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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

TV GUISE

New York Times, Sunday, May 30, 1993

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.26, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 677 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 149, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 16, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,909
Across Down
1. Secretary of the Interior: 1956-60 : SEATON
7. Séance sounds : MOANS
12. Intrepidity : VALOR
17. Law governing payroll deductions for Soc. Sec. : FICA
21. Tec Lupin : ARSENE
22. Of Mandela's culture : AFRIC
23. Pointless : INANE
24. Actor Dixon : IVAN
25. Single parent with family values? : BACHELORFATHERKNOWSBEST
29. Tessie of music hall fame : OSHEA
30. Originate : STEM
31. Small egg : OVULE
32. Maquillage items : ROUGES
33. Dieter's turndown : ECLAIR
35. Unpackaged : LOOSE
36. "Nancy" rich kid : ROLLO
37. Darling or Ely : RON
40. Curia garment : TOGA
41. Cheat : BILK
42. Canoodle : PET
43. Emblem tag-on : ATIC
46. Prof's concoction : EXAM
48. Doctor with bedside manner? : GENTLEBENCASEY
53. "Exodus" role : ARI
54. Sans vitesse : POKILY
56. "Hernani" writer : HUGO
57. Stimulate : URGE
58. Troubled : UPSET
60. Franco's January : ENERO
61. Sewer worker in "The Honeymooners" : CARNEY
63. Assemble : MEET
64. N.H. city : KEENE
65. Staffers : AIDES
66. Touch upon : ABUT
67. Pay attention : HEED
68. Unnatural : FORCED
69. TV's "Tic ___ Dough" : TAC
70. U.S. reconnaissance satellite : SAMOS
72. Lacerate : TEAR
74. Carlo Bergonzi, e.g. : TENOR
75. Agitated state : SNIT
77. Comic operatives? : NEWHARTTOHART
81. A hardwood : TEAK
84. Banned : TABOO
86. Pleasant : NICE
87. Heavenly butter : ARIES
89. Lil E. ___, 1992 Derby winner : TEE
90. Nonprofessionals : LAYMEN
92. Ray of Hollywood : ALDO
94. Swift's "A Tale of ___" : ATUB
95. " . . . sit in ___/To keep . . . warm" : ABARN
97. Rot-resistant wood : ALDER
98. Affront : SLUR
99. Sense of taste : PALATE
101. Boston's airport : LOGAN
102. Most diminutive : WEEST
103. Sound : TONE
104. Frankfurt's river : ODER
105. Take-out order : DELETE
106. Ending for depend : ENT
107. Grand O-Lei Opry? : HEEHAWAIIFIVEO
112. "The ___ lama": Nash : ONEL
113. Small spring : SEEP
115. Kind of coal or coat : PEA
116. " . . . Hazzard" cop : ENOS
117. Vicinage : AREA
119. N.F.L. scores : TDS
120. "___ de lune," Debussy opus : CLAIR
122. Trade centers : MARTS
124. Frightens : ALARMS
126. Eighth part of a circle : OCTANT
128. "Thirst-day" stop? : OASIS
129. Mad as ___ hen : AWET
130. Key : BASAL
134. Groucho's brother and close cousin? : CHICOANDTHEMANFROMUNCLE
138. Honeycombed home : HIVE
139. Calvin of the P.G.A. : PEETE
140. Lassitude : ENNUI
141. "All the world's ___": Shak. : ASTAGE
142. Went like Jehu : SPED
143. They go to blazes : HOSES
144. Fraser of tennis : NEALE
145. Maureen and John : OHARAS
1. Reds slugger : SABO
2. Vulgar and Mundane : ERAS
3. "The Nazarene" author : ASCH
4. Giggle : TEHEE
5. Like O'Neill's "Ile" : ONEACT
6. "___ Blu, Dipinto di Blu" : NEL
7. Walston on TV : MARTIAN
8. Proposal : OFFER
9. "Eugene ___," 1832 novel : ARAM
10. Kind of picker : NIT
11. Rowe of Tiger fame : SCHOOLBOY
12. Bug of a sort : VIRUS
13. Hock : ANKLE
14. Scene of many strikes : LANE
15. Yoko : ONO
16. Put in a good word for? : REWROTE
17. Leg bone : FIBULA
18. TV tabloid exposé headline? : IVEGOTASECRETAGENT
19. Mason's job : CASE
20. Formicary denizens : ANTS
26. Siouan tongue : OSAGE
27. Draw forth : EVOKE
28. Money in Callao : SOL
34. Lethargic : LOGY
35. César Franck's birthplace : LIEGE
36. Alley button : RESET
37. Some TV showings : REPEATS
38. Graduate of Balliol, e.g. : OXONIAN
39. TV sleuth who blew his cover? : NAKEDCITYDETECTIVE
41. Dull : BLUNT
42. Beeped : PAGED
44. Actress Papas : IRENE
45. Written up : CITED
47. Bog down : MIRE
49. Chanteuse : THRUSH
50. Uno is one : NUMERO
51. An Amerind : CREE
52. Klondike's territory : YUKON
55. Privation : LOSS
59. A loser in 1992 : PEROT
61. Literary sketch : CAMEO
62. "Baby, Take ___," 1934 song : ABOW
67. Dislike intensely : HATE
68. Columbus Day, e.g. : FETE
71. Author of 95 Across : ANON
72. Beethoven's "Archduke ___" : TRIO
73. Rel. of ditto : ETC
74. Fox or Crow : TRIBE
76. Softens : TAMES
78. Hurricane that ruined S Fla.: 1992 : ANDREW
79. Wayne hit film : HATARI
80. In ___ (bogged down) : ARUT
82. Made bubbly : AERATED
83. Open drains : KENNELS
85. Job; position : BERTH
88. Bourse : SALE
90. Famed Sing Sing penologist : LAWES
91. Awl, in Arles : ALENE
92. Ho hello : ALOHA
93. Bertolucci film: 1979 : LUNA
94. Hebrew letters : ALEFS
96. G.I. who can't shoot straight : BOLO
98. Tip : STEER
99. British traffic cops : POINTSMEN
100. Adieu, in Ávila : ADIOS
105. Facient : DOER
108. Inscription in memoriam : EPITAPH
109. Where the eagle has landed : AERIE
110. Harper from Suffern, N.Y. : VALERIE
111. Muse for Sappho : ERATO
114. Got third money : PLACED
118. Blind : AMBUSH
121. Up: Comb. form : ANO
122. Photo finish : MATTE
123. Timber trees : ASHES
124. Terrible : AWFUL
125. Bag man : SANTA
126. Protest singer-songwriter Phil ___ : OCHS
127. Block fragment : CHIP
128. Keats feats : ODES
129. Kerr role : ANNA
131. "___ Lover," by Harry Crews : SCAR
132. Diatom or nostoc : ALGA
133. Heeltaps : LEES
135. Modernist : NEO
136. One, to Burns : ANE
137. "___ II," DeLillo novel : MAO

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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