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New York Times, Friday, January 26, 1962

Author:
Jay Sheldon
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,578
Across
1. Precipice. : CLIFF
6. Sea duck. : SCOTER
12. Pithy truth. : PROVERB
14. Famous naturalist. : THOREAU
15. Fanciful thought. : REVERIE
16. Cops and ___. : ROBBERS
17. Girl's name. : INA
18. Delicious beverages. : NECTARS
20. Explosive. : TNT
21. Namesakes of a certain queen. : MABS
23. Godly person. : SAINT
24. Rind. : PEEL
25. Attorney ___. : ATLAW
27. Us: Ger. : UNS
28. By itself: Lat. : PERSE
29. Strangest. : EERIEST
31. Sausage: Ger. : WURST
32. "Rule Britannia" composer. : ARNE
33. ___ chair. : WING
34. Longchamp events. : RACES
36. Church singers. : CANTORS
39. Felt concern. : CARED
40. Place. : PUT
41. Oblique course. : SLOPE
43. Frigg's husband. : ODIN
44. Stags. : HARTS
46. Oriental title. : AMIR
47. Estuary: Sp. : RIA
48. Long-lived reptiles. : TURTLES
50. Cuckoo. : ANI
51. Frog-to-be. : TADPOLE
53. Cotton fabric. : ETAMINE
55. Uplift. : ENNOBLE
56. Ancient people of central Italy. : SABINES
57. Prefix used with "phonic." : STEREO
58. Ardent. : EAGER
Down
1. Having a scalloped edge, as leaves. : CRENATE
2. Endearing. : LOVABLE
3. Common suffix. : IVE
4. Bracken. : FERN
5. French ___. : FRIES
6. Condensed. : SHORT
7. Small horses. : COBS
8. Sphere. : ORB
9. Seesaws. : TEETERS
10. Not jesting. : EARNEST
11. Steal (cattle, etc.). : RUSTLE
12. ___ facie. : PRIMA
13. Familiar song by Guy D'Hardelot. : BECAUSE
14. Over: Prefix. : TRANS
19. Color. : TINT
22. Crusader's opponent. : SARACEN
24. Latticework structure. : PERGOLA
26. Fastened in a certain way. : WIRED
28. Football plays. : PUNTS
30. Navy man: Abbr. : ENS
31. Acquire. : WIN
33. Rooster's throat appendages. : WATTLES
34. Lambent. : RADIANT
35. Daughter of Minos. : ARIADNE
36. Short. : CURT
37. Lettuce. : ROMAINE
38. Shiny fish lure. : SPINNER
39. Great conquistador. : CORTES
40. Gay city. : PAREE
42. Indians. : ERIES
44. Exclamation of surprise. : HULLO
45. Bristles. : SETAE
48. ___ sure. : TOBE
49. Biblical land. : SABA
52. For: Sp. : POR
54. Marble: Dial. : MIG

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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