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New York Times, Thursday, February 22, 1962

46-Down : Snake Indian.

Author:
Brice Metcalfe
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Z }, Scrabble score: 306 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Brice Metcalfe has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

In clue for 2-Down, "buoyancy" was spelled "bouyancy" in the PDF. Corrected it.

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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,605
Across
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Happy and Grumpy. : DWARFS
7
Move to and fro. : WAG
10
In so far as: Lat. : QUA
13
Hardly ever. : RARELY
14
State. : OHIO
15
Early Westerner. : UTE
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Like a throwback. : ATAVIC
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Adjoining. : NEXTDOOR
19
Egyptian earth god. : SEB
20
Conical home. : TEPEE
22
Italian harp. : ARPA
23
Three in Spain. : TRES
25
With regret. : SADLY
27
Diamonds, for instance. : SUIT
28
___ ease. : ILLAT
30
Masquerades (as). : POSES
32
___ West. : MAE
33
Picturesque. : COLORFUL
35
Miss Slavenska, of the ballet. : MIA
37
___ Washington. : GENERALGEORGE
41
Last Spanish queen. : ENA
42
Ringed, as a tree trunk. : ANNULATE
44
Prelate: Abbr. : ABP
47
Head ornament. : TIARA
49
Gas from hot springs. : XENON
50
Stuff. : CRAM
52
Vers ___. : LIBRE
54
Short for timing, in TV. : SYNC
55
Kite's appendage. : TAIL
56
Bluish blue-red. : LILAC
58
"O Sole ___." : MIO
59
Kind of fur. : SQUIRREL
62
Ready-___. : TOWEAR
64
Not in vogue. : OUT
65
Stoke. : FUEL
66
Beaumont and Fletcher role. : EVADNE
67
Compensation. : FEE
68
Power: Prefix. : DYN
69
Intermission. : RECESS
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Rigorous. : DRASTIC
2
Deprive of buoyancy by saturation. : WATERLOG
3
French girl's name. : ARABELLE
4
Church title: Abbr. : REV
5
Flicker. : FLIT
6
Indian grooms. : SYCES
7
Bicycles. : WHEELS
8
" ... from Ghent to ___." : AIX
9
Secured. : GOT
10
Enough members to meet. : QUORUM
11
Fictional island. : UTOPIA
12
Expose to air. : AERATE
14
Timely note. : ONEDOLLARBILL
18
Certain lawyers: Abbr. : DAS
21
New Guinea. : PAPUA
24
Rhone tributary. : SAONE
26
Red Sea land. : YEMEN
29
Little Nell's last name. : TRENT
31
Dakota. : SIOUX
34
Weak. : FRAIL
36
City on the Rhone. : ARLES
38
Knot. : GNARL
39
Cupbearer. : GANYMEDE
40
Harrovians' rivals. : ETONIANS
43
Request numbers. : ENCORES
44
___ the Apostles. : ACTSOF
45
French cubist. : BRAQUE
46
Snake Indian. : PAIUTE
48
Helen's relative. : AILEEN
51
11th cen. date. : MLI
53
Trencherman. : EATER
57
Sheltered nook. : COVE
60
Mailing letters. : RFD
61
___ Blas. : RUY
63
Corps member. : WAC

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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