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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

New York Times, Sunday, March 3, 1957

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 96, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 630 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 18, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 34
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,805
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1. Poet Rilke's birthplace. : PRAGUE
7. Horizontal sections. : STRATA
13. Mild. : GENTLE
19. Altercation: Slang. : RHUBARB
20. Posted. : MAILED
21. Rosy. : AURORAL
22. Youth center. : BOYSCLUB
23. Cause of trouble. : APPLEOFDISCORD
25. House addition. : ELL
26. Distress call. : SOS
27. Part songs. : GLESS
28. Papal name. : PIUS
29. Rent. : TORE
30. Out of shape. : ALOP
32. Neckwear. : PEARLS
34. Gossip. : TATTLER
37. Fire: Comb. form. : PYR
38. French impressionist. : MONET
40. Short distance. : STEP
41. Island near Java. : BALI
42. Chinese unit of measure. : TSUN
44. Trouble. : AIL
46. ___-Tse. : LAO
47. Deck of a warship. : ORLOP
49. "___ ever so humble . . . " : BEIT
52. Famous French biologist. : CARREL
55. Family members. : STEPSONS
57. Cherchez la ___. : FEMME
58. Trifle. : HILLOFBEANS
60. Lake in Ethiopia. : TSANA
62. Gen. Bradley. : OMAR
64. Gas: Comb. form. : AERI
65. Clans. : SEPTS
66. Bantu tribe. : LUBA
68. Unfold: Poet. : OPE
69. Romantic stories. : GESTES
72. Adjective-forming suffix. : TIOUS
74. First Germanic invaders of Italy. : CIMBRI
76. Strike sharply. : RAP
77. Views. : ASPECTS
79. Vacillates. : TEETERS
81. Alias Joe E. Lewis. : SINATRA
83. ___ Borch, Dutch painter. : TER
84. Hollow space. : RECESS
86. Warning. : ALARM
88. Diamond bases. : CULETS
89. Foreign aid agency. : ECA
90. River into the Caspian. : URAL
91. Large sum: Colloq. : SCADS
93. Vent. : SLIT
94. Reports. : SAYS
96. At attention. : ERECT
99. Maugham novel. : CAKESANDALE
102. Japanese name of Seoul. : KEIJO
104. Rodgers-Hammerstein musical. : CAROUSEL
106. Legislature of Portugal. : CORTES
107. Norse poems. : EDDA
108. Warble. : TRILL
109. Hilly region of Morocco. : RIF
111. French pronoun. : MOI
112. Book ___. : ENDS
115. Desk appurtenances. : PADS
116. Units of heat, in England. : BTUS
118. Bundles. : PACKS
122. In error. : OFF
125. Sir Osbert. : SITWELL
127. Ossian's tongue. : GAELIC
129. Nostril. : NARE
130. Carriage. : MIEN
132. ___-Minh. : VIET
133. Hebrew instruments. : ASORS
135. Greek letter. : RHO
137. Near: Scot. : NAR
138. Commonplace. : BREADANDBUTTER
141. Dinner dish. : MEATLOAF
143. Not worth a ___. : REDCENT
144. Melodic. : ARIOSE
145. Soften. : UNSTEEL
146. Tries out. : ESSAYS
147. Friendly. : GENIAL
148. Biography. : MEMOIR
1. Tribe, in biology. : PHYLON
2. U. N. member: Abbr. : RUS
3. Rudiments. : ABCS
4. Lively dance. : GALOP
5. Extinct wild oxen. : URUSES
6. Decline. : EBB
7. Hardly a VIP. : SMALLPOTATOES
8. Magnetic strips. : TAPES
9. Advanced in years. : RIPS
10. Dream team. : ALLSTARS
11. Quoits mark. : TEE
12. Social worker's concern. : ADOPTIONS
13. Pretenses. : GUISES
14. Vocal pauses. : ERS
15. Night: Comb. form. : NOCT
16. Scout group. : TROOP
17. Yogi Berra. : LARRY
18. Plant of the genus Sambucus. : ELDER
19. Norse chieftain. : ROLLO
21. ___ education. : ADULT
22. Smile warmly. : BEAM
24. Prepared. : FIT
27. Where cars are serviced. : GREASEPITS
31. Alloy of carbon and iron. : PEARLITE
33. Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
35. Mete out. : ALLOT
36. Rustic. : RUBE
39. Strum: Scot. : TIRL
41. Jazz tunes. : BOPS
43. Verne hero. : NEMO
45. Regulus' constellation. : LEO
48. Hymn : PSALM
50. An everlasting. : IMMORTELLE
51. Social events. : TEAPARTIES
52. Photographer's term. : CHEESECAKE
53. Painted a car, for example. : AIRSPRAYED
54. Williams and Amoros: Abbr. : LFS
56. Follow. : ENSUE
57. Jersey, for example. : FABRIC
59. Parlay. : BET
61. Gists. : NUBS
63. Meal. : REPAST
64. Relatives of alleys. : AGATES
67. Japanese race. : AINU
70. Unbleached. : ECRU
71. Solid: Comb. form. : STEREO
73. Depot: Abbr. : STA
74. Designating a type of informal discussion. : CRACKERBARREL
75. Jacob's descendants. : ISRAELITES
78. Rocky cliff. : SCAR
80. Namesakes of Miss Lanchester. : ELSAS
82. Police dog. : ALSATIAN
85. Choose officers. : ELECT
87. G.P.'s : MDS
92. High-level defense unit. : SAC
95. Faction. : SIDE
97. Symbol of 1865 et seq. : CARPETBAG
98. Scene in "Pickwick Papers." : TRIAL
99. ___-de-sac. : CULS
100. Name: Fr. : NOM
101. Discontinue. : DROP
103. Winter months: Abbr. : JANS
105. Ancient language. : OLDLATIN
110. Having: Suffix. : FUL
113. Cafés. : DIVANS
114. Limit. : STINT
117. Mermaid: Fr. : SIRENE
119. Paddler. : CANOER
120. Pen in South Africa. : KRAAL
121. Oppressed person. : SERF
122. Old card game. : OMBRE
123. Smokey Bear's concern. : FIRES
124. Sustains. : FEEDS
126. Calendar abbreviation. : WED
127. "A little ___ long, long way." : GOESA
128. Hiatus. : CHASM
131. Air advisory board: Abbr. : NACA
134. Russian for "stop." : STOI
136. Early German king. : OTTO
139. Tunis ruler. : DEY
140. Agent: Suffix. : URE
141. Silent. : MUM
142. Rumanian coins. : LEI

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 22 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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