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New York Times, Saturday, February 24, 1962

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,607
Across
1. Maces. : STAFFS
7. Rose oil. : ATTAR
12. Large animal of the North Pacific. : SEALION
13. Wanting. : MEAGER
15. This year. : MCMLXII
16. Obscure. : UNNOTED
18. Weight unit of Egypt. : OKE
19. City in Texas. : ELPASO
21. Breach or rent. : GAPE
22. Slits made by a saw. : KERFS
24. Landing places. : PIERS
26. Unfavorable. : ILL
27. Opera role. : ELSA
28. Drover's concern. : HERD
29. Floral bract. : PALEA
31. Pillage. : BOOTY
33. Precision. : NICETY
34. Province of a Persian viceroy. : SATRAPY
37. Makes fast. : SECURES
38. Voyage. : CRUISE
39. Cave ___ (beware of the dog). : CANEM
40. Vestment. : AMICE
41. Destined. : SURE
42. Earth goddess in "Siegfried." : ERDA
46. Give leave. : LET
47. Flung. : SHIED
49. Show derision. : SNEER
50. Prepare copy. : EDIT
52. One-striper. : ENSIGN
54. Honey, in pharmacy. : MEL
55. Putting away. : STORING
57. Harmful. : NOISOME
59. Tie score. : ONEONE
60. Garden chicories. : ENDIVES
61. Antarctic gulls. : SKUAS
62. Fly off the handle. : SEERED
Down
1. Small pear. : SECKEL
2. Circus performers. : TAMERS
3. Any whatever. : ALL
4. Adjusts. : FIXES
5. Duelist's weapon. : FOIL
6. Unduly brief or curt. : SNIPPETY
7. Delighted. : AMUSED
8. Member of an octet. : TENOR
9. Color. : TAN
10. All excited. : AGOG
11. Groceryman. : RETAILER
12. "A good cigar." : SMOKE
14. Filled up. : REPLETE
17. Postpones. : DELAYS
20. Sprightly. : AIRY
23. Serge, for one. : FABRIC
25. "Sugar and ___." : SPICE
28. One of a well-known trio. : HOPE
30. Keen insight. : ACUMEN
32. Desert spots. : OASES
33. National bird of Hawaii. : NENE
34. Zodiac sign Libra. : SCALES
35. ___ the teeth. : ARMEDTO
36. Certain fees. : TUITIONS
37. Fish dish. : SARDINES
39. Actor's concern. : CUES
41. Burns. : SINGES
43. Take away. : REMOVE
44. Judged. : DEEMED
45. French city with Roman ruins. : ARLES
48. Shade of red. : HENNA
49. Tricky: Slang. : SNIDE
51. Journey. : TREK
53. Left. : GONE
56. Symbol of debt. : IOU
58. Form of address. : SIR

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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