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New York Times, Friday, February 8, 1963

Author: S. A. Kay
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,948
Across Down
1. Zodiac sign. : CRAB
5. Any false idol. : BAAL
9. Large, baglike net. : TRAWL
14. Cash in Bologna. : LIRE
15. Shade shade. : ECRU
16. Back: Prefix : RETRO
17. Of grandparents. : AVAL
18. North America's high point. : MTMCKINLEY
20. Naval affairs. : MARINE
22. Butcher's display. : SIRLOIN
23. Geographical feature. : PLATEAU
25. Spanish artist. : DALI
26. Decima. : TENTH
28. Essence. : KERNEL
32. Vixen. : SCOLD
35. Symbolized. : TYPED
37. Hail! : AVE
38. Fruit. : POME
39. Jinni, for one. : DEMON
40. On the blue. : ASEA
41. German pronoun. : EIN
42. Whirling. : GYRAL
43. Heir's airlift. : STORK
44. Sea demigod. : TRITON
46. Houri. : NYMPH
48. Rounded. : OVAL
50. Busybody in John Poole comedy. : PAULPRY
54. Guard of a sort. : GATEMAN
57. Opera role. : GRETEL
58. Gourmet's art. : GASTRONOMY
60. Head: Fr. : TETE
61. Averse (to). : ALIEN
62. Austen novel. : EMMA
63. Inflexible. : IRON
64. Cogwheels. : GEARS
65. Foreteller. : SEER
66. Strive (with). : COPE
1. Holdfast tool. : CLAMP
2. Antagonist. : RIVAL
3. Macaw. : ARARA
4. Vilipend. : BELITTLE
5. Lower (oneself). : BEMEAN
6. Operate. : ACT
7. Sergeant at ___. : ARMS
8. Easily understood. : LUCID
9. Sang in a certain way. : TRILLED
10. French painter. : RENOIR
11. Gudrun's spouse. : ATLI
12. Dickens' Jenny. : WREN
13. Myrna of the movies. : LOY
19. Fabulous Scandinavian sea monster. : KRAKEN
21. If ___ be. : NEED
24. Voice. : UTTER
27. Adm. Rickover. : HYMAN
29. One of Ovid's names. : NASO
30. Without end. : EVER
31. Job for the plumber. : LEAK
32. Small barracuda. : SPET
33. Coconut fiber. : COIR
34. All: Prefix. : OMNI
36. Sea anemone. : POLYP
39. High-pressure worker. : DYNAMO
40. Part of A.A.U. : ATHLETIC
42. Regulates. : GOVERNS
43. Goad to action. : SPUR
45. Be unsteady. : TOTTER
47. Native of Hungary. : MAGYAR
49. Roadways. : LANES
51. Feather: Prefix. : PTERO
52. Cover again. : RETOP
53. Chemical suffix. : YLENE
54. Weather phenomenon. : GALE
55. Where the Altai range is. : ASIA
56. Cape in Alaska. : NOME
58. Joke of a sort. : GAG
59. ___ Chiang. : MME

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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