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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

New York Times, Sunday, May 20, 1962

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 71, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 551 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Possible NYT factual error. A solver notes that Cabot was part of a "Company of Merchant Adventurers," but it wasn't that one. Cabot was born in 1474 and died in 1557. There was a "Company of Merchant Adventurers of London," which was founded in 1407. Starting in 1689, that company was informally referred to as the "Hamburg Company." Unclear how Cabot could have had any connection to that organization. Left clue as in the original, however.

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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,692
Across
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Textile. : PLUSH
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Bring to mind. : RECALL
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Crustacean. : ISOPOD
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Magna ___. : CHARTA
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Sun rooms. : SOLARIA
20
Flourished. : THROVE
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Sebastian Cabot's Merchant Adventurers. : HAMBURGCOMPANY
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Pork ___. : BARREL
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Eyes. : ORBS
25
Madrigal. : POEM
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Diseased, as rye. : ERGOTED
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Long-tailed ape. : KRA
29
Realm: Suffix. : RIC
30
Les Etats ___. : UNIS
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Continent: Abbr. : EUR
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Part of a play. : ACTI
34
N. Carolina patriot. : ASHE
36
Famous jurist. : FRANKFURTER
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Gossamer. : THIN
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Ballerina's togs. : LEOTARDS
43
High: Prefix. : ALTI
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Line to the upper mast. : TOPROPE
46
Architect's drawings: Fr. : EPURES
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Expresses. : STATES
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Mourn. : WEEP
50
Fitting. : DUE
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Inventor of steel plow. : DEERE
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Exceeded. : OVERSHOT
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Ten: Lat. : DECEM
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Corrupt area of a city. : TENDERLOIN
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Novice. : TIRO
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Faugh! : UGH
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Fats. : SUETS
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Man's name. : ENEAS
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Chemist's place. : LAB
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Sulk. : POUT
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Avoid (with "of"). : STEERCLEAR
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Famous nickname. : WALLY
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Objects of a manhunt. : ESCAPEES
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Ben Hecht hero and others. : ERIKS
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Honor card. : TEN
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Malay dagger: Var. : KRIS
81
Personality make-up. : TRAITS
83
Break ___ (make a beginning). : THEICE
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Proper behavior. : DECORUM
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Tesla's field: Abbr. : ELEC
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Sphagnum. : PEATMOSS
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Small island: Var. : EYOT
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Formerly, a tavern. : PORTERHOUSE
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Part of Canada: Abbr. : ALTA
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Ball-points. : PENS
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Reine's consort. : ROI
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Man and Wight: Abbr. : ISLS
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Irving Bacheller hero. : DRI
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See 107 Down. : USN
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Cure-all. : PANACEA
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Letters. : CEES
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Pavlov. : IVAN
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Received. : TOOKIN
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Cromwell's problem, 1653. : RUMPPARLIAMENT
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Certain mistakes. : ERRATA
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Alternate jurors. : ELISORS
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Illusion. : MIRAGE
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Cease. : DESIST
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Discourages. : DETERS
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Beam. : SMILE
Down
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Hypocrite. : PHARISEE
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Shari Lewis' puppet. : LAMBCHOP
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City: Lat. : URBS
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Sen. Symington. : STU
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Lyre's cousin. : HARP
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"No ___ the Ark." : ROOMIN
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Shade tree. : ELM
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Fur piece. : CAPE
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Sandarac. : ARAR
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Chemises. : LINGERIE
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Arrangement. : LAYOUT
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"If ___ so . . . " : ITBE
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Food fish. : SHAD
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1949 Peace Prize winner. : ORR
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Korean battle site. : PORKCHOPHILL
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Be too generous with money. : OVERTIP
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Wool fabric. : DELAINE
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Hymn. : CHORAL
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Operatic sections. : SCENAS
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Cucurbits. : GOURDS
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Waste allowance. : TRET
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Did figure eights. : SKATED
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Immobile. : ATREST
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Music study. : ETUDE
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Unimpeded. : FREE
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Signal light. : FLARE
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Complete. : UTTER
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Wife of Ivanhoe. : ROWENA
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Cuckoopints. : ARUMS
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By. : PER
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Meaning. : SENSE
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As ___ possible. : SOONAS
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Loathe. : DETEST
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Four: Ger. : VIER
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Not written. : ORAL
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Uncle of fiction. : TOBY
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Cats-paw. : DUPE
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Conceits. : EGOS
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TV's "Rifleman." : CHUCKCONNORS
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Head: Fr. : TETE
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Bulbous plants. : LEEKS
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Exhausts. : USESUP
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Dulcet. : SWEET
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Fortune-teller's cards. : TAROTS
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Ens ___ (actual being): Lat. : REALE
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Hawker. : CRIER
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Chinese nut. : LITCHI
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Soul: Lat. : ANIMA
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Moslem saint. : PIR
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Those: Scot. : THAE
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Grandma's purse. : RETICULE
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Freemason's checkerwork. : TESSEL
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Part of a Dutch lunch. : COLDVEAL
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Alienate. : ESTRANGE
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Delegated. : DEPUTED
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Unsightly edifice. : EYESORE
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Dawn: Poet. : MORN
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Whiners. : PULERS
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Agathe or Anne. : SAINTE
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Laughed loud. : ROARED
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Annual awards. : OSCARS
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Matches against. : PITS
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A science: Abbr. : ANAT
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Discharge. : EMIT
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Chancel's neighbor. : APSE
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Admiral of 1917–18. : SIMS
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Hero Nagy. : IMRI
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Chiang ___-shek. : KAI
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For: Sp. : POR
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Purpose. : AIM

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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