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New York Times, Saturday, September 28, 1963

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { D J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,172
Across
1. Smile. : BEAM
5. Telstar's environment. : SPACE
10. Poker term. : CHIP
14. Novel heroine. : EMMA
15. Decoration. : HONOR
16. Piece of glass. : PANE
17. Cogent phrase, usually in French. : LOOKFORTHEWOMAN
20. "On ___ by a river . . . " : ATREE
21. Islamic object of pilgrimage. : KAABA
22. Not max. : MIN
23. Longs. : YEARNS
25. Greenhouse. : NURSERY
27. Nocturnal sound. : SNORE
30. Commotion. : STIR
31. German exclamation. : ACH
34. Cream of society. : ELITE
36. Federal agent. : GMAN
39. Rudolph Serkin recording. : MOONLIGHTSONATA
43. ___ purpose. : TONO
44. Kind of Persian rug. : SENNA
45. Beak. : NEB
46. Work for. : EARN
49. Lady praised by Petrarch. : LAURA
51. Manner. : FASHION
54. Circus tent. : BIGTOP
58. Saver's concern: Abbr. : INT
59. Certain dishes. : FRIES
62. Teutonic demigoddess: Var. : NORNA
63. Secret enemy. : SNAKEINTHEGRASS
66. Bass saxhorn. : TUBA
67. Perfume. : ATTAR
68. Vinegar: Prefix. : ACET
69. Large number: Colloq. : SLEW
70. Indian songbird. : SHAMA
71. Silk, in Italy. : SETA
Down
1. Nautical term. : BELAY
2. Overact. : EMOTE
3. Learned rabbi of ancient times. : AMORA
4. Declarers in bridge. : MAKERS
5. Sure, in dialect. : SHO
6. Menu item. : PORK
7. Theater group. : ANTA
8. Memorable name in stage lore. : COHAN
9. Dweller in Hades. : EREBUS
10. Navy man, for short. : CPO
11. Blacksmith. : HAMMERMAN
12. "Bombs bursting ___ . . . " : INAIR
13. Going price for thoughts. : PENNY
18. Aromatic herb. : FENNEL
19. Skin blemish. : WART
24. Diva's songs: Var. : SOLI
26. Give the high ___. : SIGN
28. Oil field gear. : RIGS
29. First name in stage lore. : ETHEL
31. Danish county. : AMT
32. Bill's partner. : COO
33. Lincoln. : HONESTABE
35. Sight from Taormina. : ETNA
37. Verb suffix. : ATE
38. Seize suddenly. : NAB
40. Arkite in Genesis. : NOAH
41. Check sharply. : SNUB
42. Rowing. : OARING
47. Prevalent. : RIFE
48. River water wheels. : NORIAS
50. Where drachmas were spent. : AGORAS
51. Signs used in printing. : FISTS
52. Invalidate. : ANNUL
53. Musical interval. : NINTH
55. Evidence. : TRACE
56. Attack. : ONSET
57. Italian food. : PASTA
60. Girl's name. : ETTA
61. Hoax. : SHAM
64. Kansas river. : KAW
65. Day. : ERA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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