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Eileen Lexau
Eileen Lexau

New York Times, Monday, December 17, 1962

Author: Eileen Lexau
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q V W Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Eileen Lexau has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles and 10 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Clue for 1-Across had "Sign" instead of "sign"; corrected this. Also, unlike most puzzles of this time, the puzzle did not have periods after the clues. Left them out.
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,902
Across Down
1. Store sign : SALE
5. Measures : TAPES
10. Bone: Prefix : OSTE
14. Window dressing : TRIM
15. Nautical term : ABAFT
16. Go around : SPIN
17. Cut of meat : RUMP
18. Superman of a sort : MASTERMIND
20. Where: Lat. : UBI
21. Racket : BAT
22. Companions of coloring books : PAINTS
23. Signified : MATTERED
26. Slippered : SHOD
27. Oreztime grape : RAISIN
29. Having heavy seas : SURFY
32. Singing groups : CHOIRS
35. Amongst : MID
37. Barn's neighbor : SILO
38. Commission in Washington : AEC
39. Any leader : SKIPPER
42. Succes ___ : FOU
43. Balderdash! : RATS
45. Man's nickname : SOL
46. Gentler : SOFTER
48. Place to ski : SLOPE
50. Greek in the Trojan War : NESTOR
52. Theatrical abbreviation : PERF
54. Wonderland character : DORMOUSE
58. Kind of cake : SPONGE
60. ___ Alamos : LOS
61. Water sprite : NIX
62. Old time fur-trading company : HUDSONSBAY
65. Garment : KILT
66. Dousi Hosea : OSEE
67. Italian philosopher : CROCE
68. Leonine cry : ROAR
69. Initials in the headlines : USSR
70. A thirst : EAGER
71. Handle: Lat. : ANSA
1. Play the strings : STRUM
2. Island off Venezuela : ARUBA
3. Maximum bet in poker : LIMIT
4. Ruler: Abbr. : EMP
5. Trees : TAMARISKS
6. Lets up : ABATES
7. Family members : PAS
8. Newt : EFT
9. Degrees : STEPS
10. Derived from a platinum metal : OSMIOUS
11. Sea spray : SPINDRIFT
12. Pastel shade : TINT
13. Areas of the earth : ENDS
19. Bowl sounds : RAHS
21. Favorite toys, stuffed : BEARS
24. Relative of tetra : TRI
25. Having small indentations : DIMPLED
28. Tang : NIP
30. Piece of ice : FLOE
31. ___ Honor : YOUR
32. Toys with wheels : CARS
33. Become whole : HEAL
34. Sea animals : OCTOPODES
36. Noaj for one : DESTROYER
40. Charged particle : ION
41. Studies : ROOMS
44. Author of an epic poem : SPENSER
47. Partner of "to" : FRO
49. Therefore : ERGO
51. Consolation : SOLACE
53. Highway structure : FENCE
55. ILGWU : UNION
56. "Man of the forest" : SILAS
57. Newspaper edition : EXTRA
58. Deer of Tibet, akim to the Cashmere stag : SHOU
59. Feline : PUSS
63. Feminine title : SRA
64. Where peat is found : BOG
65. Indian ape : KRA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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