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New York Times, Monday, July 22, 1963

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 4.75, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,104

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Fiber for ropes. : BAST
5. Legal proceedings. : ACTA
9. Openers, in poker. : JACKS
14. Numerical prefix. : OCTO
15. Iranian coin. : RIAL
16. Play ___. : APART
17. Dessert. : SHORTCAKE
19. Prohibit. : DEBAR
20. "World" event. : SERIES
21. Gaelic. : ERSE
23. Indo-Chinese people. : LAO
24. Adults. : MEN
25. Builder's need. : LATH
26. Cry for succor. : HELP
27. Seedcases. : PODS
29. Offensive to good taste. : FULSOME
31. "What can ___?" : IDO
32. Baseball league: Abbr. : NATL
33. Deteriorate. : WORSEN
37. Describing autumn weather. : COOLISH
39. Thoroughfare. : ROADWAY
40. Wandering. : ERRANT
41. Screen. : SIFT
42. Catchall abbreviation. : ETC
43. Detach. : TEAROFF
45. Bidding: Archaic. : HEST
46. Sheltered nook. : COVE
49. Brood of pheasants. : NIDE
50. Type of plane. : JET
51. Prefix with form and verse. : UNI
52. Norse tale. : EDDA
53. Dolphin. : SEAPIG
56. Footrest. : STOOL
58. Fond of luxury, pleasure, etc. : EPICUREAN
60. November phenomenon. : POLLS
61. Sub ___. : ROSA
62. Yemen's capital. : SANA
63. Card. : SPADE
64. Tiff. : SPAT
65. Sibilant sound. : TSST
Down
1. Tweed, for one. : BOSS
2. Hurt. : ACHE
3. Householder's concern. : STORMDOOR
4. Political diehards. : TORIES
5. Geometric lines. : ARCS
6. Government agency. : CIA
7. Winner ___. : TAKEALL
8. Warns. : ALERTS
9. Weary. : JADE
10. Mime. : APE
11. Anchor chain. : CABLE
12. South African village. : KRAAL
13. Sharpening device. : STROP
18. Musical abbreviation. : TEN
22. Extrovert of a sort. : SHOWOFF
25. Religious denomination: Abbr. : LUTH
26. Cowboy's concern. : HERD
27. Small coin of India. : PICE
28. Scent. : ODOR
29. ___ loose. : FASTAND
30. Castle's defense. : MOAT
32. Orioles, for instance. : NINE
34. Flowers. : SWEETPEAS
35. Picnic provender. : EATS
36. At night: Prefix. : NYCT
38. Tardy. : LATE
39. Prevalent. : RIFE
41. Popular drink. : SODAPOP
44. Passengers. : RIDERS
45. Famous name in journalism. : HEARST
46. Horns of a new moon. : CUSPS
47. Successful. : ONTOP
48. Stringed instrument. : VIOLA
50. Play: Fr. : JEU
52. Otherwise. : ELSE
53. Feline dismissal. : SCAT
54. Fleming and others. : IANS
55. Midge. : GNAT
57. Former. : OLD
59. Book of the Bible: Abbr. : ISA

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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