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New York Times, Tuesday, January 9, 1962

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { K W X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Rescues. : SAVES
6. Hymns of praise. : PSALMS
12. Excellence. : QUALITY
14. High up. : AERIAL
15. Grimy. : UNCLEAN
16. High perch. : TREETOP
18. Bow-shaped. : ARCED
19. Fragrant rootstock. : ORRIS
21. Of all: Scot. : AVA
22. Depend (on). : LEAN
23. Parody. : SPOOF
24. Arabian gulf. : ADEN
25. Tangle. : MAT
26. Black-eyed. : SUSAN
27. Surrounded by. : AMONG
28. More lethargic. : SLEEPIER
30. Tall, tapering structures. : SPIRES
31. Draw ___. : LOTS
32. Rattles. : JARS
33. Make up one's mind. : DECIDE
36. Cash ___. : REGISTER
40. Incensed. : IRATE
41. Type of residence. : HOTEL
42. Direction. : ENE
43. Only. : MERE
44. Catches the breath. : GASPS
45. Christmas figures. : MAGI
46. Group of physicians. : AMA
47. ___ tender. : LEGAL
48. Enter suddenly. : POPIN
49. Endowing with talent. : GIFTING
51. Pearly shell. : ABALONE
53. Raise a nap. : TEASEL
54. Nullified. : NEGATED
55. Status. : ESTATE
56. Onlookers. : EYERS
Down
1. Pouchlike. : SACCATE
2. Hero of Ticonderoga. : ALLEN
3. Competed (with). : VIED
4. Greek letter. : ETA
5. Summaries. : SYNOPSES
6. Customer. : PATRON
7. Finishing mark on type. : SERIF
8. Counterpart of Mars. : ARES
9. Norwegian statesman. : LIE
10. Arena man. : MATADOR
11. Yugoslav. : SLOVENE
12. Scruples. : QUALMS
13. Fictional. : UNREAL
17. Hunger feelings. : PANGS
20. Thunder. : ROAR
23. Retinue. : SUITE
24. Out of order. : AMISS
26. English pottery. : SPODE
27. Spring time. : APRIL
29. The cream. : ELITE
30. Wise men. : SAGES
32. Means of travel. : JETPLANE
33. Famous nickname in baseball. : DIMAG
34. Hermit. : EREMITE
35. Water bottles. : CARAFES
36. Miss Dartle. : ROSA
37. Adjuncts to P. M. affairs. : TEAPOTS
38. Power source. : ENGINE
39. Caused to slow down (with "in"). : REINED
41. Argue about terms. : HAGGLE
44. Small fur animal. : GENET
45. Neighbor to a bicuspid. : MOLAR
47. Mona ___. : LISA
48. Young attendant. : PAGE
50. Make lace. : TAT
52. Turkish title. : BEY

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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