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New York Times, Saturday, December 22, 1962

5-Across : Storage places.

Author:
Kathryn Righter
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 5.26, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 58, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Kathryn Righter has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Number and clue for 23-Down were missing. 21-Down had two clues stuck together ("Singular traveled in a certain vehicle")—should have been "Singer" (not "Singular" plus the rest) for 21-Down and "Traveled in a certain vehicle" for 23-Down. The latter was the missing clue for 23-Down. 39-Down was misnumbered 38-Down. Number and clue for 38-Down were missing. Added "Irritating." as the clue for 38-Down. Also, added periods to all the clues that were missing them.

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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,907
Across
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Defoe heroine. : MOLL
5
Storage places. : CRIBS
10
Drapery fabric. : MOREEN
12
Containing a certain element. : URANOUS
14
Air friction against a moving object. : WINDAGE
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Flag. : PENNANT
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Assn. : ORG
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Made stable. : FIXATED
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Song syllable. : TRA
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Name used on Japanese ships. : MARU
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Barber's gear. : STROP
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Hit hard. : SMIT
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Star in Centaurus. : AGENA
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Make lace. : TAT
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Indifferent. : BLASE
28
Water lily. : NELUMBO
30
French girls. : HELENE
32
Capital of Shensi province. : SIAN
33
Oklahoma City. : ENID
34
Pampas native. : GAUCHO
36
Parts of creches. : MANGERS
40
___ Lama. : DALAI
41
Numerical prefix. : TRI
43
Old Scratch. : DEVIL
44
European country: Abbr. : ITAL
45
Where to find Vandykes. : CHINS
47
Rue "___" Paix. : DELA
48
Compass points. : NES
49
Praise. : TRIBUTE
51
Shade tree. : LIN
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Islamic scripture. : ALKORAN
54
Raining hard. : TEEMING
56
Court proceeding. : HEARING
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Part of London, W of Paddington. : EALING
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Brownie. : GNOME
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Unit of force. : DYNE
Down
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Pound dog. : MONGREL
2
Fort in California. : ORD
3
Table enlarger. : LEAF
4
Law making body: Abbr. : LEGIS
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Move stealthily. : CREEP
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Part of a shoe. : RAND
7
Tabard ___. : INN
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Sculler. : BOATMAN
9
Time of day. : SUNRISE
10
Illusion. : MIRAGE
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Least consequential. : NEXTTONOTHING
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With latest innovations. : UPTOTHEMINUTE
13
Pomp. : STATE
14
Little ___. : WOMAN
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Macaw. : ARA
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Singular. : UNUSUAL
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Traveled in a certain vehicle. : SLEDGED
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Friends: Lat. : AMICI
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Duck hunter's cover. : BLIND
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Exclamation of contempt. : BAH
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Spanish girl's name. : ENA
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Type of table. : GATELEG
35
Fairbanks man. : ALASKAN
37
Little Eva. : EVELINE
38
Irritating. : RILING
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Argot. : SLANG
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Alice in Wonderland's kitten. : DINAH
42
Bone. : RIB
45
Lifting device. : CRANE
46
Suffix with home and farm. : STEAD
49
Decorate. : TRIM
50
Slithery. : EELY
53
Rio de ___. : ORO
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Opposite of max. : MIN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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