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New York Times, Saturday, March 30, 1963

Author:
Jay Sheldon
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Jay Sheldon has 9 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

No solution in paper; solution from a book and matches grid and first few clues.

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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,991

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Subject of debate at Geneva. : TESTBAN
8. Depone. : SWEAR
13. Bear. : TOLERATE
14. Famous name in sports. : PALMER
16. Diner's phrase. : ALACARTE
17. Fit for tillage. : ARABLE
18. Term of endearment. : PET
19. Part of the rigging on a brig. : YARDARM
21. Church title: abbr. : REV
22. Suffixes in chemistry. : IDES
24. Streams or creeks, as in place names. : KILLS
25. Inlet. : COVE
26. Annual Frontier Days celebration, in Cheyenne. : RODEO
28. Pro ___. : TEM
29. Girl's name meaning "lily." : SUSAN
30. The North Wind's home. : CAVE
32. Button's forte. : SKATING
34. Place near. : APPOSE
37. Recently. : OFLATE
38. One of Ben Franklin's callings. : PRINTER
40. Conversational remark. : ISEE
41. Sites for duck blinds. : PONDS
42. Motor part: abbr. : IGN
44. Worthless trifle. : STRAW
48. Common French verb. : ETES
49. Garden areas. : PLOTS
51. Hindu deity. : SIVA
52. Human ingenuity. : ART
53. Popular hair ornaments. : FILLETS
55. For every. : PER
56. Cowboy's gear. : LARIAT
58. American, for one. : FREEBORN
60. Describing a certain railway. : SCENIC
61. Commits (to). : ENTRUSTS
62. Tin wedding anniversary. : TENTH
63. Takes umbrage. : RESENTS
Down
1. Fine-tempered sword. : TOLEDO
2. Joyful. : ELATED
3. Office worker: abbr. : SEC
4. Part of a tea set. : TRAY
5. Victor over Sisera: Bibl. : BARAK
6. Worn down by friction. : ATTRITE
7. Seattle Fair feature. : NEEDLE
8. Boxes. : SPARS
9. Become enthusiastic. : WARM
10. Qua ___ (here and there): It. : ELA
11. Food for the gods. : AMBROSIA
12. Pertinent. : RELEVANT
13. Hoofed animal. : TAPIR
15. Grenville's ship, 1591. : REVENGE
20. Gifts of a sort. : ALMS
23. Aids. : SECONDS
25. Menu item. : CUTLETS
27. Ovens for drying tobacco. : OASTS
29. Vaults. : SAFES
31. Neckline. : VEE
33. Home of Hippocrates. : KOS
34. Proves attractive. : APPEALS
35. Draw out. : PROTRACT
36. Loblolly, for one. : PINETREE
39. Little brook. : RILL
40. Man in white. : INTERNE
43. See 14 Across. : GOLFER
45. Swift retort. : RIPOST
46. Turns away. : AVERTS
47. Admonishes. : WARNS
49. Baseball term. : PITCH
50. Editor's directions. : STETS
53. ___ accompli. : FAIT
54. Withered. : SERE
57. Auberge. : INN
59. Chignon. : BUN

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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