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New York Times, Friday, June 1, 1962

Author:
Roberta Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,704
Across
1. Island off Malta. : GOZO
5. Branch-like. : RAMAL
10. Even. : TIED
14. Declare. : AVER
15. City on the Mohawk. : UTICA
16. Spanish river. : EBRO
17. Husband: Fr. : MARI
18. French impressionist. : MONET
19. Spanish boy. : NINO
20. Elements of melodrama. : BLOODANDTHUNDER
23. Zero. : NONE
24. Common suffix. : ESE
25. Lew Wallace hero. : HUR
28. Kind of down. : EIDER
31. Deputies: Abbr. : ASSTS
35. Black Sea port. : ODESSA
37. Recent: Prefix. : NEO
39. Close off. : SEAL
40. Firefly. : LIGHTNINGBEETLE
43. Mediterranean island city. : ENNA
44. Understand. : SEE
45. Underhand. : SNEAKY
46. Areas in the ocean. : DEEPS
48. Badgerlike animal. : RATEL
50. River into the Scheldt. : LYS
51. Clock dial number. : III
53. Not care ___. : ARAP
55. World War I heroes. : RAINBOWDIVISION
63. Eager. : AGOG
64. Sheer linen. : TOILE
65. Inner: Prefix. : ENTO
66. Price list of a sort. : MENU
67. Protection. : ARMOR
68. Fixed amount. : UNIT
69. Bird sound. : PEEP
70. Nostradamus, et al. : SEERS
71. Measured quantity. : DOSE
Down
1. Animal's leg, on a coat of arms. : GAMB
2. Curved figure. : OVAL
3. Lowest point. : ZERO
4. Where Betelguese is. : ORION
5. Citizens of Iasi. : RUMANIANS
6. Made up for. : ATONED
7. Intellect. : MIND
8. Vinegar: Prefix. : ACET
9. Machine tool. : LATHE
10. Land of the "Volunteers." : TENNESSEE
11. In the same place: Abbr. : IBID
12. Marine bird. : ERNE
13. Access. : DOOR
21. Poetic verb. : DOEST
22. West Point initials. : USA
25. Went into hiding, with "up". : HOLED
26. City in NE Italy. : UDINE
27. Reign: Fr. : REGNE
29. Nine: Prefix. : ENNEA
30. Standard: Abbr. : REG
32. Of bristles. : SETAL
33. Garrulous. : TALKY
34. Weavers' reeds. : SLEYS
36. Taking form. : SHAPINGUP
38. Lookouts. : OBSERVERS
41. Noun suffix. : IER
42. Chou ___. : ENLAI
47. Brother or sister. : SIB
49. Clothier of a sort. : TAILOR
52. Greek letters. : IOTAS
54. False: Prefix. : PSEUD
55. Kind of passage. : RAMP
56. To one side: Dial. : AGEE
57. Nydia's rival. : IONE
58. Lasted. : WORE
59. Novel price. : DIME
60. ___ time (quickly). : INNO
61. The elevator man. : OTIS
62. Observation. : NOTE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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