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Alda F. Zimpel
Alda F. Zimpel

New York Times, Friday, February 1, 1963

50-Down : Was apprehensive.

Author:
Alda F. Zimpel
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { B J Q X }, Scrabble score: 327 (avg 1.72)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Alda F. Zimpel has 7 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,942
Across
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Numerical prefix. : MONO
5
Butter's partner. : EGGS
9
Clio's sister. : ERATO
14
Afghanistan's neighbor. : IRAN
15
Smell ___ (suspect something). : ARAT
16
More pristine. : NEWER
17
Sear. : CAUTERIZE
19
Anatomist's concern. : GLAND
20
Caper. : ANTIC
21
One kind of weather. : ZERO
23
Gaelic. : ERSE
24
Type of firearm. : MUZZLELOADER
27
Demolish. : RAZE
30
Faulty. : ILL
31
Letters. : EFS
32
In past time. : AGO
33
Cloak-and-dagger men. : SPIES
35
Name from 500 B.C. : AESOP
39
Assure. : PROMISE
41
Town on the Sea of Galilee. : MAGDALA
43
Humbled. : TAMED
44
Nocturnal sound. : SNORE
46
Trouble. : AIL
47
Part of a building. : ELL
49
Son of Gad. : ERI
50
Beginning at. : FROM
51
Coniferous tree of S. America. : MONKEYPUZZLE
56
Rugby's river. : AVON
57
Koran chapter. : SURA
58
Desert features. : OASES
62
Chartered. : HIRED
64
Of barbering. : TONSORIAL
66
Aromatic plant. : ANISE
67
Open. : UNDO
68
Pound. : EZRA
69
Slightest. : LEAST
70
Day laborer. : PEON
71
Refuse to grant. : DENY
Down
1
Isinglass. : MICA
2
Algerian naval station. : ORAN
3
Maritime: Abbr. : NAUT
4
Prompt. : ONTIME
5
Part of maize. : EAR
6
Bears. : GRIZZLIES
7
Small antelope. : GAZELLE
8
Cubic meter. : STERE
9
Language: Abbr. : ENG
10
Freed. : RELEASED
11
Adjudge. : AWARD
12
Rigid. : TENSE
13
System. : ORDER
18
Old French coin. : ECU
22
Diminutive suffix. : OLE
25
Moves with energy: Colloq. : ZIPS
26
Twenty-one. : OFAGE
27
Deeply absorbed. : RAPT
28
Site of famous tomb. : AGRA
29
Make a loud buzzing sound. : ZOOM
33
Move obliquely. : SIDLE
34
Dying away, in music: It. : SMORZANDO
36
German region. : SAAR
37
Medley. : OLIO
38
Tree. : PALM
40
Humility. : MEEKNESS
42
State: Abbr. : ARIZ
45
Nerve cell. : NEURONE
48
River into the Scheldt. : LYS
50
Was apprehensive. : FEARED
51
See 28 Down. : MAHAL
52
Sheeplike. : OVINE
53
Persian water wheel. : NORIA
54
Build. : PUTUP
55
Card game. : LOO
59
Dimensions. : SIZE
60
Merit. : EARN
61
Destroy. : SLAY
63
Military unit: Abbr. : DET
65
Family member. : SON

Answer summary:
3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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