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New York Times, Monday, May 6, 1963

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,027
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1. Old-time cart. : WAIN
5. Seasons. : SALTS
10. Certain workers with books. : CPAS
14. Words of comparison. : ISTO
15. Popular current author. : OHARA
16. Department of France. : ORNE
17. Commotion. : STIR
18. Cynosure. : FOCALPOINT
20. Certain cancellations. : POSTMARKS
22. Where Kutch is. : INDIA
23. Possessive. : HERS
24. Merchant guild. : HANSE
26. At ___ (puzzled). : ALOSS
29. Banquet VIP. : EMCEE
31. Diamond. : GEM
34. A long time: Colloq. : MONTHS
36. Part of a prodigal's motto. : EASYCOME
38. Bay ___. : AREA
39. Hersey town. : ADANO
41. Name for a lion tamer. : LEON
42. Fish of the gurnard family. : SEAROBIN
44. Nebraska river. : PLATTE
46. ___ Arbor. : ANN
47. A sale, in Paris. : VENTE
49. Timber trees. : ASHES
50. N. M. county. : OTERO
52. Certain pumps. : RAMS
54. Croc. : GATOR
56. Larks. : SONGBIRDS
61. Surrounded by trouble. : INHOTWATER
63. Surface covering. : COAT
64. Printing term. : STET
65. Tend. : NURSE
66. Soul: Sp. : ALMA
67. Sailors. : TARS
68. Inscribed. : WROTE
69. Unpleasant expression. : LEER
1. Shred. : WISP
2. Concerning. : ASTO
3. ". . . as ___ in heaven." : ITIS
4. Celestial beacon. : NORTHSTAR
5. Up to now. : SOFAR
6. "Get ___." : AHORSE
7. Shortage. : LACK
8. Part of the street scene. : TRASHCAN
9. Gal in a song. : SAL
10. Ring-tailed animals. : COONS
11. "___ before destruction . . . " : PRIDEGOETH
12. Years: Lat. : ANNI
13. ___ precedent. : SETA
19. Like certain woods. : PINEY
21. Engage. : MESH
25. Fabulist. : AESOP
26. Cousin of Absalom. : AMASA
27. Popular movie star. : LOREN
28. "Love ___." : ONEANOTHER
30. Signified. : MEANT
32. Play the ham. : EMOTE
33. Early Egyptian ruler, c. 3400 B.C. : MENES
35. Weapon. : SABER
37. Learned in Greek and Latin. : CLASSICAL
40. Feature of the Mesozoic. : DINOSAUR
43. Public. : OVERT
45. Inexperienced person. : LAMB
48. Punny name in Oscar Wilde comedy. : ERNEST
51. Horn sounds. : TOOTS
53. Coincide. : AGREE
54. Main point. : GIST
55. Theater group. : ANTA
57. Another, in Madrid. : OTRO
58. Walk-on. : ROLE
59. Fortune's title. : DAME
60. Excel. : STAR
62. Direction. : WNW

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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