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New York Times, Saturday, July 6, 1963

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
David Steinberg notes:

Clue for 15-Across, IN LAW, was "Mother: ___." Changed this to "Mother-___."

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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,088

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Across
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Unfermented grape juice. : STUM
5
Clusters. : TUFTS
10
Granular snow. : NEVE
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Execrate. : HATE
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Mother-___. : INLAW
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Name akin to Sandy. : ALEX
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Draft animals. : OXEN
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Earth. : GLOBE
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Western writer's first name. : ZANE
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Visual aid. : WINDSHIELDWIPER
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Theater-goers' concern. : SEATS
24
Poetic contraction. : EER
25
Coterie. : SET
26
Cloth. : TWILL
28
Loop and knot thread. : TAT
30
Water containers. : EWERS
32
Trouble. : AIL
33
Pronoun. : THEM
35
The same. : ONE
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Rolltop. : DESK
38
Scorched. : ADUST
40
Perceive. : ESPY
44
System. : ISM
46
Covered walk. : STOA
48
Digit. : TOE
49
Hundred-dollar bill: Colloq. : CNOTE
52
Grassy area. : LEA
53
Circumference. : GIRTH
55
Poetic contraction. : OER
56
Chinese name. : MAO
58
Long-necked bird. : GOOSE
60
Visual aid. : MAGNIFYINGGLASS
65
Oratorio number. : ARIA
66
Of musical quality. : TONAL
67
Nurse. : AMAH
68
Swarm. : TEEM
69
Best part. : ELITE
70
St. Philip ___. : NERI
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Celtic. : ERSE
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Chides. : RATES
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Projecting part of a cornice. : DRIP
Down
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Any affair: Colloq. : SHOW
2
Transportation cry. : TAXI
3
Containers. : UTENSILS
4
Famous Austrian scientist. : MENDEL
5
Secure. : TIGHT
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Not in the book. : UNLISTED
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Arctic feature. : FLOE
8
Monument. : TABLET
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European. : SWEDE
10
Former European. : NAZI
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Slip away. : ELAPSE
12
Superficial appearance. : VENEER
13
Puts into action. : EXERTS
21
Pungent humor. : SALT
22
Long-billed bird. : WREN
26
Little one. : TAD
27
How: Ger. : WIE
29
Divert. : AMUSE
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Minute. : WEE
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Menu item. : HAM
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Ear: Prefix. : OTO
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Set of tools. : KIT
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Become sluggish. : STAGNATE
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Pennant. : STREAMER
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Preserve. : POT
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Slangy affirmative. : YEH
45
Half: Prefix. : SEMI
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Eager. : AGOG
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Companion. : COMATE
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More intimate. : NEARER
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Riotous displays. : ORGIES
52
New Orleans university. : LOYOLA
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Highway divider. : ISLAND
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Fairy-tale ending. : AFTER
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Eyes. : OGLES
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Epithet. : NAME
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Type of letter: Abbr. : INIT
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Hindu garment. : SARI
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Aircraft. : SHIP

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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