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TIMELY TOPICS

New York Times, Sunday, June 2, 1963

Author: Kim Richman
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 91, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 649 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 150, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 14, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Kim Richman has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,054
Across Down
1. Whisper. : BREATH
7. Spaniard. : CATALAN
14. Less upset. : CALMER
20. Large grazing farm. : RANCHO
21. Namesakes of famed diva. : AMELITAS
23. Military command. : ATEASE
24. June trio. : LOVEHONORANDOBEY
26. Needles. : SHARPS
27. Soul: Fr. : AME
28. Thirteen: Sp. : TRECE
29. Charles ___ Gibson. : DANA
30. Dance. : REEL
32. Knock. : RAP
33. Relatives. : KIN
34. Certain negatives. : NYETS
36. Type of coat: Colloq. : TAILS
38. Storage structure. : SILO
39. Namesakes of famed poet. : EDNAS
42. Lords. : MASTERS
46. Youth. : LAD
47. French man's name. : ALAIN
48. Squill. : SEAONION
50. Office copy, for short. : STAT
51. Not betrothed. : UNENGAGED
53. Gum akin to catechu. : KINO
54. Biblical name. : ABRAM
56. The cheering section. : ROOTERS
57. Case in grammar: Abbr. : ABL
60. Dull colors. : DUNS
62. Man's name meaning white. : ALBIN
63. State: Abbr. : OREG
64. ___ girl. : FLOWER
66. Any whatever. : ALL
68. One's own: Prefix. : IDIO
70. Santa ___. : ANA
71. Wartime group. : OSS
74. Alter. : REVISE
75. Bantu nation. : LOLO
77. Adorn. : EMBOSS
79. Gulf, inlet of Ionian Sea. : ARTA
80. Concerning. : ANENT
81. Specified. : GIVEN
82. Asian title. : RAJAH
83. Nose: Slang. : SNOOT
84. Zoological suffix. : IDAE
85. Inflorescence. : RACEME
86. Proofreader's word. : STET
87. Status in "for poorer" category. : PENURY
88. Room. : DEN
89. Bliss. : JOY
90. Birds. : DAWS
92. Ordinal suffix. : ETH
93. Expiator. : ATONER
94. Squirrel's nest. : DRAY
96. Eminent. : NOTED
98. Crack. : SLIT
100. Degree. : DDS
101. Bridesmaid's song. : SOMEDAY
104. To the point: Lat. : ADREM
105. Little ___. : ONES
107. Trips on film. : TRAVELOGS
109. 1st-century date. : LVII
111. Western characters. : SHERIFFS
115. Freshened. : AIRED
116. Jardin ___ Plantes. : DES
117. Adenauer. : DERALTE
119. Long narrow area. : STRIP
120. Big-league masterminds: Abbr. : MGRS
121. William and others. : PENNS
123. Companions of Jupiter. : MOONS
125. Hero of "Exodus." : ARI
126. 11th-century date. : MII
127. Certain songs. : SOLI
128. Commercial term. : ASIS
132. Namesakes of Greek queen. : OLGAS
134. Believer in: Suffix. : IST
135. Charm. : ENAMOR
137. Dubin-Franklin song. : ANNIVERSARYWALTZ
141. Furious. : RAGING
142. Educated. : LITERATE
143. "East Lynne" heroine. : ISABEL
144. Weather word. : SLEETY
145. Goblins: Var. : BOGYMEN
146. ___ public. : NOTARY
1. Platitude. : BROMIDE
2. Italian city. : RAVENNA
3. Direction. : ENE
4. Eight: Ger. : ACHT
5. Spine. : THORN
6. ___ bridge. : HONEYMOON
7. Proofreader's marks. : CARETS
8. Medics' group. : AMA
9. Cultivate. : TEND
10. Former diva. : ALDA
11. Simba. : LION
12. Baseball term. : ATBAT
13. Negative of a sort. : NAE
14. Mason's concern. : CASES
15. Sports: Abbr. : ATHL
16. Meadow. : LEA
17. Julie Newmar hit. : MARRIAGEGOROUND
18. Trellis. : ESPALIER
19. Answers. : RESPONDS
22. Arab. : SYRIAN
24. Great ___. : LAKES
25. Site of the Mohole. : OCEAN
31. Berry plant. : ELDER
35. Aves. : STS
37. Double sulfate. : ALUM
38. Shade of blue. : SLATE
40. Spaceman's term. : AOK
41. Trickiest: Slang. : SNIDEST
43. Latin abbreviation. : ETAL
44. Performer of marriages. : RABBI
45. Water bugs. : STRIDERS
47. Athens place. : AGORA
49. Habituate. : INURE
52. Times. : NOONS
55. Lively. : ANIMATED
57. Anxious. : AFRAID
58. Metallic sulfide. : BLENDE
59. Cahn–Van Huesen song. : LOVEANDMARRIAGE
61. ___ law. : SALIC
62. German: Fr. : ALLEMAND
65. Chablis. : WINE
67. "If I ___ you . . . " : LOVED
69. ___ d'art. : OBJET
70. Tree. : ASH
72. Saved. : STORED
73. Butterflies. : SATYRS
76. Political ideal. : ONEWORLD
78. Words of honor. : OATHS
79. Part of A.D. : ANNO
81. Bright. : GAY
83. Gordon and Irish. : SETTERS
85. Magnificent. : ROYAL
87. Twain's biographer. : PAINE
89. Wearied. : JADED
91. Mr. Brodie. : STEVE
95. Dreams: Fr. : REVES
97. Eastern title. : EMIR
99. Famous wedding-marcher. : LOHENGRIN
101. Speech problems. : STAMMERS
102. New. : ORIGINAL
103. Mountain cry. : YODEL
104. See 8 Down. : ASSN
106. Remain inactive. : SIT
108. Amiable. : GENIAL
110. "___ in Love." : IAM
111. Roman dress. : STOLA
112. Weaker. : FRAILER
113. In the beginning. : FIRSTLY
114. Dog. : SPITZ
118. Free. : LOOSEN
121. Musical role. : PORGY
122. ___ Domingo. : SANTO
124. Dictum. : SAYSO
127. French verb form. : SONT
129. Victory: Ger. : SIEG
130. ___-sur-Seine, Paris suburb. : IVRY
131. Bed of coal. : SEAM
133. Hit. : SWAT
136. Italian pronoun. : MIE
138. Point. : NIB
139. Highway: Abbr. : RTE
140. Arab robe. : ABA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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