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New York Times, Monday, December 10, 1962

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,896
Across
1. Ultimate. : LAST
5. A very little. : MITE
9. Preclude. : ESTOP
14. Preposition. : INTO
15. Presently. : ANON
16. Minty herb. : THYME
17. Get going. : STEPALONG
19. Proofreader's mark. : CARET
20. Cat or rug. : PERSIAN
21. Spring flower. : ANEMONE
23. Ancient English city. : ELY
24. Chalcedony. : AGATE
25. Respite. : TRUCE
28. Alpine feature. : ARETE
29. "Just ___ am . . . " : ASI
32. Rhine tributary. : RUHR
33. Invite. : ASK
34. Tracks. : IRAILS
36. Let loose. : UNLEASH
38. Gondolier. : BOATMAN
39. Goal of modern seekers. : STATUS
40. Wine cask. : TUN
41. San ___, Italy. : REMO
42. With: Prefix. : SYN
43. Turkish council. : DIVAN
45. Get the better of. : WORST
46. Hardship. : RIGOR
47. Dickens hero. : PIP
48. Tilts. : CAREENS
51. Commotions. : POTHERS
55. Array on the side of. : ALIGN
56. Pictorial. : GRAPHICAL
58. Newton. : ISAAC
59. Australian lake. : EYRE
60. Beige. : ECRU
61. ___ prosequi. : NOLLE
62. Cliques. : SETS
63. Whitetail. : DEER
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1. Speak childishly. : LISP
2. Pay (up). : ANTE
3. Noun suffix. : STER
4. Classified. : TOPSECRET
5. Native of the Far East. : MALAY
6. Look ___ (visit). : INON
7. Vogue: Fr. : TON
8. Take part (in). : ENGAGE
9. More of the same. : ETCETERA
10. Something regrettable. : SHAME
11. Beginner. : TYRO
12. Presage. : OMEN
13. Man's nickname. : PETE
18. Wing: Fr. : AILE
22. U. N. member. : NATION
24. S. Central state: Abbr. : ARK
25. Fasten with skewers. : TRUSS
26. Undersized. : RUNTY
27. Mounted soldier. : UHLAN
28. Kind of blond. : ASH
29. To love: Fr. : AIMER
30. Moves noisily. : SLAMS
31. "The race ___ to the swift." : ISNOT
33. Transfer, legally. : ASSIGN
35. Wasted away. : ATROPHIED
37. Formal interview. : AUDIENCE
38. Hair-do. : BUN
40. Salt: Colloq. : TAR
44. French mountains. : VOSGES
45. Close to. : WITH
46. Splendid. : REGAL
47. Pontiffs. : POPES
48. Son of Eve. : CAIN
49. Likewise. : ALSO
50. Coin of Iran. : RIAL
51. Kind of song. : PART
52. Behold: Lat. : ECCE
53. Excellent. : RARE
54. Curved mark, in music. : SLUR
57. Gypsy gentleman. : RYE

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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