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New York Times, Friday, May 18, 1962

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,690
Across
1. Key West's neighbor. : CUBA
5. Tropical tree. : UPAS
9. Celebrated. : FAMED
14. Seed covering. : ARIL
15. Shade of blue. : NAVY
16. City in Turkey. : ADANA
17. Pulverizer. : MILL
18. Play by Ionesco. : RHINOCEROS
20. Blenheim, for one. : PALACE
22. Injunction to subwayites. : DONTPUSH
23. Author of "The Cloud." : SHELLEY
25. O. T. book: Abbr. : DEUT
26. Describing some leather. : TOOLED
28. ___ Twickenham, Alexander Pope. : WASPOF
32. Negative, verbal contraction. : HADNT
34. Principal. : MORAL
36. Pray: Lat. : ORA
37. Lily plant. : ALOE
38. USAF general. : LEMAY
39. Victory: Ger. : SIEG
40. Initials of football's Mustangs. : SMU
41. Had a feast. : DINED
42. Corks. : BUNGS
43. I. R. S. member. : TAXMAN
45. Scholar. : SAVANT
47. Pre-Homeric ship. : ARGO
49. Enemies of 42 Down. : ROBBERS
52. Elevator men. : STARTERS
56. Out of commission. : LAIDUP
57. Peter Pan's friend. : TINKERBELL
59. Dress of state. : ROBE
60. Companion of wiser. : OLDER
61. Avalon, for one. : ISLE
62. Humdrum. : DULL
63. Fish pounds. : WEIRS
64. Rather large, as a sum of money. : TIDY
65. Retain, in printing. : STET
Down
1. Vacation spots. : CAMPS
2. Mr. Heep. : URIAH
3. Love letter. : BILLETDOUX
4. Berlin song hit. : ALLALONE
5. Unwind. : UNREEL
6. Cry of contempt. : PAH
7. Zealous. : AVID
8. Churchly council. : SYNOD
9. Real. : FACTUAL
10. Experts. : ADEPTS
11. Japanese ship. : MARU
12. Biblical oldster. : ENOS
13. Punctuation mark. : DASH
19. Street sign. : ONEWAY
21. Blob, as of cream. : CLOT
24. Part of Arabia. : YEMEN
27. Cupolas. : DOMES
29. Indicated. : POINTEDOUT
30. State: Abbr. : OREG
31. Tires. : FAGS
32. Poetic verb form. : HAST
33. Girl's name. : ALMA
35. Navigation aid. : RADAR
38. Tarry. : LINGER
39. Small songsters. : SUNBIRDS
41. Small perchlike fishes. : DARTERS
42. Woodmonger Ali ___. : BABA
44. Beacon or buoy. : MARKER
46. Flight of a ball, in tennis. : VOLLEY
48. Space term. : ORBIT
50. 100 kopecks. : RUBLE
51. Variety of wheat. : SPELT
52. Pack away. : STOW
53. Scrabble piece. : TILE
54. "The King ___." : ANDI
55. Black-fin snapper of Spain. : SESI
58. Honorary degree. : LLD

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

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