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New York Times, Friday, May 31, 1963

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 28, Avg Word Len: 5.63, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 90, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,052
Across
1. Compound of different things. : AMALGAM
8. Pleasure carriage. : CHAISE
14. American heritage. : LIBERTY
15. Hotel employes. : DOORMEN
16. Piano keyboard. : CLAVIER
17. A cheeky success. : UPSTART
18. Outsider. : ALIEN
19. Summer's shade. : TREES
21. Render imperfect. : MAR
22. Liz in Germany. : LISE
23. The average coffee. : BLEND
24. The average man. : PAPA
25. Female animal. : DOE
26. Usher inside. : SEEIN
27. Slipper fabric. : SATIN
28. Adorn. : ENRICH
30. Most tempting. : TASTIEST
32. Housewife's stand-by. : TRADESMAN
34. Achiever of a goal. : ATTAINER
37. 2,200-mile river to the Ob. : IRTISH
41. Young pup. : WHELP
42. Objectionable. : NASTY
44. Expert at figures. : CPA
45. Ethereal. : AERY
46. Term in the army. : HITCH
47. Retail. : SELL
48. Stood for office. : RAN
49. Ground-breaker, for short. : DOZER
50. Half pint: Colloq. : SPLIT
51. Shelf-stand for bric-a-brac. : ETAGERE
53. One of the seven deadly sins. : AVARICE
55. Bobolink. : ORTOLAN
56. Spacecraft that passed Venus. : MARINER
57. Without effectiveness. : FEEBLE
58. Experienced hands. : STAGERS
Down
1. Spanish mayor. : ALCALDE
2. A very large number. : MILLION
3. Ivory black. : ABAISER
4. Flood wall. : LEVEE
5. Response to a joke. : GRIN
6. Gobbled up. : ATE
7. Flower-and-berry evergreen. : MYRTLE
8. Managed to deal with. : COPED
9. Quadruped, Western style. : HOSS
10. School course. : ART
11. Domain of a sort. : IMAMATE
12. Ship defeated by John Paul Jones. : SERAPIS
13. Contestant. : ENTRANT
15. Chaperones. : DUENNAS
20. Din repeatedly. : REITERATE
23. The Borstal Boy himself. : BEHAN
24. Horse of a different color. : PAINT
26. Emergency paper money. : SCRIP
27. Bug-eyed. : STARY
29. Part of the grand tour. : ITALY
31. A worker at any trade. : SMITH
33. Inhabitant. : DENIZEN
34. Knowing about. : AWAREOF
35. Newspaper section. : THEATRE
36. In threes, as leaves. : TERNATE
38. Graph mark between frozen and liquid water. : ICELINE
39. Rope mender. : SPLICER
40. Women's garments. : HALTERS
43. Vamooses. : SCRAMS
46. Goddesses of the seasons. : HORAE
47. Piece of parsley. : SPRIG
49. Natural hollow. : DELL
50. F.D.R.'s mother. : SARA
52. Sailor: Slang. : GOB
54. Tank. : VAT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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