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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
16. Literary cognomen. : ELIA
17. Distinction. : PROMINENCE
19. Small change in Lima. : SOLS
20. Embroider. : SEW
21. 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
1. 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
34. 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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