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New York Times, Monday, June 24, 1963

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J V W Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,076
Across Down
1. Color of the sea. : AQUA
5. Dressmaker's seam. : DART
9. Precipitation. : HAIL
13. Knit. : PURL
14. New York city. : OLEAN
16. Alms box. : ARCA
17. Seine tributary. : OISE
18. Incite. : RAISE
19. Pyrenees animal. : IBEX
20. Theme of a famous encyclical. : PACEMINTERRIS
23. Isthmus of Thailand. : KRA
24. Fiat. : EDICT
25. Item in the newspaper. : PERSONAL
30. Spells of activity. : SPURTS
33. Suffix in chemistry. : ANE
34. Scrawny animal. : SCRAG
36. Furniture finish. : STAIN
37. Onion: Lat. : CEPA
39. Objective of a Himalayan expedition. : YETIS
41. French city. : STLO
42. Drift. : TREND
44. Jewish feast. : SEDER
46. Poetic contraction. : OER
47. Of the main artery. : AORTIC
49. A seeking for aid. : RECOURSE
51. Electrical genius (1856–1943). : TESLA
53. VIP in sports. : UMP
54. De Gaulle's military striking potential. : FORCEDEFRAPPE
59. A muse. : CLIO
60. U.N. name. : ADLAI
61. New England flora. : ELMS
63. Poi ingredient. : TARO
64. Send. : REMIT
65. Branches: Bot. : RAMI
66. Slow down, in skiing. : STEM
67. Fishing boat. : DORY
68. Charon's milieu. : STYX
1. Soldier's address. : APO
2. Jest. : QUIP
3. ___ Minor. : URSA
4. The "smart" set. : ALECKS
5. Inactivity. : DORMANCY
6. Kirghiz mountain range. : ALAI
7. Check. : REIN
8. Sample. : TASTE
9. Relative of clips. : HAIRCUTS
10. Patient man among disputants. : ARBITRATOR
11. Desserts. : ICES
12. Remiss. : LAX
15. Obligations. : NEEDS
21. Aphrodite's son. : EROS
22. Slits. : RIPS
25. Agreements, in 45 Down. : PACTA
26. January: Sp. : ENERO
27. Operatic list. : REPERTOIRE
28. Son of Zeus. : ARES
29. Subsequently. : LATER
31. Building material. : TILES
32. Nocturnal sound. : SNORE
35. French author. : GIDE
38. Foyer, for example. : ANTEROOM
40. What everybody wants. : SECURITY
43. Phonograph record. : DISC
45. Capital of Latium. : ROMA
48. Weather word. : CLEAR
50. Berths. : UPPERS
52. Combined. : ADDED
54. Musical term. : FLAT
55. Sailor's saint. : ELMO
56. Rustic festivity. : FAIR
57. Map. : PLAT
58. TV award. : EMMY
59. Coins: Abbr. : CTS
62. Numeral. : SIX

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

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