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New York Times, Friday, December 28, 1962

Author: Cora Goodman
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,912
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1. City-state of ancient Greece. : SPARTA
7. Firm. : STABLE
13. Celebrated in history. : STORIED
14. Canadian canal. : WELLAND
16. Painter of "The Spirit of '76" : WILLARD
17. Agreement. : ENTENTE
18. Swiss writer of a classic autobiography. : AMIEL
19. Dessert. : ICE
21. Of a certain cereal. : OATEN
22. Grooves. : RUTS
23. Apertures in a flute. : STOPS
25. American composer. : KERN
26. Year in the 11th century. : MLI
27. Ardent desires. : THIRSTS
29. ___ publicae (in matters of state): Lat. : REI
30. R. N.'s domain. : SICKROOM
32. Rectifies. : AMENDS
34. Merit. : EARN
35. Brother, for short. : BRER
36. Do a cabinetmaker's job. : SCRAPE
39. First steamship to cross the Atlantic, 1819. : SAVANNAH
43. Article. : THE
44. More abstruse. : SUBTLER
46. Before. : ERE
47. File. : RASP
49. Combines for the common benefit. : POOLS
50. Kind of rubber. : PARA
51. Inward: Anat. : ENTAD
53. Jocular one. : WAG
54. Fit or sew together at an angle. : MITER
55. Kind of battery. : STORAGE
57. Metrical foot. : ANAPEST
59. In a calmer state of mind. : SERENER
60. Old-fashioned virtue. : MODESTY
61. Fortifications. : REDANS
62. Wields. : EXERTS
1. Incentives. : STIMULI
2. Expedient. : POLITIC
3. City S of Avignon. : ARLES
4. 100 dinars. : RIAL
5. Thrice: Lat. : TER
6. Mathematical process. : ADDITION
7. Short for a kind of horse race. : SWEEPS
8. Take ___ (take a short rest). : TEN
9. Choir member. : ALTO
10. Cheerless. : BLEAK
11. Symbol of Diogenes' search. : LANTERN
12. Registered. : ENTERED
13. Hordes. : SWARMS
15. Mr. Wilson's neighbor. : DENNIS
20. Underground stem, as of the crocus. : CORM
23. Prop. : SHOREUP
24. Suffers from deprivation. : STARVES
27. Drums, cymbals, bells, etc. : TRAPS
28. Partial glaze on pottery. : SMEAR
31. Large green parrot. : KEA
33. Man's name, for short. : ERN
35. All-American attraction. : BALLGAME
36. Importance. : STRESS
37. One of a singing group. : CHANTER
38. Bring back (to). : RESTORE
39. Greek portico. : STOA
40. Most adroit. : NEATEST
41. Interrupts. : ARRESTS
42. Hale's companion. : HEARTY
45. Garden spots. : BOWERS
48. Trimmed (off). : PARED
50. Young pigeon. : PIPER
52. American journalist. : DANA
54. Invented. : MADE
56. Army man: Abbr. : GEN
58. Goddess of night. : NOX

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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