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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Thursday, April 19, 1956

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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. 2,487
Across Down
1. Seven: Comb. form. : HEPTA
6. Press down. : TAMP
10. Spanish river. : EBRO
14. Color. : AZURE
15. Grounds. : AREA
16. Fodder holder. : CRIB
17. Contest anyone can enter. : FREEFORALL
19. French composer. : LALO
20. Fodder plant. : TARE
21. Just passably. : SOSO
22. Fabric. : LISLE
23. Buffet. : TOSS
25. Discontinues. : DROPS
27. Halo seen during 10 Down. : CORONA
30. Hot ___. : CROSSBUN
33. Clumsy. : INEPT
34. Carriage. : PRAM
35. Facility. : EASE
36. D. D. E., for example. : VIP
37. Nines and fives. : TEAMS
38. Sea force: Abbr. : NAV
39. Branch of biology: Abbr. : ECOL
41. Stage group. : ANTA
42. U. N. representative. : LODGE
44. Chemical mixture of acid and turpentine. : TEREBENE
46. Kiss: French. : BAISER
47. Full dress. : TAILS
48. Shout noisily. : BAWL
49. Small: Comb. form. : MICRO
51. Hard wood. : TEAK
53. Be ready. : WAIT
57. Ancient Norse language: Abbr. : ODAN
58. Colored candies. : EASTEREGGS
60. Dry. : SERE
61. Far north island. : ATTU
62. False wing, in birds. : ALULA
63. Robert ___ Lincoln. : TODD
64. Rain heavily. : TEEM
65. One of the Forsytes. : FLEUR
1. Handle. : HAFT
2. Poet Pound. : EZRA
3. Boy: Latin. : PUER
4. Place for "rock-a-by baby." : TREETOP
5. Pershing's Army. : AEF
6. Edible roots. : TAROS
7. Macaws. : ARAS
8. TV offering. : MELODRAMA
9. "___ Joey." : PAL
10. Solar phenomenon. : ECLIPSE
11. Parade units. : BRASSBANDS
12. Stream. : RILL
13. Instrument. : OBOE
18. Bones: Latin. : OSSA
22. ___ Alamos. : LOS
24. Part of Canada: Abbr. : ONT
26. Gypsies. : ROMS
27. Catlike animal. : CIVET
28. Being held in reserve: Colloq. : ONICE
29. Student's concern. : REPORTCARD
30. Box. : CRATE
31. Custom. : USAGE
32. Not at all. : NEVER
34. Lenny Moore's alma mater. : PENNSTATE
37. Chinese weight. : TAEL
40. Well-informed. : LEARNED
42. A profession. : LAW
43. Gusher. : OILWELL
45. Life story: Colloq. : BIO
46. Cook. : BAKE
48. Black Sea port. : BATUM
49. Greatest part. : MOST
50. Mental picture: Comb. form. : IDEO
52. Beatrice d'___. : ESTE
54. A chill. : AGUE
55. Ice house. : IGLU
56. Former ruler. : TSAR
58. Breakfast. : EAT
59. Famous fliers. : RAF

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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