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New York Times, Tuesday, June 19, 1962

Author: Joseph LaFauci
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,722
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1. Indonesian isle. : BALI
5. Gendarme. : POLICEMAN
14. By word of mouth. : ORAL
15. Hill of ancient Rome. : CAPITOLINE
16. African title. : SIDI
17. Lack of polish. : INELEGANCE
18. Alfalfa. : HAY
19. Bluish gray. : PEARL
20. Temper. : MOOD
21. Silvery gray. : ASH
23. Silk-cotton tree. : CEIBA
26. Curve of a ship's plank. : SNY
27. Item in the price-rise category. : POSTAGE
30. Deserve. : EARN
32. Essential. : INTEGRAL
34. Soprano. : TREBLE
38. Sound of a flat dive. : PLOP
39. Sluggish. : INERT
41. Journeyer: Abbr. : TRAV
42. Native of Aleppo. : SYRIAN
44. Revealing. : TELLTALE
46. At hand. : NIGH
48. Seal. : SEALION
49. Burns hero. : TAM
52. Clangor. : NOISE
54. Mental perception. : KEN
55. Latin pronoun. : IDEM
57. Cherish. : NURSE
59. Trousers pocket. : FOB
62. Given to contemplation. : MEDITATIVE
65. Geometric shape. : CONE
66. Removed. : ELIMINATED
67. Soft mud. : OOZE
68. Destroyed much of. : DECIMATED
69. Frankfort's river. : ODER
1. Poppycock! : BOSH
2. Tenor's forte. : ARIA
3. Famous M. P. : LADYASTOR
4. Asian river. : ILI
5. Having remedial properties. : PANACEAN
6. ___ citato. : OPERE
7. Famous name in the theatre. : LILLIE
8. Go: Lat. : ITE
9. Kind of wheel. : COG
10. Biblical kingdom. : ELAM
11. Europa's son. : MINOS
12. Canal Zone town. : ANCON
13. Indigent. : NEEDY
15. French business group: Abbr. : CIE
19. Eating: Prefix. : PHAG
22. Intervene. : STEPIN
24. Fight. : BATTLE
25. Timetable term. : ARR
27. Seeds. : PIPS
28. Exclusively. : ONLY
29. Americano in Mexico. : GRINGO
31. Provoke. : NETTLE
33. Hire out. : LET
35. Fish, traditionally. : BRAINFOOD
36. French composer. : LALO
37. Constant. : EVEN
40. Set apart. : RESERVED
43. Department of France. : AIN
45. Superior, for one. : LAKE
47. Intimate. : HINTAT
49. Chose the right moment. : TIMED
50. French girl's name. : ADELE
51. Casey, for one. : MEDIC
53. Retinue. : SUITE
56. Opera heroine. : MIMI
58. But: Lat. : SED
60. Hour before midi. : ONZE
61. Canned beverage. : BEER
63. Dickens character. : TIM
64. Santa ___, Calif. : ANA
65. Aviary sound. : COO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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