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New York Times, Friday, May 24, 1963

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,045
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1. Annoyed: Colloq. : SORE
5. Piece of furniture. : CRIB
9. Beginning of a nursery rhyme. : ABCD
13. Feminine suffix. : TRIX
14. Teacake. : SCONE
15. Musical performers. : DUOS
16. Ad-lib. : OFFTHECUFF
18. Air: Prefix. : ATMO
19. Fuel, in Britain. : PETROL
20. Roof: Fr. : TOIT
22. Poetic contraction. : TIS
23. Caftan wearer. : ARAB
25. Claw. : TALON
27. Compound: Abbr. : CPD
30. Small sums of money. : SHOESTRINGS
34. Unescorted. : ALONE
36. Van ___. : DYKE
37. Pronoun in poetry. : THOU
38. "The Gift of the ___." : MAGI
39. Engaged in a winter sport. : SKIED
40. Nautical term, with "to." : HOVE
41. Noun suffix. : ENCE
42. Slight mention. : HINT
43. Furnished with a foundation. : SOLED
44. Item for winter wear. : STOCKINGCAP
47. Before. : ERE
48. "Yond Cassius has ___ and hungry look." : ALEAN
49. Wahine's dance. : HULA
51. Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
52. Fabrics. : NETS
55. Take away bit by bit. : NIBBLE
59. Ananias. : LIAR
61. Short additions to newspaper articles. : SHIRTTAILS
63. In addition. : MORE
64. Insists upon. : URGES
65. Turfs. : SODS
66. Handle: Lat. : ANSA
67. Insignificant. : PUNY
68. Opera role. : ELSA
1. Check. : STOP
2. Golden sea fish. : ORFE
3. Fissure. : RIFT
4. Additional. : EXTRA
5. Government project of the 1930's. : CCC
6. Defeat. : ROUT
7. Data, for short. : INFO
8. Was suitable. : BEFITTED
9. Political group. : ADA
10. Detain (someone) in conversation. : BUTTONHOLE
11. Crossing. : COMINGOVER
12. British decorations. : DSOS
14. Pause, as in the Psalms. : SELAH
17. Clothes ___. : HORSE
21. Kind of paper. : TAR
24. Eyeleteer. : BODKIN
26. Stone: Prefix. : LITHO
27. Slender lead rods used in windows. : CAMES
28. Large estate. : PLANTATION
29. Jeweled necklaces. : DOGCOLLARS
31. Viewing. : EYING
32. Outline. : SKETCH
33. Fabric with napped surface. : SUEDE
35. Family member. : NIECE
39. ___ to (tries to become friendly with). : SHINESUP
43. Crack. : SPLIT
45. State: Abbr. : KAN
46. Chloe and Polly. : AUNTS
50. Humble. : ABASE
51. Fostering: Lat. : ALMA
53. Over the whole distance: Var. : THRU
54. Crossroads feature. : SIGN
56. Course of study: Abbr. : BIOL
57. Law degrees. : LLDS
58. It, in Italy. : ESSA
60. Govt. power project. : REA
62. King: Sp. : REY

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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