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New York Times, Tuesday, April 17, 1962

Author: A. H. Drummond Jr.
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J K Q W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
A. H. Drummond Jr. has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,659
Across Down
1. Kind of train. : LOCAL
6. Cluster of bracts on a pineapple. : COMA
10. Entreaty. : PLEA
14. Declaim. : ORATE
15. Products of Spain and Portugal. : OLIVEOILS
17. ___ Cruz. : SANTA
18. Nickel tellurides. : MELONITES
19. Finisher. : ENDER
20. Dunderheads. : DOLTS
21. Prayer salutation. : AVE
22. Cotton machine operator. : GINNER
24. Winter apple. : RUSSET
26. Farm machine. : TEDDER
27. Manage. : STEER
29. Doctors' group. : AMA
30. Receiving set. : RADIO
32. Stalk. : STIPE
36. Apollo's mother. : LETO
38. Teuton. : SAXON
40. Response of approval. : AMEN
41. Sluggish. : INERT
43. Measured (out). : METED
45. Launching. : PAD
46. Table game. : CHESS
48. Benny and others. : MISERS
50. Branch of medicine: Abbr. : PATHOL
53. Animal. : TOMCAT
54. Unclose: Poet. : OPE
55. Religious leader. : RABBI
58. Mother-of-pearl. : NACRE
60. Flavoring agent. : LEMONPEEL
62. Aromatic liquid. : ETHER
63. Johnny ___. : APPLESEED
64. Brightness. : SHEEN
65. Liturgy. : RITE
66. Villa d'___. : ESTE
67. Hurry, in Shakespeare's day. : SESSA
1. Grow slimmer. : LOSE
2. Certain Ulsterites. : ORANGEMEN
3. Political hopeful. : CANDIDATE
4. Heed. : ATTEND
5. Pupil. : LEARNER
6. Naval rank: Abbr. : COMDR
7. Kitchen staple. : OLEO
8. Factory. : MILL
9. ___ santé. : AVOTRE
10. Luau food. : POI
11. Former coin of Lithuania. : LITAS
12. French pupil. : ELEVE
13. Something useful. : ASSET
16. Results. : ENSUES
23. Spans of years. : ERAS
25. Spanish miss: Abbr. : SRTA
26. Anklebones. : TALI
27. Certain shoe sizes. : SIXES
28. Short blast. : TOOT
31. Cherry Valley and Bartlett. : DAMS
33. Accuses. : IMPEACHES
34. Orchardist's concern. : PEARTREES
35. Closes. : ENDS
37. Musical group: Abbr. : ORCH
39. Fictional captain. : NEMO
42. "Topper" creator, ___ Smith. : THORNE
44. Faint light. : DIMNESS
47. Pass. : ELAPSE
49. Denounce violently. : SCATHE
50. Like an axis. : POLAR
51. Giant serpent of Egyptian myth. : APEPI
52. Lure. : TEMPT
53. Diacritical mark. : TILDE
56. Quilting parties. : BEES
57. Vegetable. : BEET
59. Singer Sack. : ERNA
61. Bull ring cry. : OLE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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