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TRAFFIC JAM

New York Times, Sunday, February 25, 1962

Author: Sidney Lambert
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 511 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 110, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,608
Across Down
1. Grinding. : MOLAR
6. City on the Loire. : NANTES
12. Fodder troughs. : CRIBS
17. Dimethyl ketone. : ACETONE
19. Salt of an acid. : OLEATE
20. Sun dance, for one. : RITUAL
22. U. S. President. : MARTINVANBUREN
24. Be present: Lat. : ADESTE
25. Upper inner corner of a flag. : UNION
26. Gaelic. : ERSE
27. Opera based on Hugo novel. : ERNANI
29. David's chief minister. : IRA
30. Bask. : SUN
31. Smell ___. : ARAT
32. Small slit. : NICK
33. Vigor: Colloq. : SNAP
34. W. W. II arena. : ETO
35. Governmental affairs. : SHIPOFSTATE
39. Radio signals. : BEEPS
40. Succès ___. : DESTIME
42. Five-point type. : PEARL
43. Lets stand. : STETS
45. D'Yeu and others. : ILES
46. ___ Hassan. : ABU
47. Heeling, nautically. : ALIST
49. Outrageous. : WICKED
52. Dormice. : LEROTS
55. Somnolent states. : TRANCES
57. Violently. : AMAIN
58. Let an opportunity slip. : MISSTHEBUS
60. Nautical turn. : YAW
61. Toulon's department. : VAR
62. U. N. name. : THANT
64. Daughter of Oceanus. : DORIS
66. Professional worker: Abbr. : CPA
67. Make a miscue. : ERR
68. Abstemious: Slang. : ONTHEWAGON
72. Claw. : TALON
74. Second edition. : REISSUE
77. Baseball pitch. : SLIDER
78. Table vials. : CRUETS
79. Mythical man of brass. : TALOS
80. Harem room. : ODA
81. Unfair. : FOUL
82. Red, in heraldry. : GULES
84. Commences. : OPENS
86. Supernatural phenomena. : OCCULTS
90. Grounds. : DREGS
92. Refuse to deal (with). : HAVENOTRUCK
95. Make tired. : IRK
96. Chapeaux. : HATS
97. Sports cognomen. : BABE
98. Air: Prefix. : AERI
99. Man's nickname. : MOE
100. Peace prize winner. : ORR
101. Rinaldo's magic horse. : BAYARD
103. Natives: Suffix. : OTES
104. Hit. : SMOTE
106. Crowns. : TIARAS
108. Cogitation of a sort. : TRAINOFTHOUGHT
111. Wear. : ENDURE
112. Breadwinner. : EARNER
113. Close. : AIRLESS
114. Factors in biology. : GENES
115. Flouts. : SNEERS
116. Angling gear. : REELS
1. Wool fabrics. : MERINOS
2. Eight: It. : OTTO
3. Cut of meat. : LOIN
4. ___ Arbor. : ANN
5. Waking dreams. : REVERIES
6. Type of flight. : NONSTOP
7. Vestment: Var. : ALBE
8. New: Ger. : NEU
9. Vetch. : TARE
10. Unchanging. : ETERNAL
11. Straw for hats. : SENNIT
12. Caprice. : CRANK
13. "___ Pagliaccio." : RIDI
14. Believer in: Suffix. : ITE
15. Economic ups and downs. : BUSINESSCYCLE
16. Petty tyrant. : SATRAP
17. Diverted. : AMUSED
18. Early King of England. : CANUTE
21. Moves swiftly. : LEAPS
23. Not care ___. : ARAP
28. Scores, in tennis. : ACES
31. Moslem name. : AHMED
33. Become prevalent. : SETIN
35. Taciturn. : SILENT
36. Phobias. : FEARS
37. Wooden shoe. : SABOT
38. Of a ___ (certainly). : TRUTH
39. Composer Bartok. : BELA
41. Polynesian god. : TIKI
44. Ankles. : TARSI
48. Serving vessel. : TEAPOT
49. Falter. : WAVER
50. Turkish hospice. : IMARET
51. Wealthy patronage. : CARRIAGETRADE
52. Fluff. : LINT
53. Europeans. : ESTHS
54. Yellow iris. : SEDGE
55. Deflect. : TURN
56. Trumpeters. : SWANS
58. Shaggy growth of hair. : MANE
59. Churl. : BOOR
63. Homestead. : HOUSE
65. Hit. : STRUCK
69. Slip away. : ELOPE
70. Extend. : WIDEN
71. Scene of Hersey novel. : ADANO
73. Hawaiian tree. : AULU
75. Mollusks. : SLUGS
76. Money in Lima. : SOLS
78. Bacterial cells. : COCCI
81. ___ general. : FOURSTAR
83. Chaise: Colloq. : SHAY
84. Spread swiftly. : OVERRAN
85. Machine parts. : STATORS
87. Fine chinaware. : LIMOGES
88. Pledges. : TROTHS
89. Shooting events. : SKEETS
90. Table ___. : DHOTE
91. ___ to go (eager): Dial. : RARING
93. Quashes: Law. : ABATES
94. Coral formation. : REEF
97. Headquarters. : BASES
101. Simple. : BARE
102. Name in Virginia. : DARE
103. Unique thing: Slang. : ONER
104. Afflictive. : SORE
105. Heat and spice wine. : MULL
107. Continuing demand. : RUN
109. Like: Suffix. : INE
110. Proceed apace. : HIE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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