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New York Times, Thursday, December 27, 1962

Author:
W. E. Jones
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 254 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,911
Across
1. Stair for entering an airplane. : RAMP
5. Sans ___ (matchless): Fr. : EGAL
9. Cut of beef. : SHANK
14. Arab potentate. : EMIR
15. Part of et al. : ALII
16. "Gay" place. : PAREE
17. Staff member. : AIDE
18. ___ of Cutch, large salt marsh of India. : RANN
19. Oriental. : ASIAN
20. Answer. : RESPOND
22. Giggly. : TITTERY
24. Shooter at marbles. : TAW
25. Columnist's paragraph. : ITEM
27. Famous lioness. : ELSA
28. Vermont city. : BARRE
30. Crankcase reservoir. : OILPAN
32. Kind of pointed arch. : OGEE
33. Danube port. : ULM
34. Birthplace of St. Francis. : ASSISI
38. "Three ___ match." : ONA
39. Port in Libya. : TRIPOLI
41. ___ che (not only): It. : NON
42. "Fountain of youth" island. : BIMINI
44. Former capital of Burma. : AVA
45. Cervine animal. : STAG
46. Creator of Parson Yorick. : STERNE
48. Buchan's "Thirty-nine ___." : STEPS
49. Not good, not bad. : SOSO
52. Lion's den. : LAIR
53. Put in order: Abbr. : ARR
54. Ingenuous. : ARTLESS
56. Card holdings. : TENACES
60. Piece of wood for belaying a rope. : CLEAT
61. Was profitable. : PAID
63. Considerable: Colloq. : SOME
64. Revenue, in France. : RENTE
65. Novel of 1816. : EMMA
66. Soot. : SMUT
67. Colorado park. : ESTES
68. Hold an opinion. : DEEM
69. Actual being: Lat. : ESSE
Down
1. Opposite of the van. : REAR
2. Bonne ___ (sweetheart): Fr. : AMIE
3. Center line of a sort. : MIDSTREAM
4. Fit out. : PREPARE
5. Get as one's desert. : EARN
6. Garden flowers. : GLADIOLI
7. French department. : AIN
8. Door part. : LINTEL
9. Petty quarrel. : SPAT
10. Expedites. : HASTENS
11. Character in "The Tempest." : ARIEL
12. Approaches. : NEARS
13. Uganda's neighbor. : KENYA
21. Be indebted to. : OWE
23. Antelope with lyrate horns. : IMPALA
26. Kettledrums. : TIMPANI
28. Relative of a chump. : BOOB
29. Two-faced Vedic god. : AGNI
31. "I begin ___ mean to end." – Browning. : ASI
33. Namesakes of Milton's archangel. : URIELS
35. Certain phone systems. : INTERCOMS
36. Castile. : SOAP
37. Common suffixes. : INGS
39. Explosive. : TNT
40. Item for contract parley. : OVERTIME
43. Sequester. : ISOLATE
45. Street, in Bonn. : STRASSE
47. Grated upon. : RASPED
48. Suffix on Japanese names. : SAN
49. ___ Coeur. : SACRE
50. Fillets, in architecture. : ORLES
51. Extent: Scot. : STENT
55. Summers, in 16 Across. : ETES
57. Netherlands town. : EDAM
58. Large ratite birds. : EMUS
59. South-of-France port. : SETE
62. Soul: Fr. : AME

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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