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New York Times, Friday, February 16, 1962

Author: H. L. Risteen
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,599
Across Down
1. Wickets. : HOOPS
6. Ribbonlike trimming. : GIMP
10. Wife of Amen-Ra. : MUT
13. American novelist. : OHARA
14. Native. : ABORIGINE
17. Gunpowder ingredient. : NITER
18. Giving a complete view. : PANORAMIC
19. Very thin cloth. : GOSSAMER
21. ___ Kringle. : KRISS
22. Taking repose. : ABED
23. Songbird. : WREN
25. Region of India. : BENGAL
28. Gentle. : MAIDENLY
32. Foreign. : ALIEN
33. Familiar farewell. : TATA
34. Roofing material. : TILE
35. Sunken part. : SAG
36. Actress Linda. : DARNELL
39. Machine part. : CAM
40. News brief. : ITEM
42. Pilaster. : PIER
43. Coeur d'___. : ALENE
45. One of the arts. : CERAMICS
47. Titania's spouse. : OBERON
48. ___ majesty. : LESE
49. Liquor. : GROG
50. Relative of sonar. : RADAR
53. Ancient Rome's main street. : SACRAVIA
57. Begin. : ORIGINATE
60. "Get away from ___." : ITALL
61. Describing the men of Penzance. : PIRATICAL
62. Town near Amiens. : NESLE
63. Game animal. : ELK
64. Entreats. : BEGS
65. Brants. : GEESE
1. Factory, in China. : HONG
2. Mississippi tributary. : OHIO
3. Grain crop. : OATS
4. Portend. : PRESAGE
5. Spanish dance. : SARABAND
6. Yawned. : GAPED
7. Building beam. : IBAR
8. Calendar abbreviation. : MON
9. ___ patria. : PRO
10. Opera role. : MIMI
11. Etats ___. : UNIS
12. Gumshoes. : TECS
15. Annoyed. : IRKED
16. Deep red. : GARNET
20. Actor Ferrer. : MEL
23. Adam's ale. : WATER
24. Coin of Iran. : RIAL
25. Essential. : BASIC
26. Make joyful. : ELATE
27. African river. : NIGER
28. Equine features. : MANES
29. More precise. : NICER
30. Grassy plain. : LLANO
31. Red Sea kingdom. : YEMEN
33. Moment. : TRICE
37. Genus of bees. : APIS
38. Striving. : LABORING
41. Sweet grape. : MALAGA
44. Inheritor. : LEGATEE
46. Earn. : MERIT
47. Sea animal. : ORC
49. Isle of Man men. : GAELS
50. Do ranch work. : ROPE
51. Seed covering. : ARIL
52. Short sword. : DIRK
53. Type of party. : STAG
54. Decorative container. : VASE
55. Evils. : ILLS
56. Nautical term. : ALEE
58. Pen point. : NIB
59. First-rate: Colloq. : ACE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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