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New York Times, Tuesday, December 18, 1962

Author:
Sidney Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Sidney Lambert has 114 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

For 37-Across, the number and part of the clue were missing—all that was there was: weary?" Added: "___ thou (to make it "___ thou weary?").

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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,903
Across
1
African port. : RABAT
6
Mine refuse. : SLAG
10
Engrossed. : RAPT
14
Ground. : EARTH
15
Feline sound. : PURR
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Literary cognomen. : ELIA
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Distinction. : PROMINENCE
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Small change in Lima. : SOLS
20
Embroider. : SEW
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Make a time interlock, in TV parlance. : SYNC
22
Sports locales. : ARENAS
24
Refrain from speaking. : BITETHETONGUE
27
Enchantment. : SPELL
29
Stulm. : ADIT
30
Sickly, old style. : PEAKED
32
Member of U.N. : USA
33
Vamoose! : SCAT
37
"___ thou weary?" : ART
38
Henrik. : IBSEN
40
Ocher ingredient. : ORE
41
Catch all abbreviation. : MISC
43
Prince, for one. : SON
44
Poem. : EPOPEE
47
City on the Dvina. : RIGA
49
Deposit of loam. : LOESS
50
Long, long ago. : TIMEOUTOFMIND
56
Picardy city. : AMIENS
57
City on the Tevere. : ROMA
58
Initials of 1930's. : WPA
61
Feeler. : PALP
62
Overwhelming. : TORRENTIAL
65
Northern home. : IGLU
66
Theater sign. : EXIT
67
Surplice. : COTTA
68
Percolate. : SEEP
69
Two aspirins, for one. : DOSE
70
Cries to attract attention. : YOHOS
Down
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Party men: abbr. : REPS
2
River into the Rhine. : AARE
3
Cows. : BROWBEATS
4
Kind of pressure: Abbr. : ATM
5
Symbol of Scotland. : THISTLE
6
Worn out. : SPENT
7
Rotary event. : LUNCH
8
Kind of lamp. : ARC
9
Dog. : GREATDANE
10
Takes umbrage. : RESENTS
11
Forward. : ALONG
12
Oriental dish. : PILAU
13
Cup: Fr. : TASSE
18
Bevan. : NYE
23
French ruler. : ROI
25
Family: Colloq. : ILK
26
Naturalness. : EASE
27
Part of the Western world: Abbr. : SPAM
28
Houri. : PERI
31
Fed up, in a way. : DISGUSTED
32
Service branch: Abbr. : USN
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Contended effectively. : COPEDWITH
35
Olympian. : ARES
36
Small props. : TEES
39
Table dish. : BOAT
42
Advance little by little. : CREEPUP
45
Flexibleness. : PLIANCY
46
Diminutive suffix. : OON
48
Noun suffix. : ION
50
Carpet of a sort. : TAPIS
51
Counterpart. : IMAGE
52
Thousand: Fr. : MILLE
53
Fragrant rootstock. : ORRIS
54
Musical term. : FORTE
55
Bovary, for one: Abbr. : MME
59
Duck: Sp. : PATO
60
Old-time exclamation. : ALAS
63
Chemical prefix. : OXO
64
In addition. : TOO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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