A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora 

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New York Times, Sunday, December 4, 1977

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.12, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 644 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 137, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 0
A. J. Santora has 142 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Spoofs, in a way : ROASTS
7. Rough spot : SCUFF
12. Loose dress : SHIFT
17. Gist : NUB
20. "Rhapsody ___" : INBLUE
21. Sort of court : MOTEL
22. Famed jurist : TANEY
23. Granular snow : NEVE
24. Sharpened : ACUATE
25. Where most of this is : OVERABARREL
27. Sponge spicule : OXEA
28. Tennis call : LET
29. Fuses : UNITES
31. Oil drum : BARREL
32. Perfume oil : ATTAR
33. Dolphin's blind cousin : SUSU
35. Poetic work : ODE
36. Don Ho prop : LEI
37. Melee : FIGHT
39. What larvae do : PUPATE
41. Lumbermen or beetles : SAWYERS
45. Presumptively : APRIORI
48. Deep sleep : SOPOR
49. Less desiccated : SAPPIER
51. Cancel : DISANNUL
52. Hole-___ : INONE
53. Gain by force : WREST
54. Poland China : SWINE
56. Used up : GONE
57. Pongee color : TAN
58. Partner of Rogers and Powell : ASTAIRE
61. Bouquet : SCENT
62. Man from Big D : TEX
63. Camise : SHIRT
64. Fissile rock : SHALE
65. One of last year's frosh : SOPH
68. Cooperstown name : COBB
72. Where part of this is : UNDERSHIRT
75. More pixilated : NUTTIER
78. Agents : OPERANTS
80. Author of "BUtterfield 8" : OHARA
81. Butte native : MONTANAN
82. Negev and Nefud : DESERTS
83. Where the end of this is : ABOVEBOARD
85. N.C.O.'s : SGTS
86. Yellow flag : IRIS
87. Kind of Danish : PRUNE
88. Enplane : BOARD
90. Usti ___Labem, Czechoslovak city : NAD
92. Vitality : PULSE
93. Henna : HAIRDYE
95. Catch : BAG
98. Bread spread : OLEO
100. Dormouse : LEROT
101. Christophe's homeland : HAITI
102. Athenian political subdivision : PHYLE
104. Lengthen : ELONGATE
106. Adjective for diamond : HARDEST
108. Demolish : TOTAL
109. Marked with stripes : LINEATE
110. Orphan's new parent : ADOPTER
112. Assenting sounds : UHHUHS
114. Glyceride : ESTER
115. One, in Berlin : EIN
116. Wildebeest : GNU
117. Defendant, in law : REUS
119. Medicinal amounts : DOSES
121. Kind of school : NORMAL
124. American dogwoods : OSIERS
127. Huckle : HIP
128. Co-inventor of cordite : ABEL
129. Where most of this is : BELOWNORMAL
131. Unemployed : OTIOSE
133. Nursery villain : WOLF
134. African antelope : ORIBI
135. Vandyke, e.g. : BEARD
136. Why some products fail : NONUSE
137. Ship-shaped clock : NEF
138. Skirt insert : GODET
139. Arab land : SYRIA
140. Exempted : SPARED
1. Shah's pelf : RIALS
2. Start of "The Raven" : ONCEUPONA
3. What this does twice : ABUTSUPON
4. Suburb of Rabat : SLA
5. Short skirt : TUTU
6. "Eyes have they, but they ___" : SEENOT
7. Hit, Biblical style : SMOTE
8. Where vessels nestle : COVE
9. Salt Lake City team : UTES
10. Acier ingredient : FER
11. "Front porch" : FLAB
12. Wide-eyed tourist : STARER
13. Political pollster : HARRIS
14. Dictator's phrase : INRE
15. Become lightheaded : FEELFAINT
16. Father___, in Wolff's "The Bluebird" : TYL
17. Where to find this : NEXTTONOTHING
18. Eye area : UVEA
19. Silvertip : BEAR
23. Zilch : NOTHING
26. Haying machine : BALER
30. Kin of calends : IDES
32. Pearl Mosque site : AGRA
34. In the know : UPON
38. ___dixit : IPSE
40. Sectors : AREAS
41. Ariel, for one : SPRITE
42. Little or Frye : APER
43. Sapient : WISE
44. Thus far : YET
46. Magic incantation : RUNE
47. Holly : ILEX
48. Take a chair : SIT
50. Oscar and Tony : AWARDS
51. Banquet : DINE
54. Pharaoh's talisman : SCARAB
55. Strip : WELT
59. Switches tracks : SHUNTS
60. Colors : TINTS
61. Worcester or York : SHIRE
64. Thin slice : SHAVE
65. Diverse : SUNDRY
66. Giant at 16 : OTT
67. School orgs. : PTAS
68. Torsk : COD
69. Poetic verb : OPE
70. Where most of this is : BESIDEONESELF
71. ___Rabbit : BRER
73. Hale : ROBUST
74. Glistened : SHONE
75. U.S.-Can. defense org. : NORAD
76. Snack : EAT
77. Important hosp. group : RNS
79. "Exodus" hero : ARI
81. Soprano Kawana et al. : MAORIS
83. Guthrie : ARLO
84. Kind of dictum : OBITER
87. Sinless : PURE
89. Profundity : DEPTH
90. Coward : NOEL
91. "___Want for Christmas . . . " : ALLI
92. Pianist from N.Y.C. : PETERNERO
93. Cardinals' QB : HART
94. Deputy : AIDE
95. Locale of this phrase : BYTHEHOUR
96. Like eggs baked with Gruyère cheese : ALASUISSE
97. Semisolid : GEL
99. Make___scarce : ONESELF
100. Like Apley : LATE
101. Fortune : HAP
103. Cuckoo's announcement : HOUR
105. Roscoes : GATS
106. Lustrous fabric : HONAN
107. Porter product : TUNE
110. Bacterium : AEROBE
111. Blockhead : DIMWIT
113. Iroquoian group : HURONS
116. Hayworth role : GILDA
118. Radar reading : SPEED
119. Sunup : DAWN
120. Musette : OBOE
122. Far from fragrant : OLID
123. Soft throws : LOBS
124. Actor Sharif : OMAR
125. Patola : SARI
126. Road sign : STOP
129. Quagmire : BOG
130. Ferdinand was one : REY
132. Manet's "___ Boat" : INA

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