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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

ENTOMOLOGICAL FORMS

New York Times, Sunday, January 11, 1976

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 98, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 675 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 135, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 18, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,647
Across Down
1. Framework : CADRE
6. Lessens : ABATES
12. Famous whaler : AHAB
16. Like a fiddle? : FIT
19. "Tempest" role : ARIEL
20. "Cross my heart and ___ . . . " : HOPETO
21. U.S. artist : PEALE
22. Numero ___ : UNO
23. Wasp : SERVICEWOMAN
25. Bees : GATHERINGS
27. Insect : ANT
28. "I ___ return" : SHALL
29. Grasshoppers : LIAISONPLANES
31. Declares : SAYS
33. Astaire : ADELE
35. Devilism, e.g. : CULT
36. Slippery : ICY
37. Coming-out girls : DEBS
39. Wander : ROAM
41. ___ the wrist (reprimands) : SLAPSON
45. Siesta : NAP
48. Scarab : BEETLE
50. Outfit : RIG
52. Over there : YON
53. African nut : KOLA
54. Get ___ start : ALATE
55. Yonkers no-no : GALLOP
58. Medical plant : ALOE
59. Of the ear : OTIC
60. Caterpillars : BULLDOZERS
63. Portland's state : OREGON
65. Portland's state : MAINE
66. To ___ : ATEE
67. ___-Japanese : SINO
68. Name with Mason : DIXON
69. Flew alone : SOLOED
70. Sun. talk : SER
71. Lead-off on a tax form : LINEA
72. ___ time (never) : ATNO
73. Coaches : DIVANS
74. Bugs : ELECTRONICDEVICES
78. Military drill hall : ARMORY
80. Rage : FUME
81. Disguises : MASKS
82. T.C.U. rival : SMU
85. As soft as ___ skin : ABABYS
86. Sleep sound : SNORE
88. Formerly : ONCE
89. Sign : OMEN
90. Thrashed : LACED
91. Kind of stitch : ZIGZAG
92. Spiders : FRYINGPANS
94. Kind of test : ACID
95. Offenses : SINS
96. City of Japan : NAGOYA
98. ___ prosequi : NOLLE
99. Bull and home : RUNS
100. Road or ground : HOG
101. Author Deighton : LEN
102. Beauty room : PARLOR
103. Telegram contents: Abbr. : MSG
104. Forgetful bridge player : RENEGER
108. Campus mil. unit : ROTC
111. "___ boy!" : ATTA
112. Sheep sound : BAA
114. Exile island : ELBA
116. Overcharges : SOAKS
118. Leave out : OMIT
121. Cricket : SPORTSMANLIKE
127. Bank robbery : HEIST
129. A feast ___ famine : ORA
130. Earwigs : FLATTERERS
131. Fly : TEXASLEAGUER
134. Small island : AIT
135. ___ pittance : AMERE
136. Armenian city : ERIVAN
137. Dye : HENNA
138. Crosses out : XES
139. Neat : TIDY
140. Dead winds : NOSERS
141. Memory routines : ROTES
1. Madrid homes : CASAS
2. Hockey rink : ARENA
3. Louse : DIRTYDEALER
4. Part of R.P.M. : REV
5. Yalies : ELIS
6. In the lead : AHEAD
7. Alley frequenter : BOWLER
8. Moon mission : APOLLO
9. Pro ___ : TEM
10. Common Latin abbr. : ETAL
11. Kind of boom : SONIC
12. Eagle: Prefix : AETO
13. China-writer Emily : HAHN
14. Syrian city, to French : ALEP
15. Walled city : BERLIN
16. Maggot : FUNNYNOTION
17. U.S. playwright : INGE
18. Throw : TOSS
21. Italian food : PASTA
24. Pursue : CHASE
25. Nature's aqualung : GILL
26. Debriefing: Abbr. : IAC
30. Eur. country : AUS
32. Pay up : SETTLE
34. Noblemen : EARLS
38. Extracted : BLED
40. Thickness unit : MIL
42. Tower : PYLON
43. In no time : SOON
44. Single : ONE
46. Straightens : ALINES
47. Walked the floor : PACED
48. Rum cakes : BABAS
49. Wash out : ELUTE
51. Butterfly : GOODTIMEGAL
53. Wombats' relatives : KOALAS
55. France's Citizen : GENET
56. Cheering : AROAR
57. Charming, for one : PRINCE
58. In the past : AGO
61. Willows : OSIERS
62. Like a metal: Var. : ZINCY
64. O. T. book : EXOD
65. Chess plays : MOVES
69. Nauseate : SICKEN
71. Bridges or Nolan : LLOYD
72. Froglike : ANURAN
73. Saucerlike pieces : DISCI
74. Places into : EMBEDS
75. "The Wizard ___" : OFOZ
76. Campus in Atlanta : EMORY
77. Chekhov's Uncle : VANYA
78. Calculator : ABACUS
79. Moths : RACINGBOATS
82. Mite : SMALLAMOUNT
83. "The Wizard of ___ Park" : MENLO
84. Auto-racer Al or Bobby : UNSER
85. Clock part : ALARM
86. Scorch : SINGE
87. Franking initials : NGS
89. City in Portugal : OPORTO
91. Jerusalem hill : ZION
92. Samoan councils : FONOS
93. Insect : GNAT
95. Pronoun : SHE
97. Teut. language : GER
102. Outmoded : PASSE
104. Knocking sound : RATTAT
105. Sort : GENRE
106. Wings : ELLS
107. Batter's stat. : RBI
109. "___ and to hold . . . " : TOHAVE
110. Julius : CAESAR
113. Kind of deco : ART
115. Records: Ger. : AKTEN
117. Ovens : KILNS
119. Bordoni : IRENE
120. ___ Bulba : TARAS
121. Tunisian port : SFAX
122. Ballet bend : PLIE
123. Kind of finals : SEMI
124. Early TV horse : MRED
125. Ethereal : AERY
126. Saarinen : EERO
128. Wild goat : TAHR
132. Greek letters : XIS
133. Kind of physicist : GEO

Answer summary: 16 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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