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New York Times, Wednesday, December 26, 1962

Author:
Sidney Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Sidney Lambert has 114 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,910
Across
1. American Indian. : HOPI
5. Recreation place. : CAMP
9. In that case. : THEN
13. "When ___ marries . . . " : AMAN
14. Shape of the Blue Room in the White House. : OVAL
15. Role in "Salome." : HEROD
17. Particle of ice. : HAILSTONE
19. Wasatch, for one. : RANGE
20. Out ___. : ANDOUT
21. In the ___ (like). : NATUREOF
23. Of birds. : AVIAN
25. Casserole. : DISH
26. Exacts satisfaction for. : REVENGES
29. Treeless tract. : STEPPE
33. 800-mile Asian river. : ILI
34. Arrive at. : GETTO
36. Masculine title. : SAHIB
37. Disorder: Colloq. : MUSS
39. Stand one in good ___. : STEAD
41. Ingenue or soubrette. : ROLE
42. One of the Sitwells. : EDITH
44. Agreements. : YESES
46. Road surface. : TAR
47. Unwelcome, from the French. : DETROP
49. Selects. : PICKSOUT
51. Sleep like ___. : ALOG
53. Reads rapidly. : SKIMS
54. "Little Polly" of nursery rhyme. : FLINDERS
58. Knocks down. : SMITES
61. Fencing term. : LUNGE
62. Liner of a sort. : AEROPLANE
64. Plant. : ASTER
65. Herr's helpmeet. : FRAU
66. Latin abbreviation. : ETAL
67. Outside: Fr. : HORS
68. Habitation. : TENT
69. Bronze decorations. : DSMS
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1. Sound of amusement. : HAHA
2. Arabian land. : OMAN
3. Called. : PAIDAVISIT
4. Devoted. : INLOVE
5. Domiciles. : COTTAGES
6. Coin of Macao. : AVO
7. Creator of Hans Castorp. : MANN
8. Argue a case. : PLEAD
9. Interposes. : THRUSTS
10. Plaudit for a speechmaker. : HEARHEAR
11. Bird. : ERNE
12. Useless: Colloq. : NOGO
16. Lexicographical abbreviation. : DEF
18. Litigant. : SUING
22. Poetic contraction. : TIS
24. Weblike. : NETTY
26. Frosted. : RIMED
27. Escape the perception of. : ELUDE
28. Imbue. : STEEP
30. Copies of a sort. : PHOTOSTATS
31. Menu item. : PILAU
32. Germany's first president, 1919–25. : EBERT
35. Caravan stopover. : OASIS
38. Outlander. : STRANGER
40. Arrays. : DECKSOUT
43. Devices for smokers. : HOLDERS
45. Use sparingly: Colloq. : SKIMP
48. Creator of Dupin. : POE
50. Emulated Mrs. Fezziwig. : SMILED
52. Relative of payola. : GRAFT
54. Neighbor of Ala. : FLA
55. Green; fertile. : LUSH
56. Preposition. : INTO
57. Withered. : SERE
59. Hindu land grant. : ENAM
60. Concert pieces: Abbr. : SELS
63. Operated. : RAN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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