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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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Across
1
Subject of debate at Geneva. : TESTBAN
8
Depone. : SWEAR
13
Bear. : TOLERATE
14
Famous name in sports. : PALMER
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Diner's phrase. : ALACARTE
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Fit for tillage. : ARABLE
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Term of endearment. : PET
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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
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Cowboy's gear. : LARIAT
58
American, for one. : FREEBORN
60
Describing a certain railway. : SCENIC
61
Commits (to). : ENTRUSTS
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Tin wedding anniversary. : TENTH
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Takes umbrage. : RESENTS
Down
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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
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Seattle Fair feature. : NEEDLE
8
Boxes. : SPARS
9
Become enthusiastic. : WARM
10
Qua ___ (here and there): It. : ELA
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Food for the gods. : AMBROSIA
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Pertinent. : RELEVANT
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Hoofed animal. : TAPIR
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Grenville's ship, 1591. : REVENGE
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Gifts of a sort. : ALMS
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Aids. : SECONDS
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Menu item. : CUTLETS
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Ovens for drying tobacco. : OASTS
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Vaults. : SAFES
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Neckline. : VEE
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Home of Hippocrates. : KOS
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Proves attractive. : APPEALS
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Draw out. : PROTRACT
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Loblolly, for one. : PINETREE
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Little brook. : RILL
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Man in white. : INTERNE
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See 14 Across. : GOLFER
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Swift retort. : RIPOST
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Turns away. : AVERTS
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Admonishes. : WARNS
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Baseball term. : PITCH
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Editor's directions. : STETS
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___ accompli. : FAIT
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Withered. : SERE
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Auberge. : INN
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Chignon. : BUN

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

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