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New York Times, Friday, October 19, 1962

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { F Q Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,844
Across
1. Essence. : GIST
5. Mid-Victorian. : STAID
10. Choir member. : ALTO
14. Status quo ___. : ANTE
15. Dance band. : COMBO
16. Action word. : VERB
17. "Sweet Bird of Youth" star. : PAULNEWMAN
19. French friend. : AMIE
20. Football player. : END
21. Pavlova. : ANNA
22. Car of sorts. : JALOPY
24. Be vested (in). : RESIDE
26. Unit of the nervous system. : NEURON
28. Fish. : CARP
30. Paul Potter, for example. : PAINTER
33. Britain's Foreign Minister. : HOME
36. Chinese magnolias. : YULANS
38. Baseball item. : RBI
39. Parts of seeds. : ARILS
41. Poetic contraction. : EER
42. Professor's sabbatical, in Britain. : EXEAT
44. Tabard ___. : INN
45. Troopers. : POLICE
48. M. Coty. : RENE
49. Famous guitarist. : LESPAUL
51. Dance. : HULA
53. Cream of ___. : TARTAR
55. Memento of Little Boy Blue. : TOYDOG
59. Percherons. : HORSES
61. Candid. : OPEN
63. Nasser's concern. : UAR
64. Increases: Scot. : EKES
65. Hero of 1861 poem. : PAULREVERE
68. Make angry. : RILE
69. Make mischief. : ACTUP
70. Adjective suffix. : ATIC
71. Catfish Row resident. : BESS
72. Scandinavian brownie. : NISSE
73. ___ purpose. : TONO
Down
1. Curious bystander. : GAPER
2. Foolish. : INANE
3. Buttonlike devices. : STUDS
4. ___ Aviv. : TEL
5. Wings, flats, etc. : SCENERY
6. Whistle-stop. : TOWN
7. Jordan city. : AMMAN
8. Luzon peak. : IBA
9. Dashing gallant. : DONJUAN
10. King Arthur's isle. : AVALON
11. Subtropical evergreen. : LEMONTREE
12. Junket. : TRIP
13. Submit. : OBEY
18. Nothing: Sp. : NADA
23. Start the day. : ARISE
25. Island republic: Abbr. : ICEL
27. Greek governor. : EPARCH
29. Girl: Lat. : PUELLA
31. Israeli statesman. : EBAN
32. Liturgy. : RITE
33. Salutation. : HAIL
34. French department. : ORNE
35. Old-time entertainers. : MINSTRELS
37. Memento of Hawaii. : LEI
40. Extra. : SPARE
43. Shadow picture. : XRAY
46. Unyoke, as oxen. : OUTSPAN
47. Calliope's sister. : EUTERPE
50. Free tickets. : PASSES
52. Unfrequented. : LONE
54. Defeats. : ROUTS
56. Caused by. : DUETO
57. Put one's ___ (interfere). : OARIN
58. El ___. : GRECO
59. Sweet basil. : HERB
60. Steinbeck's Joad. : OKIE
62. Extra. : PLUS
66. Prefix in chemistry. : ACI
67. Caldron. : VAT

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

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