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New York Times, Friday, August 2, 1963

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,115
Across Down
1. Pitcher's plate. : SLAB
5. Places: Lat. : LOCI
9. Enveloped. : WRAPT
14. Near East gully. : WADI
15. Tolstoy character. : IVAN
16. Presidential first name. : HARRY
17. Wishful thinkers. : IMAGINERS
19. Popular ski site. : ASPEN
20. $10 million buy of 1853. : GADSDENPURCHASE
22. Term of affection, for short. : HON
23. Quench. : SLAKE
24. Yarn winder. : SPOOLER
28. Prevented. : AVERTED
32. Breathers. : HALTS
33. Auriculate. : EARED
35. Cyprinoid fish. : IDE
36. Salutations. : AVES
37. "Quo ___?" : VADIS
38. Balthazar and others. : MAGI
39. Avril, ___, Juin. : MAI
40. Guide. : PILOT
41. Goes forth. : FARES
42. Circumscribe. : ENCLOSE
44. Spar's end. : YARDARM
46. Of a ship, tilted. : ALIST
48. Deer. : ROE
49. Thriftier buy of 1626. : MANHATTANISLAND
56. "As dead as ___ nail." : ADOOR
57. Greece called him "The Just." : ARISTIDES
58. Fleecy clouds. : CIRRI
59. Modify in color. : TONE
60. Model. : NORM
61. Exeunt ___. : OMNES
62. Harrow's rival. : ETON
63. Our selves. : EGOS
1. Gulp. : SWIG
2. Dalai ___. : LAMA
3. Assyrian wind god. : ADAD
4. VIP's. : BIGSHOTS
5. Imitation flax fabric. : LINENE
6. Baker. : OVEN
7. Finds fault. : CARPS
8. Sometime ailment of New Yorkers. : INSULARITY
9. Hit a hard lick. : WHACKED
10. Slice of bacon. : RASHER
11. Harp: It. : ARPA
12. Near: Fr. : PRES
13. Hexham's river. : TYNE
18. Baals. : IDOLS
21. Storms. : RAVES
24. Abash. : SHAME
25. Stately dance. : PAVAN
26. Contained in oil: Chem. : OLEIC
27. Sunday newspaper section. : REALESTATE
29. Papal crown. : TIARA
30. Lumber trimmer. : EDGER
31. Belief in a personal God. : DEISM
34. Pother. : ADO
37. Sojourn. : VISIT
38. Popular juvenile by Bemelmans. : MADELINE
40. Star in Ursa Minor. : POLARIS
41. Rime. : FROST
43. Where Punjab University is. : LAHORE
45. Up from sleep. : ARISEN
47. Old-playing card. : TAROT
49. Egyptian cotton. : MACO
50. Take ___ view of. : ADIM
51. Goddess of destiny. : NORN
52. Boy: Sp. : NINO
53. ___ in the manger. : ADOG
54. Poppaea's consort. : NERO
55. U.S. medals. : DSMS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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