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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

UNREAL PEOPLE

New York Times, Sunday, April 15, 1984

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { X }, Scrabble score: 741 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 134, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,577
Across Down
1. Sacks : BAGS
5. Headlong : RASH
9. "___ boy!" : ATTA
13. Creeks : RIAS
17. Alley of comics : OOP
20. Field of an E.E. : ELEC
21. Ending for citron : ELLA
22. Walked heavily : TROD
23. City in Nigeria : ONDO
24. Initials in 1933 : NRA
25. About : ASTO
26. Prune : CLIP
27. Navajo's neighbor : HOPI
28. Rayburn's Japanese strings? : SAMISENS
30. Decorate Asner's skin? : TATTOOED
32. Fans Mays, Stargell and Randolph? : GETSTHEWILLIES
34. Holden of an actors' org.? : ABILLINEQUITY
36. Ram's mate : EWE
37. Concerning : INRE
38. Capture : NAIL
39. Bear on high : URSA
40. Abbr. at Kennedy : ETA
41. Spoils : DECAYS
43. Composer's notational sign : SEGNO
45. Kind of den : OPIUM
47. Oversupply : GLUT
48. Japanese apricot : UME
49. Not quite a meter : YARD
50. R.b.i. and e.r.a. : STATS
51. What Elsa did at Mrs. Adamson's command? : JUMPEDFORJOY
56. Clamor, in Paris : CRI
57. Bob follower : WHITE
58. Glory : HALO
59. Fissure : RIFT
60. A feast ___ famine : ORA
61. Go offside : ENCROACH
63. Most distressed : SOREST
65. Kin of "My goodness!" : GEEWHIZ
67. Hirt's companion : HORN
68. Guthrie namesakes : ARLOS
70. Light musket : FUSIL
72. Part of A.D. : ANNO
73. "Ave ___ vale" : ATQUE
75. Sly guy : SNEAK
76. Gone up : RISEN
77. Chauvinist : JINGO
78. Closed : SHUT
79. Wrapped a present : DIDUP
80. Suppress quietly : BURKE
81. Active : BUSY
82. Watertight chamber : CAISSON
84. The moon, to poets : PHOEBE
86. Time saver : SHORTCUT
90. Where lts. at made : OTC
91. Cool drinks : ADES
93. Wrong : AWRY
94. Having a salty taste : BRINY
95. Initials at Columbus : OSU
96. Escort writer Bracken to the street floor? : TAKEDOWNAPEG
99. Rundown : SEEDY
100. Feds : TMEN
101. Never, in Essen : NIE
102. Habitat of a chamois : ALPS
103. Reprimand : CHIDE
104. Edwin of D.C. : MEESE
105. Baffles : ELUDES
108. Layer : PLY
109. Biblical name for Tanis : ZOAN
110. Viscount's superior : EARL
111. Marquisette : LENO
112. Finial : EPI
113. Escorting a nice "country girl"? : WITHGOODGRACE
118. Carney and Linkletter? : PERFORMINGARTS
122. Heating device : RADIATOR
123. Cartoonist Gardner's unlisted number? : AREACODE
124. Puerto ___ : RICO
125. Buckwheat tree : TITI
126. Pumpkin seed : PEPO
127. Andaman or Tasman : SEA
128. Tints for Downs? : HUES
129. Bard's river : AVON
130. Have ___ in one's bonnet : ABEE
131. Philbrick's "___ 3 Lives" : ILED
132. Bizarre : ODD
133. Mailed : SENT
134. Disavow : DENY
135. Predicament : BIND
136. Wall St. place : NYSE
1. ___ retreat (fall back) : BEATA
2. Capp's degree? Horse feathers! : ALSAB
3. Sending Gossage to an early shower? : GETTINGRICHQUICK
4. Caledonia : SCOTLAND
5. Flinch : RECOIL
6. Poet Ginsberg : ALLEN
7. Chute : SLIDE
8. Chance : HAP
9. Godlessness : ATHEISM
10. Liz of TV news : TROTTA
11. Stowe girl : TOPSY
12. Colliery opening : ADIT
13. Billy's "Aquacade" pool? : ROSEWATER
14. Stand ___ of (revere with fear) : INAWE
15. African gazelle : ADMI
16. Loess or loam : SOIL
17. ___ million : ONEINA
18. Like mean critters : ORNERY
19. Annie Oakleys : PASSES
29. Deli machine : SLICER
31. Medley : OLIO
32. Indian teachers : GURUS
33. Hopping mad : HETUP
35. Very : QUITE
40. Salvo from pollster Roper? : ELMOSFIRE
41. Coarse woolen cloth : DUFFEL
42. Overplay a scene : EMOTE
43. Indian stableboy : SYCE
44. Merit : EARN
45. Of hearing : OTIC
46. Applause for Boone? : PATHAND
47. ___ of August (1st of that month) : GULE
50. Indo-Chinese native : SHAN
51. Shakes up : JARS
52. Host's suggestion at dinner : DIGIN
53. "Tonight Show" host in 1962? : JOHNNYCOMELATELY
54. Gasket : ORING
55. Mississippi river : YAZOO
57. Had on : WORE
58. Pan's foe : HOOK
62. Complete defeats : ROUTS
63. Insult Mrs. Rockefeller? : SLAPHAPPY
64. Ivory source : TUSK
66. Oft-watched line : WAIST
69. Sign on for another hitch : REUP
71. Takes in Skelton's act? : SEESRED
73. Usher's tie : ASCOT
74. "They went ___-way" : THATA
75. Tendon : SINEW
76. Dee or Keeler : RUBY
77. Panel : JURY
79. Fogies : DODOES
80. Ice mass : BERG
81. Osseous : BONY
83. Rainy-day girl? : SADIE
85. Has obligations : OWES
87. Cache : HIDE
88. Takes advantage of : USES
89. "Elmer's" is one : TUNE
92. Most like Dapper Dan : SNAPPIEST
94. Person : BEING
97. " . . . the ___ perfect day" : ENDOFA
98. Dog-tired : ALLIN
99. Former Iranian rulers : SHAHS
100. Marylander : TERRAPIN
103. Soft : COTTONY
104. Famed biblical trio : MAGI
105. Sun Bowl site : ELPASO
106. Looked like Marvin and Buttons? : LEERED
107. Illiterate : UNREAD
109. Matura diamond : ZIRCON
110. Whirled or purled : EDDIED
112. W. German seaport : EMDEN
113. Forgo : WAIVE
114. African antelope : ORIBI
115. Of a cereal : OATEN
116. Uses a jigsaw : COPES
117. Eat away : ERODE
119. Famed publisher : OCHS
120. Dissolute dandy : ROUE
121. Alum : GRAD
125. Check for Hunter? : TAB

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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