DECOR
35. Absolute. : PURE
38. Wild. : FERAL
39. Place for picnic tables. : ROADSIDE
42. Durable. : LASTING
44. Like celery. : STRINGY
46. Castle and others. : IRENES
48. Western hemisphere group: Abbr. : OAS
50. Trophy of sorts. : SCALP
52. Woodworker: Abbr. : CPTR
53. Armes ___ (firearms): Fr. : AFEU
54. Boulder: Sp. : ROCA
55. Neglect. : OMIT
56. Mrs. Helmer. : NORA
57. Firefly function. : GLOW
61. Tool. : AWL

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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