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New York Times, Saturday, April 14, 1962

Author: Alda Zimpel
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 6, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,656
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1. Box sleigh. : PUNG
5. Size of type. : PICA
9. Bel ___, Italian cheese. : PAESE
14. Unique person: Slang. : ONER
15. Be distressed. : ACHE
16. ___ room. : ELBOW
17. Reciprocal. : INTERCHANGEABLE
20. Floating on water. : NATANT
21. Gathers. : REAPS
22. Inclines. : TILTS
23. Somersault: Colloq. : FLIP
24. Held in reserve. : KEPT
28. Twist and turn. : SLEW
29. Fastened. : TIED
30. Debussy piece. : LAMER
31. Devil's headgear. : HORNS
33. Garden plant. : LUPINE
34. 18th cen. queen. : MARIEANTOINETTE
38. Orange-red dye stuff. : ISATIN
39. Villain in Book of Esther. : HAMAN
40. Hebrew letter. : GIMEL
41. European capital. : BERN
42. Gremlins. : IMPS
46. Cummerbund. : SASH
47. Wild revelry. : ORGY
48. Trap. : SNARE
49. Block up. : EMBAR
51. Summon together. : MUSTER
52. Schooling of a sort. : REFRESHERCOURSE
56. Moses' spokesman. : AARON
57. Heavy hammer. : MAUL
58. French novelist. : LOTI
59. Imposing. : GRAND
60. Trading place: Abbr. : STEX
61. Soon. : ANON
1. Scoring units. : POINTS
2. Remove metal fasteners. : UNNAIL
3. Prickly plant. : NETTLE
4. Large tropical bird. : GREATWHITEHERON
5. Agreement. : PACT
6. German pronoun. : ICH
7. Frankish king : CHARLESTHEGREAT
8. Work dating from 19 B. C. : AENEID
9. Bird call. : PEEP
10. Coastal feature of one of the U. S. : ALASKAPENINSULA
11. Point of decline. : EBB
12. Coin of Peru. : SOL
13. ___ lamb. : EWE
18. Much-needed workers. : RNS
19. Hiatus. : GAP
23. Native of Helsinki. : FINN
25. Give out. : EMIT
26. Shut in. : PENT
27. Pine. : TREE
29. Conveyance: Abbr. : TRAN
30. Large American month. : LUNA
32. Eye: Fr. : OEIL
33. Depict. : LIMN
34. Items in the game of ringer. : MIGS
35. One-third of the earth's land. : ASIA
36. Sheep. : RAMS
37. Sweeplike: Poet. : OARY
41. Creator of "German Requiem." : BRAHMS
43. Woman. : MATRON
44. Quickly. : PRESTO
45. Meteorologist's fine twilight rain. : SEREIN
47. Antiquated: Abbr. : OBS
48. ___ loco (in its proper place): Lat. : SUO
50. Improve in health. : MEND
51. 1160. : MCLX
52. Piece of music. : RAG
53. Handle of a pitcher. : EAR
54. Friar's title. : FRA
55. European herb. : RUE

Answer summary: 6 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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