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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
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,715
Across Down
1. Tart filled with cheese, custard, etc. : FLAN
5. Spring. : LEAP
9. Measure of sound. : MACH
13. First-rate. : AONE
14. Southern constellation. : ARGO
15. Beginning and end of the Phoenix. : ASHES
17. Then: Fr. : DONC
18. Denizen of Loch Ness. : SEASERPENT
20. Camouflage. : SMOKESCREEN
22. Old French coin. : ECU
23. Stulm. : ADIT
24. Abate. : LESSEN
26. Cower. : CRINGE
29. Punish by fine. : AMERCE
31. Multitude. : HORDE
32. Shadowbox. : SPAR
33. Lover of Galatea. : ACIS
36. Work for. : EARN
37. Eared seal. : OTARY
38. Region. : PART
39. Manumit. : FREE
40. Long-winded. : BORE
41. Product of Ceylon. : PEKOE
42. Movie story. : SCRIPT
44. Governing. : REGENT
45. Stifles. : CHOKES
47. Salutatory word. : DEAR
48. Geologist's concern. : OIL
49. Planet-hopping. : SPACETRAVEL
55. Realistic. : TRUETOLIFE
57. Commend. : CITE
58. Imbroglio. : SETTO
59. One stop in 49 Across. : MOON
60. Vingt-___. : ETUN
61. Mr. Rusk. : DEAN
62. Dill. : ANET
63. Suez port. : SAID
1. Wigs, hula hoops, etc. : FADS
2. Appear. : LOOM
3. Part of A. D. : ANNO
4. Very close together. : NECKANDNECK
5. TV program. : LASSIE
6. Upright. : ERECT
7. Culture medium. : AGAR
8. Sit. : POSE
9. Fictional miser. : MARNER
10. Worm of the Nile. : ASP
11. Type of photography. : CHEESECAKE
12. Therefore. : HENCE
16. Shock deeply. : STUN
19. Where to catch nine-eyes. : EELERY
21. "The ___ of Sadness." : EDGE
25. Rapscallions. : SCAPEGRACES
26. Cuisinier. : CHEF
27. Burst of laughter. : ROAR
28. Weak-kneed. : IRRESOLUTE
29. Asunder. : APART
30. Sea: Lat. : MARE
32. Tarry. : STOP
34. Press. : IRON
35. Galley reader's term. : STET
37. San Luis ___, California city. : OBISPO
41. Bartlett. : PEAR
43. ___ one's oars (idle). : RESTON
44. Something remembered. : RETENT
45. Barracks items. : COTS
46. Engaged. : HIRED
47. Crusoe's creator. : DEFOE
50. ___ mater. : ALMA
51. Offshoot. : CION
52. Life: Lat. : VITA
53. Needle-case. : ETUI
54. Impart. : LEND
56. Greek letter. : ETA

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

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