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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

New York Times, Sunday, October 12, 1986

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 547 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 104, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 23, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10 Grid is asymmetric.
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,487
Across Down
1. Pilgrim name : ALDEN
6. Volstead's opposition : WETS
10. Bowler's headache : SPLIT
15. Curative waters : SPA
18. Link : TIETO
19. Knock for ___ : ALOOP
21. Calvin of P.G.A. fame : PEETE
22. Hebrew letter : MEM
23. Equal rights in Tripoli? : WOMENSLIBYARATION
26. Actress Christensen : UTE
27. Yoko : ONO
28. Calaboose : POKEY
29. Himalayan abomination : YETI
30. Zola's "La ___" : TERRE
32. Milne's "___ Marr" : CHLOE
34. Helps a Lhasa citizen? : GOESTIBETFOR
37. Surge, as of political action : GROUNDSWELL
40. Only : MERE
41. Sails aloft : SOARS
42. Color also called elk or goose : LAMA
43. El Nath, e.g. : STAR
45. Gambrel : ROOF
49. Sundance Kid's girl : ETTA
50. Like dimes : THIN
52. Prickle : SPINE
53. Designate : NAME
54. Santiago snub? : CHILERECEPTION
58. God of the deep : TRITON
60. Spade or Hammer : TEC
61. Auld lang syne : YORE
62. Sepia-tint section of a newspaper : ROTO
63. Mores : ETHOS
64. Warsaw trio? : PETERPOLANDMARY
69. Site of Hells Canyon : IDAHO
72. "Next of skin" : HEIR
73. Sub follower : ROSA
74. Jazz music : BOP
77. New Testament book : ROMANS
79. What a Stockholmer abroad longs for? : HOMESWEDENHOME
82. Nagy of ballet : IVAN
83. Golden-crested kinglets : WRENS
85. Nov. 13, e.g. : IDES
86. Kazan : ELIA
87. On its way : SENT
88. ___ Alf of comics : AIRY
89. Chinese dynasty : SUNG
91. Obscure : MISTY
92. "Don't throw bouquets ___" : ATME
94. Filmed auditions : SCREENTESTS
97. Tokyo disappointment? : FLASHINJAPAN
102. Furious : IRATE
103. "___ Entertain You" : LETME
104. Historic Hungarian city : EGER
105. ___ the sky : PIEIN
107. Blame : RAP
110. Solicitations of sorts : ADS
111. Wild Parisian music taken from a Bennett hit? : INSANEFRANCEDISCO
116. Stooge name : MOE
117. Arledge of TV : ROONE
118. Limoges item : SAUCER
119. Revolution : TURN
120. Bambi's aunt : ENA
121. Sculptor Giacometti was one : SWISS
122. "___ Onion," Lennon song : GLASS
123. Exceeded 55 m.p.h. : SPED
1. " . . . sharp as ___-edged sword": Proverbs : ATWO
2. Emblem of Great Britain : LION
3. Not snobbish : DEMOCRATIC
4. Gigi's summer : ETE
5. Baffle : NONPLUS
6. Took four bad pitches : WALKED
7. Art critic Faure : ELIE
8. Drinking mug : TOBY
9. Kind of sauce : SOY
10. Menjou's trademark : SPATS
11. Lesser, in law : PETIT
12. Hilo prop : LEI
13. Dancer Michio ___ : ITO
14. Curtain stretcher : TENTER
15. Kiddy TV character : SMURF
16. Kind of dollars : PETRO
17. "Abdul the Bulbul ___" : AMEER
20. Illegal lagniappe : PAYOLA
24. In a while : SOON
25. Windlass : REEL
31. Aeons ad infinitum : ETERNITY
33. Each 60 minutes : HORAL
34. Cabochon, e.g. : GEM
35. "___ Old Cowhand" : IMAN
36. Gascon cap : BERET
37. ___ route (pitch nine innings) : GOTHE
38. Deli equipment : SLICER
39. Dwindle : WANE
41. Their ism causes schism : SECT
43. Golf club : SPOON
44. Part of pewter : TIN
46. Imprecation : OATH
47. Melville book : OMOO
48. Bogs : FENS
50. Pony : TROT
51. Gershwin's "Our Love Is ___ to Stay" : HERE
52. Shankar instruments : SITARS
55. Keep an ___ (watch over) : EYEON
56. Introductions : PROEMS
57. " . . . me ___ down in green pastures" : TOLIE
59. Showed again : RERAN
64. Ghost : PHANTASM
65. Like stage money : PHONY
66. Sprinkle with a powdered substance : DREDGE
67. Manner : MODE
68. "___ Death": Grieg : ASES
69. Flag : IRIS
70. Gentle person : DOVE
71. "Save ___ from his friends": Hazlitt : AMAN
74. Supports : BOLSTERSUP
75. Skips : OMITS
76. Austin ___ State University, Tenn. : PEAY
78. Pundit : SWAMI
79. Ferlinghetti novel : HER
80. Malmsey or Médoc : WINE
81. Knock over a joint : HEIST
84. Nothing, in Rouen : RIEN
89. Winter wear : SCARFS
90. Ossuary : URN
91. "___ My Shadow" : MEAND
93. "___ not to reason why": Tennyson : THEIRS
94. Graf ___ : SPEE
95. Some kinfolk : NIECES
96. Prosecutors : TRIERS
97. Olympic symbol : FLAME
98. Enticed : LEDON
99. Perplexed : ATSEA
100. Informal attire : JEANS
101. Copperfield's second wife : AGNES
105. Papal name : PAUL
106. Andean sun worshiper : INCA
108. Lot size : ACRE
109. Golden or Walden : POND
112. E.R.A. supporters : NOW
113. ___-disant (self-styled) : SOI
114. Joplin specialty : RAG
115. Part of T.G.I.F. : ITS

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