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New York Times, Friday, December 7, 1962

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,893
Across Down
1. Where Saigon is: Fr. : ASIE
5. Peer. : BARON
10. Strike: Colloq. : WHAM
14. Haunts. : DENS
15. Brazilian parrot. : ARARA
16. Lytton heroine. : IONE
17. Relative of a green dragon. : JACKINTHEPULPIT
20. Reflects. : THINKS
21. ___ da Fabriano, Italian painter. : GENTILE
22. Calendar abbreviation. : MOS
23. Sub ___. : ROSA
24. Wise man. : SOLON
27. Metric weight. : TON
28. Black Sea port. : BATUM
33. Labor group. : ILO
34. Weapon. : ARM
35. City opposite Juárez. : ELPASO
36. Woodbine. : VIRGINIACREEPER
40. "It's ___ night for singing . . . " : AGRAND
41. Wooden peg. : NOG
42. Navy man: Abbr. : ENS
43. A great deal: Colloq. : NOEND
44. Personate. : ACT
45. Concierge's post. : PORTE
47. He: Lat. : ILLE
49. Bewitch: Colloq. : HEX
50. Baseball name. : STENGEL
54. Worry. : HARASS
57. Symbol of humility, in painting. : LILYOFTHEVALLEY
60. The top. : ACME
61. Thither. : THERE
62. Siouan Indian. : IOWA
63. Garment. : VEST
64. Arabian kingdom. : YEMEN
65. ___ packing. : SEND
1. Army man: Abbr. : ADJ
2. ___ belt. : SEAT
3. Very small distance. : INCH
4. Arctic dweller. : ESKIMO
5. Shoals. : BANKS
6. Companion of sciences. : ARTS
7. Cheer. : RAH
8. Washington's neighbor. : OREGON
9. Nuchae. : NAPES
10. Droop. : WILT
11. Pueblo. : HOPI
12. Source of 38 Down. : ANIL
13. Allot. : METE
18. ___ the ground floor. : INON
19. Incompetent. : UNABLE
23. "Pamela," for instance. : ROMANCE
24. Hebrew month. : SIVAN
25. Few: Prefix. : OLIGO
26. Hungarian actor. : LORRE
27. Every third: Prefix. : TRI
29. Anthropoid. : APE
30. Candle. : TAPER
31. Didn't usually. : USENT
32. 19th century inventor. : MORSE
34. Besides. : AND
35. Energy unit. : ERG
37. Started: Poet. : GAN
38. Dark grayish blue. : INDIGO
39. A bed of sorts. : COT
44. "___ King's Men." : ALLTHE
45. Part of Istanbul. : PERA
46. Plant with cloverlike leaves. : OXALIS
48. Odets character. : LEFTY
49. Asylum. : HAVEN
50. Bulgar. : SLAV
51. Cricket term. : TICE
52. Shade trees. : ELMS
53. Vote heard in the U.N. : NYET
54. Now. : HERE
55. Plum. : SLOE
56. Hemmed. : SEWN
58. Edge. : HEM
59. Pointer used as a reader's guide in a synagogue. : YAD

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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