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New York Times, Thursday, August 15, 1963

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,128
Across Down
1. Catchall abbreviation. : MISC
5. Louisville's river. : OHIO
9. Emissary. : AGENT
14. Sworn statement. : OATH
15. Infirmary: Abbr. : HOSP
16. Rose. : COLOR
17. City of India. : AGRA
18. Slipper. : MULE
19. Box. : CRATE
20. Council. : BOARD
22. Dueña's charges. : SENORITAS
24. Talk foolishly. : PRATE
26. Ineffectual. : USELESS
27. Volcano near Mexico City. : POPOCATEPETL
30. Tool. : AXE
31. Epic poetry. : EPOS
32. Greenery. : LEAVES
36. Period of time. : TERM
38. School group. : PTA
40. Local position. : SITE
41. Make certain. : ENSURE
44. German river. : ODER
47. Ten to ___. : ONE
48. Montezuma's capital. : TENOCHTITLAN
51. Wingman. : AVIATOR
54. Tidal wave in an estuary. : EAGRE
55. Veils for 22 Across. : MANTILLAS
57. Desert plant. : SOTOL
60. Fantastic act. : ANTIC
61. A miscellany. : OLIO
63. Egg on. : URGE
64. Alpine region. : TIROL
65. Type of sign. : NEON
66. Beyond the ___. : PALE
67. Oily ketone. : IRONE
68. Without: Fr. : SANS
69. Watches. : EYES
1. Biblical land. : MOAB
2. Classic villain. : IAGO
3. Robust persons: Colloq. : STRAPPERS
4. Mexican cowboy. : CHARRO
5. Electrical unit. : OHM
6. Roof. : HOUSETOP
7. Royale, for instance. : ISLE
8. Begin. : OPENUP
9. Grow together. : ACCRETE
10. Jungle denizens. : GORILLAS
11. Gladden. : ELATE
12. "___ the world giveth . . . " : NOTAS
13. Lock of hair. : TRESS
21. Small fresh-water fish. : DACE
23. German name of Baltic Island. : OSEL
25. Spigot. : TAP
27. Head: Humorous. : PATE
28. Draft animals. : OXEN
29. Medieval sword. : ESTOC
33. Part of the spectrum. : VIOLETRAY
34. Heating vessel. : ETNA
35. Observed. : SEEN
37. Change. : MUTATION
39. State of being united. : ADHESION
42. Network, as in a gunsight. : RETICLE
43. Chemical compound. : ENOL
45. Greek letter. : ETA
46. Fits out. : RIGS
49. Modern fabrics. : ORLONS
50. Company of players. : TROUPE
51. Cremona name. : AMATI
52. Race of Norse gods akin to the Aesir. : VANIR
53. Opening bars, in jazz. : INTRO
56. Jacta est ___ (the die is cast). : ALEA
58. Amorous glance. : OGLE
59. Dregs. : LEES
62. Walk-___ (small roles). : ONS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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