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New York Times, Saturday, September 7, 1963

52-Across : Choice morsel.

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
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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
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Central point. : NODE
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Native. : AUTOCHTHON
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Magnolia. : TREE
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"___ birdie." : SEETHE
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Begins. : ENTERSON
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Celebrity. : FAME
25
Mysterious. : EERIE
26
Apartment sign. : FORRENT
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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
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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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