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New York Times, Wednesday, March 13, 1963

Author:
Jean Reed
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,976
Across
1. Pigments. : REDS
5. Shaded retreat. : ARBOR
10. Circle parts. : ARCS
14. On. : ATOP
15. John Ridd's girl. : LORNA
16. City NW of Brindisi. : BARI
17. Tiger. : SABERTOOTH
19. ___'s life. : ADOG
20. Fold. : PLEAT
21. Friday entree. : SWORDFISH
23. Peace of mind. : REST
25. R. A. member. : ARTIST
26. Leave. : PERMIT
29. Like a fireplace. : ASHY
31. His: Fr. : ALUI
32. "___ merry old soul was he." : ANDA
34. Brilliant gathering. : SALON
39. Hold back. : REIN
40. Salvation Army man. : BOOTH
42. "And the ___ raths outgrabe." : MOME
43. Extra inning. : TENTH
45. Shoe accessory. : TREE
46. Towser's treat. : BONE
47. Gulf south of Yemen. : ADEN
49. Dull. : STUPID
51. The "Scourge of God." : ATTILA
55. Heavy hammer. : MAUL
56. Thimblerig. : SHELLGAME
59. Port of Iraq. : BASRA
63. Greens. : KALE
64. Guy Gilpatric hero. : GLENCANNON
66. Temperate. : MILD
67. English composer. : ELGAR
68. Assistant bishop: Abbr. : COAD
69. Being: Lat. : ESSE
70. Great amounts: Colloq. : REAMS
71. Place for pitchers, old style. : EWRY
Down
1. Irritate. : RASP
2. Useful Latin term. : ETAL
3. Southwest building material. : DOBE
4. Spicy plant. : SPEARMINT
5. Height: Abbr. : ALT
6. Come home to ___. : ROOST
7. Word used with high and low. : BROW
8. Aware of. : ONTO
9. Cheering sound. : RAHRAH
10. Behind. : ABAFT
11. Circle features. : RADII
12. Peevish. : CROSS
13. Large number: Colloq. : SIGHT
18. Road from Canada to Key West: Abbr. : RTEI
22. Teetotalers. : DRYS
24. Back wound. : STAB
26. Hairdo item. : PART
27. Robt. ___. : ELEE
28. Archaeologist's concern. : RUIN
29. Decorate. : ADORN
30. Fill too full. : SATE
33. Remark. : NOTE
35. Vehicle of a sort. : AMBULANCE
36. Part of a cat's cradle. : LOOP
37. All: Prefix. : OMNI
38. If ___ be. : NEED
41. "For ___ jolly good fellow . . . " : HESA
44. Auditorium. : HALL
48. Weapon. : DAGGER
50. Horn. : TUBA
51. "___ another." : ASKME
52. Massenet opera. : THAIS
53. Reveals. : TELLS
54. ___ France. : ILEDE
55. Bangkok's river. : MENAM
57. ___ Tage (every day): Ger. : ALLE
58. Large: prefix. : MEGA
60. Symbol of whiteness. : SNOW
61. Zoo sound effect. : ROAR
62. Presidential nickname. : ANDY
65. Amounts of money: Abbr. : CRS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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