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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

WHO'S ON FIRST?

New York Times, Sunday, April 21, 1963

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 678 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 133, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 19, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 27
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,012
Across Down
1. The women. : FEMALES
8. Bosc. : PEAR
12. ___ heart. : HADA
16. Gunny cloth. : TAT
19. Girl of song. : ADELINE
20. Bizarre. : OUTRE
21. Greeks of W. W. II. : ELAS
22. By way of. : THRO
23. Vatican group. : COLLEGEOFCARDINALS
26. Mourn. : WEEP
27. Issues. : EMITS
28. Phrase from a counting rhyme. : NINELITTLEINDIANS
30. Fodder pit. : SILO
31. State: Abbr. : COLO
32. Amphora. : VASE
33. Beam. : SUNRAY
34. Sioux Indian. : OTO
35. Western pact. : NATO
36. Horn sound. : BEEP
38. However. : YET
41. Entr'___. : ACTES
42. Shackle. : FETTER
44. Inundated. : FLOODED
47. Prostestant reformer. : WYCLIF
49. Pinza. : EZIO
51. Hour: It. : ORA
52. Girl's name. : ADELA
54. Chinese tree. : TUNG
57. Guam's harbor. : APRA
60. 1932 Utopia. : BRAVENEWWORLD
64. There is: Fr. : ILYA
65. Made Scrooge-like sounds. : BAHED
67. Retired. : ABED
68. Home of 80 Across. : NEST
69. Nervous. : EDGY
70. Cheerfulness. : BUOYANCE
72. Mel and family. : OTTS
74. Historic isle. : ELBA
78. ___-disant. : SOI
79. City official: Abbr. : ALD
80. Bird. : BALTIMOREORIOLE
84. Bao ___. : DAI
86. Father of Osiris. : KEB
88. Try. : TEST
89. Contort. : WARP
90. Entrusts. : CONSIGNS
92. Muse. : CLIO
93. Gait. : STEP
95. Man's name. : ERIK
97. Contemporary dramatist. : ODETS
98. Dame Myra. : HESS
99. Ted Kennedy. : JUNIORSENATOR
104. Approximately. : ORSO
105. Blend. : MELT
106. For ___ (cheaply). : ASONG
107. Burmese. : TAI
108. Oil. : FUEL
110. Greek tense. : AORIST
112. Traveler's choice. : AIRLINE
116. Delineated. : TRACED
120. Famous Irene. : DUNNE
122. Wrigley Field sound. : RAH
124. Narrow. : NEAR
125. German river. : RUHR
127. Poet's 140 Across. : OPE
128. Last chapter. : ENDING
130. Poise. : EASE
132. Knows: Scot. : KENS
133. People of Sierra Leone. : KRIM
134. Hit show of 1879. : PIRATESOFPENZANCE
139. Kipling name. : GUNGA
140. Reveal. : OPEN
141. Rudy Vallee's old band. : CONNECTICUTYANKEES
143. Poles. : RODS
144. Bird. : KITE
145. Salmon's kin. : TROUT
146. Rival. : EMULANT
147. Certain scores, for short. : TDS
148. Swan genus. : OLOR
149. Puzzle defs. : SYNS
150. St. François ___. : DESALES
1. "The Three ___ Eve." : FACESOF
2. Descendant of Esau. : EDOMITE
3. Clover. : MELILOT
4. ___ the good. : ALLTO
5. Is found. : LIES
6. Language: Abbr. : ENG
7. "They have eyes, but they ___." : SEENOT
8. Color. : PUCE
9. Relative of etc. : ETAL
10. Came into one's own. : ARRIVED
11. Symbol of delay. : REDTAPE
12. Regatta site. : HENLEY
13. Wings: Zool. : ALAE
14. Spanish surrealist. : DALI
15. Leagues: Abbr. : ASSNS
16. Role in "Oliver." : THEARTFULDODGER
17. Sandy places: Lat. : ARENAE
18. Namesakes of a fictional girl. : TOPSYS
20. ___ consequence. : OFNO
22. Pair on the Mississippi. : TWINCITIES
24. ___ vitriol. : OILOF
25. Pronoun. : ITS
29. Twofold. : DUAL
31. C. American Indian. : CARIB
35. ___ Percé Indians. : NEZ
36. Ennui. : BOREDOM
37. Of the dawn. : EOAN
39. Pitcher. : EWER
40. ___ Eulenspiegel. : TYLL
43. Like orange pekoe : TEAEY
45. Tennis term. : LOVE
46. Birds. : DAWS
48. No gentleman. : CAD
50. Prophet. : ORACLE
53. Too-loving person. : DOTER
55. Famous team. : NYGIANTS
56. Joyous. : GAY
57. Father: Bibl. : ABBA
58. Swiss abstract painter. : PAULKLEE
59. Fowls. : RHODEISLANDREDS
61. Assists, in a way. : ABETS
62. Snares. : ENTRAPS
63. German river. : WESER
66. Flounder. : DAB
71. Phillies' league: Abbr. : NAT
73. Soar. : TOWER
75. Allowed. : LICIT
76. ___ Common Prayer. : BOOKOF
77. Swedish measure. : ALN
81. "___ the bag." : ITSIN
82. Alfresco. : OPENAIR
83. Within: Prefix. : ESO
85. "This ___ sudden!" : ISSO
87. Red Sox. : BOSTONIANS
91. Fallacies. : IDOLA
92. Gavel-wielder: Abbr. : CHM
94. Senator's robe. : TOGA
96. Cause of called games. : RAIN
99. Part of a game name. : JAI
100. Security Council member. : USSR
101. ___ chance. : NOTA
102. Ca ___ (here and there): Fr. : ETLA
103. Bambino and others. : RUTHS
109. Play bad ball. : ERR
111. Lease. : RENT
113. Thrips. : INSECTS
114. Astronaut's problem. : REENTRY
115. Upright. : ERECT
117. Of part of the eye. : CORNEAL
118. Formed on the earth's surface. : EPIGENE
119. Strips (a ship) of poles. : DEMASTS
120. Behave (oneself). : DEPORT
121. One-legged support. : UNIPOD
123. ___ candle, German light unit. : HEFNER
126. Not seen. : UNEYED
129. Lizard. : GECKO
131. Anthropoid. : APE
132. Danish king. : KNUT
133. Ollie's friend. : KUKLA
135. Earth. : SOIL
136. Wised up. : ONTO
137. Hill in Jerusalem. : ZION
138. Needle: Lat. : ACUS
139. African antelopes. : GNUS
142. Soul: Fr. : AME

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 16 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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