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New York Times, Friday, February 9, 1962

Author: Joseph LaFauci
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 312 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Joseph LaFauci has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,592
Across Down
1. Fright. : SCARE
6. Small mollusk. : SLUG
10. Tiff. : SPAT
14. Of the ear. : AURAL
15. Ecclesiastical vestment. : COPE
16. Peel. : PARE
17. Immediately. : ATTHEDROPOFAHAT
20. King: Sp. : REY
21. "___ Parisienne," Offenbach ballet. : GAITE
22. ___ a dozen. : ADIME
23. Fish. : CARP
24. Frenzy. : RAGE
26. U. N. name. : UTHANT
29. "I do not ___ run." : CHOOSETO
33. Column. : SHAFT
34. Eighteenth president of U.S. : GRANT
35. Greek letters. : XIS
36. Fourth base. : HOME
37. Beldame. : CRONE
38. Per ___. : DIEM
39. Qua ___ (here and there): It. : ELA
40. Fragment of pottery. : SHARD
41. ___ la vista. : HASTA
42. Pertinent. : RELATIVE
44. Gov. Volpe's capital. : BOSTON
45. Repudiate. : DENY
46. Loyalty ___. : OATH
47. Straight man. : ACTOR
50. Quantity. : BATCH
52. Soul: Fr. : AME
55. Ready whenever needed. : JOHNNYONTHESPOT
58. His: Fr. : ALUI
59. Tranquility. : EASE
60. Ohio city. : AKRON
61. Scarlet, rouge, etc. : REDS
62. Pentagram. : STAR
63. Goddess of 53 Down. : DIANA
1. River into the Moselle. : SAAR
2. Pretty: Colloq. : CUTE
3. Dilettantish. : ARTY
4. Cheer. : RAH
5. Fine: Colloq. : ELEGANT
6. Certificate. : SCRIP
7. Swag. : LOOT
8. Advantage. : UPPERHAND
9. Earth: Prefix. : GEO
10. Black suit. : SPADES
11. Two-hulled canoe of Tahiti. : PAHI
12. Biblical region. : ARAM
13. Head: Fr. : TETE
18. Arrow. : DART
19. Bundle of sticks. : FAGOT
23. Bistro. : CAFE
25. First-rate. : AONE
26. Name in Poe title. : USHER
27. Rowboat appurtenance. : THOLE
28. Oriental porter. : HAMAL
29. Ten million rupees. : CRORE
30. Live. : EXIST
31. Become associated with . : TIETO
32. Ottoman ruler. : OSMAN
34. Serving dish. : GRAVYBOAT
37. Facial feature. : CHIN
38. Hyphen's cousin. : DASH
40. Exacting. : STERN
41. Rash fellow. : HOTHEAD
43. Beloved of Venus. : ADONIS
44. 18th cen. composer. : BACH
46. Aquatic animal. : OTTER
47. Inharmonious. : AJAR
48. "King" of song. : COLE
49. Dull sound. : THUD
51. Handle: Lat. : ANSA
52. Port of Guam. : APRA
53. Space probe objective. : MOON
54. Historic volcano. : ETNA
56. Give assent to. : YES
57. Indulge in winter sport. : SKI

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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