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New York Times, Saturday, March 23, 1963

Author:
George Laczko
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,985
Across
1. Signal. : FLARE
6. Bread, in Berlin. : BROT
10. Girasol. : OPAL
14. Physician-lexicographer of the 1800's. : ROGET
15. Dream: Fr. : REVE
16. ___ contendere. : NOLO
17. Floating. : AWASH
18. Axillary. : ALAR
19. She: Sp. : ELLA
20. Physicist's fascination. : PERPETUALMOTION
23. Swift's specialty. : IRONY
24. Geese. : IDIOTS
25. Sea duck. : SCOTER
28. City in Judah. : ENAM
29. Where the Owl and the Pussycat went. : TOSEA
30. Cuba, for one. : ISLA
32. Opera role. : ELSA
36. Young '___. : UNS
37. Plain. : LEGIBLE
40. Lube. : OIL
41. Smile. : BEAM
43. Meadow mouse. : VOLE
44. Go fishing. : TROLL
46. River into the Fulda. : EDER
48. Small town paper. : WEEKLY
49. Flower part. : STAMEN
52. Disdain. : SCORN
54. Another term in physics. : POTENTIALENERGY
59. Cognate. : AKIN
60. Bring to naught. : UNDO
61. "If ___ King." : IWERE
62. Primitive chisel. : CELT
63. "Bell Song," for one. : ARIA
64. Girl's name meaning "hospitable." : ZENIA
65. Within: Prefix. : ENTO
66. Emblem of Wales. : LEEK
67. Utopian places. : EDENS
Down
1. Tighten, as tackle. : FRAP
2. Broadway name. : LOWE
3. Chinese gelatin. : AGAR
4. Delay. : RESPITE
5. Very light. : ETHEREAL
6. Von ___. : BRAUN
7. U.S. communications satellite. : RELAY
8. Rounded. : OVAL
9. Station. : TERMINAL
10. Quondam. : ONETIME
11. March of Dimes target. : POLIO
12. Distribute. : ALLOT
13. Certain transactions. : LOANS
21. Rugged rock. : TOR
22. Seraglio room. : ODA
25. Rain check. : STUB
26. Shape of a dunce cap. : CONE
27. Moveable mountain. : OSSA
28. River into the North Sea. : ELBE
30. Opera role. : IGOR
31. Part of RSVP. : SIL
33. Pay attention! : LOOK
34. Place for a window box. : SILL
35. Helper. : ALLY
38. Ultimate. : EVENTUAL
39. Prolong indefinitely. : ETERNIZE
42. Snapshot, for one. : MEMENTO
45. Started over. : RENEWED
47. Room. : DEN
48. ___ is me! : WOE
49. Seat on a train, plane, etc. : SPACE
50. Symbolic thing. : TOKEN
51. Leaning. : ATILT
52. "Rain" character. : SADIE
53. Disguise. : CLOAK
55. Concerning. : INRE
56. One of Lesage's names. : RENE
57. Facial expression. : GRIN
58. Certain votes. : YEAS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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