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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
Across
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Poet Rilke's birthplace. : PRAGUE
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Horizontal sections. : STRATA
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Mild. : GENTLE
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Altercation: Slang. : RHUBARB
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Posted. : MAILED
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Rosy. : AURORAL
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Youth center. : BOYSCLUB
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Cause of trouble. : APPLEOFDISCORD
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House addition. : ELL
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Distress call. : SOS
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Part songs. : GLESS
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Papal name. : PIUS
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Rent. : TORE
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Out of shape. : ALOP
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Neckwear. : PEARLS
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Gossip. : TATTLER
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Fire: Comb. form. : PYR
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French impressionist. : MONET
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Short distance. : STEP
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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
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Famous French biologist. : CARREL
55
Family members. : STEPSONS
57
Cherchez la ___. : FEMME
58
Trifle. : HILLOFBEANS
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Lake in Ethiopia. : TSANA
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Gen. Bradley. : OMAR
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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
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Strike sharply. : RAP
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Views. : ASPECTS
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Vacillates. : TEETERS
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Alias Joe E. Lewis. : SINATRA
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___ Borch, Dutch painter. : TER
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Hollow space. : RECESS
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Warning. : ALARM
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Diamond bases. : CULETS
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Foreign aid agency. : ECA
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River into the Caspian. : URAL
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Large sum: Colloq. : SCADS
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Vent. : SLIT
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Reports. : SAYS
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At attention. : ERECT
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Maugham novel. : CAKESANDALE
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Japanese name of Seoul. : KEIJO
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Rodgers-Hammerstein musical. : CAROUSEL
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Legislature of Portugal. : CORTES
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Norse poems. : EDDA
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Warble. : TRILL
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Hilly region of Morocco. : RIF
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French pronoun. : MOI
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Book ___. : ENDS
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Desk appurtenances. : PADS
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Units of heat, in England. : BTUS
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Bundles. : PACKS
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In error. : OFF
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Sir Osbert. : SITWELL
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Ossian's tongue. : GAELIC
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Nostril. : NARE
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Carriage. : MIEN
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___-Minh. : VIET
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Hebrew instruments. : ASORS
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Greek letter. : RHO
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Near: Scot. : NAR
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Commonplace. : BREADANDBUTTER
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Dinner dish. : MEATLOAF
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Not worth a ___. : REDCENT
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Melodic. : ARIOSE
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Soften. : UNSTEEL
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Tries out. : ESSAYS
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Friendly. : GENIAL
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Biography. : MEMOIR
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Tribe, in biology. : PHYLON
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U. N. member: Abbr. : RUS
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Rudiments. : ABCS
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Lively dance. : GALOP
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Extinct wild oxen. : URUSES
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Decline. : EBB
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Hardly a VIP. : SMALLPOTATOES
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Magnetic strips. : TAPES
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Advanced in years. : RIPS
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Dream team. : ALLSTARS
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Quoits mark. : TEE
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Social worker's concern. : ADOPTIONS
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Pretenses. : GUISES
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Vocal pauses. : ERS
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Night: Comb. form. : NOCT
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Scout group. : TROOP
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Yogi Berra. : LARRY
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Plant of the genus Sambucus. : ELDER
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Norse chieftain. : ROLLO
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___ education. : ADULT
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Smile warmly. : BEAM
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Prepared. : FIT
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Where cars are serviced. : GREASEPITS
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Alloy of carbon and iron. : PEARLITE
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Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
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Mete out. : ALLOT
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Rustic. : RUBE
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Strum: Scot. : TIRL
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Jazz tunes. : BOPS
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Verne hero. : NEMO
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Regulus' constellation. : LEO
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Hymn : PSALM
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An everlasting. : IMMORTELLE
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Social events. : TEAPARTIES
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Photographer's term. : CHEESECAKE
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Painted a car, for example. : AIRSPRAYED
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Williams and Amoros: Abbr. : LFS
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Follow. : ENSUE
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Jersey, for example. : FABRIC
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Parlay. : BET
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Gists. : NUBS
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Meal. : REPAST
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Relatives of alleys. : AGATES
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Japanese race. : AINU
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Unbleached. : ECRU
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Solid: Comb. form. : STEREO
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Depot: Abbr. : STA
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Designating a type of informal discussion. : CRACKERBARREL
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Jacob's descendants. : ISRAELITES
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Rocky cliff. : SCAR
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Namesakes of Miss Lanchester. : ELSAS
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Police dog. : ALSATIAN
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Choose officers. : ELECT
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G.P.'s : MDS
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High-level defense unit. : SAC
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Faction. : SIDE
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Symbol of 1865 et seq. : CARPETBAG
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Scene in "Pickwick Papers." : TRIAL
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___-de-sac. : CULS
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Name: Fr. : NOM
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Discontinue. : DROP
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Winter months: Abbr. : JANS
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Ancient language. : OLDLATIN
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Having: Suffix. : FUL
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Cafés. : DIVANS
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Limit. : STINT
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Mermaid: Fr. : SIRENE
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Paddler. : CANOER
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Pen in South Africa. : KRAAL
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Oppressed person. : SERF
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Old card game. : OMBRE
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Smokey Bear's concern. : FIRES
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Sustains. : FEEDS
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Calendar abbreviation. : WED
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"A little ___ long, long way." : GOESA
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Hiatus. : CHASM
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Air advisory board: Abbr. : NACA
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Russian for "stop." : STOI
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Early German king. : OTTO
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Tunis ruler. : DEY
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Agent: Suffix. : URE
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Silent. : MUM
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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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