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New York Times, Thursday, February 22, 1962

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
1. 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
16. Like a throwback. : ATAVIC
17. 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
Down
1. 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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