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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

AMERICANA

New York Times, Sunday, May 16, 1965

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 705 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 22
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,768
Across Down
1. Cabinet post. : HEW
4. Grand ___. : RAPIDS
10. Agave fiber. : PITA
14. Composer of "Nola." : ARNDT
19. School event. : EXAM
21. Western world. : AMERICA
23. Persons. : ONES
24. Heart: Fr. : COEUR
25. Opulu seaport. : APIA
26. Ossicle. : BONELET
27. State: Abbr. : OKLA
28. Unlawful rate of interest. : USURY
29. Benét story. : DEVILANDDANIELWEBSTER
33. Suffix in chemistry. : YLENE
34. Testimonial gift. : PAULREVEREBOWL
37. Cap for a dervish. : TAJ
39. Scene of Tell tale. : URI
41. French revue. : FOLIES
42. Information agency. : USIA
43. Softly. : PIANO
45. Difficulty. : NODUS
48. Chemical endings. : OLS
49. Teach. : EDIFY
50. Swampy: Poet. : MARISH
51. Where the girls eat. : TEAROOM
53. Ornaments. : EMBOSSES
56. Shortly. : ANON
57. Basketball group. : NBA
59. Engineering school. : TECH
60. Pullet. : HEN
61. Much-used prefixes. : NONS
62. Gadget. : HICKEY
64. Island of legend. : AVALON
68. Pharmacist's concern. : DOSE
72. Grampus. : ORC
73. Garment. : PANTY
74. Yellow antelope. : ORIBI
75. Rich in flavor. : FRUITY
77. Gilbert-Muir song, 1912. : WAITINGFORTHEROBERTELEE
82. W.W. II amphibian. : AMTRAC
83. Indians. : UTAHS
84. French painter. : DEGAS
85. Favorite. : PET
86. Numbfish. : RAYS
87. Win ___. : ORLOSE
89. Folklore king. : OBERON
91. Kennedy, for example. : CAPE
92. Aloof. : ICY
93. Saga. : TALE
95. Inquire. : ASK
96. Mimics. : APES
97. Dessert specialties. : CUPCAKES
102. Man of courage. : GALLANT
104. Seed pod. : LOMENT
106. ___ fours. : ONALL
107. Officer of a kind. : NCO
109. Barometer's relative. : GAUGE
110. Roads of Rome. : ITERS
111. Unless: Lat. : NISI
112. Silly as ___. : AGOOSE
115. Bushy clump. : TOD
116. Near: Scot. : NAR
117. William Steffe song. : JOHNBROWNSBODY
121. Certain reviews. : RAVES
125. Memorial near Plymouth. : MILESSTANDISHMONUMENT
130. Carroll girl. : ALICE
132. Ark passenger. : SHEM
133. Gain. : ACHIEVE
134. Winglike. : ALAR
135. Spanish children. : NINAS
136. Nydia's rival. : IONE
137. Makeshift. : STOPGAP
138. Verne's captain. : NEMO
139. Business matters. : DEALS
140. Rock: Prefix. : PETR
141. Dismays. : APPALS
142. ___ code. : ZIP
1. Impetuous. : HEADY
2. Eject. : EXPEL
3. Postpone. : WAIVE
4. River into the Danube. : RABA
5. King of Judah. : AMON
6. Await decision. : PEND
7. Angered. : IRED
8. Become a partial ruin. : DILAPIDATE
9. Part of an opera. : SCENA
10. Where the boys meet. : POOLROOM
11. Item before ballpoints. : INKWELL
12. Transmit, as images. : TELEVISE
13. Busy ___. : ASABEE
14. Sharp. : ACUTE
15. Signs of spring. : ROSEBUDS
16. Anxiety. : NEUROSIS
17. Major, in music. : DUR
18. Rugby play. : TRY
20. Preserves. : MAINTAINS
22. One of the Cook Islands. : ATIU
30. Tilts. : LEANS
31. Pixie. : ELF
32. Campus group: Abbr. : SRS
35. Mate. : WIFE
36. Sets. : LAYS
38. Signature. : JOHNHANCOCK
39. Brash. : UNTACTFUL
40. Striped mahogany. : ROE
43. Complete vista. : PANORAMA
44. Pittsburgh. : IRONCITY
46. Nobelist in chemistry. : UREY
47. Group: Abbr. : SOC
49. Long time. : EON
50. Big name in turf lore. : MANOWAR
52. Chicago airfield. : OHARE
54. Electrical unit. : MHO
55. "___ In Paris." : BENFRANKLIN
58. Opera VIP. : BING
63. Site of famed Kabuki theater. : KYOTO
65. Relative of "puer." : VIR
66. Dwelling. : ABODE
67. Set free. : LIBERATED
68. Lawful. : DUE
69. Relative of cellophane. : OILPAPER
70. Increases. : STEEPENS
71. Part of a physical. : EYETEST
73. ___ mater. : PIA
74. Sounds akin to gasps. : OHS
76. Wall Street abbreviation. : RTS
78. Men on the board: Abbr. : TRS
79. African title. : RAS
80. Greek letter. : THETA
81. Parts of psyches. : EGOS
88. Bread. : RYE
89. Stewing pot. : OLLA
90. Salon of a sort. : BEAUTYSHOP
91. Studio expert. : CAMERAMAN
92. Suffix for senator or president. : IAL
94. School subject: Abbr. : ALG
97. And/or: Abbr. : CONJ
98. Pearly mussel. : UNIO
99. Made of Asian wool. : PASHMINA
100. Purely scientific. : CLINICAL
101. Kind of rabbit. : SNOWSHOE
102. Filmy fabric. : GOSSAMER
103. Saigon name. : NGO
105. Japanese port. : OTARU
108. Capacity. : CONTENT
112. Much-used verb. : ARE
113. "Girl talk." : GOSSIP
114. Helmsman's course. : EBN
118. Wish well to. : BLESS
119. Harem rooms. : ODAS
120. Authoritative sayings. : DICTA
122. Range of Dinaric Alps. : VELEZ
123. As a friend: Fr. : ENAMI
124. Hone. : STROP
126. Horse: Prefix. : HIPP
127. Prefix for phone or cycle. : MEGA
128. Rounded. : OVAL
129. Knots in cotton. : NEPS
130. As well as. : AND
131. Be situated. : LIE

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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