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New York Times, Friday, January 5, 1962

Author: H. L. Risteen
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,557
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1. Horse-trading deals. : SWAPS
6. Meat dish. : SPARERIBS
15. Head: Lat. : CAPUT
16. South American region. : PATAGONIA
17. Sports building. : ARENA
18. Westerner. : OREGONIAN
19. Fly-catching warbler. : REDSTART
21. Makes lace. : TATS
22. Type of abode. : TENT
23. Welcome. : HAIL
25. City near Bologna. : MODENA
28. Suppresses. : PUTSDOWN
32. Eternally. : EVER
33. Bermuda island. : PAGET
34. ___ Grande. : RIO
35. Metal. : TIN
36. Lines or verses. : STICHES
38. Business abbreviation. : INC
39. Blackbird. : ANI
40. Place to play a game. : LINKS
41. Imitation. : MOCK
42. Arctic rodents. : LEMMINGS
44. Jets. : PLANES
46. Vaudeville turns. : ACTS
47. Prophet. : SEER
48. File's partner. : RANK
50. State Department members. : ATTACHES
54. Citrus fruit. : TANGERINE
57. Sheer fabric. : VOILE
58. Among other things. : INTERALIA
59. Witch of ___. : ENDOR
60. Signal device. : STARSHELL
61. Venetian red. : SIENA
1. Isolated rock. : SCAR
2. Dishes. : WARE
3. Was imitative. : APED
4. Wit of a sort. : PUNSTER
5. ___ Island. : STATEN
6. Touch football, for one. : SPORT
7. Duty. : PART
8. Had a snack. : ATE
9. Duster. : RAG
10. Self-centered ones. : EGOTISTS
11. Actor Reagan. : RONALD
12. First letter: Abbr. : INIT
13. Slant. : BIAS
14. River in Poland. : SAN
20. Santa ___, city near Los Angeles. : ANA
23. Walpole and namesakes. : HUGHS
24. To ___ (exactly). : ATEE
25. Steel. : METAL
26. Sheeplike. : OVINE
27. Cotton fabric. : DENIM
28. Knapsacks. : PACKS
29. Constellation. : ORION
30. Flinch. : WINCE
31. Notches in arrow ends. : NOCKS
33. Metallic sounds. : PINGS
36. Coats of a sort. : SLICKERS
37. Color. : TINT
41. Italian inventor. : MARCONI
43. Stable fixture. : MANGER
44. Favorite. : PET
45. Foliage. : LEAVES
47. Plagiarize. : STEAL
48. Soapbox oratory. : RANT
49. Architectural pier. : ANTA
50. Dye plant. : ANIL
51. Seek's companion. : HIDE
52. Esau's father-in-law. : ELON
53. Laboratory products. : SERA
54. Poetic contraction. : TIS
55. Relative of "ole!" : RAH
56. French island. : ILE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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