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New York Times, Friday, May 17, 1963

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K X Z }, Scrabble score: 318 (avg 1.69)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,038
Across
1. Natives of Basra. : IRAQIS
7. Chess piece. : QUEEN
12. Critic's word of faint praise. : ADEQUATE
14. One and only. : UNIQUE
16. Dances akin to the rumba. : BEGUINES
17. Broken off. : ABRUPT
18. Wanting novelty. : BANAL
19. Floor or story: Fr. : ETAGE
21. Ingested. : ATE
22. Inverse of 21 Across. : ETA
23. Jacket facings. : LAPELS
25. River dam. : WEIR
26. Rhythmic cheer. : YELL
28. "As you ___!" : WERE
29. Couch. : DIVAN
30. Geraint's helpmeet. : ENID
32. Hymn tune. : CHORALE
34. Malayan canoes: Var. : PRAUS
36. Dastardly deeds. : EVILS
37. Rode a coaster. : SLEDDED
39. Calvados' capital. : CAEN
40. Knitted cap of double thickness. : TUQUE
41. Gelling agent. : AGAR
43. Play a game. : GOLF
47. Non-flying birds. : EMUS
48. Jumps. : STARTS
50. Through. : PER
51. Friend-at-law. : AMI
52. Relative of a gill. : QUART
53. Quartz. : AGATE
55. Roundabout road. : DETOUR
57. Novelty shop: Fr. : BOUTIQUE
59. ___ Bethlehem. : STAROF
60. Fissions on Wall Street. : SPLITUPS
61. Of bluish shade. : SLATY
62. Perceives. : SENSES
Down
1. Prefigure. : IDEATE
2. Of king or kingdom. : REGNAL
3. Bluish-green. : AQUA
4. Tail feather. : QUILL
5. Gaelic name. : IAN
6. Imbued with. : STEEPED
7. Soft, miry places. : QUAGS
8. Cease to exist. : UNBE
9. Norse Hygeia. : EIR
10. Of the same age. : EQUAEVAL
11. Marriage rites. : NUPTIALS
12. Tintern, for example. : ABBEY
13. Glyceride. : ESTER
15. Forever: Archaic. : ETERNE
20. Actor Guinness. : ALEC
24. "It's ___ child . . . " : AWISE
25. DC or AC system. : WIRING
27. "___ not into temptation . . . " : LEADUS
29. Noah's scout. : DOVE
31. Sans raiment. : NUDE
33. Bridge bid. : HEART
34. Sounding leads. : PLUMMETS
35. Tit for tat. : REQUITAL
37. Suffixes with farm, home, etc. : STEADS
38. The basic facts. : DATA
39. Parts of vehicles. : CARTOPS
42. Attires. : GARBS
44. Not transparent. : OPAQUE
45. Pauses. : LETUPS
46. Releases. : FREES
48. Abounding in breakers. : SURFY
49. Fabric. : SATIN
52. Price: Abbr. : QUOT
54. Acquires: Dial. : GITS
56. ___ pro nobis. : ORA
58. Diminutive suffix. : ULE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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