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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

KID STUFF

New York Times, Sunday, October 6, 1985

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { J V Z }, Scrabble score: 552 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 129, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 17, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Regarding the 36-Down clue, the comic strip was always called "Little Orphan Annie," except during its last decades, after the 1983 movie came lout, when the daily strip was often titled simply "Annie." The Sunday strip continued to be titled "Little Orphan Annie," with "Little Orphan" in much smaller text than "Annie." There was never a strip titled "Orphan Annie," but left this clue as in the original.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,116
Across Down
1. Publicize : PLAYUP
7. Llama's cousin : ALPACA
13. Gallant : AMORIST
20. Brewer from Toledo : TERESA
21. Higher up : TALLER
22. Crescent-shaped figure : LUNETTE
23. More precious : DEARER
24. Dr. Seuss book : MCELLIGOTSPOOL
26. Donahue from N.Y.C. : TROY
28. Oriental : EASTERN
29. Port ___, scene of Allied landing on Guam : APRA
30. Security : BAIL
33. Annealing ovens : LEHRS
35. Some newspaper ads : LEGALS
37. Second shelf : ALTEREGO
39. Fit : APT
42. Existence, to Aquinas : ESSE
43. Shaver : TAD
46. Dr. Seuss's "___ Stole Christmas" : HOWTHEGRINCH
48. Pinch : NIP
49. Pitch : TONE
50. "Esto Perpetua" state : IDAHO
51. Raggedy : TATTERED
53. This (girl), to Livy : HAEC
54. African fox : ASSE
55. Benefit : BOON
57. Week's pay : WAGES
59. Jane Austen heroine : EMMA
60. Prickle : THORN
62. Soak : STING
64. Timorous : AFRAID
66. Hand down to heirs : BEQUEATH
69. Forage plant : ERS
70. Projection : SALIENCE
72. Some commuters' destinations : EXURBS
73. Book about Ann Landers : EPPIE
75. Chips in chips : ANTES
76. Improvisation by Ella : SCAT
77. Drink to : TOAST
79. Gibb of songdom : ANDY
80. Part of a Latin paradigm : AMAS
84. Linden : TEIL
85. Ordained : PRIESTED
88. Locale for an airboat : SWAMP
89. Underling of the 11th century : ESNE
90. ___ Moines : DES
91. Dr. Seuss story : THESHAPEOFME
94. Summertime in N.Y.C. : DST
95. Frances H. Burnett heroine : SARA
96. Expanse : SEA
97. "Ode on ___ Urn" : AGRECIAN
98. Soricines : SHREWS
100. Bess follower : MAMIE
102. "Critique of Pure Reason" writer : KANT
103. One of the Jackson 5 : TITO
105. " . . . autumn turned to ___": Shak. : THERAMS
108. Bone: Comb. form : OSTE
110. Dr. Seuss's "I Can Lick 30 ___ Other Stories" : TIGERSTODAYAND
113. Exercises : SITUPS
117. Passivity : INERTIA
118. What Pearl White did in films : EMOTED
119. One of Willie Morris's roles : EDITOR
120. Deposes : ATTESTS
121. They do seeding : RATERS
122. Bundle of energy : DYNAMO
1. Relative of publ. : PTD
2. Liberace : LEE
3. Altar of the skies : ARA
4. Dr. Seuss story : YERTLETHETURTLE
5. Customer : USER
6. He's conditionally loose from the calaboose : PAROLEE
7. Air: Abbr. : ATM
8. Football-factory employee : LACER
9. Nice : PLEASANT
10. Start of a Shakespearean title : ALLS
11. Breton or Briton : CELT
12. A moon of Uranus : ARIEL
13. Next to : ALONGSIDE
14. Egyptian ocean goddess : MUT
15. Ad come-on : ONSALE
16. Ribbed fabrics : REPPS
17. "Believe ___ Not" : ITOR
18. Zeno's porch : STOA
19. Hill, to an Arab : TEL
25. Dr. Seuss book : GREENEGGSANDHAM
27. Peteman : YEGG
30. State of Brazil : BAHIA
31. Anglo-Saxon estates : ALODS
32. First words of "A Tale of Two Cities" : ITWAS
34. Dr. Seuss book : HORTONHEARSAWHO
36. The ___ ("Orphan Annie" character) : ASP
38. Pi follower : RHO
40. Agt.'s cut : PCT
41. A word to ___ : THEWISE
43. With no exceptions : TOAMAN
44. Weak : ANEMIC
45. Thomas Beer's "The Mauve ___" : DECADE
47. Singer Janis : IAN
49. Dr. Seuss's "___ My Pocket" : THERESAWOCKETIN
52. Dr. Seuss's "If I ___ The Circus" : RAN
55. Rodomontade : BOAST
56. Leftover scrap : ORT
58. Piquant : SALTY
61. Lang. at a yeshiva : HEB
62. Rhyme royals : SEPTETS
63. Kind of cycle : TRI
65. Hamlet's cry of disgust : FIE
66. Outdid : BESTED
67. Overindulgence : EXCESS
68. Picturesque : QUAINT
71. Dr. Seuss's "Bartholomew ___ the Oobleck" : AND
74. "___ Love You," 1934 song : PSI
78. Herbert offerings : OPERETTAS
79. D.D.E.'s opponent : AES
81. Puzo subject : MAFIA
82. Jordan town, once called Philadelphia : AMMAN
83. Exhausted : SPENT
86. Pronoun for a calico cat : SHE
87. Mantle, to Maris : TEAMMATE
88. Grasp : SEE
90. Nabokov novel : DAR
92. Money changing : AGIO
93. Harassed a dribbler : PRESSED
95. Causes for re-fusing : SHORTS
98. Solid: Comb. form : STERE
99. Passover feast : SEDER
101. "Gunn" actor in 1967 : ASNER
103. Color : TINT
104. "___ Ideas," 1951 song : IGET
106. Author Santha ___ Rau : RAMA
107. ___ St. Lawrence (home of G.B.S.) : AYOT
109. In order : TIDY
110. Charo's aunt : TIA
111. Command to Fido : SIT
112. Canine examiner's deg. : DDS
114. Western lizard : UTA
115. A dog, for short : POM
116. B'way sign : SRO

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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