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New York Times, Friday, February 2, 1962

Author: Alda Zimpel
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 313 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,585
Across Down
1. Boom. : SPAR
5. Fissures. : RIFTS
10. Corvine bird. : CROW
14. Hounds' prey. : HARE
15. Relative: Colloq. : INLAW
16. Abhor. : HATE
17. Where the Ob flows. : ASIA
18. Irving's Ichabod. : CRANE
19. ___ meridiem. : ANTE
20. Attila. : THESCOURGEOFGOD
23. Italian poet. : TASSO
24. Boil. : SEETHE
25. Expression of disbelief. : UMPH
27. Latin admonitions to the reader: Abbr. : NBS
28. Nickname in theatre lore. : FLO
31. Member of a safari. : BEARER
34. Initials on N.Y.C. building. : RCA
35. Pole. : SLAV
36. Insist upon. : URGE
37. Approves: Colloq. : OKAYS
39. Light vapor. : HAZE
40. German ballad. : LIED
41. Fasten. : PIN
42. Laundry worker. : IRONER
44. Garden area. : LED
45. Kind of Buddhism. : ZEN
46. Passed swiftly. : FLEW
47. Lucrezia or Cesare. : BORGIA
49. Misbehave. : ACTUP
53. Scene of defeat of 20 Across, in 451. : CHALONSSURMARNE
57. Sweetbrier. : ROSE
58. Cousin of Absalom. : AMASA
59. Relative of a salon. : SALA
60. So be it. : AMEN
61. Pithy. : MEATY
62. Diabolic. : EVIL
63. Hoover Dam lake. : MEAD
64. ___ de (in case of). : ENCAS
65. Appoints. : SETS
1. ___ el Arab, river of Iraq. : SHATT
2. Turkish title. : PASHA
3. Zodiac sign. : ARIES
4. Restored to confidence. : REASSURED
5. Puerto ___. : RICO
6. A pouring in. : INRUSH
7. Road signal. : FLARE
8. State of being in contact. : TANGENCY
9. Minty plant. : SWEETBASIL
10. Abrade by rubbing. : CHAFE
11. Re-echoed. : RANG
12. Palindromic name. : OTTO
13. Darnel, for one. : WEED
21. Approach. : COME
22. Exclamations. : OHS
26. 18 Across, for instance. : PROPERNAME
28. Cheese or fruit tart. : FLAN
29. Take it easy. : LAZE
30. Past. : OVER
31. Gardener's concern. : BULL
32. Great Lake. : ERIE
33. Having existed long. : AGED
34. Operated. : RAN
35. Display cabinets. : SHOWCASES
38. Nursery rhyme characters. : KINGSMEN
43. Quantity of paper. : REAM
45. Park feature. : ZOO
46. Wife of Constantine the Great. : FAUSTA
47. Cooking direction. : BLEND
48. Biblical patriarch. : ISAAC
50. Crossbeam. : TRAVE
51. Dark. : UNLIT
52. Sounds of bells. : PEALS
53. Stuff (into). : CRAM
54. Britain's Foreign Secretary. : HOME
55. Voyaging. : ASEA
56. Beams of light. : RAYS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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