Litzmas 2003 (Royalty)

A.J. Santora and Frances Hansen are names synonymous with the NY Times Sunday crossword. Both constructors are distinguished by having Sunday puzzles published by all four puzzle editors. Mr. Santora had his first Sunday crossword published on February 5, 1956 and has 85 total to his credit. Ms. Hansen had her first Sunday crossword published on December 27, 1964 and has 83 total to her credit, including at least one every year since with the exception of 1982. Both are noted for their punny themes with Ms. Hansen often doing so in verse. Puzzles are available as a zip file. UPDATE:  Frances Hansen passed away Friday, July 9, 2004 at the age of 85 and A.J. (Augustine Joseph) Santora passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2005 at the age of 86. Long live the king and queen!

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