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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

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Students & seniors
Across
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
Down
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
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Where the Altai range is. : ASIA
56
Cape in Alaska. : NOME
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Joke of a sort. : GAG
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___ Chiang. : MME

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

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