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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
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_____ 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
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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
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Dry fruit. : ACHENE
81
___ Street. : ELM
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Circuit railways. : BELTLINES
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Rock. : SHALE
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Horse's mane. : CREST
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___ boy. : ALLAMERICAN
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Play the fiddle without the bow: Scot. : TIRL
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Actress Moran. : LOIS
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Quonset. : HUT
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Moslem prince. : AMIR
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Pronoun. : THEE
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Account. : RELATION
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Walk in a garden. : PATH
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"___ I say." : DOAS
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See 81 Down. : IRE
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Daughter of ___. : EVE
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Party member: Abbr. : REP
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Portal. : GATE
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___ Fein. : SINN
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Reliable. : SOLID
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Island and flattop. : LEYTES
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Single circuits. : LAPS
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Proof term. : STET
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Armor for a knight's horse. : BARDES
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Break any commandment. : SIN
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Kentucky Derby chief. : CORUM
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Sounds from a slow speaker. : ERS
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TV gear. : TUBES
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Had a purpose in mind. : MEANT
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Sanskrit epic. : RAMAYANA
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Title. : HERR
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Common prefix. : PRE
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Informative. : EDUCATIVE
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Sen. Kennedy and Peter Lawford. : BROTHERSINLAW
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Polite term of address. : GENTLEMEN
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Flood. : ONRUSH
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Having a handle. : ANSATE
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Formicary dwellers. : ANTS
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In case. : LEST
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Leavening agents. : YEASTS
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Stevenson, for example. : LAWYER
Down
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Printer's measure. : PICA
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Like theatre seats. : AROW
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People with vigor, ideas, etc. : YOUNGBLOOD
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Danube tributary. : INN
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Nervous laughs. : TITTERS
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Noise in an old house. : SCREAK
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C-shaped figures. : ARCS
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Marsupial: Colloq. : ROO
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Points of a maple leaf: Bot. : ACUMENS
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Petty officers. : BOSUNS
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Biting. : ACID
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Men. : SONSOFADAM
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Greets first. : ACCOSTS
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George and Evelyn. : BRENTS
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Farm buildings. : BYRES
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Camel's-hair robe. : ABA
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From the beginning: Lat. abbr. : ABINIT
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Products of Atlantic City. : MISSAMERICAS
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Dole out. : METE
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Peak in Greece. : OSSA
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Romeo. : AMORIST
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Furthermore. : YET
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Arawakan language. : TAINO
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Little Rachel. : RAE
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Severe mentors. : DUTCHUNCLES
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Acquired relation. : INLAW
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An Algonquian or a river. : MIAMI
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Endemic ailment. : GOITRE
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Damsel. : LASS
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Public ___. : UTILITY
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___ rug. : SCATTER
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Land for developments. : TRACTS
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Playing card. : SIX
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Airfoils. : FINS
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Red dye. : EOSINE
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Rich loam. : LOESS
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Pledgets. : WADS
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Old oath. : EGAD
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Moment at hand. : NOW
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White House residents. : FIRSTLADIES
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Peevish sound. : WHINE
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Layers of ore. : SEAMS
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Ring-shaped island. : ATOLL
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Bibber. : TOPER
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Related by blood. : SIB
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Parts of radio receivers. : TUNERS
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Playboy. : WASTREL
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Get results. : ACHIEVE
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Bolger role. : CHARLEYSAUNT
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Under: Poet. : NEATH
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Like J. Fred Muggs. : SIMIAN
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Actress Raines. : ELLA
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Green land. : ERIN
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Well-known name in banking. : LAMONT
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Be in session. : SIT
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Type of store. : COOP
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Durante's exclamation. : THATSMYBOY
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A snap. : CHILDSPLAY
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House on a mountain. : AERIE
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Creature comfort. : NEEDS
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Stretches. : LIES
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Relative of the Hopi. : UTE
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Series of 30 masses. : TRENTAL
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Australian Territory. : PAPUA
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Caftan. : GARMENT
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Cloud formation. : STRATUS
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Aubrey Hepburn role. : SABRINA
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Taconite. : ORE
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Colors: Poet. : TINCTS
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Vienna and pumpernickel. : LOAVES
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Dona. : SENORA
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Fiscal. : BURSAL
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Sin. : CRIME
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Hawaii or Alaska: Abbr. : TER
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Powerful: Comb. form. : MEGA
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Old Utopia. : EDEN
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Composer of "Rule Britannia." : ARNE
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Interjections of inquiry. : HEHS
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Set figure. : RATE
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Pitcher. : EWER
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___ Aviv. : TEL
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He's from Missouri. : HST
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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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