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New York Times, Friday, September 6, 1963

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { B F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,150
Across Down
1. Strip of wood. : LATH
5. Birettas. : CAPS
9. Utter confusion. : CHAOS
14. Lovelorn Greek nymph. : ECHO
15. Fail to mention. : OMIT
16. Brahman. : HINDU
17. Swing off course. : VEER
18. A making of amends. : REPARATION
20. Mlle. La Douce. : IRMA
21. Strict chaperon. : DRAGON
22. Wine cask. : TUN
23. Ginkgo tree of Japan. : ICHO
25. Arm of the sea. : ESTUARY
27. Assume control. : TAKEOVER
31. Fault. : SIN
32. Anger, in Spain. : IRA
33. New Zealand timber trees. : RATAS
35. Juniper. : CEDAR
39. Son. : LAD
40. Submarine tube. : SNORKEL
42. Compass point. : ENE
43. Region of anc. Asia Minor. : TROAD
45. River into Pamlico Bay. : NEUSE
46. Type of truck. : VAN
47. 5-centime piece. : SOU
49. Resembling a marathon. : RACELIKE
51. ___ Ferry. : HARPERS
55. City on the Oka. : OREL
56. Group aiding refugees. : IRO
57. Loan shark. : USURER
60. Where Mt. Rushmore is: Abbr. : SDAK
63. Sunday, for one. : REVIVALIST
65. Beverage. : SODA
66. Close by: Poet. : ANEAR
67. The "shrew." : KATE
68. Auspices. : EGIS
69. Châlons' river. : MARNE
70. Cutter's relative. : SLED
71. Girl's name. : ESME
1. Jacob's third son. : LEVI
2. The maples. : ACER
3. Popular stage offering. : THEMIKADO
4. Roman odist. : HORACE
5. Leather. : CORDOVAN
6. Yankee: Abbr. : AMER
7. Smoker's item, in Spain. : PIPA
8. Vehicle of early days. : STAGE
9. Rooster in medieval tales. : CHANTICLEER
10. Light upon. : HIT
11. Novelist Loos. : ANITA
12. Perfume, in London. : ODOUR
13. Jerome Kern show. : SUNNY
19. Flagmaker Betsy. : ROSS
24. Something to eat. : HORSDOEUVRE
26. French article. : UNE
27. Awning. : TILT
28. Tree of Morocco. : ARAR
29. Thames town. : ETON
30. More exceptional. : RARER
34. Northern sea bird. : SKUA
36. Marines. : DEVILDOGS
37. Biblical giant. : ANAK
38. Lesage's middle name. : RENE
41. Squired. : ESCORTED
44. "Worm of the Nile." : ASP
48. The Bear: Astron. : URSA
50. Tenant. : LESSEE
51. U. S. Grant's original first name. : HIRAM
52. Scene. : ARENA
53. "Rolling stone." : ROVER
54. Pouts. : SULKS
58. 100 dinars. : RIAL
59. Museum town near Padua. : ESTE
61. Take ___ view of. : ADIM
62. Cheese, in Germany. : KASE
64. Relative of Sean. : IAN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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