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New York Times, Friday, March 1, 1963

Author: John Byrne
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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Across Down
1. Hunter's prey. : STAG
5. Spigot. : TAP
8. Eventually. : INTIME
14. Legendary heroes. : PALADINS
16. Teeter-totter. : SEESAW
17. Argument to show an idea is right. : APOLOGIA
18. Lissome. : SVELTE
19. Mountain passes. : DEFILES
20. Pay court to. : SUE
21. Sounds of appreciation. : AHS
22. Old rapier. : ESTOC
23. Laboratory items. : ESTERS
26. Light collation. : TEA
28. Merrymaking. : CARNIVAL
32. Frozen food. : ICE
35. Natural ability. : FLAIR
37. Delete. : ERASE
38. Summery hues. : SUNTANS
40. Waking dream. : REVERIE
42. Presbyter. : ELDER
43. Garden mint. : THYME
45. Zebu's cousin. : YAK
46. Shakespearean setting. : ELSINORE
48. Jar. : URN
50. Material often made of silver. : LINING
52. Dormouse. : LEROT
56. Subjoin. : ADD
59. "Stand like Druids of ___ . . . " : ELD
60. Sportsman of a sort. : AMATEUR
62. Widow of Robbins, in "Porgy." : SERENA
64. Hill of Rome. : AVENTINE
65. Copiousness. : PLENTY
66. Inclination. : TENDENCY
67. Duffer's problem. : SLICES
68. Elected: Fr. : ELU
69. Letters. : DEES
1. Digger. : SPADE
2. Finish lines. : TAPES
3. In the crow's nest. : ALOFT
4. Small Dutch merchant ship. : GALIOT
5. Buster Brown's dog. : TIGE
6. Flavoring seed. : ANISE
7. Book of the Bible: Abbr. : PSA
8. Promulgator. : ISSUER
9. Ideal place. : NEVERNEVERLAND
10. Curler's mark. : TEE
11. One of the Balearics, for example. : ISLA
12. School course, for short. : MATH
13. Ovines. : EWES
15. Motto for a dweller in 9 Down. : DOLCEFARNIENTE
20. Galaxy-bright. : STARRY
24. School course: Abbr. : SCI
25. Bring into being. : SIRE
27. 23.4 in., in Sweden. : ALN
29. Diversify. : VARY
30. Where to find 45 Across. : ASIA
31. Pungent plant. : LEEK
32. Conversational cliche. : ISEE
33. Pick the best. : CULL
34. Tips. : ENDS
36. Former queen of Belgium. : ASTRID
39. Lime tree. : TEIL
41. King-size bird. : EMU
44. Gobbler's mate. : HEN
47. Materials used in relief effect. : ONLAYS
49. Gained. : NETTED
51. Hammer of a sort. : GAVEL
53. Roi's consort. : REINE
54. Weight unit. : OUNCE
55. Cards. : TREYS
56. Serpents. : ASPS
57. Farmer's home. : DELL
58. German number. : DREI
61. Chef's concern. : MENU
63. Envelope insert: Abbr. : ENC
64. Broke bread. : ATE

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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