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New York Times, Friday, December 14, 1962

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,900
Across
1. Lively dance. : POLKA
6. A moment ago. : JUSTNOW
13. Large dark recess. : CAVERN
14. Civil War campaign, 1862. : ANTIETAM
16. Lacking vitality. : ANEMIC
17. Support for rails. : CROSSTIE
18. Coal product. : TAR
19. Small pear. : SECKEL
21. Familiar farewell. : TATA
22. One of a fictional trio. : ATHOS
24. Old Testament book. : HOSEA
26. Got by merit. : WON
27. Members of FFV. : LEES
28. Part of a heel. : LIFT
29. Legumes. : BEANS
31. Dear me! : ALAS
32. Lady in "Faerie Queene." : UNA
33. ___ armes! : AUX
34. Certain songs. : NATIONALANTHEMS
40. Monk's title. : FRA
41. Give opportunity to. : LET
42. Over again. : ANEW
43. Beach, in Spain. : PLAYA
46. Criterions: Abbr. : STDS
47. ___ majesty. : LESE
48. Missouri or Ohio: Abbr. : RIV
49. Part of TNT. : NITRO
51. Inherently: Lat. : TERSE
52. Hebrew letter. : ALEF
54. Bewailer. : MOANER
56. Large tub. : VAT
57. Sommelier's concern. : WINECARD
59. Amount of advertising matter. : LINAGE
61. Informal attire. : NEGLIGEE
62. ___ biscuit. : BEATEN
63. Rigidity. : SETNESS
64. Fraxinus trees. : ASHES
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1. Cigar. : PANATELA
2. Get a hotbox. : OVERHEAT
3. Man's nickname. : LEM
4. ___ Kringle. : KRISS
5. Noun suffix. : ANCE
6. One epithet for father. : JACKOFALLTRADES
7. Disquiet. : UNREST
8. Long scarf. : STOLE
9. Poetic contraction. : TIS
10. Home of 33 Down. : NEST
11. Pontiac was one. : OTTAWA
12. Serve. : WAITON
13. Language of Valencia. : CATALAN
15. Resources. : MEANS
20. Subject of U. N. controversy. : CHINA
23. Harden. : OSSIFY
25. Border on. : ABUT
28. Moon goddess. : LUNA
30. Breathe out. : EXHALE
33. Social insects. : ANTS
35. Algerian seaport. : ORAN
36. A Queen of Thebes. : AEDON
37. Weaken. : ENERVATE
38. Christmas card legends. : MESSAGES
39. Sugar. : SWEETEN
43. Shrimplike crustacean. : PRAWN
44. Symbols of purity. : LILIES
45. Vindicate. : AVENGE
46. Where Santa Clauses hold forth. : STORES
50. Likeness. : IMAGE
51. Crowbars. : TRIES
53. Hat fabric. : FELT
55. Where Portoferraio is. : ELBA
58. Ohio city: Abbr. : CIN
60. Slangy negative. : NAH

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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