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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

SIMPLE ARITHMETIC

New York Times, Sunday, January 26, 1975

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 91, Avg Word Len: 5.15, Missing: { J }, Scrabble score: 705 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, 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.
PS notes: The grid position 97 is labeled 970, making the answer to 970 Down MISNUMBER.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,297
Across Down
1. Misbehave : ACTUP
6. Hebrew measure : EPHA
10. Locale : SCENE
15. Corner fit : MITRE
20. Add horsepower : SOUPUP
22. Garbage : SLOP
23. Old manuscript : CODEX
24. House that fell : USHER
25. Rococo : ORNATE
26. "___ a nerve!" : SUCH
27. Thesaurus name : ROGET
28. " . . . would ___ clock" : STOPA
29. Product-yielding plants : FACTORIES
31. "Boot" land : ITALY
33. Accumulate : ROLLUP
35. Bowwows : RUIN
36. Disgusted : FEDUP
38. Newborns : BABIES
39. Phase : FACET
42. Uncles, in Spain : TIOS
44. Buzzer : BEE
46. Ballgame delayer : RAIN
47. "Much" stir : ADO
50. Heckelphone : OBOE
51. Slackenings : LETUPS
53. Tobacco chew : QUID
55. Blue dye : ANIL
56. Radiation unit : REM
57. Grief : DOLOR
58. Congress, at times : AHOUSEDIVIDED
63. Benbow, for one : ADMIRAL
65. S. A. Indians : SALIVAS
67. Lets off : EXEMPTS
68. Muscat people : OMANIS
70. Disastrous : FATAL
71. Mine entrance : ADIT
72. Newt : EFT
73. Finger sound : SNAP
74. Nanny and billy : GOATS
76. Hereditary : LINEAL
78. Cleaving tool : FROE
79. Half a jumble : HODGE
80. Bravo! : EUGE
81. Piquancy : ZEST
82. Atmosphere : DECOR
83. Bread spread : OLEO
84. Impound : INTERN
86. Bus stop : DEPOT
87. Outstanding : OWED
88. Lizzie or soldier : TIN
89. Twelfth part : INCH
90. Kind of pool : MOTOR
92. Verified : PROVEN
94. Warehousing : STOWAGE
96. Art movement : DADAISM
98. Tipped off : ALERTED
101. Personal math problem : HUMANEQUATION
103. Peruvians : INCAS
105. Brother's title : FRA
106. Norse god : ODIN
107. Cry of disgust : UMPH
108. Wealth : ASSETS
110. Irritate : ROIL
111. Number : TEN
112. Road sign : STOP
114. Stupid one : SAP
117. Against : ANTI
118. " . . . ___ on such as we" : MERCY
119. Prevents : AVERTS
121. African tongue : BANTU
123. Poetic works : ODES
125. And others: Lat. : ETALII
126. Lickspittle : TOADY
128. Tote-board tragedy : MINUSPOOL
133. Problems for M.P.'s : AWOLS
134. Happening : EVENT
136. Well-known Dick : MOBY
138. Sister Kate's dance : SHIMMY
139. Brazen : NERVY
140. Relative : NIECE
141. Pretext : PLEA
142. Unpopped corn : KERNEL
143. Krupp's city : ESSEN
144. Domesticated : TAMED
145. Mr. in Berlin : HERR
146. French river : SEINE
1. ___ now (currently) : ASOF
2. Gazelle : CORA
3. Of time: Lat. : TUNC
4. Cornered : UPATREE
5. Inconvenienced : PUTOUT
6. In ___ (existing) : ESSE
7. Early golfing wear : PLUSFOURS
8. Ad ___ committee : HOC
9. Garden pest : APHID
10. Predicament : SCRAPE
11. Not tense : COOL
12. Tense : EDGY
13. Formerly named : NEE
14. Words on a movie marquee : EXTRAADDEDATTRACTION
15. Cotton fabric : MUSLIN
16. Cordage fiber : ISTLE
17. Supporting, à la McGovern : THOUSANDPERCENTFOR
18. Corded fabric : REPP
19. Pitching record: Abbr. : ERA
21. Pretty girl : PERI
30. Yardstick of a sort : INTELLIGENCEQUOTIENT
32. Bath or wash : TUB
34. Tokyo sash : OBI
37. Mind-reading : ESP
38. Soft cheese : BRIE
39. "Queen ___ Day" : FORA
40. Taken sick : ABED
41. Mutual ties : COMMONDENOMINATORS
43. Japanese statesman : ITO
45. Pistols, to small hoods : EQUALIZERS
48. Yogurt, e.g. : DIETFOOD
49. Senior citizen : OLDSTER
51. Savings and ___ : LOAN
52. Casa rooms : SALAS
54. Navy ship abbr. : USS
55. Intention : AIM
57. Curtain : DRAPE
59. Success : HIT
60. Running track : OVAL
61. Mayan tongue : IXIL
62. Legionnaire : VET
64. Insect stage : IMAGO
66. Consequences : AFTERMATHS
69. Seas or Pacific : SOUTH
71. Sour-grapes man : AESOP
73. Seclusion : SOLITUDE
75. Years : AGE
77. Fiber knot : NEP
78. Less : FEWER
79. Flashy player : HOTSHOT
82. Turtle and mourning : DOVES
84. "Picnic" author : INGE
85. Complications : NODI
86. Rumanian folk song : DOINA
89. Actor Hunter : IAN
91. Chinese truth : TAO
93. Spanish waves : OLAS
95. Pallid : WAN
96. Bounce : DAP
970. : MISNUMBER
99. Author Linklater : ERIC
100. Colorado peak : DALY
102. Arbiters, for short : UMPS
104. Trapeze gear : NET
109. Day: Abbr. : SAT
110. Breathe : RESPIRE
112. Motor-current system : SELSYN
113. Kind of cycle : TRI
115. Decreased : ABATED
116. Cushion : PAD
118. Harmonizes : MESHES
120. Safety outlet : VALVE
122. Graceful beauty : NYMPH
124. Dawn's opposite : DUSK
125. Sheep : EWES
126. Swarm : TEEM
127. Formerly : ONCE
129. Hebrew month : IYAR
130. Prefix for present or bus : OMNI
131. Sign : OMEN
132. Pitcher Sparky : LYLE
133. Chem. suffix : ANE
135. Veneto, e.g. : VIA
137. "Blood and Sand" cheer : OLE

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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