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New York Times, Tuesday, September 10, 1963

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
PS notes: Last word of clue for 33-Across, RAH, was illegible—"Exclamation of [?]" Changed it to "Exclamation of approval."
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,154
Across Down
1. ___ of honor. : DEBTS
6. Work. : OPUS
10. Site on the Hudson. : USMA
14. Roman rooms. : ATRIA
15. Silent screen star. : RINTINTIN
17. Small table. : STAND
18. Caribbean musical attraction. : STEELBAND
19. Famous pianist. : HESS
20. Weekdays: Abbr. : SATS
21. Awkward, as a colt. : LEGGY
22. Great ___ Mountains. : SMOKY
24. Adjective suffix. : FUL
25. Smooth. : SATINY
27. Cutting. : CAUSTIC
31. Chalcedony. : AGATE
32. Ooze. : SLIME
33. Exclamation of approval. : RAH
35. Sumptuous. : RICH
36. Odd job. : CHORE
37. Region of Asia. : GOBI
38. Class. : ILK
39. Prompt. : READY
40. "To be ___ . . . " : ORNOT
41. Regards. : ESTEEMS
43. Swallowlike birds. : SWIFTS
44. Map abbreviations. : RDS
45. Monday, in France. : LUNDI
46. Snake. : RACER
49. Golf shot. : CHIP
51. Theories. : ISMS
54. Eliminated. : IRONEDOUT
56. Man's nickname. : ARTIE
57. Washington VIP. : GOLDWATER
58. Sub ___. : POENA
59. Influences by fear. : AWES
60. George Eliot hero. : BEDE
61. Feature of South America. : ANDES
1. Vigor. : DASH
2. Feminine suffix. : ETTE
3. Basic facts: Colloq. : BRASSTACKS
4. Metal worker. : TINSMITH
5. Deplorable. : SAD
6. Quai d'___. : ORSAY
7. Early P.M. : PITT
8. French pronoun. : UNES
9. Place ___ Genevieve. : STE
10. Remove the cincture. : UNBELT
11. Hart. : STAG
12. Chinese dynasty. : MING
13. Handy man. : ANDY
16. Abuse. : ILLUSE
20. Firmament. : SKY
23. Pronoun. : ONE
24. Rage. : FUME
25. Hindu garment. : SARI
26. Sprightly. : AGILE
27. Relatives of divots. : CLODS
28. Sprightly. : AIRY
29. Penurious. : IRONFISTED
30. Lowell's friend. : CABOT
32. Counterfeit. : SHAM
34. Certain plays. : HITS
36. Letters. : CEES
37. Sports term. : GRIDIRON
39. Made a second draft. : REDREW
40. Admit. : OWN
42. Tendencies. : TRENDS
43. Have a meal. : SUP
45. Metric measure. : LITRE
46. Capital of Latvia. : RIGA
47. In ranks. : AROW
48. King of rhyme. : COLE
49. Shelter for birds. : COTE
50. Having a color. : HUED
52. Colliery. : MINE
53. The Red and the Black. : SEAS
55. Strike gently. : DAB
56. Border river of Brazil. : APA

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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