Daily fewest words (63 or fewer)

Word count refers to the total number of Down and Across clues. Constructors try to minimize this count as well as the number of blocks to make the puzzle more interesting. A + next to a puzzle date means it is not a standard 15 by 15 size.

These puzzles tend to have interesting shapes. See the thumbnails for an overview.

50 words
Saturday, June 29, 2013Joe Krozel
52
Friday, June 1, 2012Joe Krozel
Friday, January 21, 2005Frank Longo
54
+ Saturday, February 11, 2012Joe Krozel
Friday, October 17, 2008Patrick Berry
Friday, January 4, 2008Raymond C. Young
Saturday, December 15, 2001Frank A. Longo
Friday, October 24, 1997Frank Longo
56
Saturday, July 18, 2015Joe Krozel
Saturday, March 20, 2010Joe Krozel
+ Saturday, September 19, 2009Mel Taub
Saturday, December 22, 2007Harvey Estes
Saturday, January 20, 2007Harvey Estes
Saturday, July 15, 2006Patrick Berry
Saturday, May 7, 2005Patrick Berry
Saturday, January 1, 2005Raymond C. Young
Friday, August 22, 1997Frank Longo
58
Saturday, September 21, 2013Tim Croce
Friday, August 12, 2011Julian Lim
Friday, October 8, 2010Brendan Emmett Quigley
Saturday, January 2, 2010Robert H. Wolfe
Saturday, October 31, 2009Robert H. Wolfe
Saturday, July 18, 2009Joe Krozel
Saturday, September 20, 2008Joe Krozel
Saturday, December 1, 2007Robert H. Wolfe
Saturday, December 9, 2006Robert H. Wolfe
Friday, July 28, 2006Sherry O. Blackard
Saturday, January 21, 2006Brendan Emmett Quigley
Saturday, June 29, 1996F. Longo
59
Thursday, May 17, 2012Joe Krozel
60
Saturday, February 23, 2013Todd Gross
Friday, August 24, 2012Mark Diehl
Friday, July 27, 2012Joe Krozel
Friday, October 28, 2011Tim Croce
Saturday, February 6, 2010Frederick J. Healy
Friday, August 22, 2008Kevin G. Der
Saturday, April 14, 2007Sherry O. Blackard
Saturday, January 6, 2007Robert H. Wolfe
Friday, September 10, 2004Brendan Emmett Quigley
Saturday, August 7, 2004Patrick Berry
Friday, May 24, 2002Manny Nosowsky
Saturday, October 20, 2001Patrick Berry
Saturday, June 15, 1996R. Ross
Saturday, October 7, 1995Frank A. Longo
Friday, May 13, 1994Randolph Ross
61
Thursday, April 2, 2015Joe Krozel and Timothy Polin
62
Saturday, August 15, 2015Jeff Chen
Friday, March 27, 2015David Kwong
Friday, February 27, 2015Julian Lim
Saturday, November 29, 2014Elizabeth C. Gorski
Friday, October 10, 2014David Steinberg
Saturday, July 5, 2014David Steinberg
Friday, May 23, 2014David Steinberg
Friday, October 18, 2013David Steinberg
Friday, March 15, 2013Joe Krozel
Friday, February 15, 2013Tom Heilman
Friday, March 9, 2012Tim Croce
Saturday, January 14, 2012Mark Diehl
Friday, December 23, 2011Patrick Berry
Friday, September 30, 2011Joe Krozel
Friday, April 8, 2011Joe Krozel
Friday, February 18, 2011Patrick Berry
Friday, September 24, 2010Mark Diehl
Friday, August 13, 2010Manny Nosowsky
Saturday, August 7, 2010Joe Krozel
Thursday, July 8, 2010John Farmer
Friday, July 24, 2009Patrick Berry
Friday, November 21, 2008Patrick Berry
Saturday, June 14, 2008Brendan Emmett Quigley
Saturday, September 8, 2007Brendan Emmett Quigley
Saturday, July 28, 2007Manny Nosowsky
Saturday, February 17, 2007Robert H. Wolfe
Saturday, April 29, 2006Robert H. Wolfe
Saturday, September 24, 2005Byron Walden
Friday, July 1, 2005Brendan Emmett Quigley
Friday, March 11, 2005Manny Nosowsky
Saturday, November 13, 2004Frank Longo
Saturday, September 4, 2004Patrick Berry
Saturday, June 5, 2004Byron Walden
Saturday, February 14, 2004Frank Longo
Saturday, January 10, 2004Brendan Emmett Quigley
Saturday, November 22, 2003Robert H. Wolfe
Saturday, November 8, 2003Sherry O. Blackard
Saturday, March 8, 2003Patrick Berry
Saturday, August 24, 2002Chuck Menning
Saturday, December 22, 2001Trip Payne
Saturday, August 4, 2001Randolph Ross
Friday, September 22, 2000Manny Nosowsky
Saturday, January 23, 1999Frank Longo
Friday, November 6, 1998Bob Klahn
Friday, April 3, 1998Frank Longo
Saturday, May 31, 1997Frank Longo
Saturday, February 15, 1997J. Clonick
Saturday, November 9, 1996F. Longo
Friday, December 23, 1994Frank A. Longo
63
Friday, December 10, 2010Elizabeth C. Gorski
Thursday, June 19, 2008Joe Krozel


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