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New York Times, Wednesday, September 4, 1963

Author:
Unknown
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Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { B F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 251 (avg 1.32)
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Lively. : CRISP
6. Entangling situation. : MORASS
12. Cold and hard. : GLACIAL
14. Native of Asia. : IRANIAN
16. Car gear. : REVERSE
17. Composite picture. : MONTAGE
18. Oriental nobles. : AMIRS
19. Literary form. : ODE
21. Home: Lat. : DOMUS
22. Residence rooms. : DENS
23. Growls. : GNARS
25. Cleverly done. : NEAT
26. Suffix in chemistry. : ENE
27. Contradict. : GAINSAY
29. Sellout sign. : SRO
30. Former European ruler. : TSARINA
32. Visitor from outer space. : METEOR
34. Silent. : MUTE
35. Stretch over. : SPAN
36. Wisconsin city. : RACINE
39. Wreck. : SHATTER
42. Nigerian tribesman. : ARO
43. Atomic nuclei. : TRITONS
45. Legion member. : VET
47. Pick over. : CULL
49. Winter's trademarks. : SNOWS
50. Remove from copy. : DELE
51. Creek. : INLET
53. Business group. : NAM
54. Noted watercolorist. : MARIN
55. Light-colored mineral. : EDENITE
57. Food. : ALIMENT
59. Systems of rule. : REGIMES
60. Just punishments. : NEMESES
61. Glass pieces. : LENSES
62. Early morning phenomena. : MISTS
Down
1. Merciful. : CLEMENT
2. Gorges. : RAVINES
3. Cold storage devices. : ICERS
4. Noted Englishmen. : SIRS
5. Dance step. : PAS
6. Buffoons. : MIMERS
7. ___ y Plata, Montana's motto. : ORO
8. Transvaal region (with "the") : RAND
9. Chekhov. : ANTON
10. Orientals. : SIAMESE
11. Arizona cactus. : SAGUARO
12. Rate of ascent. : GRADE
13. Like a certain beast. : LEONINE
15. Man of wisdom. : NESTOR
20. "Two Years before the Mast" author. : DANA
23. Footwear item. : GAITERS
24. Oriental boats. : SAMPANS
27. Fish equipped with sound effect. : GRUNT
28. 1923 Nobelist in literature. : YEATS
31. "Who ___?" : AMI
33. Explosive. : TNT
35. Barnum, for one. : SHOWMAN
36. More pungent. : RACIER
37. Castle of the dukes of Norfolk. : ARUNDEL
38. Cardinals' group. : COLLEGE
39. Greek portico. : STOA
40. Symbol of highness. : EVEREST
41. Does tailoring work. : RELINES
44. American painter. : INNESS
46. Abodes. : TENTS
48. Soviet hero. : LENIN
50. Titled ones. : DAMES
52. Namesakes of a Dickens lad. : TIMS
54. Opera role. : MIMI
56. Golfer's place. : TEE
58. Nickname for Gulliver. : LEM

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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