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New York Times, Wednesday, June 27, 1962

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,730
Across
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Pretty good. : NOTBAD
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Our man in Geneva. : DEAN
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Letter writer's afterthoughts. : PSS
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Melodoius. : ARIOSO
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Trivial. : IDLE
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Chop. : HEW
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Whirl. : GYRATE
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Not to mention. : LETALONE
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Day. : ERA
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Spoke at length. : PERORATED
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Nightmare. : BADDREAM
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Star of the past. : BRICE
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Medicinal plant. : ALOE
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"And ___ lit Casey's face ... " : ASMILE
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Preserve. : CAN
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King at Riyadh. : SAUD
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Famous explorer in Africa. : STANLEY
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Locate. : SITUATE
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Australian cockatoo. : CORELLA
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"What so ___ we hailed ... " : PROUDLY
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Diving bird. : LOON
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Hang unevenly. : SAG
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Filled with concern. : AFRAID
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Timber wolf. : LOBO
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Without imposed limit. : ADLIB
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Tacit. : UNSPOKEN
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Motorist's guide. : WHITELINE
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Command respect. : AWE
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Fragrant. : REDOLENT
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Native chief, in India. : SIRDAR
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Before. : ERE
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Needlework. : LACE
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Disquiet. : UNEASE
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___ Moines. : DES
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Babylonian god. : ADAD
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Angler's artificial fly. : REDTAG
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Rosinante's status. : NAG
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Relating to: Suffix. : ORY
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Fatigued. : TIREDOUT
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Closed with siding. : BOARDEDUP
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Spectral type. : ASTAR
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Fawn's mother. : DOE
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Perplexity. : DILEMMA
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River in Germany. : EDER
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Voice part. : ALTO
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Prohibition product. : NEARBEER
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Pertaining to light. : PHOTIC
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New York Indian. : SENECA
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Where the Riksdag sits. : SWEDEN
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Malay gibbon. : LAR
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French chemist (1822-95) : PASTEUR
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Voice part. : BASS
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Turkish regiment. : ALAI
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"Ship me somewheres ___ Suez ... " : EASTOF
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Tilt. : INCLINE
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Famous insurance corporation. : LLOYDS
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Color. : YELLOWRED
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Opera by Strauss. : ARABELLA
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Examined. : LOOKEDAT
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Division of a leaf. : LOBE
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Soon. : ANON
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Overawed. : DAUNTED
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Became enraged: Colloq. : SAWRED
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Stick to. : ADHERE
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Moves smoothly. : GLIDES
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19th c. Japanese statesman. : ITO
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Famous pamphleteer. : PAINE
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Excel. : LEAD
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Early Peruvian ruler. : INCA
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Over: Prefix. : SUR
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___ rule (generally). : ASA
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Rule: Abbr. : REG

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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