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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

ONCE UPON A TIME

New York Times, Sunday, May 31, 1964

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 742 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 140, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 18, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,418
Across Down
1. Cheer. : RAH
4. Restrain. : CURB
8. Score. : POINT
13. "___ Adventures . . . " : ALICES
19. Cheese town. : EDAM
21. Howler. : BONER
22. "On ___ by a river . . . " : ATREE
23. Gentleness. : LENITY
24. Broadway-Hollywood title. : COMEBLOWYOURHORN
27. Bearing. : MANNER
28. Robert Penn Warren book. : ALLTHEKINGSMEN
29. Arrayed. : CLAD
31. Irving Bacheller hero. : DRI
32. Beauty ___. : SLEEP
33. Pert talk. : SAUCE
34. Talks: Colloq. : CHINS
35. Last Spanish queen. : ENA
36. Makes lace. : TATS
37. "___ was I?" : WHERE
39. Ornamental band. : SASH
42. Personalities. : NATURES
44. June celebrities: Abbr. : SRS
45. Milne reader. : CHILD
46. Top recording star. : NATKINGCOLE
48. Child's exclamation. : GOODY
49. Roofing for a villa. : PANTILES
50. Defect. : FLAW
53. Setback. : RELAPSE
56. Month: Abbr. : NOV
57. Fairy tale creature. : ELF
58. Wrought-iron screen. : GRILLE
60. Flowering shrub. : AZALEA
61. Long-run show. : MARYMARY
64. Antifreeze, for one. : COOLANT
65. Bona ___. : FIDE
66. Captain ___, Silver's parrot. : FLINT
68. British decorations: Abbr. : OMS
69. Greek letters. : DELTAS
70. Stocking item. : TOY
71. Contest scene. : ARENA
72. Piper's fee. : PAY
73. People: Fr. : MONDE
74. Agra word. : TAJ
77. Javanese gong instrument. : BONANG
79. The "White Sister." : NUN
80. Beginning of a story. : PARTI
81. Hip joint. : COXA
82. Peroxide: Chem. : QUINOID
84. George Halas, of football. : PAPABEAR
86. Rested, as a lion. : LAIRED
88. Having little book learning. : UNREAD
89. Church title: Abbr. : REV
90. Late Late Show time. : IAM
91. According ___. : TOHOYLE
92. Assistant. : AIDE
93. Fully enjoyed oneself: Slang. : HADABALL
96. Georgia city. : MACON
97. Start of a familiar jingle. : JACKANDJILL
100. Hanky-___. : PANKY
101. Sibilant sound. : TST
104. Worshiping. : ADORING
106. Droop. : LOLL
107. Ice formations. : BERGS
108. Gourd. : PEPO
109. O.T. book: Abbr. : NEH
110. ___ chose (mere trifle): Fr. : PEUDE
112. Outer skirts in the Philippines. : SAYAS
114. Avifauna. : ORNIS
115. Mariner's direction. : EBN
116. Form of Hosea. : OSEE
117. Loose-fitting gowns. : MOTHERHUBBARDS
121. Certain speech sounds. : NASALS
123. Pappy Boyington's book. : BAABAABLACKSHEEP
125. Cigar. : STOGIE
126. Instructor. : TUTOR
127. Rebel cries. : YELLS
128. Space Age prefix. : AERO
129. Lessee. : TENANT
130. Terriers. : SKYES
131. Cà ___ (here and there): Fr. : ETLA
132. Tank carrier. : LST
1. Molds again. : RECASTS
2. "Bet ___ to a doughnut." : ADOLLAR
3. Dramatic roles. : HAMLETS
4. Galley worker. : COOK
5. With poor judgment. : UNWISELY
6. Fabled fox. : REYNARD
7. Shoe. : BROGUE
8. Cheese. : PARMESAN
9. Will-___-wisp. : OTHE
10. Item in the fire. : IRON
11. Abner's father. : NER
12. Carp. : TENCH
13. Poor Richard's forte. : ALMANAC
14. ___ the altar. : LEADSTO
15. White Hart, for one. : INN
16. Old, old plot. : CINDERELLASTORY
17. Poetic "forever." : ETERNE
18. Belonging to a certain country. : SYRIAS
20. Apportions. : METES
21. Wheat, in France. : BLE
25. Bishop: Abbr. : BHP
26. Columbia: Abbr. : USC
30. Suffixes with duck and hire. : LINGS
34. Unfriendly. : CHILLY
37. Query from Edward Albee. : WHOSAFRAID
38. Mask. : HIDE
40. Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
41. Certain sportsmen. : SKIERS
43. Translator of the Bible into Gothic. : ULFILA
45. Contend (with). : COPE
46. Shade of blue. : NAVY
47. 16th cen. clock. : NEF
48. Wind. : GALE
49. Arthur, for one. : PORT
51. Almost 2 feet in Sweden. : ALN
52. Rained on. : WET
53. Huck Finn's conveyance. : RAFT
54. First name of singing star. : EZIO
55. Claudia of Washington. : LADYBIRDJOHNSON
56. Barrie character. : NANA
58. 1958 show. : GOLDILOCKS
59. By ___. : ROTE
61. Type of vase. : MING
62. Flaherty film. : MOANA
63. One of the Marches. : AMY
64. Coin. : CENT
67. Impart. : LEND
69. Cockchafer. : DORR
71. Celebes ox. : ANOA
72. Tot's pet. : PUP
73. Yes, ___! : MAAM
75. Conrad hero. : AXEL
76. Shade of green. : JADE
78. In ___ and out the other. : ONEEAR
79. Indian. : NAVAJO
80. Carillon. : PEAL
81. Plant bud. : CION
82. Sine ___ non. : QUA
83. Prefix with sphere. : UNI
84. Sell. : PEDDLE
85. Theater program. : BILL
87. Sailor's word. : AHOY
89. Proceeded. : RAN
91. Chinese dynasty. : TANG
93. Tribunal of 1899. : HAGUE
94. Puppeteer Baird. : BIL
95. Dream team. : ALLSTARS
96. Plan man. : MARSHALL
98. Streaked Italian marble. : CIPOLIN
99. Israeli legislature. : KNESSET
100. Dainty piece on a necklace. : PEARLET
101. Type of film. : TENREEL
102. Miss Muffet's bane. : SPIDERS
103. Pub crawler, old style. : TOSSPOT
104. About: Rare. : ANENST
105. Discussion. : DEBATE
107. "___ Birdie." : BYEBYE
108. Czech capital. : PRAHA
111. Obligations. : DEBTS
113. Exclamation. : AHA
114. Lexicon abbreviation. : OBS
117. Servant, in India. : MATY
118. Hautboy. : OBOE
119. Western campus. : UCLA
120. Tomes: Abbr. : BKS
122. Vizier's superior. : AGA
124. Diving bird. : AUK

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 19 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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