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FAMILY AFFAIR

New York Times, Sunday, October 14, 1962

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 Down
1. Benedicts. : GROOMS
7. Kibbutz dweller. : ISRAELI
14. Havana man. : CASTRO
20. Yard or court. : AREAWAY
21. Global region. : NEAREAST
23. Part of a stamen. : ANTHER
24. Canadian order, est. 1745. : SISTERSOFCHARITY
26. "Tatler" man. : STEELE
27. 1051. : MLI
28. Saltpeter. : NITRE
29. Commotion. : STIR
30. Kitchenware. : POTS
32. ___ Aviv. : TEL
33. Than: Ger. : ALS
34. Saw of a fish. : SERRA
36. Garden tools. : EDGERS
38. Man's name: Abbr. : CHAS
39. Equip with a new point. : RETIP
42. Deluded. : MISLED
45. Touchy. : SORE
46. Avant-___. : GARDE
47. Immediately at. : ASSOONAS
49. Drop, as of paint. : BLOB
51. Scholarly introductions. : ISAGOGES
53. Place. : SPOT
54. Sacred book. : KORAN
56. Wall-eyed pike. : DOREE
57. Nickname à la Cockney. : ERB
60. Fraternal handshake. : GRIP
62. Foramina. : PORES
63. "___, that's my baby!" : YESSIR
66. Rubies of old. : CARBUNCLES
69. One of the Leagues: Abbr. : NATL
71. Pop. : DAD
72. Feminine suffix. : INE
73. Beautifies. : ADORNS
74. Its capital was Susa. : ELAM
76. Kangaroo bears. : KOALAS
78. River into Lake Ilmen. : MSTA
79. Ceremonies. : RITES
80. City near Leipzig. : HALLE
81. Ours: Ger. : UNSER
82. Mythical trio. : FATES
83. Himalayan goat. : TAHR
84. Bluebeard's wife. : FATIMA
85. City on the Arno. : PISA
86. Great Roman. : CICERO
87. Sailor's way. : ENE
88. "Life with Father" man. : DAY
89. Baby-___. : SITS
91. Irishmen. : SONSOFERIN
93. Move like a rocket. : STREAK
95. Well-known alma mater. : SMITH
97. Nature. : SORT
98. Science degrees. : SMS
99. All-American chauffeur. : JAMES
101. Girl Friday, for short. : STENO
102. Bucket handle. : BAIL
104. Come before in time. : FOREDATE
106. Second king of Rome. : NUMA
108. ___ the switch. : ASLEEPAT
112. Sticks. : CANES
113. Burn. : CHAR
115. Meat product. : SALAMI
117. Its HQ is in Bangkok. : SEATO
118. School: Abbr. : ACAD
119. Member of P.E.N. : WRITER
121. Item in Newton's lab. : PRISM
123. Author Wallace. : LEW
124. Abbreviation after certain names. : RET
125. In evidence. : SEEN
126. Vasco da ___. : GAMA
129. Name in the news. : ESTES
131. High note. : ELA
132. Reception. : ATHOME
134. Upholstered seat. : GRANDFATHERCHAIR
138. Unbent. : THAWED
139. Place of hard labor. : SALTMINE
140. Cooked. : ROASTED
141. Perceives. : SENSES
142. Spanish coins. : PESETAS
143. Canine. : SETTER
1. Ticket windows. : GRILLES
2. Withstands. : RESISTS
3. Grain. : OAT
4. Welsh name. : OWEN
5. Diamond star. : MARIS
6. Methodical. : SYSTEMATIC
7. Deduces. : INFERS
8. Not sweet. : SEC
9. Cheers. : RAHS
10. Smell ___ (become suspicious). : ARAT
11. Inspiring fear. : EERIE
12. Certain Scots. : LAIRDS
13. Believer in: Suffix. : IST
14. Sheds. : CASTS
15. Leaf cutters. : ANTS
16. Sault ___ Marie. : STE
17. Chekhov play. : THETHREESISTERS
18. Takes precedence again. : RELEADS
19. If not. : ORELSE
20. Capital of Eritrea. : ASMARA
22. Office workers. : TYPERS
25. Plant yielding a powder. : ORRIS
31. Nymph. : OREAD
35. Vestment. : ALB
37. Enter. : GOIN
38. Hockey goals. : CAGES
40. Cyclades isle. : IOS
41. Toys of a sort. : POPGUNS
43. City on the Humboldt. : ELKO
44. Village near Utrecht. : DOORN
46. Describing a skirt. : GORED
48. Weird Sisters, et al. : NORNS
50. Separate. : BREAKUP
52. Art works in The Prado. : GOYAS
55. Surprise. : ASTONISH
57. Card games. : ECARTES
58. Beaming. : RADIANT
59. Uncle Sam's forerunner. : BROTHERJONATHAN
61. Sewing term. : PLEAT
62. David or Asaph. : PSALMIST
64. Meantime. : INTERIM
65. Causes. : REASONS
67. ___ Rabbit. : BRER
68. Island in N. Y. harbor. : ELLIS
70. Rope. : LASSO
71. Certain "Daughters." : DAR
75. Butchers. : MEATMEN
77. Inclines. : LEANS
78. Spice from nutmeg. : MACE
80. Fodder. : HAY
82. Years of one's life. : FIFTIES
84. Coiled, as a rope. : FAKED
86. Color. : CORAL
88. Titles of respect. : DAMES
90. Cavity. : SINUS
92. Journalists of a sort. : SOBSISTERS
94. Having fruiting spikes. : EARED
96. Liberian. : TOMA
100. Consecrated: Fr. : SACRE
101. Bench. : SEAT
103. Virginia VIP. : LEE
104. ___ music. : FACETHE
105. Objects. : THINGS
107. Peak. : ALP
108. Mennonites. : AMISH
109. Chaffy, in botany. : PALEATE
110. Studio. : ATELIER
111. In the direction of. : TOWARD
112. Units of weight. : CARATS
114. Entertain. : REGALE
116. Alpine crests. : ARETES
119. Garden pests. : WEEDS
120. Talks noisily. : RANTS
122. Ancient city on the Nile. : MEROE
125. Pintail duck. : SMEE
127. Feminine title: Abbr. : MDME
128. Throw ___ (get riled up). : AFIT
130. Begone! : SCAT
133. Pained exclamations. : OWS
135. Knock. : RAP
136. Santa ___. : ANA
137. 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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