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New York Times, Saturday, September 14, 1963

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { G Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,158
Across
1. Healing ointment. : BALM
5. Bay of Naples isle. : CAPRI
10. Inspiration. : IDEA
14. Maguey plant. : ALOE
15. Dress fabric. : ORLON
16. A catch, as of fish. : MESS
17. Rustic vehicle. : CART
18. Familiar route. : BEATENPATH
20. Secret place. : HIDEAWAY
22. Famous name of vaudeville days. : ROONEY
23. Thames estuary. : NORE
24. Gowns for ranis. : SARIS
26. L. C. Douglas novel. : THEROBE
29. Far from brainy. : DOLTISH
33. Kind of pronoun: Abbr. : REL
34. Physicist Rabi. : ISIDOR
36. Numerical prefix. : OCTA
37. Ancient two-wheeled chariot. : ESSED
39. Swamp. : FEN
40. Relative of an air castle. : DREAM
41. Hebrew lyre. : ASOR
42. Place of business. : OFFICE
44. Wheat: Fr. : BLE
45. Defensible. : TENABLE
47. Gains possession of. : SECURES
49. Advance obliquely. : SIDLE
51. See 18 Across. : LANE
52. People of the bayou country. : CAJUNS
55. Star-shaped. : STELLATE
59. Exaggerates. : OVERSTATES
61. Byzantine picture. : IKON
62. ___ majesty. : LESE
63. Special occasion. : EVENT
64. Composer of "Music in the Air." : KERN
65. Book of the New Testament. : ACTS
66. Oriental civet cat. : RASSE
67. Son of Aphrodite. : EROS
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1. One of a famous trio. : BACH
2. Mountain range of Turkestan. : ALAI
3. Historic Horatio. : LORDNELSON
4. Body from outer space. : METEOR
5. Sign of disuse. : COBWEBS
6. ___ code. : AREA
7. Pretends to engage in. : PLAYS
8. Plant disease. : ROT
9. Mistaken. : INERROR
10. Poseur. : IMPOSTOR
11. College administrator. : DEAN
12. This: Sp. : ESTE
13. Pallid. : ASHY
19. Fiber knot. : NOIL
21. Jack-in-the-pulpit, for one. : AROID
25. Young man of myth. : ADONIS
26. Rare delight. : TREAT
27. German state. : HESSE
28. Famous tower. : EIFFEL
30. Ship of the Far North. : ICEBREAKER
31. Commonplace. : STALE
32. Harness parts. : HAMES
35. Meaning: Abbr. : DEF
38. Effacements. : ERASURES
40. Transfer picture. : DECAL
42. Graybeard. : OLDSTER
43. Heavenly: Fr. : CELESTE
46. Bunkers. : BINS
48. Dissimilar. : UNLIKE
50. ___ Park. : ESTES
52. African nut tree. : COLA
53. ___ plaisir. : AVEC
54. Quip. : JEST
56. "Sawbucks." : TENS
57. Bull: Sp. : TORO
58. Danube tributary. : ENNS
60. Of all: Scot. : AVA

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 10 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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