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New York Times, Tuesday, June 12, 1962

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,715

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Across
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Tart filled with cheese, custard, etc. : FLAN
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Spring. : LEAP
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Measure of sound. : MACH
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First-rate. : AONE
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Southern constellation. : ARGO
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Beginning and end of the Phoenix. : ASHES
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Then: Fr. : DONC
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Denizen of Loch Ness. : SEASERPENT
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Camouflage. : SMOKESCREEN
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Old French coin. : ECU
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Stulm. : ADIT
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Abate. : LESSEN
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Cower. : CRINGE
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Punish by fine. : AMERCE
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Multitude. : HORDE
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Shadowbox. : SPAR
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Lover of Galatea. : ACIS
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Work for. : EARN
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Eared seal. : OTARY
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Region. : PART
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Manumit. : FREE
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Long-winded. : BORE
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Product of Ceylon. : PEKOE
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Movie story. : SCRIPT
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Governing. : REGENT
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Stifles. : CHOKES
47
Salutatory word. : DEAR
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Geologist's concern. : OIL
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Planet-hopping. : SPACETRAVEL
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Realistic. : TRUETOLIFE
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Commend. : CITE
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Imbroglio. : SETTO
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One stop in 49 Across. : MOON
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Vingt-___. : ETUN
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Mr. Rusk. : DEAN
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Dill. : ANET
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Suez port. : SAID
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Wigs, hula hoops, etc. : FADS
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Appear. : LOOM
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Part of A. D. : ANNO
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Very close together. : NECKANDNECK
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TV program. : LASSIE
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Upright. : ERECT
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Culture medium. : AGAR
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Sit. : POSE
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Fictional miser. : MARNER
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Worm of the Nile. : ASP
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Type of photography. : CHEESECAKE
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Therefore. : HENCE
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Shock deeply. : STUN
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Where to catch nine-eyes. : EELERY
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"The ___ of Sadness." : EDGE
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Rapscallions. : SCAPEGRACES
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Cuisinier. : CHEF
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Burst of laughter. : ROAR
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Weak-kneed. : IRRESOLUTE
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Asunder. : APART
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Sea: Lat. : MARE
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Tarry. : STOP
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Press. : IRON
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Galley reader's term. : STET
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San Luis ___, California city. : OBISPO
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Bartlett. : PEAR
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___ one's oars (idle). : RESTON
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Something remembered. : RETENT
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Barracks items. : COTS
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Engaged. : HIRED
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Crusoe's creator. : DEFOE
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___ mater. : ALMA
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Offshoot. : CION
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Life: Lat. : VITA
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Needle-case. : ETUI
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Impart. : LEND
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Greek letter. : ETA

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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