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New York Times, Tuesday, March 12, 1963

Author:
Jan and Mike Dubin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Jan and Mike Dubin have 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,975
Across
1. Suit. : FIT
4. Male duck. : DRAKE
9. Polyhymnia. : MUSE
13. Excited. : AGOG
15. Element of the halogen group. : IODIN
16. Sit ___ (take part). : INON
17. Suit. : CORRESPOND
19. Subtle. : NICE
20. Beats. : TROUNCES
21. Part of a car. : TRUNK
23. Diminutive of Matilda. : MAUD
24. Snouted animal. : COATI
25. Companion of fears. : DOUBTS
28. Hectic. : FRENETIC
31. Pippin. : APPLE
32. City S of Florence. : SIENA
33. ___ spot. : INA
34. Deal (out). : METE
35. Receded. : WANED
36. Long and slender. : LANK
37. Favoring. : PRO
38. Remove the shell. : SHUCK
39. Mediterranean vessel. : SETEE
40. Luncheon item. : SANDWICH
42. Will. : ROGERS
43. Speechify. : ORATE
44. Tree trunk. : BOLE
45. Quartz. : AGATE
46. Resonant. : RESONANT
50. Hoofbeat. : CLOP
51. Everywhere. : NEARANDFAR
53. Orchestral instrument. : OBOE
54. Athirst. : EAGER
55. Other than. : SAVE
56. Masses. : WADS
57. Unswept. : DUSTY
58. Gypsy gentleman. : RYE
Down
1. Truth. : FACT
2. Stravinsky. : IGOR
3. Corrida star. : TORO
4. Object hurled in field event. : DISCUS
5. Tied. : ROPED
6. Commotions. : ADOS
7. Relatives. : KIN
8. In a line. : ENDTOEND
9. Trifling. : MINUTE
10. Tyro. : UNINITIATE
11. Anklet. : SOCK
12. Compass point. : ENE
14. Complain. : GRUMBLE
18. Growing out. : ENATE
22. Frog genus. : RANA
24. Relative of a bayou. : CREEK
25. Tones down. : DAMPS
26. Musical show. : OPERA
27. Making mischief. : UPTONOGOOD
28. Canary, for one. : FINCH
29. ___ tube. : INNER
30. Ale's partners. : CAKES
32. Chef's concern. : SAUCE
35. Bleached. : WHITENED
36. Stories of a sort. : LEGENDS
38. The Babe's "kingdom." : SWAT
39. Lawmaker. : SOLON
41. Decorator's concern. : DRAPES
42. Subject of well-known Nevin song. : ROSARY
44. Hat. : BERET
45. Dawn, in Italy. : ALBA
46. Old clothes. : RAGS
47. ___ cry. : AFAR
48. Shade of blue. : NAVY
49. Famous name in the theater. : TREE
50. High jumper of rhyme. : COW
52. ___ de vie (brandy). : EAU

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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