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NUMEROLOGY

New York Times, Sunday, November 25, 1962

Author: Herbert Ettenson
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 89, Avg Word Len: 5.18, Missing: { X Z }, Scrabble score: 639 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 134, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 21, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 31
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,881
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1. Number, police HQ, N.Y.C. : SPSTIOO
8. Watts' cousins. : AMPERES
15. Fished in a certain way. : SPEARED
22. Donald ___ Peattie, author. : CULROSS
23. Simplicity. : NAIVETE
24. Musketeers' motto, in part. : ALLFORI
25. Son of Agamemnon. : ORESTES
26. Diatribes. : TIRADES
27. Abstain. : REFRAIN
28. Palm leaf: Var. : OLA
29. Vendable. : ASALE
31. Fuss. : ADO
32. Forum garb. : TOGA
34. Exasperates. : IRES
35. Throws. : PEGS
37. Declaim. : ORATE
39. Dry by rubbing. : WIPE
40. Bio. or chem. : SCI
41. Twosome. : DUET
43. Vermont town. : STOWE
44. First-rate. : AONE
45. Velvety fabric. : PANNE
48. 7th Greek letter. : ETA
49. Jackets. : ETONS
50. Unspecified person. : SOANDSO
53. Cowboy's "vamoose." : GIT
54. "___ shoe . . . " : ITBUCKLEMY
57. Zeus, Thor, Neptune. : GODS
58. Columbus Day. : OCTITTH
60. Amino alcohol. : SCOPINE
61. Large number. : MANY
62. Bluegrass. : POA
63. Ballerina Kaye. : NORA
64. Zodiacal sign No. 5. : LEO
65. Come ___. : TONOTHING
69. Neither rhyme ___. : NORREASON
71. Leaf cutters. : ANTS
73. Most undulating. : WAVIEST
74. Appears. : TURNSUP
75. Autocrat. : TSAR
77. Noun suffixes. : EERS
78. Legal wrong. : TORT
79. Campus military group. : ROTC
82. Interrogator's demand. : YESORNO
85. Unsightly thing. : EYESORE
88. Asian language. : THAI
90. In disorder. : ATSSANDSS
93. Mask. : FALSEFACE
95. Sea bird. : ERN
96. Louis XIV et al. : ROIS
97. Goose eggs. : OOO
98. Sandburg. : CARL
99. Revolvers. : COLTFFS
101. Maid ___. : OFHONOR
103. Roisin Dubh. : ERIN
104. "Life ___," Walter Pitkin book. : BEGINSATFO
107. Gold: Sp. : ORO
108. Greek letter. : UPSILON
110. Spoke interminably. : RANON
111. Residue. : ASH
112. "___ Friday." : MYMAN
114. Rhythm. : BEAT
115. Clothe. : ENDUE
116. Where Zeno lectured. : STOA
118. Navy man: Abbr. : ENS
119. Van ___, Flemish artist. : DYCK
120. Neckpiece. : ASCOT
121. Tritons. : EFTS
123. Place for a dance. : BARN
125. Nothing ___. : TOIT
126. Before: Prefix. : PRE
127. Golf's ___ Cup. : RYDER
131. Typical G.I. : JOE
132. Its latitude is 0. : EQUATOR
134. In a position for crawling. : ONALLFS
137. Full-sounding. : OROTUND
139. Artificial tan-producer. : SUNLAMP
140. Silas Marner's town. : RAVELOE
141. "___ Vita." : LADOLCE
142. Small cups: Scot. : TASSIES
143. Patron. : SPONSOR
144. Experimenter. : ESSAYER
1. Exclusive story. : SCOOP
2. Knitted inverted stitches. : PURLED
3. Magical footwear. : SLEAGUEBOOTS
4. Elementary curriculum. : TRS
5. Tittle. : IOTA
6. Sugars: Suffix. : OSES
7. Peak near Pelion. : OSSA
8. Waiters' place. : ANTEROOM
9. 5th month, in France. : MAI
10. Famous nine. : PIRATES
11. Dodge. : EVADE
12. Fix over. : REDO
13. Opposite of "hiver." : ETE
14. Lyrical poems. : SESTINAS
15. Top kick. : SARGE
16. Entreaty. : PLEA
17. Kobold. : ELF
18. Land of new nations. : AFRICA
19. Prohibition era. : ROARINGTOS
20. Lake 240 miles long. : ERIE
21. Resounds. : DINS
30. Lehmann. : LOTTE
33. Start. : OPEN
36. Raise. : SETUP
38. Bearded, as grain. : AWNY
39. Xyloid. : WOODY
40. Ten-___. : SPOT
42. Silent. : TACIT
43. Moon goddess. : SELENA
44. "I have ___ to song, O!" : ASONG
46. Explosive, for short. : NITRO
47. Frome. : ETHAN
51. Wilhelm's exile town. : DOORN
52. Cicatrices. : SCARS
54. Cuba, for one. : ISLA
55. ___ stamp. : TCENT
56. Recognize. : KNOW
57. T. Wolfe's hero. : GANT
59. " . . . ___ 9 days old." : INAPOT
61. Overlook. : MISS
62. ___ call (fueling station). : PORTOF
66. What septuagenarians are. : OVERSO
67. Indeed!: Fr. : TIENS
68. Protagonist. : HERO
69. Nanny. : NURSE
70. Global area: Abbr. : EUR
72. States positively. : SAYSSO
74. Digits. : TOES
76. Turmeric. : REA
78. ___ Eulenspiegel. : TYLL
80. Summer holiday. : THEFTHOFJULY
81. TV series about cops. : CARFF
83. Quidnunc. : SNOOP
84. Scents. : ODORS
85. Merit. : EARN
86. City in Wisconsin. : RACINE
87. Galbraith's field: Abbr. : ECON
89. ___ many words. : INSO
90. "___ of One's Own." : AROOM
91. "I have other fish ___." : TOFRY
92. Maris' record. : SIHOMERUNS
93. Dim. : FAINT
94. Lohengrin's wife and others. : ELSAS
98. Ranine sound. : CROAK
100. Liking. : TASTE
102. Sisters. : NUNS
103. Certain voters. : ELECTORS
104. Judge's bench. : BANC
105. Underwriter. : ENDORSER
106. Having a toe affliction. : GOUTY
109. Singly. : IBYI
110. Turns over for a profit. : RESELLS
113. History. : ANNALS
117. Instantly. : ATONCE
119. Villages. : DORPS
120. Songwriter Harold. : ARLEN
122. Passover meal. : SEDER
123. Utmost. : BEST
124. Bluish-green. : AQUA
125. Book. : TOME
126. Peacock genus. : PAVO
128. Alms. : DOLE
129. Times. : ERAS
130. Wands. : RODS
133. Burmese. : TAI
135. Take 40 winks. : NAP
136. Ward McAllister's "elite." : FOO
138. "___ Skylark." : TOA

Answer summary: 20 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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