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New York Times, Monday, February 4, 1963

Author:
Jean Reed
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,944
Across
1. Walk on ___ (tread carefully). : EGGS
5. Frog genus. : RANA
9. Michaelmas daisy. : ASTER
14. Rare gas. : NEON
15. Aroma. : ODOR
16. Hollow in wet marshy ground. : SWALE
17. Ravage. : DEVASTATE
19. Stola's equivalent. : PALLA
20. Of the earth. : GEOGRAPHICAL
22. What?, in Italy. : CHE
25. Pear or apple. : TREE
26. Tried for election. : RAN
27. Slow passages, in music. : LARGOS
29. Money: Abbr. : DOL
30. Aide for the taxed. : CPA
33. Zeus, in Egypt. : AMMON
34. "___ Blessings." : COUNTYOUR
37. Parts of the hipbone. : ILIA
38. As ___ (usually). : ARULE
39. Pitcher handles. : EARS
40. Lie. : MENDACITY
42. Great. : LARGE
43. Bernadette, for one: Abbr. : STE
44. Military school: Abbr. : OTS
45. Diminish. : LESSEN
46. Hero of "Exodus." : ARI
47. State. : OHIO
49. Compass point. : ESE
50. Land parcels. : SUBDIVISIONS
55. Land parcels. : ACRES
56. Mild imprecation, rustic style. : TARNATION
60. Dozed. : SLEPT
61. Askew. : AGEE
62. ___ Minor. : URSA
63. Stags. : HARTS
64. For fear that. : LEST
65. Outdo. : BEST
Down
1. Scrap. : END
2. Letter. : GEE
3. Head of 47 Across: Abbr. : GOV
4. Nylon flaw. : SNAG
5. Turning parts. : ROTORS
6. Saying. : ADAGE
7. French possessive. : NOTRE
8. Territory. : AREA
9. Mineral tar. : ASPHALT
10. Beau, rustic style. : SWAIN
11. Powder. : TALC
12. She, in Italy. : ELLA
13. Existing. : REAL
18. Incite. : SETON
21. Lying flat. : PRONE
22. Assertions. : CLAIMS
23. 1602 production, off-Broadway. : HAMLET
24. Fur. : ERMINE
28. Urge on. : GOAD
29. On time. : DULY
30. Unrefined. : COARSE
31. Clears of guilt. : PURGES
32. M. Lupin. : ARSENE
34. Exclamations: Fr. : CRIS
35. Begone! : OUT
36. Some votes. : YEAS
38. Part of 23 Down. : ACTIV
41. Tenses of Greek verbs. : AORISTS
42. Girl's name. : LEONA
45. Young animal. : LIONET
46. Skillful. : ADEPT
47. Mock orange tree. : OSAGE
48. Rents. : HIRES
50. Fancy belt. : SASH
51. Western campus. : UCLA
52. Rabbit's title. : BRER
53. Type: Abbr. : ITAL
54. Part of a ticket. : STUB
57. Irritate. : IRE
58. Wartime agency. : OSS
59. Of a country: Abbr. : NAT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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