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Joseph LaFauci
Joseph LaFauci

New York Times, Wednesday, March 6, 1963

39-Down : Rurales officer.

Author:
Joseph LaFauci
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 83, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Joseph LaFauci has 70 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,970
Across
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In the distance. : AFAR
5
Pre-eminent. : STAR
9
Projecting knob. : BOSS
13
Small mushroom. : MOREL
15
Beauvais is its capital. : OISE
16
Imposing. : EPIC
17
Well done! : BRAVO
18
U.S. admiral. : FELT
19
Something outstanding: Slang. : LULU
20
Restorative. : REMEDY
22
God: Sp. : DIOS
24
Hire out. : LET
25
One way to make calories count. : OVEREAT
27
Offer. : PRESENT
29
Membership. : SEAT
30
Querying exclamation. : HEH
32
State of the medium. : TRANCE
33
Marine bird. : ERN
34
Greek colony before 1000 B.C. : IONIA
36
Begin. : ENTER
37
Important hospital adjunct. : BLOODBANK
39
Sheathed. : CASED
42
Lizette of poetry. : REESE
43
Gullet. : MAW
46
Strong hatred. : ANIMUS
48
Calendar abbreviation. : SAT
49
Star in Cygnus. : SADR
50
Cure-all. : PANACEA
52
Roman goddess. : MINERVA
54
Suitable for: Suffix. : ILE
55
French pronoun. : ELLE
57
Climbing palm. : RATTAN
58
Commotion: colloq. : TODO
60
Prima donna. : DIVA
62
Bite. : STING
63
Decidedly not for. : AGIN
64
Part of the range. : OVEN
65
As a result. : HENCE
66
Well-known negative. : NYET
67
Darn. : MEND
68
Cambodian monetary unit. : RIEL
Down
1
Saint of Dec. 7. : AMBROSE
2
All the time. : FOREVER
3
Ancient Syrian. : ARAMEAN
4
Go back, in action, thought, etc. : REVERT
5
___ Sol., O.T. book: Abbr. : SOF
6
Bound. : TIED
7
"___ of the tongue." : ASLIP
8
Witty reply. : RETORT
9
___ canto. : BEL
10
Rich. : OPULENT
11
"Golden" commodity. : SILENCE
12
Bustle about. : SCUTTER
14
Bonanza's cousin. : LODE
21
Creature in "Gulliver's Travels." : YAHOO
23
Tranquil. : SERENE
26
Course. : TENOR
28
Submerged. : SANK
31
Important raw material. : HIDES
34
Fascismo's leader. : ILDUCE
35
Nautical term. : ABEAM
37
Speaker's platform of Socrates' day. : BEMA
38
In motion. : ASTIR
39
Rurales officer. : CAPITAN
40
Similarity. : ANALOGY
41
One way to end a meeting. : SINEDIE
43
Pink Lady's cousin. : MARTINI
44
Progress. : ADVANCE
45
Arctic island off Siberia. : WRANGEL
47
Hardly ever. : SELDOM
49
Hunting dog. : SETTER
51
Sprightly. : ALIVE
53
Contemporary poet-humorist. : NASH
56
Equitable. : EVEN
59
Part of Canada: Abbr. : ONT
61
Moreover. : AND

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

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