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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

COUNTRY COUSINS

New York Times, Sunday, June 23, 1957

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 93, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 686 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 13, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 26
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,917
Across Down
1. Speed sport. : RACING
7. Snap. : PHOTO
12. Dickens hero. : PIP
15. M. I. T. : TECH
19. Charm. : ENAMOR
20. Medical treatment: Comb. form. : IATRY
21. Thousand-armed giant of Hindu myth. : BANA
22. Greek mountain. : ATHOS
24. Merman role. : PANAMAHATTIE
26. Lover of a certain country. : ANGLOPHILE
28. Great Lakes boat for duck hunting. : SKAG
29. Roofing material. : ZINC
30. Lancers. : SPEARERS
32. Law degree. : LLL
33. One of the Seven Dwarfs. : DOC
35. Star of the past. : COHAN
38. Knights' headgear. : ARMETS
39. Giants. : TEAM
40. Health resort. : SPA
42. State: Abbr. : ARK
44. Iniquities. : EVILS
46. Within: Prefix. : ESO
47. Department of Peru. : TACNA
48. Fabric. : CALICO
50. See 56 Down. : SENATOR
52. "Spare ___ . . . " : THEROD
54. Business man's concern. : OVERHEAD
57. ___ Coast, Antarctica. : ADELIE
59. Praying figures. : ORANTS
61. Irritate: Colloq. : PEEVE
62. French depot. : GARE
65. French voter. : ELECTEUR
67. ___ bono (for what use?): Lat. : CUI
68. She made her maiden voyage in 1952. : UNITEDSTATES
70. Forbids. : BANS
71. Dessert. : BAKEDALASKA
76. Mythical animals. : UNICORNS
78. Growing out. : ENATE
79. Be situated. : LIE
80. School adjunct. : PTA
83. Nobody. : NOONE
84. Drew. : CRAYONED
87. TV comedian. : GEORGEGOBEL
90. Quantities: Abbr. : AMTS
91. Lestrade's H.Q. : SCOTLANDYARD
95. Pair. : DUO
96. Tolerable. : BEARABLE
97. Slipped. : SLID
98. Snake. : COBRA
103. Loafers. : IDLERS
105. King of the Visigoths. : ALARIC
107. Make light of. : POOHPOOH
109. Carbonate. : AERATE
111. ___ Menon. : KRISHNA
114. Freshman's cap. : BEANIE
115. "___ as a fiddle." : ASFIT
116. Jerboa's relative. : RAT
118. New Air Force uniform. : GSUIT
119. Family member. : SIS
120. Symbol of Massachusetts. : ELM
121. Members of a certain religion: Abbr. : CHRS
122. An unspecified amount. : SOMUCH
124. Common kite of Europe. : GLEDE
126. Gen. Lemay's command. : SAC
128. Extinct bird. : MOA
129. Valuable ore of iron. : SIDERITE
131. Innocent one. : LAMB
133. Converse. : CHAT
136. Nat Hiken creation. : ERNIEBILKO
138. Gunther title. : INSIDEAFRICA
142. "West Point" of France. : STCYR
143. ___ Fei, Chinese bandits of 1850's. : NIEN
144. Stormed. : RAGED
145. One of the Wynns. : KEENAN
146. Bench. : SEAT
147. Bright. : GAY
148. Port of ___. : ENTRY
149. Substitute. : ERSATZ
1. Party members: Abbr. : REPS
2. Biblical giant. : ANAK
3. Former actor. : CANADALEE
4. Adult stage in insects. : IMAGO
5. ___ de guerre. : NOM
6. Austrian city. : GRAZ
7. Upright. : PIANO
8. Lower halves of Dutch doors. : HATCHES
9. Hall of Famer. : OTT
10. Numerical prefix. : TRI
11. Court cry. : OYES
12. Western Hemisphere. : PANAMERICA
13. French painter. : INGRES
14. Loose jacket. : PALETOT
15. Plugs. : TAPS
16. Ordinal suffix. : ETH
17. Mexican favorite. : CHILECONCARNE
18. Link between N. J. and N. Y. : HOLLANDTUNNEL
21. Former boxer. : BAER
23. Novelist Lagerlöf. : SELMA
25. Rustic. : HICK
27. Connectives. : ORS
31. Certain drawings. : PASTELS
34. Hiding place. : CACHE
36. Orison. : AVE
37. O'Neill heroine. : NINA
39. Hill in Erin. : TARA
40. Bard. : SCOP
41. Macadamize. : PAVE
43. Deer. : ROE
45. Dandy: Var. : LADEDA
47. Region: Abbr. : TERR
49. Fielder Noren. : IRV
51. Pecunia non ___ (money doesn't smell): Lat. : OLET
53. Shelter. : HOUSING
55. ___ Caliente. : AGUA
56. Short for Mr. Webster. : DANL
58. Famous last words. : ETTU
60. Sibilant sound. : SISS
63. Coin of Iran. : RIAL
64. Although: Lat. : ETSI
66. Poetic contraction. : EEN
69. Also: Dial. : EKE
70. Featherbrain: Slang. : BOOB
71. Holiday garb. : BERMUDASHORTS
72. Well-known pseudonym. : ANATOLEFRANCE
73. Namesakes of writer Boyle. : KAYS
74. War theatre. : ETO
75. Thickest. : DENSEST
77. Bird sound. : COO
80. Child: Comb. form. : PED
81. North Pole industry. : TOYS
82. Asian lake. : ARAL
84. Moslem judge. : CADI
85. Former foreign aid agency. : ECA
86. Dickens character. : DORA
87. Laminated rock. : GNEISS
88. Handle. : GRIP
89. Taro root. : EDDO
92. Speak frankly. : TALKTURKEY
93. Angle iron. : LBAR
94. O.K. : ALRIGHT
96. Unruly child. : BRAT
98. Game. : CHESS
99. Wartime agency. : OPA
100. Fine tableware. : BONECHINA
101. Vex. : ROIL
102. Interrupter's exclamation. : AHEM
104. Greek goddess. : ERIS
106. Engine sound. : CHUG
108. Sash. : OBI
110. Rusting. : ERODING
112. Nothing. : NIL
113. Studio. : ATELIER
115. Culminations. : ACMES
117. Mrs. Bloomer. : AMELIA
119. Dotted: Heraldry. : SEME
122. Kinsman. : SIB
123. Plant shoot. : CION
125. Big ___, in Williams play. : DADDY
127. Tracts. : ACRES
129. Spanish artist. : SERT
130. Dev's land. : EIRE
132. Cook. : BAKE
134. "Room to swing ___ in."—Mark Twain. : ACAT
135. Dance: Ger. : TANZ
137. Indian nurse: Var. : IYA
139. Masefield character. : NAN
140. See 136 Across. : SGT
141. Chemin de ___. : FER

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 20 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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