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New York Times, Thursday, July 5, 1962

Author: Robert O'Malley
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Robert O'Malley has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,738
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1. Mineral. : MICA
5. Author of "The Trial." : KAFKA
10. Face of a fox, dog, etc. : MASK
14. Kind of school: Abbr. : ELEM
15. German name of Eger, Hungary. : ERLAU
16. Friend, in Paris. : AMIE
17. Isle of Venus. : MILO
18. Specialized study. : EGYPTOLOGY
20. Italian port. : SALERNO
22. Dress fabrics. : POPLINS
23. Hautboy. : OBOE
24. Pulitzer Prize novelist. : AGEE
25. Fixed. : REPAIRED
29. Hardens. : INURES
33. Merman. : ETHEL
34. Equip. : GEAR
36. Window frame. : SASH
37. Exclamation. : AHA
38. Zodiac sign. : VIRGO
39. Youth group: Abbr. : BSA
40. Throe. : PANG
42. Patron saint of sailors. : ELMO
43. Side arm. : SABER
45. Scoffs. : SNEERS
47. Gooselike. : ANSERINE
49. Asiatic palm. : NIPA
51. Mountain lake. : TARN
52. Advice to the lovelorn. : CHEERUP
55. Discomfort. : MALAISE
58. Shoemaker of folklore. : LEPRECHAUN
60. College sports group: Abbr. : NCAA
61. Extent. : AREA
62. Municipal. : CIVIC
63. City in Ontario. : GALT
64. Christmas in France. : NOEL
65. Grenoble's river. : ISERE
66. Wapitis. : ELKS
1. Hebrew letters. : MEMS
2. Certain bones. : ILIA
3. Transparent stuff. : CELLOPHANE
4. Tiny animals. : AMOEBAE
5. Sharper. : KEENER
6. Mythical ship. : ARGO
7. Texas Leaguer. : FLY
8. Greek letter. : KAPPA
9. Kind of aircraft. : AUTOGIRO
10. Ear bone, the hammer. : MALLEUS
11. Mine: Fr. : AMOI
12. THINK, for one. : SIGN
13. Phi Beta Kappa symbols. : KEYS
19. Unlocked. : OPEN
21. Stir up. : ROIL
25. Harvests. : REAPS
26. One of the Allens. : ETHAN
27. Archer in Norse mythology. : EGIL
28. Layer of skin. : DERMA
30. Of certain teachers. : RABBINICAL
31. West German city. : ESSEN
32. Quota. : SHARE
35. Stravinsky ballet. : AGON
38. Amazon explorer, 1499. : VESPUCCI
41. Officer. : GENERAL
43. Official symbol. : SEAL
44. Classify. : ARRANGE
46. To laugh: Fr. : RIRE
48. Golfer's position. : STANCE
50. Garden pest. : APHIS
52. Tribe. : CLAN
53. "Much Ado" character. : HERO
54. Fencing sword. : EPEE
55. Alaskan glacier. : MUIR
56. Notable doctor. : SALK
57. Picnic provender. : EATS
59. Prayer. : AVE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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