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New York Times, Friday, September 20, 1963

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,164
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1. Fish lander. : GAFF
5. Just a bit. : DASH
9. Bulrush. : TULE
13. Topmost: Prefix. : ACRO
14. Relative. : INLAW
16. Bills. : ONES
17. Poe specialty. : SHORTSTORY
19. Prose composition: Abbr. : RHET
20. Up-and-down item. : HEMLINE
21. Sports incompetent: Slang. : PALOOKA
23. Iberian cheer. : OLE
24. Cram for an exam. : BONEUP
25. Caterer. : PURVEYOR
29. P.O. equipment. : DATERS
32. Willow. : OSIER
33. Cartoon favorite. : POGO
35. Liquid sauce: Colloq. : DIP
36. Cav's partner, in opera talk. : PAG
37. Bring ___ (dishonor). : SHAMETO
40. Go ___ (succeed). : FAR
41. Sound of disgust. : UGH
42. Sen. Johnston. : OLIN
43. Plant and animal life of a region. : BIOTA
45. Fuel. : PETROL
48. Jeffersonian ___. : DEMOCRAT
50. Waste (time): Colloq. : FIDDLE
52. Architects' group: Abbr. : AIA
53. In dispute. : ATISSUE
55. Disorder. : MISRULE
59. Ash. : TREE
60. One whose strength is illusory. : PAPERTIGER
62. Gay song. : LILT
63. Twenty. : SCORE
64. One of a Kipling trio. : ARAG
65. Prefix in chemistry. : IODO
66. Hastens. : HIES
67. Mother's admonition. : NONO
1. Slash. : GASH
2. Hurt. : ACHE
3. Out of. : FROM
4. As a favor. : FORLOVE
5. Popular moviemaker. : DISNEY
6. Poker term. : ANTE
7. Hiway sign. : SLO
8. A Marx. : HARPO
9. Put ___. : TOROUT
10. Not expected. : UNHOPEDFOR
11. Vegetable. : LEEK
12. Form of "to be": Sp. : ESTA
15. Huron Indian. : WYANDOT
18. Roofing workers. : TILERS
22. Grassy expanse. : LEA
24. Platitude. : BROMIDE
25. Appear suddenly. : POPUP
26. Habit. : USAGE
27. Maris's spot. : RIGHTFIELD
28. Gem. : OPAL
30. Lariat. : RIATA
31. Little fish. : SPRAT
34. Term in biology. : GENE
38. Delays. : HOLDUPS
39. Philharmonic member. : OBOIST
44. ___ Sea, part of the Aegean. : ICARIAN
46. Be able to cope with. : RISETO
47. Uniforms, for short. : ODS
49. French officials. : MAIRES
51. Dissolve and be washed away. : LEACH
53. Gudrun's husband. : ATLI
54. Relative of a sextet. : TRIO
55. Nothing more than. : MERE
56. Prefix indicating an Asian people. : UGRO
57. Slender. : LEAN
58. Cogito ___ sum. : ERGO
61. Taro product. : POI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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