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New York Times, Sunday, March 11, 1962

Author:
Harry Gluck
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 550 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Harry Gluck has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,622
Across
1. Burst of activity. : SPASM
6. Husbandly. : MARITAL
13. Starting line. : SCRATCH
20. More sincere. : TRUER
21. Sea ear. : ABALONE
22. Former Barbary state. : TRIPOLI
23. Lanes cut in a forest. : RIDES
24. Jumping fences, on horseback. : LARKING
25. Type of muscle. : ROTATOR
26. Keen. : AVID
27. Delightful. : NICE
28. Fierce. : LEONINE
30. Ibsen character. : ASE
31. Make an edging. : TAT
32. Opposite of swim. : SINK
33. Partial. : HALFWAY
34. Brews. : ALES
35. Pulverize. : ATOMIZE
37. Girl's name, for short. : TONI
38. Abodes. : TENTS
40. Spanish city. : LERIDA
41. Gambler's phrase. : NOODDS
43. Fruit tree. : APPLE
47. ___. con. (no one contradicting): Lat. abbr. : NEM
48. Asian land: Poet. : IND
49. Having two natures. : AMPHIBIOUS
53. Genus of monkeys. : CEBUS
56. Of or like: Suffix. : ICAL
57. Fictional man without a country. : NOLAN
58. Per ___. : CENT
59. Mountain spur. : ARETE
60. Large pill. : BOLUS
62. Beaufort scale entries. : GALES
64. Thrice: Prefix. : TER
65. Pedigrees. : LINEAGES
67. Me: Ger. : MIR
69. Beauty spot in California. : YOSEMITE
71. ___ Veronica, H. G. Wells heroine. : ANN
72. Shinto temple gateway. : TORII
74. Fair lady. : BELLE
76. Seed covering. : TESTA
77. Catafalque. : BIER
79. Vine. : LIANA
81. Social gatherings. : TEAS
82. Bird call. : TWEET
83. Presence. : ATTENDANCE
85. The White Hart. : INN
86. Samuel's mentor. : ELI
87. Examine again. : RETRY
88. A Belgian queen. : ASTRID
90. Calcutta's province. : BENGAL
94. Spacious. : AMPLE
98. Next. : THEN
99. Fata ___. : MORGANA
100. Ruin by criticism. : DAMN
103. Farms. : RANCHES
105. Operatic diva. : PONS
106. Relative of a runner. : MAT
107. One of King David's aides. : IRA
108. Southpaw. : PITCHER
109. Tactic. : PLOY
110. Bird of prey. : KITE
111. Satisfied. : CONTENT
113. Present fashion trend. : ITALIAN
115. Social courtesy. : HONOR
116. Perfume. : ESSENCE
117. Laboratory tube. : PIPETTE
118. Mowgli's wolf friend. : AKELA
119. Cut deeper, in engraving. : REENTER
120. Mowed in a certain way. : SCYTHED
121. German name for French river. : MOSEL
Down
1. Laminar. : STRATAL
2. Trooper. : PRIVATE
3. Man of accounts. : AUDITOR
4. Origin. : SEED
5. ___ Grundy. : MRS
6. Thin silk net. : MALINE
7. Taken ___ (surprised). : ABACK
8. Excellent. : RARE
9. Kind: Colloq. : ILK
10. "___ trouble." : TOILAND
11. Earthworm. : ANNELIDAN
12. ___ lamb. : LEGOF
13. Slight furrows. : STRIAE
14. Canadian actor. : CRONYN
15. Function. : RITE
16. S. A. river. : APA
17. Aggregate. : TOTAL
18. Unite. : CLOSE
19. Retains. : HIRES
27. Indian ruler. : NIZAM
29. Part of Canada: Abbr. : NWT
32. One location in a theatre. : SIDESEAT
33. Street tough. : HOODLUM
34. Kind of jelly. : ASPIC
36. Memorandum. : MINUTE
37. Of sound. : TONAL
39. Pull strap. : TAB
41. Inhabitant of Cyprus city. : NICOSIAN
42. Atmospheric phenomenon. : SMOG
44. Compose verse: Var. : POETISE
45. Crescent-shaped object. : LUNETTE
46. True copy. : ESTREAT
50. Amusement park. : PLAYLAND
51. Aureoles. : HALOES
52. Noun suffixes. : INES
53. Nigerian port. : CALABAR
54. Arsenate of copper. : ERINITE
55. American journalist. : BENNETT
56. Spain and Portugal. : IBERIA
61. Kinsman. : SIB
63. Pioneers. : SETTLERS
66. Deep yellow. : GOLD
68. Gives ground. : RETIRES
70. Confining. : MEWING
73. Amerindian. : INCA
75. Moscow name. : LENIN
78. Telecast again. : RERAN
80. Artistic. : AESTHETIC
84. Companion of Falstaff. : NYM
86. Cabinet-making material. : EBONY
89. Treatment. : THERAPY
91. Tomboys. : GAMINES
92. France. : ANATOLE
93. Football term. : LATERAL
95. Souvanna Phouma's title. : PRINCE
96. More recent. : LATTER
97. Business abbreviation. : ENC
99. Dawdled. : MOONED
100. Kitchen utensil. : DICER
101. Originated. : AROSE
102. Parsonage. : MANSE
104. Blue ___. : CHIPS
105. Baseball term. : PLATE
108. Shut up. : PENT
109. Substance. : PITH
110. He's "got a little list." : KOKO
112. Four bells. : TEN
114. Obstruction. : LET
115. Man on the Ark. : HAM

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