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New York Times, Wednesday, May 30, 1962

Author: Brice Metcalfe
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Brice Metcalfe has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,702
Across Down
1. Salt-water food fish. : SCAD
5. Biblical land. : EDOM
9. Boatswain's command. : AVAST
14. The Pentateuch. : TORA
15. English composer. : ARNE
16. Cutter. : SAWER
17. Vallee. : RUDY
18. Oxhide strip or thong, in Africa. : RIEM
19. Spot. : PLACE
20. Needle: Lat. : ACUS
21. Convert. : PROSELYTE
23. With 26 Across, well-known rhetorical question. : WHATISSORARE
26. See 23 Across. : ASADAYINJUNE
30. Chipping sparrow. : HAIRBIRD
33. City S of Moscow. : OREL
34. Swiss river. : AAR
35. ___ Khan. : ALY
36. College degrees. : BAS
39. Wholesale lot: Abbr. : GRO
40. Ancient measure, about 26 in. : DRAH
42. Keyboard instrument. : MELODEON
44. Service organization. : JUNIORLEAGUE
48. Northern capital. : JUNEAUALASKA
52. Neighbors of the Javanese. : SUMATRANS
55. Where Dortmund is. : RUHR
56. Quickly. : APACE
57. Activity. : STIR
59. Governor at 48 Across. : EGAN
60. German plane. : STUKA
61. To be: Fr. : ETRE
62. English pen name. : SAKI
63. Raise aloft. : HOIST
64. Solves. : DOES
65. Exterior woodwork. : TRIM
1. Hat material. : STRAW
2. Article of furniture. : COUCH
3. Ad astra per ___. : ARDUA
4. The sun: Poet. : DAYSTAR
5. Auricle. : EAR
6. Needs little or no ironing. : DRIPSDRY
7. "___ leads to London . . . "—Masefield. : ONEROAD
8. Commemoration. : MEMORY
9. Henry James' "The ___ Papers." : ASPERN
10. City opposite Mare Island. : VALLEJO
11. Absent. : AWAY
12. Party. : SECT
13. Willow. : TREE
22. South American monkey. : SAI
24. Log hut on the steppes. : ISBA
25. Spanker. : SAIL
27. Drive. : URGE
28. Stout detective. : NERO
29. North Carolina college. : ELON
30. Pilgrimage to Mecca. : HADJ
31. Abode of the dead, in ancient Egypt. : AARU
32. Where Meshed is. : IRAN
36. Fair sir: old French title. : BEAUSIRE
37. Seaweed. : ALGA
38. Person. : SOUL
41. Steals, gangster style. : HIJACKS
42. Intended. : MEANTTO
43. Affectionate salutation. : DEAREST
45. Win the trencherman honors. : OUTEAT
46. British defense group: Abbr. : RNR
47. Rented. : LEASED
49. Honeyed words. : SUGAR
50. Dull yellowish brown. : KHAKI
51. Count von ___, Bismarck's opponent. : ARNIM
52. Decorative ribbon. : SASH
53. Occupied with: Colloq. : UPTO
54. Hawaiian island. : MAUI
58. Domicile: Abbr. : RES

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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