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New York Times, Friday, June 29, 1962

Author: Jean Reed
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,732
Across Down
1. Early car starter. : CRANK
6. Journey: Abbr. : TRAV
10. Smacko. : WHAM
14. Mythical hours. : HORAE
15. Trick. : RUSE
16. Type of headgear. : HALO
17. Friend in Taxco. : AMIGO
18. Italian city. : ASTI
19. Singer Burl. : IVES
20. Comedian from Indiana. : REDSKELTON
22. Legal wrong. : TORT
23. Eurasian river. : URAL
24. Choose. : ELECT
26. Northern state. : ALASKA
30. Set up a fund for. : ENDOW
32. Symbol of whiteness. : MILK
33. Raced. : TORE
35. Type of talk. : LINGO
39. Make a ___. : PLAYFOR
41. Cocker. : SPANIEL
43. Cubic measure. : STERE
44. Space agency. : NASA
46. Pleased. : GLAD
47. Plotter of 1678. : OATES
49. Stair parts. : RISERS
51. Large: Prefix. : MACRO
53. Knee's neighbor. : SHIN
55. Part of the game. : LUCK
56. Navy air stunters. : BLUEANGELS
62. Pertaining to. : INRE
63. Boathouse gear. : OARS
64. Thin as ___. : ARAIL
65. Worry. : FRET
66. Lyrics. : ODES
67. Southern title. : MASSA
68. Insomniac's action. : TOSS
69. City dating from 2800 B. C. : TYRE
70. Found: Abbr. : ESTAB
1. Cleaning woman. : CHAR
2. European capital. : ROME
3. Dry. : ARID
4. Ponies. : NAGS
5. Iowa city. : KEOKUK
6. Gay syllables. : TRALA
7. Western character. : RUSTLER
8. Regarding. : ASTO
9. Having streaks. : VEINED
10. Street cleaners. : WHITEWINGS
11. Play ___ with. : HAVOC
12. On the qui vive. : ALERT
13. Largest part. : MOST
21. Inspirer of 66 Across. : ERATO
25. "What ___ wants . . . " : LOLA
26. Watts' cousins: Abbr. : AMPS
27. Gay tune. : LILT
28. Wings. : ALAE
29. Goes up very fast. : SKYROCKETS
31. Suffix with good or ill. : NESS
34. Normandy river. : ORNE
36. African river. : NILE
37. High or low. : GEAR
38. Early auto maker. : OLDS
40. Suspect. : FEAR
42. Gulf near Trinidad. : PARIA
45. British insurance man. : ASSURER
48. In addition. : TOBOOT
50. ___ only. : INNAME
51. Saki's name. : MUNRO
52. Farm units. : ACRES
54. German state. : HESSE
55. Heel part. : LIFT
57. Dowager. : LADY
58. Mardi ___. : GRAS
59. Bridge position. : EAST
60. Mona ___. : LISA
61. Pitcher's plate. : SLAB

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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