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TIMELY TOPICS

New York Times, Sunday, February 4, 1962

Author: Hume R. Craft
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 626 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 157, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Hume R. Craft has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Clue for 47-Across was "Marksman." Changed it to "Marksmen."
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,587
Across Down
1. Aisle man. : USHER
6. ___ Vegas. : LAS
9. Climbed. : SCALED
15. Speaker Rayburn. : MRSAM
20. New Frontier group. : PEACECORPS
23. A la ___ (cookery term). : CREOLE
24. Casals' instrument. : CELLO
25. One of the Vopos. : EASTGERMAN
26. Much-pictured White House item. : ROCKINGCHAIR
28. Footnote abbreviations. : NBS
29. Modern. : NEOTERIC
31. Iris plant. : IXIA
32. Swiss river into the Aar. : EMME
33. Polk's V. P. : DALLAS
36. Fold again. : RELAP
37. Levantine land: Abbr. : ISR
38. Herdsman of Tekoa. : AMOS
39. Make angry: Slang. : STEAMUP
41. Narrow cuts. : SLITS
43. One name for Odin's wife. : FREA
44. Nevadan city. : RENO
45. Dewy: Rare. : RORIC
47. Marksmen. : SNIPERS
49. Frivolous. : GIDDY
51. Fish. : SCAD
54. Fish dish. : EELS
56. Insidious. : SNARY
57. United. : WED
58. Coal product. : TAR
59. In ___ (agitated). : ASTATE
61. Canine sound. : GRR
62. Statue base. : PEDESTAL
67. Check or hinder. : EMBAR
69. Moslem bridge to Paradise. : SIRAT
71. Exist. : ARE
72. Sawfish's saw. : SERRA
73. Large constrictors. : ABOMAS
75. Pandora's box of the Atomic Age. : MEGATONBOMB
80. Reduces glare. : DIMS
81. "To point a ___ adorn a tale." : MORALOR
83. Windpipe: Lat. : ARTERIA
84. Greek isle. : SALAMIS
86. Place of bliss. : EDEN
87. Of a region of the U. S. : YANKEELANDS
90. Cast a negative ballot. : VOTENO
91. Lariat. : RIATA
93. ___ station. : GAS
94. Heavy-___. : LADEN
96. Fasten again. : RETIE
97. Clerks. : SALESMEN
99. Hurrah! : RAH
102. State south of Tucson. : SONORA
104. Lug. : EAR
105. Small boy. : TAD
106. The ladies. : DAMES
108. Gold rush town, 1900. : NOME
109. Service group of British Wrens. : WRNS
110. Harmonium. : ORGAN
113. Declined. : REFUSED
115. Entertainment medium. : RADIO
117. Boy: Lat. : PUER
118. At or on (a specific date). : ASOF
120. Freedom ___. : RIDER
122. Beetles in flight. : DRONERS
126. And yet: Lat. : ETSI
127. Card game. : GIN
128. Parisian pipe filler. : TABAC
130. Surmount. : OUTTOP
131. Site of first Olympic games. : ELIS
132. Remnants. : ENDS
134. Sea cows. : MANATEES
136. Grape: Lat. : UVA
137. One aspect of the Common Market. : WESTERNUNION
140. Resident of continental U. S. A. : STATESIDER
143. Endeavor: Scot. : ETTLE
144. Like a desert flower. : EREMIC
145. Certain New Yorkers. : EASTSIDERS
146. German city. : ESSEN
147. Thoroughly. : DEEPLY
148. Teachers' group. : NEA
149. Gone by. : PASSE
1. Turns over. : UPENDS
2. Devilfish. : SEABAT
3. Rhubarb. : HASSLE
4. Outside: Prefix. : ECT
5. College official: Abbr. : REG
6. Knowledge. : LORE
7. U. S. Army division. : ARMOR
8. Freshets. : SPATES
9. Adapting for stage, screen, etc. : SCRIPTING
10. Reptile, for short. : CROC
11. Seaborg's chair: Abbr. : AEC
12. Hel's father. : LOKI
13. Panaceas. : ELIXIRS
14. French girl's name. : DENISE
15. 13th century. : MCC
16. Held a second trial. : REHEARD
17. Shut violently. : SLAMMED
18. Certain kind of payment. : ALIMONY
19. In excess of. : MORESO
21. Criticizes adversely. : CENSURES
22. Fishhook ties. : SNELLS
27. Put the car away. : GARAGED
30. Monsoon phenomena. : RAINS
34. Shortening. : LARD
35. I love: Lat. : AMO
40. Magpies. : PIETS
42. Yard. : SPAR
43. Young fish. : FRY
46. Object of a stake out. : CLAIM
48. Fluff. : ERR
50. March time. : IDES
51. Ships. : STEAMERS
52. Asian land. : CAMBODIA
53. Living in trees. : ARBOREAL
55. Moves like a rocket. : STREAKS
57. "Parson ___." : WEEMS
59. Asian lake. : ARAL
60. Tidal flow. : EAGRE
62. Golf expert. : PRO
63. Calm. : SEDATE
64. Verse having three feet. : TRIMETER
65. Follower of a Dutch theologian. : ARMINIAN
66. Round-up men. : LASSOERS
68. Lover: Sp. : AMANTE
70. London art gallery. : TATE
71. The bottomless pit. : ABADDON
74. Oriental condiment. : SOY
76. Distant: Prefix. : TEL
77. Spoken. : ORAL
78. Girls: Sp. : NINAS
79. German state: Abbr. : BAV
82. Spread unchecked. : RAGED
85. Girl's name. : LORA
88. Code word for letter "n." : NAN
89. Caballero. : SENOR
92. TV pet. : ASTA
95. Bedouin. : NOMAD
98. Executive or housewife. : MANAGER
99. British heroes. : RAF
100. Asian river. : AMUR
101. Indecisiveness. : HESITANCY
103. Lancastrian emblems. : REDROSES
106. Crossword item: Abbr. : DEF
107. Car. : SEDAN
109. Habit. : WONT
110. Markets for goods. : OUTLETS
111. Withstands. : RESISTS
112. Cartilage. : GRISTLE
113. Circle. : RONDURE
114. Adulterate. : DEBASE
116. Promise to pay. : IOU
117. Diminutive. : PEEWEE
119. Did wrong. : SINNED
121. Wickerwork. : RATTAN
123. Musical studies. : ETUDES
124. Boy scouts, in Britain. : ROVERS
125. Thinly grown. : SPARSE
129. Leave off. : CEASE
133. Snick and ___. : SNEE
134. Work hard. : MOIL
135. Girl's name. : ETTA
138. Poetic contraction. : EEN
139. Urchin. : IMP
141. Take tea. : SIP
142. Peak near anc. Troy. : IDA

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 19 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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