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FESTIVE BOARD

New York Times, Sunday, April 14, 1963

Author: Hume R. Craft
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 75, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 532 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 116, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Hume R. Craft has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,005
Across Down
1. Spaghetti, vermicelli, etc. : PASTA
6. Law men, for short. : DAS
9. Seated: Fr. : ASSIS
14. Man's nickname. : IRV
17. Nutlike seed. : PINON
18. Welshman. : CELT
19. One of the Adamses. : MAUDE
20. Exchange premium. : AGIO
21. Bacon's forte. : PROSE
22. Where to spend kroner. : OSLO
23. Four hundred. : UPPERCRUST
25. Epithet for father. : BREADWINNER
28. Child's game. : PATACAKE
29. Where 221B is. : BAKERSTREET
30. 1/10 libra. : SOL
31. Yearner. : PINER
32. Honshu bay. : ISE
33. Golf club ends. : TOES
34. Fills with wonder. : AWES
36. Bacchantes. : MENADS
37. Erased. : DELED
40. Cattle country. : WEST
42. Dispenser of cold comfort. : ICEBERG
44. Relative of "niente." : RIEN
46. ___ rosé. : VIN
48. Worth. : USE
49. Compass point. : SSE
52. Lake in Ethiopia. : TSANA
54. Features of country stores. : CRACKERBARRELS
59. What transferees do. : RESETTLE
61. VIP's, for short. : CELEBS
62. Name meaning "burden." : AMOS
63. Genuine. : SOLID
64. Blood: Prefix. : HEMO
66. Farmer's locality. : DELL
67. Malice. : SPITE
68. ___ fire. : OPEN
69. Features. : TRAITS
71. Come across. : MEETWITH
73. One sign of a busybody. : FINGERINTHEPIE
76. Mosquito genus. : AEDES
77. Handball score. : ACE
78. Idaho's neighbor: Abbr. : NEV
79. Shell shape. : EAR
80. Baltic port. : KIEL
81. Textile worker. : STEEPER
84. Old Norse tongue: Abbr. : ODAN
87. Race course marker. : PYLON
91. Relatives of jeunes filles. : TANTES
94. ___ Minor. : URSA
96. Opinion. : IDEA
98. Baseball cry. : OUT
99. Loud. : AROAR
100. Refrain syllable. : TRA
101. Supply point, in pioneer days. : LEAVENWORTH
105. Worn by hard usage. : BATTERED
107. One kind of practical joke. : APPLEPIEBED
108. Tree of So. Pacific isles. : BREADFRUIT
110. Arm bone. : ULNA
111. Be certain of. : BETON
113. Eden, for one. : EARL
114. Hail. : GREET
115. Grass. : REED
116. Long loaf of bread. : BATON
117. Parties, in Britain. : DOS
118. Cousin of a flying fish. : SAURY
119. Conversational sounds. : ERS
120. Portion. : SHARE
1. Direction, in music. : PPP
2. Ent, Offutt, or Langley. : AIRBASE
3. Breathing tube. : SNORKEL
4. "I never hope ___ one." : TOSEE
5. Lend ___. : ANEAR
6. Selinko heroine. : DESIREE
7. Totality. : ALLNESS
8. 14 pounds. : STONE
9. Khabarovsk's river. : AMUR
10. Source of syrup. : SAP
11. Hold an opinion. : SUPPOSE
12. Goal. : IDEAL
13. Famed artist. : SERT
14. Edible in T. Williams play. : IGUANA
15. Chanced. : RISKED
16. Those over 21. : VOTERS
18. Rural phenomenon. : COWTOWN
20. Curving. : ARCING
24. Dancer or prancer. : CAPERER
26. Street sign in Washington, D. C. : DST
27. Zeta, ___ theta. : ETA
29. Invitation. : BID
30. Relative of brut. : SEC
35. Overlooked (with "at"). : WINKED
36. High lands. : MESAS
38. Schoolroom chore. : ERASING
39. Emulated an epicure. : DINED
41. Power project. : TVA
43. ___ and squeak. : BUBBLE
45. Imitate Jack Horner. : EAT
47. Govt. agency. : ICC
49. Arab. : SEMITE
50. Tree-dwelling animals. : SLOTHS
51. ___ quam videri. : ESSE
52. Circle of a sort. : TROPIC
53. Moon goddess. : SELENE
54. Complete. : CLEAN
55. Postpone. : REMIT
56. Varnish ingredient. : ELEMI
57. Current centennial honoree. : RELEE
58. With celerity. : RAPIDLY
60. Flourish. : THRIVE
63. Chesterfield. : SOFA
65. Pronoun. : OTHERS
67. Long oar. : SWEEP
69. Peach, pear, etc. : TREES
70. Source of food. : SEA
72. Burmese. : TAI
74. Recorded. : ENTERED
75. Favoring. : PRO
80. Basketball gear. : KNEEPAD
81. Federal. : STATAL
82. Indiana campus, for short. : PURDUEU
83. Christian ___. : ERA
85. Telephone operator. : DIALLER
86. Reaches; comes to. : ADVENES
88. First name in TV. : LORETTA
89. Occurring alfresco. : OUTDOOR
90. To the ___ degree. : NTH
91. Named: Colloq. : TABBED
92. Bermuda arrowroot. : ARARAO
93. Observers. : NOTERS
95. Jungfrau. : ALP
97. Bird. : ANI
100. ___ cotta. : TERRA
102. Draft: Fr. : EPURE
103. Sidney and Beatrice. : WEBBS
104. Relative of voodoo. : OBEAH
106. Gatling guns, etc.: Abbr. : RFGS
107. See 6 Across. : ATTY
109. Suffix of agency. : IER
112. Compass point. : NNE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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