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New York Times, Monday, May 20, 1963

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,041
Across Down
1. Money matters: Abbr. : ACCTS
6. Extinct bird. : DODO
10. Part of the West: Abbr. : SPAM
14. On a slant. : ARAKE
15. Uproot. : ERADICATE
17. Far East metropolis. : HANOI
18. Trophies at the Stadium. : BASEBALLS
19. Army man: Abbr. : SGT
20. Sentence component. : NOUN
22. Swords. : EPEES
23. Eskimoan tribesman. : ALEUT
25. Successful treatment. : CURE
27. Annoy. : MOLEST
29. European. : PARISIAN
33. Strong. : IRON
34. Ancient race tracks. : STADIA
36. Cheer in 25 Down. : OLE
37. Affluent. : FLUSH
39. Here: Fr. : ICI
40. Teams. : NINES
42. Dandy. : FOP
43. Gleaming. : ABLAZE
46. Class. : SORT
47. Letters of a sort. : SPECIALS
49. Does a dance. : TWISTS
51. Helper. : ALLY
52. Comprehend. : GRASP
53. Dark purplish red. : GRAPE
56. Former boxing champion. : BAER
57. Pillbox. : HAT
60. Certain mechanical effects. : LEVERAGES
63. San ___. : DIEGO
65. Exaggerate. : OVERSTATE
66. Fell from grace. : ERRED
67. Novel heroine. : TESS
68. Oriental notables. : AGAS
69. Piping. : REEDY
1. Intensified exclamations. : AAHS
2. Rugged rock. : CRAG
3. Fruit favorite. : CANTALOUPE
4. Boxer's concern. : TKO
5. Catches fish. : SEINES
6. Beginning of a career. : DEBUT
7. African port. : ORAN
8. Figures in court. : DAS
9. Literary form. : ODE
10. Feather shafts. : SCAPES
11. Picket. : PALE
12. Tamarisk salt tree. : ATLE
13. Hodgepodge. : MESS
16. Spaniard. : IBERIAN
21. Diamond trio. : OUTS
24. Telescope part. : LENS
25. Spanish seaport. : CADIZ
26. One of the Four Forest Cantons. : URI
27. Offends: Slang. : MIFFS
28. Ship's deck. : ORLOP
29. Large rodents. : PACAS
30. Region of space. : IONOSPHERE
31. Warning. : ALERT
32. Snug abodes. : NESTS
35. Matty's cousin. : TILLY
38. Greeters. : HAILERS
41. Cow-headed goddess. : ISIS
44. Dance, in France. : BAL
45. Existence: Fr. : ETRE
48. Flavoring agent. : CAPERS
50. Watchman. : WARDER
52. Certain elements. : GASES
53. Suffix having to do with languages. : GLOT
54. Dream: Fr. : REVE
55. The birds. : AVES
56. Fraternity man. : BETA
58. Venerable. : AGED
59. Small bird of Jamaica. : TODY
61. ___ standstill. : ATA
62. Silence. : GAG
64. Provoke to anger. : IRE

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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