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New York Times, Saturday, September 7, 1963

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,151
Across
1. Has an effect (on). : ACTS
5. Overhand tennis stroke. : SMASH
10. "___, a very palpable hit."—Hamlet. : AHIT
14. Political group. : BLOC
15. Desert plants. : CACTI
16. Central point. : NODE
17. Native. : AUTOCHTHON
19. Magnolia. : TREE
20. "___ birdie." : SEETHE
21. Begins. : ENTERSON
23. Celebrity. : FAME
25. Mysterious. : EERIE
26. Apartment sign. : FORRENT
29. Fair lady. : DAMSEL
32. French painter. : MONET
33. Short for a kind of design. : DECAL
35. Fodder. : HAY
36. Deed: Fr. : ACTE
37. Item of belief. : TENET
38. Suffix with two, three, etc. : SOME
39. Cheer. : RAH
40. Eagerness. : ARDOR
41. Swords. : EPEES
42. Heavy hammer. : SLEDGE
44. Compensation. : REDRESS
46. Well-known line. : WAIST
48. ___ die. : SINE
49. Of an African nation. : ETHIOPIC
52. Choice morsel. : TIDBIT
56. Rude person. : BOOR
57. Nevertheless. : ALLTHESAME
59. Tree trunk. : BOLE
60. Stationers. : STORE
61. Popular novelist. : URIS
62. British gun. : STEN
63. More timid. : SHYER
64. Great Commoner. : PITT
Down
1. Down with: Fr. : ABAS
2. Key to a solution. : CLUE
3. Carry by hand. : TOTE
4. Safe. : SCOTFREE
5. Intrigue. : SCHEME
6. Protective covering. : MAT
7. Pain. : ACHE
8. Former Chief Justice. : STONE
9. Intimated. : HINTEDAT
10. Belfast's county. : ANTRIM
11. Game for a picnic. : HORSESHOES
12. Concept: Prefix. : IDEO
13. Number suffix. : TEEN
18. Pilot's need. : CHART
22. Of a time period. : ERAL
24. Through. : ENDED
26. ___ distance. : FOCAL
27. In general. : ONTHEWHOLE
28. Purport. : TENOR
30. American soprano. : EAMES
31. Caustics. : LYES
32. God of war. : MARS
34. Demeter. : CERES
37. Encroach. : TRESPASS
38. Hurries. : SPEEDSUP
40. Exchange premium. : AGIO
41. A Ford. : ERNIE
43. Manchurian seaport. : DAIREN
45. Flusteration. : DITHER
47. Cultivated land. : TILTH
49. Wanes. : EBBS
50. Street sound. : TOOT
51. Satiate. : CLOY
53. Italian city. : BARI
54. Ersatz: Abbr. : IMIT
55. ___ ban. : TEST
58. Three, in 53 Down. : TRE

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

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