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New York Times, Wednesday, April 4, 1962

Author:
Michael Dubin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 317 (avg 1.68)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,646
Across
1. Mother of Castor and Pollux. : LEDA
5. Vessel. : SLOOP
10. Closed. : SHUT
14. Gelatin from seaweed. : AGAR
15. Sweetmeat. : TAFFY
16. Sound. : SANE
17. Coterie. : CIRCLEOFFRIENDS
20. Blots. : STAINS
21. Barrel. : KEG
22. Period. : DOT
23. Recent: Prefix. : NEO
24. Pere Marquette. : JESUIT
26. Muffled. : MUTED
29. Surprised exclamation. : HEY
30. Island. : ATOLL
33. Tree. : ASH
34. Dickens. : BOZ
35. Traffic sign. : ONEWAY
36. Life of ups and downs. : CHECKEREDCAREER
40. Cliff-top homes. : AERIES
41. Stake. : BET
42. Early Roman date. : LVI
43. Turn or twist. : WREST
44. Of small number. : FEW
45. League: Abbr. : ASSOC
47. Describing some music. : ATONAL
49. Commerce group. : ICC
50. Judge: Abbr. : REF
52. Mister's relative. : SIR
53. New York lake. : ONEIDA
56. Facing a time of decision. : ATTHECROSSROADS
60. Not literal. : FREE
61. Guild. : HANSE
62. State: Abbr. : NDAK
63. Period. : TERM
64. Regale. : TREAT
65. Partly: Prefix. : SEMI
Down
1. Fond du ___. : LAC
2. Protection. : EGIS
3. Missile. : DART
4. Secret. : ARCANE
5. Office worker, for short. : STENO
6. Asiatic country. : LAOS
7. On the way. : OFF
8. Incongruous. : OFFKEY
9. Combustible heaps. : PYRES
10. Compass point. : SSE
11. Linens. : HANDTOWELS
12. Loosen. : UNDO
13. School chore. : TEST
18. Prevaricated. : LIED
19. T. Williams play, for short. : IGUANA
24. Wife of Ahab. : JEZEBEL
25. Road, Roman style. : ITER
26. Tropical bird. : MACAW
27. Initiate. : USHER
28. Subsequently. : THEREAFTER
29. Opposite of vert. : HOR
31. Left: Prefix. : LAEVO
32. Poem. : LYRIC
34. Egyptian god. : BES
35. Month: Abbr. : OCT
37. Primitive tomb. : CIST
38. Fruit sugar. : KETOSE
39. Moisture. : DEW
44. Famous octogenarian. : FARRAR
45. Maple genus. : ACER
46. Descendants. : SCIONS
48. Not: Ger. : NICHT
49. Top part of a double boiler. : INSET
50. Float. : RAFT
51. Raison d'___. : ETRE
53. Mountain in Thessaly. : OSSA
54. Miami's county. : DADE
55. George Eliot hero. : ADAM
57. Sound of doubt. : HEM
58. Individual. : ONE
59. Water ___. : SKI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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