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FAMILY AFFAIR

New York Times, Sunday, October 14, 1962

20-Across : Yard or court.

Author:
Hume R. Craft
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 87, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 637 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Hume R. Craft has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,839
Across
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Benedicts. : GROOMS
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Kibbutz dweller. : ISRAELI
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Havana man. : CASTRO
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Yard or court. : AREAWAY
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Global region. : NEAREAST
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Part of a stamen. : ANTHER
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Canadian order, est. 1745. : SISTERSOFCHARITY
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"Tatler" man. : STEELE
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1051. : MLI
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Saltpeter. : NITRE
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Commotion. : STIR
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Kitchenware. : POTS
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___ Aviv. : TEL
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Than: Ger. : ALS
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Saw of a fish. : SERRA
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Garden tools. : EDGERS
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Man's name: Abbr. : CHAS
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Equip with a new point. : RETIP
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Deluded. : MISLED
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Touchy. : SORE
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Avant-___. : GARDE
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Immediately at. : ASSOONAS
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Drop, as of paint. : BLOB
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Scholarly introductions. : ISAGOGES
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Place. : SPOT
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Sacred book. : KORAN
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Wall-eyed pike. : DOREE
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Nickname à la Cockney. : ERB
60
Fraternal handshake. : GRIP
62
Foramina. : PORES
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"___, that's my baby!" : YESSIR
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Rubies of old. : CARBUNCLES
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One of the Leagues: Abbr. : NATL
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Pop. : DAD
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Feminine suffix. : INE
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Beautifies. : ADORNS
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Its capital was Susa. : ELAM
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Kangaroo bears. : KOALAS
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River into Lake Ilmen. : MSTA
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Ceremonies. : RITES
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City near Leipzig. : HALLE
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Ours: Ger. : UNSER
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Mythical trio. : FATES
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Himalayan goat. : TAHR
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Bluebeard's wife. : FATIMA
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City on the Arno. : PISA
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Great Roman. : CICERO
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Sailor's way. : ENE
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"Life with Father" man. : DAY
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Baby-___. : SITS
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Irishmen. : SONSOFERIN
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Move like a rocket. : STREAK
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Well-known alma mater. : SMITH
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Nature. : SORT
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Science degrees. : SMS
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All-American chauffeur. : JAMES
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Girl Friday, for short. : STENO
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Bucket handle. : BAIL
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Come before in time. : FOREDATE
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Second king of Rome. : NUMA
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___ the switch. : ASLEEPAT
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Sticks. : CANES
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Burn. : CHAR
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Meat product. : SALAMI
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Its HQ is in Bangkok. : SEATO
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School: Abbr. : ACAD
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Member of P.E.N. : WRITER
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Item in Newton's lab. : PRISM
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Author Wallace. : LEW
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Abbreviation after certain names. : RET
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In evidence. : SEEN
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Vasco da ___. : GAMA
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Name in the news. : ESTES
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High note. : ELA
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Reception. : ATHOME
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Upholstered seat. : GRANDFATHERCHAIR
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Unbent. : THAWED
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Place of hard labor. : SALTMINE
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Cooked. : ROASTED
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Perceives. : SENSES
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Spanish coins. : PESETAS
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Canine. : SETTER
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Ticket windows. : GRILLES
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Withstands. : RESISTS
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Grain. : OAT
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Welsh name. : OWEN
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Diamond star. : MARIS
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Methodical. : SYSTEMATIC
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Deduces. : INFERS
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Not sweet. : SEC
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Cheers. : RAHS
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Smell ___ (become suspicious). : ARAT
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Inspiring fear. : EERIE
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Certain Scots. : LAIRDS
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Believer in: Suffix. : IST
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Sheds. : CASTS
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Leaf cutters. : ANTS
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Sault ___ Marie. : STE
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Chekhov play. : THETHREESISTERS
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Takes precedence again. : RELEADS
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If not. : ORELSE
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Capital of Eritrea. : ASMARA
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Office workers. : TYPERS
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Plant yielding a powder. : ORRIS
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Nymph. : OREAD
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Vestment. : ALB
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Enter. : GOIN
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Hockey goals. : CAGES
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Cyclades isle. : IOS
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Toys of a sort. : POPGUNS
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City on the Humboldt. : ELKO
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Village near Utrecht. : DOORN
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Describing a skirt. : GORED
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Weird Sisters, et al. : NORNS
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Separate. : BREAKUP
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Art works in The Prado. : GOYAS
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Surprise. : ASTONISH
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Card games. : ECARTES
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Beaming. : RADIANT
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Uncle Sam's forerunner. : BROTHERJONATHAN
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Sewing term. : PLEAT
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David or Asaph. : PSALMIST
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Meantime. : INTERIM
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Causes. : REASONS
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___ Rabbit. : BRER
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Island in N. Y. harbor. : ELLIS
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Rope. : LASSO
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Certain "Daughters." : DAR
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Butchers. : MEATMEN
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Inclines. : LEANS
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Spice from nutmeg. : MACE
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Fodder. : HAY
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Years of one's life. : FIFTIES
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Coiled, as a rope. : FAKED
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Color. : CORAL
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Titles of respect. : DAMES
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Cavity. : SINUS
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Journalists of a sort. : SOBSISTERS
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Having fruiting spikes. : EARED
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Liberian. : TOMA
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Consecrated: Fr. : SACRE
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Bench. : SEAT
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Virginia VIP. : LEE
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___ music. : FACETHE
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Objects. : THINGS
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Peak. : ALP
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Mennonites. : AMISH
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Chaffy, in botany. : PALEATE
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Studio. : ATELIER
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In the direction of. : TOWARD
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Units of weight. : CARATS
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Entertain. : REGALE
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Alpine crests. : ARETES
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Garden pests. : WEEDS
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Talks noisily. : RANTS
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Ancient city on the Nile. : MEROE
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Pintail duck. : SMEE
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Feminine title: Abbr. : MDME
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Throw ___ (get riled up). : AFIT
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Begone! : SCAT
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Pained exclamations. : OWS
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Knock. : RAP
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Santa ___. : ANA
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Presidential monogram. : HST

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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