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New York Times, Tuesday, June 25, 1963

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,077
Across
1. Brownish-red quartz. : SARD
5. Nursery rhyme character. : SPRAT
10. Farm animals. : COWS
14. Mountain: Prefix. : OREO
15. Consider carefully. : WEIGH
16. Spoken. : ORAL
17. Word game: Abbr. : ANAG
18. Bower. : ARBOR
19. Levantine port. : ACRE
20. Signs. : PORTENTS
22. Geographical unit. : ISLAND
24. Impetuous. : RASH
25. Coagulate. : CLOT
26. In the manner of a melody. : ARIOSO
29. Kangaroo. : WALLAROO
33. Rival. : CONTENDER
35. Danube tributary. : DRAVA
36. Kill: Fr. : TUE
37. Purplish-red. : GRAPE
39. Tribunal. : BAR
40. Courtier in "Hamlet." : OSRIC
43. Come about. : EVENTUATE
46. Turned backward. : RETRORSE
48. Impressed. : DENTED
49. Pyrites. : ORES
50. Breathy sound. : PANT
51. Deep red. : GARNET
54. Banister. : HANDRAIL
58. Inter ___. : ALIA
59. Surrounded by. : AMONG
61. Concerning: Lat. : INRE
62. "With this ___ . . . " : RING
63. Goddess of peace. : IRENE
64. Revise. : EDIT
65. Wheel. : BIKE
66. New invention using light. : LASER
67. Wall part. : DADO
Down
1. Household need. : SOAP
2. Italian river. : ARNO
3. Rise high. : REAR
4. Gentle gait. : DOGTROT
5. Last work. : SWANSONG
6. Port on the river Tay. : PERTH
7. Bones. : RIBS
8. Past. : AGO
9. Sudden wave of emotion. : THRILL
10. Source of many synthetics and dyes. : COALTAR
11. Dolphin genus. : ORCA
12. Caution. : WARN
13. Vehicle. : SLED
21. Lessen. : EASE
23. Auctioneer's call. : SOLD
25. ___ diem. : CARPE
26. Thespian. : ACTOR
27. Animate. : ROUSE
28. Sluggish. : INERT
29. Fabricate. : WEAVE
30. Capital of Morocco. : RABAT
31. Of rounded shape. : OVATE
32. Rowed. : OARED
34. Sheath, for one. : DRESS
38. Jeopardize. : ENDANGER
41. Archeological era. : IRONAGE
42. Central part. : CORE
44. Care for. : TEND
45. Designating some court cases. : UNTRIED
47. Type of merchandising. : RETAIL
50. Velvet. : PANNE
51. Costume. : GARB
52. Et ___. : ALII
53. Sports place. : RINK
54. Weeding implements. : HOES
55. For a year ___ day. : ANDA
56. Garden plant. : IRID
57. One of Hera's rivals. : LETO
60. Moral Re-Armament. : MRA

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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