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New York Times, Tuesday, September 24, 1963

Author: A. H. Drummond, Jr.
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
A. H. Drummond, Jr. has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,168
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1. Start of the N.T. : MATT
5. Cent.'s relative. : FAHR
9. Stand of trees. : GROVE
14. Date in the Middle Ages. : MLII
15. Words of comprehension. : ISEE
16. Flavoring substance. : LEMON
17. Reserved. : EARMARKED
19. Most ___. : OFALL
20. Time. : WEESMALLHOURS
22. Trouble. : WOE
23. Wrinkles. : SEAMS
24. Trice. : SECOND
27. Part of a palm. : TREETOP
31. Not ___ in the world. : ACARE
32. Passé. : DATED
34. ___ tree. : UPA
35. Bereft, once. : LORN
36. Charles and Ann. : CAPES
37. Very: Fr. : TRES
38. Labor group. : ILO
39. Word following "sooth" or "gain." : SAYER
40. Buzzes around. : WHIRS
41. Stores, as wines. : CELLARS
43. Places for contests: Lat. : ARENAE
44. Upstanding. : ERECT
46. Water: Abbr. : LIQ
47. The latest. : UPTOTHEMINUTE
52. Dull. : PROSY
53. Thirst quencher. : ORANGEADE
55. Dance. : SAMBA
56. French department. : ORNE
57. Send out. : EMIT
58. Certain mountains: Ger. : ALPEN
59. Poems. : LAYS
60. North Sea land: Abbr. : NETH
1. ___ Nhu. : MME
2. "There ought to be ___." : ALAW
3. Weary. : TIRE
4. Eroded. : TIMEWORN
5. Steadied. : FIRMED
6. ___ favor. : ASKA
7. Spikes of a sort. : HEELS
8. Memorable (day). : REDLETTER
9. Was dejected. : GLOOMED
10. Turn down. : REFUSE
11. Eastern name. : OMAR
12. Tennesseans. : VOLS
13. Photographer's abbreviation. : ENL
18. ___ man (in unison). : ASONE
21. Hounds' quarry. : HARES
24. Of certain Franks. : SALIC
25. French school. : ECOLE
26. Song. : CAROL
28. Italian city. : TURIN
29. "Fidelio." : OPERA
30. Dated. : PASSE
32. Where most children go. : DAYSCHOOL
33. Imitate. : APE
36. Editor's mark. : CARET
37. Part of a Canadian toast. : THEQUEEN
39. His name is "Aram." : SAROYAN
40. Twist forcibly. : WRING
42. Leaves untouched. : LETSBE
43. Straightens. : ALINES
45. ___ cotta. : TERRA
47. River to the Caspian. : URAL
48. Stately display. : POMP
49. Large number. : MANY
50. Unexciting. : TAME
51. Blue-pencil. : EDIT
52. O.T. book. : PSA
54. Old verb ending. : ETH

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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