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New York Times, Monday, July 8, 1963

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,090
Across Down
1. Well-known avenue. : PARK
5. Spurt of activity. : SPASM
10. Profess. : AVOW
14. Horse. : ROAN
15. Golden plover of Hawaii. : KOLEA
16. Italian currency. : LIRE
17. ___ many words. : INSO
18. Japanese alien. : ISSEI
19. Apple: It. : MELA
20. Floury in color. : MEALY
22. Of greatest importance. : TOPDRAWER
24. Garden soil. : LOAM
26. Gen. Browne. : SAM
27. Periods of time: Abbr. : MOS
30. Jack. : KNAVE
33. Fashion center. : PARIS
37. Awe-inspiring. : IMPRESSIVE
40. Convex moldings. : TORI
41. Hibernian town. : TARA
42. Lab burners. : ETNAS
43. Tropical tree. : EBOE
44. Chinese Charlie. : CHAN
45. Type of angle in a geometric figure. : REENTERING
47. Trap door. : HATCH
49. Staged a tantrum. : RAGED
50. American humorist. : NYE
51. Pronoun. : HIS
53. Biblical hunter. : ESAU
55. Celestial being. : ARCHANGEL
60. A. A. Milne hero. : MRPIM
64. Well-known canine. : FALA
65. Port of ancient Greece. : AULIS
67. Scintilla. : IOTA
68. Vingt-___. : ETUN
69. Native of Tabriz. : IRANI
70. Field: Lat. : AGER
71. Darnel. : WEED
72. Crescent-shaped figures. : LUNES
73. Mare's-nest. : HOAX
1. Demure. : PRIM
2. First-rate. : AONE
3. Tabula ___ (clean slate): Lat. : RASA
4. Rise of land. : KNOLL
5. Indulge in a winter sport. : SKI
6. Government official. : POSTMASTER
7. In addition. : ALSO
8. Leak through. : SEEP
9. Hotel employes. : MAIDS
10. The old school. : ALMAMATER
11. Panorama. : VIEW
12. Escutcheon border. : ORLE
13. Last. : WEAR
21. Part of a dress. : YOKE
23. Smart blow. : RAP
25. Genus of web-footed fowl. : ANSER
27. Famous name on TV. : MITCH
28. Where Boys Town is. : OMAHA
29. Epicure of nursery rhyme. : SPRAT
31. Ancient Roman vineyard. : VINEA
32. Required reading in the good old days. : EVANGELINE
34. No. American thrush. : ROBIN
35. Wry sort of humor. : IRONY
36. Beleaguerment. : SIEGE
38. Cowboy. : RANCHHAND
39. Park in the Colorado Rockies. : ESTES
46. Netherlands cheese market. : EDAM
48. Hawk parrot. : HIA
52. Periwinkle. : SNAIL
54. Mr. Heep. : URIAH
55. Not many. : AFEW
56. Class. : RATE
57. Footprint, for one. : CLUE
58. Hindu teacher. : GURU
59. ___ vital. : ELAN
61. Comic strip character. : POGO
62. Willow genus. : ITEA
63. Famous socialist. : MARX
66. Family member. : SIS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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