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New York Times, Saturday, August 31, 1963

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,144
Across
1. Lots. : OODLES
7. False courage. : BRAVADO
14. Divination by means of eggs. : OOMANCY
16. Customary. : REGULAR
17. Bases of columns. : PLINTHS
18. Second First Lady's first name. : ABIGAIL
19. In corpore ___. : SANO
20. Old-time movie. : SERIAL
22. Cunning. : SLY
23. Bet on the wrong horse. : LOSE
25. Designating some tuxedos. : RENTED
27. Regional. : AREAL
29. Wonder. : AWE
30. Tear. : REND
34. Small animal. : PANDA
36. Taste. : SAVOR
37. Baby of a sort. : PAPOOSE
41. Weather word. : SHOWERY
43. Actor's speech. : ASIDE
44. Effendi's equivalent. : SAHIB
46. Chinese poet. : LIPO
47. An ocean: Abbr. : ATL
48. Prefix with film or wave. : MICRO
52. Goat or mule. : MASCOT
55. Valley. : GLEN
56. Diminutive suffixes. : ETS
59. Type of shoe or garment. : STEPIN
61. Pennsylvania and others: Abbr. : AVES
63. Unnerved: Slang. : SHOOKUP
65. Is afraid, Biblical style. : FEARETH
67. Swishy cloth. : TAFFETA
68. Egregious imposter: Slang. : FAKEROO
69. Large red star. : ANTARES
70. Soldiers' curfew. : TATTOO
Down
1. Sorry!, slangily. : OOPS
2. Slangy exclamation of appreciation. : OOLALA
3. Key of Beethoven's Ninth. : DMINOR
4. Woolly. : LANOSE
5. Suffix for differ and depend. : ENT
6. Junior high and others: Abbr. : SCHS
7. Reindoctrinate, modern style. : BRAINWASH
8. Deduction. : REBATE
9. Deft and active. : AGILE
10. Cavity in a rock. : VUG
11. Word for poor Yorick. : ALAS
12. ___ Eireann. : DAIL
13. Paris airport. : ORLY
15. Nieuport's river. : YSER
21. Study. : READ
24. Signature of literary light. : EAPOE
26. Attraction. : DRAW
28. ___ Cruces. : LAS
31. Day in December. : EVE
32. European country: Abbr. : NOR
33. Uninteresting. : DRY
35. Isn't it so?: Fr. : NESTCEPAS
36. Ferber novel. : SOBIG
37. Chum. : PAL
38. "Just ___ am . . . " : ASI
39. Small seed. : PIP
40. Famous flier. : ODOM
42. That man. : HIM
45. Hanging unevenly. : ALOP
47. Crafty. : ASTUTE
49. Purplish red. : CLARET
50. Go back (to). : REVERT
51. ___ many. : ONETOO
53. Question man. : ASKER
54. Petty quarrel. : TIFF
56. This: Sp. : ESTA
57. Comparative particle. : THAN
58. Gentle. : SOFT
60. "___ but not gaudy." : NEAT
62. Chase away. : SHOO
64. Two ___ kind. : OFA
66. Woody vine of New Zealand. : AKA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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