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New York Times, Wednesday, December 12, 1962

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,898
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1. Winning of all tricks in piquet. : CAPOT
6. Stately bird. : SWAN
10. Snatch. : GRAB
14. Disconcert. : ABASH
15. Later: Prefix. : POST
16. Solitary. : LONE
17. Bad shape for a foot. : FALLENARCH
19. "Charley's ___." : AUNT
20. Artificial language. : ESPERANTO
21. Millay and others. : EDNAS
22. Apocalypse: Abbr. : REV
23. Like a ninny. : STUPIDLY
25. Cover with grass. : SOD
28. King George ___. : III
30. Besmirch. : SMEAR
31. Eternal ___. : TRIANGLE
34. Western mountains. : TETONS
37. Pilot's outfit. : USAF
38. Reference book: Abbr. : ENC
40. Orchestral instrument. : OBOE
41. Lament. : BEMOAN
44. Crime syndicate. : DOPERING
47. Believe it ___. : ORNOT
49. Louis ___. : XIV
50. French possessive. : NOS
51. Building named for its shape. : PENTAGON
54. Meadow. : LEA
56. Bank check. : AUDIT
57. Facial feature. : ROMANNOSE
62. Fjord of Norway. : OSLO
63. Type of political program. : SQUAREDEAL
64. Short river of France. : LOIR
65. Puncheons. : TUNS
66. At rest. : STILL
67. "I am monarch of ___ survey . . . " : ALLI
68. Outdo. : BEST
69. Lures: Dial. : TOLES
1. ___ society. : CAFE
2. Opposite of "vive!" : ABAS
3. Feeler. : PALP
4. Famous name at Johns Hopkins. : OSLER
5. Concerning that matter. : THEREIN
6. Nine inches. : SPAN
7. Joe-pye weeds. : WORTS
8. Ties. : ASCOTS
9. To the ___ degree. : NTH
10. Colosseum figure. : GLADIATOR
11. Petition. : ROUNDROBIN
12. One year record. : ANNAL
13. "Sweet ___ from Pike." : BETSY
18. Course plotting: Abbr. : NAVIG
21. Sword. : EPEE
24. Army program: Abbr. : UMT
25. Pen point. : STUB
26. Cockney's steed. : ORSE
27. Forerunner of Lorelei Lee. : DIAMONDLIL
29. ___ de la Cité. : ILE
32. All the more certainly: Lat. : AFORTIORI
33. Upshot. : END
35. Advice to Nanette. : NONO
36. Portions: Abbr. : SEGS
39. Member of the crew: Colloq. : COX
42. Med. sci. : ANAT
43. Rich drink. : NOG
45. Hemingway character. : PILAR
46. Most level. : EVENEST
48. Twisting force. : TORQUE
51. Town near Bryn Mawr. : PAOLA
52. Antiseptic solution. : EUSOL
53. Parts of speech. : NOUNS
55. "To have ___ hold." : ANDTO
58. Nutty food for pigs. : MAST
59. Eye: Fr. : OEIL
60. White ___. : SALE
61. Linear measures. : ELLS
63. Seminary degree. : STB

Answer summary: 9 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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