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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Thursday, January 26, 1956

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.60, Missing: { F J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 94, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,403
Across Down
1. Refuse from sugar cane. : BAGASSE
8. Peddlars. : PACKMEN
15. Drive. : OPERATE
16. Geometric curve. : EVOLUTE
17. Muscle that turns. : ROTATOR
18. F. D. R.'s family. : DELANOS
19. New York time. : EST
20. Spring flower. : IRIS
22. Quarrels: Colloq. : RUNINS
23. New Englanders' characteristics. : YANKEEISMS
26. Sinclair Lewis hero. : CASS
28. Inserted as something additional. : RANIN
29. ___ victis (woe to the conquered): Lat. : VAE
32. Eye sockets. : ORBITS
35. Impassively. : STOICISM
37. Hollywood landmarks. : STUDIOS
39. Landward. : ONSHORE
40. Notre Dame's Brennan, et al. : TERENCES
42. Obtained by craft. : STOLEN
43. High school mathematics: Abbr. : ALG
44. Lunch room. : DINER
46. Clean up: Dial. : REDD
47. Gear for telephone operators. : HEADPIECES
50. Clara Bow. : ITGIRL
53. Danube tributary. : SAVA
54. Sand bank off a mainland. : CAY
57. Cellar storage space. : COALBIN
59. Certain railroad cars. : TENDERS
61. Yellowish-green silicate. : EPIDOTE
62. Musical term. : ANDANTE
63. Eased up. : RELAXED
64. More hardy. : STOUTER
1. Dull conversationalist. : BORE
2. G. I.'s overseas addresses. : APOS
3. Presidential address. : GETTYSBURG
4. Constellation. : ARA
5. Dress material. : SATIN
6. Symbolic bird. : STORK
7. More ghostly. : EERIER
8. Child: Comb. form. : PED
9. Dislikes. : AVERSIONS
10. Writer with a by-line. : COLUMNIST
11. Hooded unions. : KLANS
12. Paul of Broadway. : MUNI
13. Buttonless jacket. : ETON
14. Condition: Suffix. : NESS
21. Bodies of water. : SEAS
24. Notwithstanding. : ASIDE
25. Preposition used in division. : INTO
26. ___ Rica. : COSTA
27. Russian co-operative. : ARTEL
29. Shading off to a bluish-purple. : VIOLESCENT
30. ___ as a beet. : ASRED
31. Remove errors. : EMEND
33. Excitable person. : TINDERBOX
34. Park Avenue resident. : SOCIALITE
36. Odd job. : CHORE
38. Thrill, in jive talk. : SEND
41. Fall months: Abbr. : SEPS
45. Cowboy gear, south of the border. : RIATAS
47. Character in "The Master Builder." : HILDA
48. Incident. : EVENT
49. Slangy promise of action. : CANDO
50. Pastry specialist. : ICER
51. European shark. : TOPE
52. Short for Abigail. : GAIL
55. Skill of an Italian painter. : ARTE
56. River into the North Sea. : YSER
58. Newsman Brooks. : NED
60. Girl child: Abbr. : DAU

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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