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New York Times, Tuesday, December 25, 1962

Author:
Brice Metcalfe
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { Z }, Scrabble score: 322 (avg 1.72)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Brice Metcalfe has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Puzzle and solution were from a book. No paper appears to have been published on 12/25/62.

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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,909
Across
1. In discord. : AJAR
5. Cultists' theories. : ISMS
9. With high competence. : ABLY
13. Essence. : CORE
14. ___ feu, French dish. : POTAU
15. Guatemalan. : MAYA
16. Sally. : QUIP
17. With ___ (affectedly). : ANAIR
18. Mixture. : BREW
19. German pronoun. : UNS
20. Christmas plant. : EVERGREEN
22. Mountaineer's tool. : ICEAXE
24. Map maker's machine. : OROGRAPH
27. One way to write the year Claudius I was born. : TENBC
28. White ___, cake ingredient. : OFEGG
29. Pastoral sound. : BAA
30. Publisher's jacket copy. : BLURB
32. Teeming. : ASWARM
34. Christmas plants. : POINSETTIAS
36. Scheduled. : SLATED
38. French interjection. : TIENS
39. Fuel. : OIL
40. Cloud: prefix. : NEPHO
42. Fur. : OTTER
46. Ghostly. : SPECTRAL
48. Soul or spirit, from the Greek. : PNEUMA
49. Christmas plant. : MISTLETOE
51. Machinist's abbreviation. : RPM
52. Firm strength. : IRON
54. Additional. : OTHER
55. Sports gear. : SKIS
56. What the "Mona Lisa" is painted on. : WOOD
57. Inflict. : WREAK
58. Companion of now. : HERE
59. Rich flavored. : WINY
60. Musical works: Abbr. : SYMS
61. Observes. : EYES
Down
1. Exculpate. : ACQUIT
2. Jolt. : JOUNCE
3. Sprung. : ARISEN
4. Form of government: Abbr. : REP
5. Beloved of Glaucus. : IONE
6. Plant of the lily family. : STAROFBETHLEHEM
7. Meager: Fr. : MAIGRE
8. Legal substitute. : SURROGATE
9. Reddish-yellow. : AMBER
10. Traveling companion of St. Paul. : BARNABAS
11. Sodium hydroxide. : LYE
12. Veer away from the normal axis. : YAW
14. Blacktop. : PAVE
20. Former patrons. : EXCLIENTS
21. "Don't venture all your ___ basket." : EGGSINONE
23. Churchman. : ABBOT
25. Next to a birdie. : PAR
26. Noah's youngest. : HAM
28. Conjunctions. : ORS
31. Ocean currents. : UNDERTOWS
33. Fritter (away). : WASTE
34. Bing Crosby ballad. : PALEMOON
35. Pablo's uncle. : TIO
36. Help wanted! : SOS
37. ___ service. : LIP
41. Insignificant. : PALTRY
43. Middle Eastern country. : TURKEY
44. Style of clothing. : EMPIRE
45. Egyptian name. : RAMSES
47. Lucy's relative. : CINDY
48. Companion of beans. : PORK
50. Parties. : TEAS
52. The Wobblies' monogram, circa 1912. : IWW
53. Gallic monarch. : ROI
55. Pronoun. : SHE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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