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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.
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,690
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Key West's neighbor. : CUBA
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Tropical tree. : UPAS
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Celebrated. : FAMED
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Seed covering. : ARIL
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Shade of blue. : NAVY
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City in Turkey. : ADANA
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Pulverizer. : MILL
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Play by Ionesco. : RHINOCEROS
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Blenheim, for one. : PALACE
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Injunction to subwayites. : DONTPUSH
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Author of "The Cloud." : SHELLEY
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O. T. book: Abbr. : DEUT
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Describing some leather. : TOOLED
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___ Twickenham, Alexander Pope. : WASPOF
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Negative, verbal contraction. : HADNT
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Principal. : MORAL
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Pray: Lat. : ORA
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Lily plant. : ALOE
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USAF general. : LEMAY
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Victory: Ger. : SIEG
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Initials of football's Mustangs. : SMU
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Had a feast. : DINED
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Corks. : BUNGS
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I. R. S. member. : TAXMAN
45
Scholar. : SAVANT
47
Pre-Homeric ship. : ARGO
49
Enemies of 42 Down. : ROBBERS
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Elevator men. : STARTERS
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Out of commission. : LAIDUP
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Peter Pan's friend. : TINKERBELL
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Dress of state. : ROBE
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Companion of wiser. : OLDER
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Avalon, for one. : ISLE
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Humdrum. : DULL
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Fish pounds. : WEIRS
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Rather large, as a sum of money. : TIDY
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Retain, in printing. : STET
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Vacation spots. : CAMPS
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Mr. Heep. : URIAH
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Love letter. : BILLETDOUX
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Berlin song hit. : ALLALONE
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Unwind. : UNREEL
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Cry of contempt. : PAH
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Zealous. : AVID
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Churchly council. : SYNOD
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Real. : FACTUAL
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Experts. : ADEPTS
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Japanese ship. : MARU
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Biblical oldster. : ENOS
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Punctuation mark. : DASH
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Street sign. : ONEWAY
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Blob, as of cream. : CLOT
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Part of Arabia. : YEMEN
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Cupolas. : DOMES
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Indicated. : POINTEDOUT
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State: Abbr. : OREG
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Tires. : FAGS
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Poetic verb form. : HAST
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Girl's name. : ALMA
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Navigation aid. : RADAR
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Tarry. : LINGER
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Small songsters. : SUNBIRDS
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Small perchlike fishes. : DARTERS
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Woodmonger Ali ___. : BABA
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Beacon or buoy. : MARKER
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Flight of a ball, in tennis. : VOLLEY
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Space term. : ORBIT
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100 kopecks. : RUBLE
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Variety of wheat. : SPELT
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Pack away. : STOW
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Scrabble piece. : TILE
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"The King ___." : ANDI
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Black-fin snapper of Spain. : SESI
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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