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New York Times, Thursday, May 23, 1963

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,044
Across
1. Overflow. : SPILL
6. Embrace. : CLASP
11. Crow's nest. : LOOKOUT
13. Cartilage. : GRISTLE
15. Agreement. : ENTENTE
16. Of the side. : LATERAL
17. Eel: Ger. : AAL
18. Perfect. : GEMLIKE
20. Adjuvant. : AID
21. Pen point. : STUB
23. Black symbol. : SPADE
24. Noun suffix. : ANCE
25. Mexican sandwiches. : TACOS
27. Draw. : TIE
28. Choler. : ANGER
29. Frying pan. : SKILLET
31. Arranges definitely. : FIXES
32. King of drama. : LEAR
33. African title. : SIDI
34. Balls of yarn. : CLEWS
36. Hollywood and Vine. : STREETS
39. Ferments. : SOURS
40. Suitable to. : FOR
41. Band. : STRAP
43. Academic awards: Abbr. : HONS
44. Feast of Lots. : PURIM
46. Ivy League name. : YALE
47. Also, old style. : EKE
48. Certain animals. : FELINES
50. Yellow bugle. : IVA
51. True to fact. : LITERAL
53. Less experienced. : GREENER
55. Bonds. : FETTERS
56. 19th century campaign issue. : SLAVERY
57. Followings. : SECTS
58. Double-rippers. : SLEDS
Down
1. Popular recordings. : SONATAS
2. Informal meal. : POTLUCK
3. Famous nickname. : IKE
4. Far-reaching. : LONG
5. Old-time instruments. : LUTES
6. Land rail. : CRAKE
7. Stone: Suffix. : LITE
8. Ibsen character. : ASE
9. Singular. : STRANGE
10. Flatfishes. : PLAICES
11. Slightest. : LEAST
12. Satan, for one. : TEMPTER
13. Volplane. : GLIDE
14. Church officer. : ELDER
19. Milk: Fr. : LAIT
22. Janitor's concern. : BOILERS
24. Misgiving. : ANXIETY
26. Lots: Colloq. : SLEWS
28. General's men. : AIDES
30. ___ Cruces. : LAS
31. Part of the forest. : FIR
33. Orchestral section. : STRINGS
34. Brownies' relatives. : COOKIES
35. Crescent-shaped opening. : LUNETTE
36. Spore cases. : SORI
37. Educated. : TRAINED
38. Trays. : SALVERS
39. Pantry place. : SHELF
40. Gathers, as a skirt. : FULLS
42. 1909 headliner. : PEARY
44. Bartletts. : PEARS
45. Black birds. : MERLS
48. Ornamental network. : FRET
49. Signet. : SEAL
52. Catchall abbreviation. : ETC
54. Dusk. : EVE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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