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New York Times, Wednesday, October 3, 1962

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
David Steinberg notes:

Entry for 22-Across ("Robert E. Lee's horse.") was TRAVELER but should have been TRAVELLER.

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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,828

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Across
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Prow. : STEM
5
Glacial direction. : STOSS
10
Discovery. : FIND
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Jersey or Guernsey. : ISLE
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Fuming. : IRATE
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Nebraskan county. : OTOE
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Fades away. : DIES
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Things needed and wanted. : DESIDERATA
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Supposing that. : INCASE
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Robert E. Lee's horse. : TRAVELER
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Lugosi. : BELA
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Obstacle. : SNAG
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Extremely bad: Colloq. : DEVILISH
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Faulkner family. : SNOPES
34
Somerset stream. : EXE
35
Handles: Lat. : ANSAE
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Role of 53 Down. : NORA
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Temporarily. : FORTHETIMEBEING
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Lip. : EDGE
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Office worker. : STENO
44
Never: Ger. : NIE
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Staggered. : REELED
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Thankless ones. : INGRATES
50
Asiatic country. : LAOS
52
Impression. : DENT
53
Any region. : DISTRICT
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Milky way. : NEBULA
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Boorish. : UNMANNERED
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Vingt-___. : ETUN
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Flying jib. : SAIL
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Dwarf. : GNOME
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Beach. : SAND
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Suffix with cigar. : ETTE
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Conduit. : SEWER
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People in general. : THEY
Down
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African title. : SIDI
2
Chinese weight: Var. : TSIN
3
Kind of power: Abbr. : ELEC
4
Ore-rich range in Minnesota. : MESABI
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Secondary trade. : SIDELINE
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Three: It. : TRE
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Kiln. : OAST
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Agitates. : STIRS
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Cars. : SEDANS
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Inevitable, as a conclusion. : FOREGONE
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Kind of type: Abbr. : ITAL
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Message. : NOTE
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Cherished. : DEAR
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Man's name. : EVAN
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Psalmist's word. : SELAH
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Helpers: Abbr. : ASSTS
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Bow (to). : DEFER
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Comic afterpiece in anc. theater. : EXODE
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Edge. : VERGE
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Cuba's neighbor. : HAITI
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Main idea. : POINT
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Ballplayer Banks. : ERNIE
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Philosophers. : SAGES
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Alter a text. : EMEND
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Revealing. : TELLTALE
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Produce. : ENGENDER
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Carried. : BORNE
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Deserve. : EARN
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Events. : DOINGS
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At most. : ATBEST
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Dramatic unit. : SCENE
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Famous star of Ibsen dramas. : DUSE
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___ the finish. : INAT
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Hit hard. : SMIT
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Think, old style. : TROW
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State of the Union. : UTAH
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Half-moon. : LUNE
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Presidential nickname. : ANDY
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Uncle: Scot. : EME

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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