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New York Times, Wednesday, March 7, 1962

Author: Lee Koch
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J K Q V W X }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,618
Across Down
1. Flavors. : SALTS
6. Flower. : CROCUS
12. Discerning. : SAPIENT
14. Sympathetic. : HUMANE
15. Man or monkey. : PRIMATE
16. City on an island in San Francisco Bay. : ALAMEDA
18. Waiter's concern. : ORDER
19. Person who keeps to himself. : LONER
21. Historic air group. : RAF
22. ___ the mark. : TOED
23. Plods. : SLOGS
24. Article of apparel. : BELT
25. Son of Odin. : TYR
26. Fill with wonder. : AMAZE
27. Dickens heroine. : LUCIE
28. Scenic area in the Sierra Nevada. : YOSEMITE
30. Shrew or spitfire. : TARTAR
31. Irritate: Colloq. : RILE
32. Victuals. : EATS
33. Military command. : ATEASE
36. Everybody. : ALLHANDS
40. Coarse cloth for towels. : CRASH
41. Move furtively. : SIDLE
42. Remnant of food. : ORT
43. Slope upward. : RISE
44. Harass. : ANNOY
45. Chinese gelatin. : AGAR
46. Newt. : EFT
47. Cleanse. : SCOUR
48. In a state of wonder. : AGAPE
49. Surprise success item. : SLEEPER
51. Los ___. : ANGELES
53. Wandering. : ERRANT
54. TV concomitants. : DINNERS
55. Traps. : SNARES
56. Newspaper items. : OBITS
1. Frying pans. : SPIDERS
2. Directed (at). : AIMED
3. Cordelia's father. : LEAR
4. Explosive. : TNT
5. Starlike. : STELLATE
6. Fresh outfit. : CHANGE
7. Directions. : RULES
8. ___ N. Bradley. : OMAR
9. Rotating machine part. : CAM
10. Bowing down. : UNERECT
11. City in central Missouri. : SEDALIA
12. Irregular. : SPOTTY
13. Watercourse. : ARROYO
17. In honor of. : AFTER
20. Soft mud. : OOZE
23. Bestow approval (on). : SMILE
24. Sac, in anatomy. : BURSA
26. Christian sect. : AMISH
27. Carpenter's machine. : LATHE
29. Cancel. : ERASE
30. Score. : TALLY
32. California in 1848. : ELDORADO
33. Lands. : ACRES
34. Bagatelles. : TRIFLES
35. Oriental. : EASTERN
36. Japanese aborigine. : AINU
37. Name of two cities on Arizona-Mexico border. : NOGALES
38. Dry goods dealer. : DRAPER
39. Emphasize. : STRESS
41. Loud laughs. : SNORTS
44. Suffix in chemistry. : ACENE
45. Emissary. : AGENT
47. Coast Guard member. : SPAR
48. Vedic fire god. : AGNI
50. Age. : ERA
52. Bill. : NIB

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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