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New York Times, Thursday, November 1, 1962

5-Down : Gumlike substance.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 310 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
David Steinberg notes:

A solver questioned the NYT's original 57-Across clue, "Expression of assent.," for UHUH, noting that this was the only appearance of the answer UHUH in a pre-Shortz puzzle, though it has appeared 39 times in Shortz-era puzzles, always clued as "Nope," "No way," or some variant. UHHUH, however, has appeared 27 times (4 times pre-Shortz) and has always been clued as an affirmative. Assumed the 57-Across clue was a NYT mistake and changed "assent" to "dissent."

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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,857
Across
1
Book of the Bible: Abbr. : ECCL
5
Modish. : CHIC
9
Port of West Africa. : DAKAR
14
Type of song. : SOLO
15
Ancestor of the Hittites. : HETH
16
Operating. : INUSE
17
Lined up. : AROW
18
Rumanian city. : IASI
19
Fisher. : EDDIE
20
In prime condition. : UPTOSCRATCH
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Singular. : ODD
24
Tennessee footballers. : VOLS
25
Phrases. : CLAUSES
27
In ___ of the wind. : THEEYE
30
Cutting. : SHARP
31
College officials: Abbr. : REGRS
32
Models. : STANDARDS
36
Eastern nurse. : AMAH
37
Blemishes. : SPOTS
38
Relative of Eleanor. : NORA
39
Avoids. : SIDESTEPS
41
Parting in Spain. : ADIOS
42
Farm land. : ACRES
43
Parts of pates. : SCALPS
44
Character in "Of Human Bondage." : MILDRED
47
Massachusetts town, site of Fort Devens. : AYER
48
Single. : ONE
49
Vicissitudes. : UPSANDDOWNS
54
Chew on with noisy vigor: Var. : CHOMP
56
State: Abbr. : TENN
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Expression of dissent. : UHUH
58
Shanty. : HOVEL
59
Indian. : ERIE
60
Alaskan city. : NOME
61
One at ___. : ATIME
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Streaked, as wood. : ROEY
63
Touches. : DABS
Down
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Son of Isaac. : ESAU
2
Business abbreviation. : CORP
3
Coagulate. : CLOT
4
Business term. : LOWOVERHEAD
5
Gumlike substance. : CHICLE
6
Learns. : HEARS
7
"___ wise child ... " : ITSA
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Gossips. : CHITCHATS
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Unwilling to give in. : DIEHARD
10
Conjunction. : AND
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Fame: Colloq. : KUDOS
12
Stage direction. : ASIDE
13
Musical instruments. : REEDS
21
Bean plants. : SOYS
22
Groups. : CLANS
26
Astir. : UPANDAROUND
27
Singing syllables. : TRAS
28
Half: Prefix. : HEMI
29
Old oath. : EGAD
30
Averts. : STOPS
32
Racer. : SPEEDSTER
33
Disturb. : ROIL
34
Declivity. : DROP
35
Talk back. : SASS
37
___ throat. : STREP
40
Feeling of doubt. : SCRUPLE
41
Tennis term. : ACED
43
City in Australia. : SYDNEY
44
Coffee flavoring. : MOCHA
45
___ water. : INHOT
46
Byzantine emperor, 886-912. : LEOVI
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Mrs. John Glenn. : ANNIE
50
Air age prefix. : AERO
51
Command to a horse. : WHOA
52
Frozen. : NUMB
53
Females. : SHES
55
Hebrew letter. : MEM

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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