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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

THE FAMILY CIRCLE

New York Times, Sunday, February 5, 1956

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 666 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 140, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 32
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. 2,413
Across Down
1. _____ way (yield enough return) : PAYITS
7. Cabs, in the Near East. : ARABAS
13. Envoy Eban. : ABBA
17. Projectiles: Slang. : AMMO
21. Bitterly sarcastic. : IRONIC
22. Florid. : ROCOCO
23. Ungracious losers. : CRYBABIES
25. Not a city child. : COUNTRYCOUSIN
27. Fictile craftsmen. : CERAMISTS
28. Grain beard. : AWN
29. River into the North Sea. : TEES
30. Relative of 85 Across. : MUDSTONE
32. "On land, ___, in the air." : ONSEA
33. ___ White Father. : GREAT
35. Hideaway. : DEN
36. Tobacco dryers. : OASTS
37. Creek. : RIA
38. Start a journey: Var. : IMBARK
40. Garands. : GUNS
41. Dovetails. : FITS
42. Acid-base indicator. : LITMUS
45. McKinley's birthplace. : NILES
46. Little ones. : TOTS
47. Without: Fr. : SANS
48. Musical syllables. : FAS
49. Catchall abbreviation. : ETC
50. Tai. : LAO
51. Reporter Sevareid. : ERIC
52. Resort near Venice. : LIDO
53. Twining shrub. : WISTERIA
55. Sun god. : AMON
57. Pledge of truth. : OATH
58. Chemical prefix. : OXA
59. Rooters. : FANS
60. Coated with a metal. : GILT
61. Seemingly inexhaustible supply. : WIDOWSCRUSE
64. Brides' attendants. : MAIDS
66. Unspoken. : TACIT
67. Innocence. : WHITENESS
69. Board members: Abbr. : TRS
70. Until now. : TODATE
71. One in the service. : WAC
74. City fathers, for example. : INS
75. Rooms for dancing, etc. : CASINOS
77. Have a meal. : SUP
78. Part of Asia: Abbr. : SYR
79. Dry fruit. : ACHENE
81. ___ Street. : ELM
82. Circuit railways. : BELTLINES
85. Rock. : SHALE
86. Horse's mane. : CREST
88. ___ boy. : ALLAMERICAN
92. Play the fiddle without the bow: Scot. : TIRL
93. Actress Moran. : LOIS
94. Quonset. : HUT
96. Moslem prince. : AMIR
97. Pronoun. : THEE
98. Account. : RELATION
100. Walk in a garden. : PATH
101. "___ I say." : DOAS
102. See 81 Down. : IRE
103. Daughter of ___. : EVE
104. Party member: Abbr. : REP
105. Portal. : GATE
106. ___ Fein. : SINN
107. Reliable. : SOLID
109. Island and flattop. : LEYTES
111. Single circuits. : LAPS
112. Proof term. : STET
113. Armor for a knight's horse. : BARDES
114. Break any commandment. : SIN
115. Kentucky Derby chief. : CORUM
116. Sounds from a slow speaker. : ERS
117. TV gear. : TUBES
118. Had a purpose in mind. : MEANT
120. Sanskrit epic. : RAMAYANA
122. Title. : HERR
123. Common prefix. : PRE
126. Informative. : EDUCATIVE
128. Sen. Kennedy and Peter Lawford. : BROTHERSINLAW
131. Polite term of address. : GENTLEMEN
132. Flood. : ONRUSH
133. Having a handle. : ANSATE
134. Formicary dwellers. : ANTS
135. In case. : LEST
136. Leavening agents. : YEASTS
137. Stevenson, for example. : LAWYER
1. Printer's measure. : PICA
2. Like theatre seats. : AROW
3. People with vigor, ideas, etc. : YOUNGBLOOD
4. Danube tributary. : INN
5. Nervous laughs. : TITTERS
6. Noise in an old house. : SCREAK
7. C-shaped figures. : ARCS
8. Marsupial: Colloq. : ROO
9. Points of a maple leaf: Bot. : ACUMENS
10. Petty officers. : BOSUNS
11. Biting. : ACID
12. Men. : SONSOFADAM
13. Greets first. : ACCOSTS
14. George and Evelyn. : BRENTS
15. Farm buildings. : BYRES
16. Camel's-hair robe. : ABA
17. From the beginning: Lat. abbr. : ABINIT
18. Products of Atlantic City. : MISSAMERICAS
19. Dole out. : METE
20. Peak in Greece. : OSSA
24. Romeo. : AMORIST
26. Furthermore. : YET
31. Arawakan language. : TAINO
34. Little Rachel. : RAE
35. Severe mentors. : DUTCHUNCLES
38. Acquired relation. : INLAW
39. An Algonquian or a river. : MIAMI
40. Endemic ailment. : GOITRE
42. Damsel. : LASS
43. Public ___. : UTILITY
44. ___ rug. : SCATTER
46. Land for developments. : TRACTS
47. Playing card. : SIX
48. Airfoils. : FINS
51. Red dye. : EOSINE
52. Rich loam. : LOESS
53. Pledgets. : WADS
54. Old oath. : EGAD
56. Moment at hand. : NOW
59. White House residents. : FIRSTLADIES
62. Peevish sound. : WHINE
63. Layers of ore. : SEAMS
65. Ring-shaped island. : ATOLL
66. Bibber. : TOPER
68. Related by blood. : SIB
70. Parts of radio receivers. : TUNERS
71. Playboy. : WASTREL
72. Get results. : ACHIEVE
73. Bolger role. : CHARLEYSAUNT
76. Under: Poet. : NEATH
77. Like J. Fred Muggs. : SIMIAN
80. Actress Raines. : ELLA
81. Green land. : ERIN
83. Well-known name in banking. : LAMONT
84. Be in session. : SIT
86. Type of store. : COOP
87. Durante's exclamation. : THATSMYBOY
89. A snap. : CHILDSPLAY
90. House on a mountain. : AERIE
91. Creature comfort. : NEEDS
93. Stretches. : LIES
95. Relative of the Hopi. : UTE
99. Series of 30 masses. : TRENTAL
100. Australian Territory. : PAPUA
105. Caftan. : GARMENT
106. Cloud formation. : STRATUS
107. Aubrey Hepburn role. : SABRINA
108. Taconite. : ORE
110. Colors: Poet. : TINCTS
111. Vienna and pumpernickel. : LOAVES
112. Dona. : SENORA
113. Fiscal. : BURSAL
115. Sin. : CRIME
117. Hawaii or Alaska: Abbr. : TER
118. Powerful: Comb. form. : MEGA
119. Old Utopia. : EDEN
121. Composer of "Rule Britannia." : ARNE
122. Interjections of inquiry. : HEHS
124. Set figure. : RATE
125. Pitcher. : EWER
127. ___ Aviv. : TEL
129. He's from Missouri. : HST
130. Where Sydney is: Abbr. : NSW

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 23 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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