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New York Times, Thursday, May 2, 1963

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.51, Missing: { Q V W }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 85, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,023
Across Down
1. ___ California, Mexico. : BAJA
5. Drug. : OPIUM
10. Mountain of Thessaly. : OSSA
14. Burden. : ONUS
15. Prevalent character on TV. : NURSE
16. Fee of old England. : FEOD
17. Alterations. : REMODELING
19. Santa or Vera. : CRUZ
20. "Ignorance ___." : ISBLISS
21. Put back to work. : REHIRE
23. More heavy-set. : STODGIER
25. Homeric account. : ILIAD
26. Government agency. : AID
27. Turks. : OSMANLIS
30. Life. : EXISTENCE
34. Where Old Town is. : MAINE
35. Son of Odin. : TYR
36. Earl's cousins. : DUKES
38. Japanese cult. : ZEN
39. Creamy blobs. : CLOTS
42. Two-faced. : DISHONEST
45. Apis. : HONEYBEE
47. O.A.S. member. : USA
48. Side or part. : PHASE
49. Type of writer. : SATIRIST
54. Bermudas. : SHORTS
55. More forbidding. : STERNER
56. Monk parrot. : LORO
57. One of the "cardinal virtues." : TEMPERANCE
60. ___ many words. : INSO
61. Walk ___. : ONAIR
62. Peak overlooking the Black Forest. : TECK
63. Pour. : TEEM
64. Celebrates. : FETES
65. Son of Aphrodite. : EROS
1. Pasternak. : BORIS
2. "___ of robins . . . " : ANEST
3. Extra-large. : JUMBO
4. ___ Methuselah. : ASOLDAS
5. Unfair. : ONESIDED
6. Throb. : PULSE
7. City in Korea. : IRI
8. Service branch. : USN
9. Headache. : MEGRIM
10. Great Wall ___. : OFCHINA
11. Publish in a certain way. : SERIALIZE
12. Mutes on trumpets. : SOURDINES
13. Cutting tool. : ADZE
18. Toe. : DIGIT
22. Biblical land. : ELAM
24. The Great Divide. : ROCKIES
28. Views. : SEES
29. Delivered. : SENT
30. Engrave. : ETCH
31. Percussion instrument. : XYLOPHONE
32. Locomotive. : IRONHORSE
33. Museum feature. : NUDE
37. Blinds. : SHUTTERS
40. Place to lunch. : TEAROOM
41. Arrangement: Abbr. : SYST
43. Willow. : OSIER
44. Describe. : NARRATE
46. Get the ___. : BESTOF
50. Easy ___. : ASPIE
51. Within. : INNER
52. Type of painting. : SECCO
53. Long journeys. : TREKS
54. Narrow opening. : SLIT
58. Compass point. : ENE
59. Table ornament. : MAT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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