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New York Times, Wednesday, March 20, 1963

Author:
Jay Sheldon
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,982
Across
1. Opposite to. : VISAVIS
8. Eton boy's parent. : MATER
13. Bunker Hill, for one. : MONUMENT
14. Expatriates. : EXILES
16. In the open air. : ALFRESCO
17. Port of Brazil. : RECIFE
18. Turkish pound. : LIRA
19. Muddled. : TURBID
21. Number on a clock dial. : XII
22. ___ standstill. : ATA
23. Shade of red. : BEET
24. ___ Fein. : SINN
25. Cushat or chebec. : BIRD
27. Rancher of a sort. : DUDE
28. Noisy frolic. : SPREE
29. Hades of Roman myth. : AVERNUS
31. Liturgy. : RITE
33. Hardwood tree. : REDOAK
34. Make an extract by boiling. : DECOCT
38. Misfortunes. : WOES
40. Course of study. : SEMINAR
41. Term in geology. : STOSS
44. Cuts off. : LOPS
46. Eldritch. : EERY
47. Crafty. : WILY
48. "Kon-___." : TIKI
49. Members of the stag line. : HES
50. Leftover. : END
51. Winged fruit. : SAMARA
53. Hush!, old style. : SOFT
54. Words of wisdom. : ADAGES
56. Theater location. : PARTERRE
58. ___ populus: Motto of Arkansas. : REGNAT
59. Irate. : INCENSED
60. Go back to one's Alma Mater. : REUNE
61. Opera lover, perhaps. : STANDEE
Down
1. Expressing a wish, as a verb, mood, etc. : VOLITIVE
2. Certain rays. : INFRARED
3. Chapter of the Koran. : SURA
4. Soul: Fr. : AME
5. Put on garments. : VEST
6. Anything burdensome. : INCUBUS
7. Put away. : STORED
8. Excellence. : MERIT
9. Chopped. : AXED
10. Nervous symptom. : TIC
11. Medicinal item. : ELIXIR
12. Purify. : REFINE
13. Coastal region of India. : MALABAR
15. Rouen's river. : SEINE
20. Bock. : BEER
24. Kind. : SPECIE
26. Somnolent. : DROWSY
27. Noble. : DUKE
28. Opposite of stern. : STEM
30. Greek temple. : NAOS
32. Famous date. : IDES
35. Inferior: Colloq. : ONEHORSE
36. Happy. : CAREFREE
37. Had a rendezvous. : TRYSTED
39. Nickname for a thin man. : SLIM
40. Consonantal sound. : SPIRANT
41. Assert with emphasis. : SWEAR
42. Flammable material. : TINDER
43. Subject of "De Senectute." : OLDAGE
45. Giraffes' relatives. : OKAPIS
48. Discrimination. : TASTE
51. O'Casey. : SEAN
52. Reliquary. : ARCA
53. Remit. : SEND
55. Wildebeest. : GNU
57. Hosiery size. : TEN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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