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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

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New York Times, Sunday, June 29, 1975

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 93, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { X Z }, Scrabble score: 656 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,451
Across Down
1. Resembling the seals : PHOCAL
7. Actor Cronyn : HUME
11. Mme. ___ of Vietnam : NHU
14. Secured : FAST
18. Mesabi yield : IRONORE
19. The end of ___ : ANERA
21. Last Supper painting : CENA
23. Pot for stew : OLLA
24. Hit show of 1955 : NOTIMEFORSERGEANTS
27. School or collar : ETON
28. Kiddy's TV fare : THECAPTAINKANGAROOSHOW
30. Irritate : RILE
31. Florida Indians : AIS
32. Kind of ego : ALTER
33. Spoon River state : ILLINOIS
35. TV network : ABC
36. Short-tempered : SNIPPY
38. Sun. talk : SER
40. Insecticide : DDT
41. Compass point : NNE
42. Calls a number : DIALS
45. "___ was saying" : ASI
46. Come ___ decision : TOA
48. Shaping tool : SWAGE
50. In (quickly) : ATRICE
52. As ___ a beet : REDAS
57. Vibration : TREMOR
60. A.B.A. five : THEKENTUCKYCOLONELS
66. One-seeded fruits : ACHENES
68. Aussie call : COOEE
69. Be troubled : AIL
70. "___ it to me!" : SOCK
72. Overseas airline : KLM
73. Cage birds : MYNAS
75. Cowboy's PX : GENERALSTORE
78. Words from Caesar : ICAME
80. Snake : ASP
83. Lao-___ : TSE
84. Prohibit, in law : ESTOP
85. Catfish Hunter, for one : MAJORLEAGUER
90. Glossary entry : LEMMA
94. N. Y. time : EDT
95. Detect : SPOT
96. Kind of phone : EAR
97. Requires : NEEDS
100. Price fixers : GOUGERS
102. Nero Wolfe, for one : PRIVATEINVESTIGATOR
106. Skilled : VERSED
107. Founded: Abbr. : ESTAB
108. Public notices : EDICTS
112. Ranting one : RAVER
115. Director Penn : LEO
117. Waters: Abbr. : AQS
120. Kind of headline : SCARE
121. Greek letter : PSI
122. Knicks' league : NBA
125. Invite : ASK
127. Foundry worker : SPRUER
130. Fabulous bird : ROC
131. Ferret's cousin : MONGOOSE
134. Sample : TASTE
136. Kind of metrics : ISO
137. Calif. wine district : NAPA
138. John Fowles's lady : FRENCHLIEUTENANTSWOMAN
142. Soon : ANON
143. Spanking, e.g. : CORPORALPUNISHMENT
144. Suffix for fore or ut : MOST
145. Cupid : EROS
146. ___ ease : ILLAT
147. Hypodermics : NEEDLES
148. Piles up bills : OWES
149. Kind of ball : EYE
150. French composer : LALO
151. "Gunsmoke" star : ARNESS
1. Ban : PROHIBIT
2. Luxurious train unit of old : HOTELCAR
3. Refrigerated : ONICE
4. Unconscious state : COMA
5. Pancakes, in Southwest : AREPAS
6. ___ huff (went away mad) : LEFTINA
7. Mata, the spy : HARI
8. Loosen a fastener : UNSNAP
9. In a timid way : MEEKLY
10. Go wrong in the process : ERRAT
11. Coll. Athletic group : NCAA
12. Matisse : HENRI
13. Vast : UNTOLD
14. Mountain wind : FOEHN
15. City in Pa. : ALTOONA
16. Retarding : SLOWING
17. Light color : TAN
18. Old musical prelude : INTRADA
20. Moorehead : AGNES
22. ___ as the hills : ASOLD
25. Desert rest : OASIS
26. Audubon symbol : EGRET
29. Squelches : SITSON
34. Recognize : SEE
37. Reel, in Scotland : PIRN
39. Campus military org. : ROTC
43. S.S.R. country : LITH
44. Shifty one : SCHEMER
47. Cheering, as a crowd : AROAR
49. Usurps, as power : WRESTS
51. Counting-out word : EENY
53. Common abbr. : ETC
54. Batman and Robin, e.g. : DUO
55. Slip ___ (err) : ACOG
56. Trapshooting : SKEET
58. Kazan : ELIA
59. Gun girl : MOLL
61. Venturi of golf : KEN
62. That, in Spain : ESA
63. Hankerings : YENS
64. Certain thief : LOOTER
65. Boston fish dishes : SCRODS
66. Dogpatch creator : ALCAPP
67. Musical key : CMAJOR
71. Retained : KEPT
72. Hunter and Novak : KIMS
74. Droop : SAG
76. Nine-eyes : EEL
77. Neptune et al. : SEAGODS
79. Inducement : MOTIVE
81. Indian hemp : SUNN
82. Annoy : PEEVE
86. King or Norman : LEAR
87. Consumes : EATS
88. Staggering : AREEL
89. U. S. Indians : REES
91. Nest or goose : EGG
92. Extinct bird : MOA
93. Silent : MUTE
98. Summer time : DST
99. R.R. depot : STA
101. Writer Ambler : ERIC
103. Jackie or Mt. : VERNON
104. Thought : IDEA
105. Steel beam : IBAR
109. Chewy candies : CARAMELS
110. Alkaloid compounds : TROPANES
111. Relatives of tangents : SECANTS
112. Speed initials : RPM
113. Words of immediacy : ASOFNOW
114. Table wine : VINROSE
116. Bone: Prefix : OSTEO
118. Actor Anthony : QUINN
119. Lyrical verse : SESTINA
123. Italian bowling : BOCCE
124. On land : ASHORE
126. Resin tree : KAURI
127. Dallas : STELLA
128. Friend, of note : PENPAL
129. Log worker : ROSSER
132. Nice guys : GENTS
133. Crazylegs Hirsch : ELROY
135. Conk out : STALL
137. ___ plume : NOMDE
139. ___ dixit : IPSE
140. Reo or Saxon : AUTO
141. Querying word : WHEN
142. I love: Lat. : AMO

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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