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New York Times, Wednesday, March 6, 1963

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 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,970
Across Down
1. 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
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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