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TIMELY TOPICS

New York Times, Sunday, April 8, 1962

Author:
Roberta Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 69, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 531 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Roberta H. Morse has 64 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,650
Across
1. Temples: Poet. : FANES
6. Where Simferopol is. : CRIMEA
12. Patron of Venice. : STMARK
18. Ireland personified. : IRENA
19. Go back (to). : REVERT
20. Man in ___. : THEMOON
22. Administration in the news. : CIVILDEFENSE
24. Musical composition. : ORATORIO
26. Worked in the garden. : HOED
27. Turnpike: Abbr. : RTE
28. Chevrotains. : DEERLETS
30. Age. : EON
31. Soldiers in the news: Abbr. : USR
32. Passage. : DOOR
33. Waves: Sp. : OLAS
34. Innocent one. : BABE
35. Assembly. : SESSION
37. Made small quick profits. : SCALPED
41. Style. : GENRE
42. City in Rumania. : ARAD
43. Class of organic alkaloids. : PTOMAIN
44. Part of an airfield. : RUNWAY
45. True. : LOYAL
47. Vacation spot. : SEASIDE
48. Unit of land measure. : CENTARE
49. CPA: Abbr. : AUD
50. Bright and shining. : SUNLIT
51. Costar with John Drew. : REHAN
53. Root: Abbr. : RAD
54. Snip off. : SCISSOR
57. ___ much as. : INAS
59. Outer edge. : LIMIT
61. Part of our defense system. : THEDEWLINE
63. Geographic designations. : PLACENAMES
68. Black buck. : SASIN
69. "Your Majesty." : SIRE
71. "Whether small ___ . . . " : ORGREAT
72. Certain frequencies: Abbr. : AFS
75. Rewards: Poet. : MEEDS
77. Important workers. : MINERS
79. Presidential initials. : DDE
80. Current. : POPULAR
82. Loving. : AMATORY
84. Current craze. : TWIST
86. Beyond: Prefix. : PRETER
87. Old ___. : STAGERS
88. Nile denizen, for short. : CROC
89. Sublease. : RELET
90. Flower. : TEAROSE
91. Exclusive structure. : THEWALL
94. Founder of Troy. : ILUS
95. Port on the Orne. : CAEN
96. England's queen, 1910–26. : MARY
97. Meadow. : LEA
98. ___ Jacinto. : SAN
99. Goes two by two. : PAIRSOFF
103. Spanish gold. : ORO
104. School: Abbr. : ACAD
105. Arouse. : ENKINDLE
107. Concern of Congress. : FOREIGNTRADE
110. Ornaments: Fr. : DECORES
111. Strawberry: Fr. : FRAISE
112. Very hard to find. : RARER
113. Poets: Var. : RIMERS
114. Old signal call. : SENNET
115. Last words. : AMENS
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1. Neckwear. : FICHUS
2. Tuneful. : ARIOSE
3. Indomitable. : NEVERSAYDIE
4. Arthurian lady. : ENID
5. Pharmaceutical term. : SAL
6. Normandy textile town. : CRETON
7. Allude (to). : REFER
8. Common contraction. : IVE
9. Repair. : MEND
10. Gaelic. : ERSE
11. To ___ (exactly). : ATEE
12. German bread. : STOLLEN
13. Filament. : THREAD
14. Hearty food. : MEATS
15. Totals: Abbr. : AMTS
16. Bush animal, for short. : ROO
17. 1950–53 struggle. : KOREANWAR
21. River into the Missouri. : NIOBRARA
23. Dickens hero. : DROOD
25. Descriptive of Odin. : ONEEYED
29. More viscous. : ROPIER
32. Meter part. : DIAL
34. Askew. : BENT
36. Feminine title. : SRA
37. Kremlin ghost. : STALIN
38. Items in trigonometry. : COSINES
39. Japanese deity. : AMITA
40. Stripling. : LAD
41. Out for quail. : GUNNING
43. Sword's superior. : PEN
44. Fruit squeezers. : REAMERS
45. Ultimate. : LAST
46. Pained expression. : OUCH
47. More uncivil. : SURLIER
48. Salad plant. : CHICORY
50. Stuff not useful for purse making. : SOWSEAR
52. Qua ___ (here and there): It. : ELA
55. Degrees in science. : SDS
56. Small juncture. : SEAMLET
58. Elves. : SPRITES
60. Seaman. : TAR
62. State: Abbr. : IND
64. Lady in a Poe poem. : LENORE
65. Issue before Congress. : MEDICALCARE
66. 19th cen. bridge builder. : EADS
67. Galley term. : STET
70. Adult insect. : IMAGO
72. Notify. : APPRISE
73. Promontory. : FORELAND
74. Cave man. : SPELUNKER
76. Fiends. : SATANS
78. Hesitative sounds. : ERS
81. Indians. : UTES
83. Spoil. : MAR
84. Card. : TREY
85. Expression of surprise. : WOW
87. Prophetic one. : SEERESS
88. O. T. book: Abbr. : CHRON
90. Follower. : TAILER
91. Mark. : TARGET
92. Heavy. : LEADEN
93. Stevedores. : LADERS
95. Framework. : CADRE
96. Tshombe. : MOISE
99. ___ Penh, capital of Cambodia. : PNOM
100. OWI and OSS: Abbr. : OFFS
101. Links cry. : FORE
102. Girl's nickname. : FRAN
104. Khachaturian. : ARAM
106. Here: Fr. : ICI
108. One: Ger. : EIN
109. Musical syllable. : TRA

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 22 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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