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New York Times, Thursday, May 4, 1967

Author: Diana Sessions
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J K Z }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1967, The New York TimesNo. 6,473
Across Down
1. Giant in "Pilgrim's Progress." : DESPAIR
8. Searches. : QUESTS
14. Wrested by force. : EXTORTED
16. Conclusion. : UPSHOT
17. Close examination. : SCRUTINY
18. State: Sp. : ESTADO
19. Breakwater. : PIER
20. Guard. : SENTRY
22. Date in Michelangelo's time. : MDV
23. Bone: Prefix. : OST
24. City on Lake Michigan. : GARY
25. Qualified. : ABLE
26. Carnegie ___. : TECH
28. Mexican dollar. : PESO
29. Worker on floors. : TILER
30. Nevil ___, English author. : SHUTE
32. Teacher. : TUTORESS
34. Youth group. : MODS
36. Island south of Australia: Abbr. : TASM
37. Zodiac sign. : AQUARIUS
41. Dock. : WHARF
44. Diverts. : TURNS
45. Pistols: Slang. : GATS
47. Houri's cousin. : PERI
49. Greek letters. : TAUS
50. Full of grain. : OATY
51. Musical syllables. : FAS
52. Neighbor of 39 Down: Abbr. : ARG
53. Sudden. : ABRUPT
55. Giant. : HUGE
56. Wander about. : CRUISE
58. Ian Smith's country. : RHODESIA
60. Areas in the Highlands. : HEATHS
61. Area codes, zip codes, etc. : NUMERALS
62. French president's residence. : ELYSEE
63. Small grain for sowing. : SEEDLET
1. Autocrat. : DESPOT
2. Taxes. : EXCISES
3. Pitcher's action before the windup. : STRETCH
4. Flow. : POUR
5. Expression of beauty. : ART
6. "___ not raining rain to me . . . " : ITIS
7. Go back on a promise: Colloq. : RENEGE
8. Interrogate. : QUERY
9. ___-daisy. : UPSY
10. Id ___. : EST
11. Walk unsteadily. : SHAMBLE
12. Saunters. : TODDLES
13. Tenders of oasts, kilns, etc. : STOVERS
15. Ruler. : DYNAST
21. Rainbow ___. : TROUT
25. Chart of a kind. : AIRMAP
27. People. : HUMANS
28. Foot: Prefix. : PEDI
29. Balderdash. : TOSH
31. Certain hills. : TORS
33. Marbles. : TAWS
35. Term of endearment. : SUGAR
37. ___ case. : ATTACHE
38. Altercation. : QUARREL
39. South American country. : URUGUAY
40. U.S. launch rocket. : SATURN
42. Declination. : REFUSAL
43. Delicate. : FRAGILE
46. One of Florence Nightingale's concerns. : TYPHUS
48. "East ___ . . . " : ISEAST
50. Portly. : OBESE
53. Historic name in North Carolina. : ASHE
54. Weighty book. : TOME
55. Drove. : HERD
57. Pronoun. : ITS
59. River in Scotland. : DEE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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