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New York Times, Saturday, February 17, 1962

Author: Aida Cromwell
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J K W X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,600
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1. Living in water. : AQUATIC
8. Dips into lightly. : DABBLES
15. Done without delay. : SUMMARY
16. Signor Vespucci. : AMERIGO
17. More successful. : HAPPIER
18. Explosive force measure. : MEGATON
19. Heroine of "Born Free." : ELSA
20. "Oh would I were ___ again . . . " : ABOY
21. Namesakes of operatic prince. : IGORS
24. Nein and nyet. : NEGATIVES
29. Have a ___ for news. : NOSE
30. Rushed violently. : TORE
31. Senators or Angels. : NINE
32. Heraldic bands. : FESSES
34. Seize without right. : ARROGATE
37. "Do ___ say . . . " : ASI
38. Ammunition wagon. : CAISSON
40. German "the." : DER
41. Night scene. : NOCTURNE
43. Make accordant. : ATTUNE
45. Bulrush. : TULE
46. Study for exams. : CRAM
48. Vaudeville turns. : ACTS
49. Most unyielding. : STEELIEST
52. Stakes. : ANTES
53. Pool. : TARN
54. Spare. : LEAN
56. Lead ores. : GALENAS
59. Farm land. : ACREAGE
63. Disrupted the diet. : OVERATE
64. Raged. : STORMED
65. Ox-eyes. : DAISIES
66. Pediatrician's concern. : TONSILS
1. Residue. : ASH
2. Sine ___ non. : QUA
3. Diamond man. : UMP
4. Electrical units. : AMPERES
5. Kind of coat: Colloq. : TAILS
6. Makes angry. : IRES
7. Roxane's adorer. : CYRANO
8. Agents of destruction. : DAMAGERS
9. Microorganism. : AMEBA
10. Produced. : BEGOT
11. Uttering harsh cries. : BRAYING
12. Kindled. : LIT
13. Self. : EGO
14. Junior. : SON
21. Minors: Law. : INFANTS
22. Becomes passé. : GOESOUT
23. Small bone. : OSSICLE
25. Aids to the erring. : ERASERS
26. Railroad bridge. : VIADUCT
27. Understanding. : ENTENTE
28. Cassandra, for instance. : SEERESS
30. Ivan or Nicholas. : TSAR
33. Old French coin. : ECU
35. Wander. : ROAM
36. Part of Canada: Abbr. : ONT
39. Pleasing scents. : INCENSES
42. Wobbles. : TEETERS
44. Sixpences. : TANNERS
47. Finally. : ATLAST
50. Verandah, Hawaiian style. : LANAI
51. Wrathful. : IRATE
52. Composer Copland. : AARON
55. External: Prefix. : ECTO
56. Ancient of Days. : GOD
57. Of all: Scot. : AVA
58. Necklace of flowers. : LEI
60. "___ Blue?" : AMI
61. Semisolid substance. : GEL
62. Newspaper men: Abbr. : EDS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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