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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

DAFFYNITIONS

New York Times, Sunday, May 3, 1981

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 148, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 4.96, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 546 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 115, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,499
Across Down
1. Dish served at Rice? : PILAF
6. What old stogies do : REEK
10. Like a MOMA ship : IDLE
14. Yemeni's neighbor : OMANI
19. Slip cover? : ALIBI
20. Bird of merit? : ERNE
21. Part of a main dish : MEIN
22. Clergyman who got fired? : CANON
23. Fashion plate? : PIEALAMODE
25. Rag cheats readership? : PAPERCLIPS
27. Sword beater : PEN
28. Arm in Armentières : BRAS
29. Wearies Anka and Lynde? : PALLS
31. Spot for a plug : OUTLET
32. Big-footed abominable one : YETI
33. Renown for Renoir? : ECLAT
34. It's mimetic, energetic and esthetic : HULA
35. His day is 11/11 : VETERAN
38. Means–end connection : TOAN
39. Match involving heats : MEET
40. Start of a drum sound : RAT
43. ___ in the dark : ASHOT
44. Place that once went boom : GHOSTTOWN
46. Pupil's protector : LASH
47. It's on the watch : STEM
48. Something for the record : VINYL
50. Poetic start : OPE
51. ___ be tied : FITTO
52. Like look-alikes : SAME
53. Ab follower : ELUL
54. Describing a young Feller : RAPID
56. Father of a merry widow : LEHAR
57. Goose-pimply : ATINGLE
59. Shield for Zeus or Athena : AEGIS
60. Post-office delivery : KISS
61. Bro. or dau. : REL
62. It figures : ADDINGMACHINE
66. These come from stiff socks : KOS
69. Proper Etta : KETT
71. Destroyer's "ears" : SONAR
72. What a winning golfer at Augusta has attained : MASTERY
74. Bonnie associate : CLYDE
76. Dog-tired : ALLIN
77. Serb or Sorb : SLAV
79. Yalies : ELIS
80. Went through an "oar-deal" : ROWED
81. Ewe said it : MAA
82. When penitents convene? : ATONE
83. This is groovy : SLOT
84. King of the entertainment field : ALAN
85. He makes a net profit : TENNISPRO
88. Pittsburgh pillar? : STELE
89. Nellie or poet Robert : BLY
90. Slush ___ (money from a snow job?) : FUND
91. Valley that sounds sleepy : NAPA
92. Logician's proposition : THEOREM
94. Matter conqueror : MIND
95. Baton Rouge race? : RELAY
96. Spotted : SEEN
97. Scrape : ABRADE
100. Carpel's companion : SEPAL
101. Scorch or parch : SEAR
102. "The good old U.S. ___" : OFA
105. Where to wring out the old : LAUNDROMAT
107. Gossip's tidbit : LITTLESLAM
110. Wiry sprite : ARIEL
111. Farmer's place : DELL
112. Big apple pitcher : ERIS
113. Alley denizen : SALLY
114. His comedy was divine : DANTE
115. Paper size : DEMY
116. Virginia creeper: 1587–? : DARE
117. Teeny or Weeny : SMALL
1. His productions are not for infants : PAPP
2. Court name : ILIE
3. Mortgage : LIEN
4. Covering on the Sahara : ABA
5. A European nut : FILBERT
6. Sit tight : REMAIN
7. King of hearts? : EROS
8. He may be tight : END
9. Advice to Hotspur? : KEEPCOOL
10. Graft at the hospital : IMPLANT
11. Gave each player a hand : DEALT
12. Bussing quartet : LIPS
13. Point for a skipper : ENE
14. Like a happy medium? : OCCULT
15. Island of "Knights" : MALTA
16. Blue dye : ANIL
17. Yep's opposite : NOPE
18. Sec. : INST
24. Ambracian Gulf : ARTA
26. Duckling or French city : ROUEN
30. Dignified "Shucks!" : ALAS
32. Petty officers : YEOMEN
33. Gas for Merman? : ETHYL
34. Made the fir fly : HEWED
35. One of Smith's sisters : VASSAR
36. Will's subject : ESTATE
37. Cowpath? : THEMILKYWAY
39. Having the mulligrubs : MOPISH
40. Where angry drinkers meet? : RATHSKELLER
41. Dog star : ASTA
42. Early hammer thrower : THOR
44. Puzzling beast : GNU
45. Subject : TOPIC
46. Twisted tales : LIES
48. Open land for an eland : VELDT
49. Philbrick's "___ Three Lives" : ILED
51. Honey's victims : FLIES
54. Put on a second shift : REMAN
55. Chinese gelatin : AGAR
58. Supplied a swinger : GATED
59. Lambs, to Lucretius : AGNI
60. Jack in the deck : KNAVE
63. Long place in N.Y. : ISLAND
64. Homeless Philip : NOLAN
65. "___ Old Cowhand" : IMAN
67. Earl Weaverbird? : ORIOLE
68. Something to beat : SYSTEM
70. First place : EDEN
73. Sixpence for Shakespeare : TESTON
74. Marine hermit : CRAB
75. Lounge on the lounge : LOLL
76. Change a bill : AMEND
77. Take a tangent : STRAY
78. Water game? : LOO
82. Shocked : APPALLED
85. Pitchman of a sort : TUNER
86. How Mr. Butterfingers behaves : INEPTLY
87. Pedro's parlor : SALA
88. Dixon, but not Mason : SEERESS
90. Housetop instrument? : FIDDLE
92. Insect that bit Sleeping Beauty? : TSETSE
93. Make sound : HEAL
94. Painter who made quite an impression : MANET
95. Domain for Charlemagne : REALM
97. W. S. Gilbert in 1850 : ALAD
98. Theodosia Goodman : BARA
99. End of a certain road : RUIN
100. Character hooked up with Hook : SMEE
101. Where certain pros become cons : STIR
102. Señora's pot : OLLA
103. Post-trip occurrence : FALL
104. Kind of alcohol : AMYL
106. Type of ball : ODD
108. Novelist Levin : IRA
109. Avuncular giant : SAM

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