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New York Times, Thursday, February 21, 1963

Author: Jan and Mike Dubin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Jan and Mike Dubin have 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: PDF solution to this puzzle was incorrect—it was actually the solution to the 2/7/63 puzzle. The solution to this puzzle was incorrectly listed as the solution to the 2/22/63 puzzle.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,959
Across Down
1. Plate. : DISK
5. Asiatic. : MALAY
10. Counterfeiter's nemesis. : TMAN
14. Tributary of the Mississippi. : IOWA
15. Vestment. : AMICE
16. Renovate. : REDO
17. Break. : SNAP
18. Fitted together. : DOVETAILED
20. Status of the comic strip husband. : HENPECKED
22. Area. : SCOPE
23. One of the Roosevelts. : SARA
24. Perfumes. : SCENTS
25. ___ Miguel, Azores isle. : SAO
27. Addressed. : SPOKETO
31. Snow leopard. : OUNCE
33. One of the "kingdoms." : VEGETABLE
38. Southern constellation. : ARGO
39. Performers. : DOERS
40. A science: Abbr. : BIOL
41. Sparrow, for one. : PASSERINE
43. Square: Fr. : CARRE
44. Betelgeuse. : REDSTAR
46. Cochineal. : DYE
47. Type of caravan. : SAFARI
51. Dress. : GARB
53. Picture. : IMAGE
54. Sweethearts. : LOVEBIRDS
59. Kind of petition. : ROUNDROBIN
61. Fasten. : NAIL
62. Besides. : ELSE
63. Finnish island. : ALAND
64. French novelist. : GIDE
65. Square dance term. : SETS
66. ___ time (often). : MANYA
67. Fallout of a sort. : SNOW
1. Plate. : DISH
2. Heroine of 1834 novel. : IONE
3. Farewell appearances. : SWANSONGS
4. Greek letter. : KAPPA
5. Harum-scarum. : MADCAP
6. In a frenzy. : AMOK
7. Vivid. : LIVE
8. Tennis term. : ACED
9. However. : YET
10. Instant. : TRICE
11. Fruit of a vine. : MELON
12. Clever. : ADEPT
13. Stem joints, in botany. : NODES
19. Tie. : ASCOT
21. Gaelic. : ERSE
24. Marie and others: Abbr. : STES
25. No ___ (no go). : SOAP
26. Nimbus. : AURA
28. Spherical. : OVOID
29. Laments. : KEENS
30. Wading bird. : EGRET
32. Lettuce. : COS
34. Arab robe. : ABA
35. Flighty, thoughtless one. : BIRDBRAIN
36. Small parrot. : LORY
37. "Waiting for the Robert ___." : ELEE
39. Three: Ger. : DREI
42. Was inaccurate. : ERRED
43. Grouse. : CRAB
45. Plan of procedure. : AGENDA
47. Venerable ones. : SIRES
48. Soap plant. : AMOLE
49. Opera role. : FAUST
50. Saint of Jan. 21. : AGNES
52. Arenas. : RINGS
54. Girl of song. : LOLA
55. Scottish seaport. : OBAN
56. Ivied. : VINY
57. Legendary queen. : DIDO
58. Destroyed. : SLEW
60. Ovine animal. : RAM

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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