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New York Times, Thursday, August 16, 1962

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,780
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1. Rio de la ___. : PLATA
6. Knave. : RASCAL
12. City in Wisconsin. : RACINE
14. City in Texas. : ELPASO
15. English writer for children. : AAMILNE
16. Toscanini. : MAESTRO
18. Hit the dirt. : SLIDE
19. Pasture. : LEA
21. ___ firma. : TERRA
22. Transgressions. : SINS
23. Military sash. : SCARF
25. Jacob ___, slum foe. : RIIS
26. Collection of anecdotes. : ANA
27. Arranged in a pile. : STACKED
29. English river. : DEE
30. Experience. : MEETWITH
32. Compulsion. : DURESS
34. Role in "The Meistersinger." : HANS
35. Gourd fruit. : PEPO
36. Skirtlike garment. : SARONG
39. Silas, in Robert Frost poem. : HIREDMAN
43. Swiss canton.. : URI
44. Iroquois Indians. : SENECAS
46. "Where ___?" : AMI
47. Northern European. : LAPP
49. Bucolic. : RURAL
50. ___ on the market. : DRUG
51. German prowler, 1917. : UBOAT
53. Sunset hue. : RED
54. Chapter's partner. : VERSE
55. No he-men they. : SISSIES
57. Distinguished actor. : OLIVIER
59. Minerva in Athens. : ATHENE
60. More piquant. : RACIER
61. Approached. : NEARED
62. Joins closely. : WELDS
1. Confection. : PRALINE
2. Thin plates. : LAMINAE
3. Corrosives. : ACIDS
4. Roofing material. : TILE
5. Massachusetts cape. : ANN
6. Observation. : REMARK
7. Winglike part. : ALA
8. Small barracuda. : SPET
9. Boxer. : CASER
10. Straddling. : ASTRIDE
11. Trucks in Torquay. : LORRIES
13. Mississippi fishes. : EELCATS
15. India's neighbor. : ASSAM
17. Verdant spots. : OASES
20. Every one. : EACH
23. Bee weapon. : STINGER
24. Soldier of 1861. : FEDERAL
27. Beautiful birds. : SWANS
28. Cheats. : DUPES
31. Conjunction, shortened. : THO
33. Aaron's ___. : ROD
35. Bull baiter. : PICADOR
36. Moro tribesmen. : SULUS
37. Handsome horse. : ARABIAN
38. Repartee. : RIPOSTE
39. Present. : HERE
40. United. : MARRIED
41. Diverting people. : AMUSERS
42. African river. : NIGER
45. Managed carefully. : NURSED
48. Turkish title. : PASHA
50. Old Scratch. : DEVIL
52. Layer. : TIER
54. In the place of. : VICE
56. Course on the sea. : ENE
58. Regulation. : LAW

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