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New York Times, Wednesday, May 8, 1963

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,029

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Across
1
Clean. : WASH
5
Certain baseball leagues. : MINORS
11
Midshipman. : SAILOR
13
Quarantine. : ISOLATE
15
Chic. : STYLISH
16
Muddy deposits. : SLUDGES
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Diminutive of Henry. : HAL
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Salivary enzyme. : PTYALIN
20
Fuel. : GAS
21
Genus of ducks. : ANAS
23
Band. : STRAP
24
Strewn, in Heraldry. : SEME
25
Weaves. : KNITS
27
Exclamation of surprise. : HEY
28
Worn. : JADED
29
Weapons. : SIDEARMS
31
Fauns' companions. : SATYRS
32
"A thousand ___ in thy sight . . . " : AGES
33
Island near Java. : BALI
34
Lost. : ASTRAY
37
Chief support. : MAINSTAY
41
Diamond star. : MARIS
42
State. : SAY
43
Glowing. : AFIRE
44
Cereal food. : BRAN
45
Loving: Suffix. : PHILE
47
Desires: Colloq. : YENS
48
Cut. : LOP
49
Orientals. : BURMESE
51
American writer. : POE
52
Slum, for one. : EYESORE
54
Pardons, old style. : ASSOILS
56
Shaved. : RAZORED
57
Prolific. : FECUND
58
City on the Loire. : NEVERS
59
Six, in Spain. : SEIS
Down
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Ambushed. : WAYLAID
2
Affect with discomfort. : AIL
3
Piece of lingerie. : SLIP
4
Armies. : HOSTS
5
Lose. : MISLAY
6
Long Island town. : ISLIP
7
Substantive. : NOUN
8
Used. : OLD
9
___ Man. : RAGGEDY
10
Vessel. : STEAMER
11
Containing tin: Prefix. : STANNI
12
Beats. : RHYTHMS
14
Ancient chariots. : ESSEDS
15
Literary light: Abbr. : SHAKS
19
Son of Zeus. : ARES
22
Fatty substance. : STEARIN
24
Fulfill. : SATISFY
26
Long stories. : SAGAS
28
Locale of Mazo de la Roche novels. : JALNA
30
King, in Spain. : REY
31
Brazilian monkey. : SAI
33
Herb. : BAYLEAF
34
Man of mysteries. : AMBLER
35
"Human Comedy" author. : SAROYAN
36
Circus equipment. : TRAPEZE
37
Injure. : MAIM
38
Articles of jewelry. : TIEPINS
39
English poet. : ARNOLD
40
Affirmatives. : YESES
42
Pieces. : SHREDS
45
Clearer. : PURER
46
Letters. : ESSES
49
Long-winded one. : BORE
50
Inceptive verb suffix. : ESCE
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British coin: Abbr. : SOV
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Relative of 40 Down. : OUI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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