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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

LOOK SHARP

New York Times, Sunday, May 5, 1991

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 692 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 137, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 19, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,153
Across Down
1. Muddle of nowhere? : MAZE
5. Waist cincher : SASH
9. " . . . comes in like ___" : ALION
14. Fairway clump : DIVOT
19. "___ Named Sue" : ABOY
20. Brawl : MELEE
21. Wordsworth work : SONNET
23. Plant used for making pipes : ERICA
24. Complication : NODE
25. New Guinea, to Indonesians : IRIAN
26. Combat flight : SORTIE
27. Uncovered wagons : CARTS
28. Start of Burma Shave Ad #I : THISCREAMSLIKEA
31. Frat letter : RHO
33. Far East feast : TET
34. Lizard called a fringefoot : UMA
35. Skater Brinker : HANS
36. TV alien : ALF
37. Part II of Ad #I : PARACHUTE
40. Assign (to) : ASCRIBE
42. ___ the Irish : LUCKOF
45. Some awnings : TILTS
46. Violinist Bull : OLE
47. Part of D.C. : DIST
48. Swindle : RIPOFF
50. Heaviest U.S. President : TAFT
54. High-gloss paint : ENAMEL
57. "___ to Be You," 1924 song : ITHAD
59. Tractor-trailer : SEMI
60. Have nixed emotions? : RUE
61. Start of Burma Shave Ad #II : PITYALLTHEMIGHTYCAESARS
67. John McGraw's wunderkind : OTT
68. More orderly : NEATER
69. Without : SANS
70. Gdansk coins : ZLOTYS
71. Diagnostic aid : XRAY
73. Sesame : TIL
74. Infant : BABE
75. ___ T'ung, last Chinese emperor : HSUAN
77. Long ago : YORE
78. Part II of Ad #II : THEYPULLTHEIR
81. Essence : GIST
85. "___ Irish Rose" : ABIES
87. Irk : RILE
88. Actor McKellen : IAN
89. ___ precedent : SETA
90. Alphonse's companion : GASTON
93. Shirt or coat preceder : POLO
94. White herons : EGRETS
97. Fled : RAN
98. Part III of Ad #II : WHISKERSOUTWITHTWEEZERS
103. A long time : EON
104. Outstanding : OWED
105. Wirepuller : SNAKE
106. Keenness : ACUITY
107. Louis and Bill : NYES
109. It lessens : ABATER
111. Legal claim : LIEN
112. "___ Oncle," Tati film : MON
113. Architect of Boston's John Hancock Bldg. : IMPEI
115. Viscous : RESINY
117. Literary collection : OMNIBUS
121. Part III of Ad #I : THEREISNO
125. Bishopric : SEE
126. "When I was ___ . . . ": Gilbert : ALAD
127. Toronto's prov. : ONT
128. Harrison or Reed : REX
129. Composer Delibes : LEO
130. Part IV of Ad #I : OTHERSUBSTITUTE
135. José's friend : AMIGO
137. Saloonkeeper's nemesis : NATION
139. Jibe : AGREE
140. Innisfail : ERIN
141. Inspected the joint : CASED
142. Petcock : SPIGOT
143. Certain horses : ROANS
144. French violinist: 18th century : ANET
145. Admittance : ENTRY
146. "___ Billie Joe" : ODETO
147. Doctrines : ISMS
148. Beatty film: 1981 : REDS
1. The Duke of ___, "Rigoletto" role : MANTUA
2. Units of resistance : ABOHMS
3. Belt having 12 signs : ZODIAC
4. Head set? : EYES
5. Peaceful : SERENE
6. An anonym : ALIAS
7. Stitch line : SEAM
8. Coop group : HENS
9. Smooth ___ : ASSILK
10. Seek : LOOKFOR
11. Concerning : INRE
12. Available : ONTAP
13. Chess master Ivo ___ : NEI
14. Boil down : DECOCT
15. Oldster's nest egg : IRA
16. Artistic quality : VIRTU
17. Group of eight : OCTET
18. Flavor : TASTE
20. A plum brandy : MIRABELLE
22. Astounding : TERRIFIC
29. From Santiago, e.g. : CHILEAN
30. One of a class of amides : LACTAM
32. Moiety : HALF
38. Mote : ATOMY
39. Winner over T.E.D. : HST
41. Actress Schneider : ROMY
42. In a supple way : LITHELY
43. Groom's pal : USHER
44. Hosiery style : FISHNET
47. Playful tunes : DITTIES
49. Gentles : PETS
51. Smell ___ (suspect) : ARAT
52. Anger : FURY
53. Kinski film : TESS
54. Gooey stuff : EPOXY
55. Kin of TNT : NITRO
56. Perfume : ATTAR
58. Rules out : DISALLOWS
62. Turner's tool : LATHE
63. "King of Hollywood" : GABLE
64. Côte d'___, Riviera area : AZUR
65. Anything extravagant : ELA
66. Styne products : SONGS
72. Nobelist in Literature: 1923 : YEATS
74. What Jack did : BUILT
75. Cheer : HEARTEN
76. Strength : SINEW
78. Prong : TINE
79. With head held higher : PROUDER
80. Style of film lighting : HIGHKEY
82. "Able was ___ saw Elba" : IEREI
83. Lead off : START
84. Strong-scented Old World herb : TANSY
86. Singing Tower sponsor : BOK
90. Verdon of "Damn Yankees" : GWEN
91. Hey, sailor! : AHOY
92. ___ curve, in math : SINE
93. Sexton or Nemerov : POET
94. Shade of blue : ETAIN
95. Ruth and Gehrig, e.g. : TEAMMATES
96. Lower parts of duets : SECONDI
99. Kin of "The Emperor Jones" actor : ROBESONS
100. His domain is lover's lane : SWAIN
101. Enclave : INLIER
102. Pueblo dweller : ZUNI
108. Solti's title : SIR
109. "Baked in ___" : APIE
110. Do a scene over : RESHOOT
114. It lingers on : MELODY
116. Taken care of : SEENTO
117. A "Hellzapoppin" star and family : OLSENS
118. Cape Cod's ___ Bridge : BOURNE
119. Loosened : UNTIED
120. Dental compounds : STENTS
121. Harness strap : TRACE
122. Macho guy : HEMAN
123. Be alive : EXIST
124. Ovum-to-be : OOTID
126. Middle name of 20th U.S. President : ABRAM
131. Actor Andrews of TV : TIGE
132. Delhi wear : SARI
133. Writers Betti and Moretti : UGOS
134. Binge : TEAR
136. Eur. tongue : GER
138. Initials on army mail : APO

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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