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New York Times, Tuesday, May 22, 1962

10-Down : Pest.

Author:
Michael Dubin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Michael Dubin has 15 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,694
Across
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Jalousie pieces. : SLATS
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Small weight. : DRAM
10
Metal. : GOLD
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Hebrew prophet. : MICAH
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Baltic seaport. : RIGA
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Ben Adhem. : ABOU
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Began. : INTRODUCED
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Car damage. : DENT
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Light meal. : TEA
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Impel. : URGE
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Likeness. : EFFIGY
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Periods of time: Abbr. : HRS
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___ Vegas. : LAS
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Musical instruments. : VIOLS
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Man's name: Abbr. : EDW
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Traveling bag. : CARRYALL
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Staff officers. : CADRE
34
Subsidiary rule. : BYLAW
35
Teachers' group. : NEA
36
Moslem prince. : AMEER
37
Lode contents. : ORE
38
Well-known Broadway initials. : ASCAP
40
Gipsy. : ROM
41
Approximately. : ABOUT
43
Shoals. : REEFS
44
Advance. : PROGRESS
46
17th. cen. date. : MDC
47
Heavenly body. : COMET
48
Dull noise: Colloq. : BAM
49
Army monogram. : USA
52
Lunge. : THRUST
54
Spanish painter. : GOYA
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Asiatic currency. : SEN
56
Chief. : HEAD
57
Gads. : RUNSAROUND
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Alms box. : ARCA
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Son of Isaac. : ESAU
62
American jurist. : CHASE
63
Trinkets. : TOYS
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Fine feathers. : DOWN
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Golf units. : HOLES
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Worker with metal. : SMITH
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Batted ball. : LINER
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Perform the functions of. : ACTAS
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See 48 Down. : TAR
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Infantry drill command. : SHOULDERARMS
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Pharmaceuticals. : DRUGS
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Vegetable. : RICE
8
Period. : AGE
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Wine. : MADEIRA
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Pest. : GADFLY
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Homage. : OBEISANCE
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Far-reaching. : LONG
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Obligation. : DUTY
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Attraction. : DRAW
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See 5 Down. : FORWARDMARCH
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Clothes presser. : VALET
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Before. : ERE
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Great Persian king. : CYRUS
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Page. : LEAF
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Circuits. : LAPS
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Fish. : CARP
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Cupid. : AMOR
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Form of government. : DEMOCRACY
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Raise. : BOOST
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Instant: Colloq. : SEC
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Color. : BEETRED
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Cheeses. : GOUDAS
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Mexican Indian. : MAYA
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Man in charge of deck crew. : BOSUN
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Common. : USUAL
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Appreciation. : SENSE
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Mountain chain. : ANDES
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Demonstrative pronoun. : THAT
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Epic figure. : HERO
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Bite on. : GNAW
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Service group. : USO
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Exclamation. : OHO

Answer summary: 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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