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New York Times, Wednesday, May 2, 1962

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F Q Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,674

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Across
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Where Valetta is. : MALTA
6
Spruce. : TRIG
10
Piece of wood. : SLAT
14
Bay window. : ORIEL
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Texas city. : WACO
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Water game. : POLO
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Majorca city. : PALMA
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Daughter of Geb and Nut. : ISIS
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Tiny bit. : IOTA
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Carelessly hasty. : SLAPDASH
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Throbbed. : PULSED
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Do newspaper work. : EDIT
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Sam and Tony. : WELLERS
26
European capital. : MADRID
29
De la Roche novel. : JALNA
30
Tool. : AXE
31
Desert region of Israel. : NEGEV
33
In a fury. : ANGRY
37
Furnace refuse. : SLAG
39
Having better sense. : SANER
41
Pennsylvania city. : ERIE
42
African country. : KENYA
44
Bound by. : UNDER
46
Peak near Troy. : IDA
47
Blouse. : MIDDY
49
Ensign. : BANNER
51
Sailor's song. : CHANTEY
54
Jules Verne hero. : NEMO
55
Make over. : RECAST
56
Lighthearted. : VOLATILE
60
Leaf cutters. : ANTS
61
Loud sound. : ROAR
63
Money in Iraq. : DINAR
64
Run. : TROT
65
Responsibility. : ONUS
66
Man of parts. : ACTOR
67
One: Ger. : EINS
68
Foot: Suffix. : PEDE
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Certain lights. : NEONS
Down
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Household tools. : MOPS
2
Asian sea. : ARAL
3
Girl's name. : LILA
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Frame of mind. : TEMPER
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"Arabian Nights" hero. : ALADDIN
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Current craze. : TWIST
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Imprudent. : RASH
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Here: Fr. : ICI
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Glad tidings. : GOSPEL
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Mickey of fiction. : SPILLANE
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Wobbly. : LOOSE
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Change. : ALTER
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Tailless amphibians. : TOADS
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Helpers. : AIDES
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Arm bone. : ULNA
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Signaled in a certain way. : WAVED
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Conceal. : MASK
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Spindle. : AXLE
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College notable. : DEAN
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Miss Wren. : JENNY
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Having show without substance. : GAUDY
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Facial expression. : GRIN
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Roller coaster. : RIDE
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Time span. : YEAR
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Circus stars. : GYMNASTS
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Disobedient one. : REBEL
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Islets. : AITS
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Mohammedan month. : RAMADAN
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Superfluous: Fr. : DETROP
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Announcement. : NOTICE
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Box. : CRATE
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Matisse. : HENRI
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Obey. : ACTON
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Rune writers. : NORSE
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Swiss canton. : VAUD
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Look ___ (examine). : INTO
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French city. : LAON
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Miscalculates. : ERRS
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Pronoun. : ONE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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