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New York Times, Saturday, August 24, 1963

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,137
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1. Camouflage for the commercial. : MESSAGE
8. Farewell party: Colloq. : SENDOFF
15. Transferrer of property. : ALIENOR
16. Adversity. : TROUBLE
17. Rainy day money. : NESTEGG
18. Aardvark. : ANTBEAR
19. Decree. : ACT
20. Uproarious festivity: Slang. : WHOOPEE
22. Brook. : RUN
23. Forepart of a vessel. : STEM
25. Sesame. : TIL
26. Native. : SON
27. Warning whistles. : SIRENS
30. Following. : SEQUENT
33. White of egg substance. : AVIDIN
34. Burst forth. : ERUPT
35. Treaty-ratifying body. : SENATE
36. Evaluate. : ASSESS
40. Principal parts. : LEADS
43. Meeting of spiritualists. : SEANCE
44. Submarine contrivance. : SNORKEL
46. Dutch coin. : STIVER
47. 1917 initials. : AEF
48. Written order: Abbr. : REQ
50. Occupation. : LINE
51. Type measures. : ENS
52. Slow but steady. : GRADUAL
56. Iniquity. : SIN
57. Experienced one. : VETERAN
59. Lowest throw, at dice. : AMESACE
61. Leaving unnoticed. : ELOPING
62. Republic, as of 1960. : SENEGAL
63. Hypodermic ___. : SYRINGE
64. In a fatuous way. : INANELY
1. Civil War battleground. : MANASSAS
2. Optional. : ELECTIVE
3. ___-law. : SISTERIN
4. Make stable. : SET
5. Over again. : ANEW
6. Vincent van ___. : GOGH
7. Cereal disease. : ERGOT
8. Metal fastener. : STAPLER
9. Big bird. : ERNE
10. Musical symbol. : NOTE
11. Name. : DUB
12. Titania's husband. : OBERON
13. Show off. : FLAUNT
14. Flowerless plant. : FERN
21. River from Belgium to France. : OISE
24. ___ Honor. : MEDALOF
26. Put to sea. : SETSAIL
28. Saltpeter. : NITER
29. Move about stealthily. : SNEAK
31. Russian beer. : QUASS
32. Perturbed. : UPSET
37. Contemplate. : ENVISAGE
38. Dramatic. : SCENICAL
39. In tranquil manner. : SERENELY
41. Throw into disorder. : DERANGE
42. Coaster. : SLED
44. Sensibly. : SANELY
45. Legendary Greek king. : NESTOR
49. As it were. : QUASI
51. Poetic times. : EVES
52. Facial expression. : GRIN
53. Resounded. : RANG
54. Expression of approval. : AMEN
55. Great river of Asia. : LENA
58. On: Prefix. : EPI
60. Coin of Japan. : SEN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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