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New York Times, Saturday, September 22, 1962

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,817
Across Down
1. Ducks. : BIRDS
6. Wild hog. : BOAR
10. Aromatic herb. : DILL
14. On every side. : ABOUT
15. ___ Minor. : URSA
16. Shortening. : OLEO
17. Modern vaulters' equipment. : FIBERGLASSPOLES
20. Sibilant sound. : TST
21. U. S. emblem. : EAGLE
22. On one's toes. : ALERT
23. Story. : TALE
24. Furor. : RAGE
26. Three-horse vehicle. : TROIKA
29. Candidate for the pound. : STRAYDOG
33. English novelist. : HARDY
34. Dissemble. : FEIGN
35. SHAEF theater. : ETO
36. Snappish. : EDGY
37. Burst of cheers. : SALVO
38. Skyscraper beam. : LBAR
39. Creek. : RIA
40. Heep's word for himself. : UMBLE
41. Terre ___. : HAUTE
42. Griffin, centaur, etc. : MONSTERS
44. Give heed. : LISTEN
45. Flightless bird. : KIWI
46. Clothes: Colloq. : TOGS
47. Serve the purpose. : AVAIL
50. Football VIP. : COACH
52. Parkinson's ___. : LAW
55. Famous building at Oxford. : BODLEIANLIBRARY
58. And others: Abbr. : ETAL
59. Graham of football fame. : OTTO
60. Sahara place. : OASIS
61. Party members: Abbr. : DEMS
62. Kind of lamp. : NEON
63. Certain centers for youths. : YMHAS
1. Astern, old style. : BAFT
2. Nile bird. : IBIS
3. Man's name: Abbr. : ROBT
4. Suitable. : DUE
5. Variable. : STREAKY
6. Rounded part of a barrel. : BULGE
7. Viva-voce. : ORAL
8. Far from reticent. : ASSERTIVE
9. Ethiopian title. : RAS
10. Famous name in Laos. : DOOLEY
11. Latin pronoun. : ILLE
12. Sly look. : LEER
13. Forfeited. : LOST
18. Festive. : GALA
19. Heathen. : PAGAN
23. Shipshape. : TIDY
25. Fabled ship. : ARGO
26. Unit of heat. : THERM
27. Walkie-talkie. : RADIO
28. Melodeon. : ORGAN
29. Deals in. : SELLS
30. First performance. : DEBUT
31. Mexican grass. : OTATE
32. Bridge expert. : GOREN
34. Invent. : FABRICATE
37. Merganser. : SMEW
38. Colleen. : LASS
40. Useful. : UTILE
41. Chest of drawers. : HIGHBOY
43. Acquired abilities. : SKILLS
44. Places. : LOCI
46. Owl's weapon. : TALON
47. Retired. : ABED
48. Reminder for November. : VOTE
49. Eden dweller. : ADAM
51. Aware of: Slang. : ONTO
52. Tie with rope. : LASH
53. Cantata melody. : ARIA
54. "Swiss Family Robinson" author. : WYSS
56. Noun suffix. : ION
57. Ovine animal. : RAM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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