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New York Times, Thursday, September 5, 1963

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 82, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.56, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 310 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,149
Across
1. Bridge term. : RUFF
5. Diminish. : ABATE
10. Egyptian Christian. : COPT
14. 1,500-mile river of Eurasia. : URAL
15. Spiral. : HELIX
16. Mind. : OBEY
17. Dessert. : CAKE
18. Chinese island. : MATSU
19. Time of day. : NOON
20. Blended dough. : KNEADED
22. Croat's neighbor. : SLOVENE
24. Faulty. : BAD
25. Montana city. : BUTTE
26. Jet of vapor. : SPRAY
29. Iowa college. : COE
30. Family, subject of a musical. : TRAPP
34. Political party: Abbr. : PROG
35. ___ populi. : VOX
36. Condition, often fine. : FETTLE
37. Purpose. : AIM
38. One of the satellites. : TELSTAR
40. Youngster. : LAD
41. Garment. : COATEE
43. A thousand ages. : EON
44. Part of Israel. : GAZA
45. Sea birds. : ERNES
46. Gown's partner. : CAP
47. Rope fiber. : SISAL
48. Marsh bird. : STILT
50. Hindu deity. : DEV
51. House sign. : FORSALE
54. Secretary of Agriculture. : FREEMAN
58. "Dies ___." : IRAE
59. Color. : IVORY
61. Put on. : WORE
62. Square's partner. : FAIR
63. Bird's home. : AERIE
64. Pub sign. : ALES
65. Sicilian resort. : ENNA
66. Gloomy. : DREAR
67. Affirmatives. : YEAS
Down
1. Multitude. : RUCK
2. Monitor lizard. : URAN
3. Phony. : FAKE
4. Low-grade hotel: Slang. : FLEABAG
5. "Arabian Nights" character. : AHMED
6. Drop of liquid. : BEAD
7. High in pitch. : ALT
8. Network. : TISSUE
9. Rejoice greatly. : EXULT
10. Change over. : CONVERT
11. Wood wind. : OBOE
12. Worker. : PEON
13. River in England. : TYNE
21. Hours of work. : DAY
23. Aquatic animal. : OTTER
25. Stadium location. : BOXSEAT
26. Interval. : SPACE
27. Earlier. : PRIOR
28. Style of type. : ROMAN
29. Mountain pass. : COL
31. African range. : ATLAS
32. Rockefeller ___. : PLAZA
33. Bicycle part. : PEDAL
35. Letter. : VEE
36. Stir up. : FAN
38. Seed coating. : TESTA
39. Outdo. : TOP
42. Mosaic piece. : TESSERA
44. Yield. : GIVEWAY
46. Bright. : CLEVER
47. Make sure. : SEE
49. Great literary work. : ILIAD
50. Household appliance. : DRYER
51. Small flute. : FIFE
52. Algerian city. : ORAN
53. ___ check. : RAIN
54. Odin's wife: Var. : FRIA
55. Jetty. : MOLE
56. ___ code. : AREA
57. Suffix with hard and soft. : NESS
60. State: Abbr. : ORE

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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