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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

CHARGER ACCOUNT

New York Times, Sunday, August 16, 1981

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.10, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 539 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 111, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 21, 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. 11,604
Across Down
1. Plenty of horn : TUBA
5. Gold chaser : DUST
9. Swiss miss of fiction : HEIDI
14. Horse-drawn carts : WAINS
19. ___ for one's money : ARUN
20. Golden-rule preposition : UNTO
21. Per ___ (yearly) : ANNUM
22. Famed columnist : ALSOP
23. NATO is one : PACT
24. Delaware, to Lafayette : ETAT
25. Favorite horse of Richard II : ROANBARBARY
27. Odin's eight-legged mount : SLEIPNIR
29. Keelbird : ANI
30. Travers winner: 1876 : SULTANA
31. Make a call : PHONE
32. Rings ___ (registers) : ABELL
34. Schoolboy's collar : ETON
35. Pallas ___ : ATHENA
37. An equine color : BLOSSOM
39. Ascended : ARISEN
43. Turf : SWARD
44. Picture puzzle : REBUS
45. Don Quixote's nag : ROSINANTE
47. "Aloha" city : HILO
48. Trademark : LOGO
49. Creator of Lena the Hyena : CAPP
50. Port of Okinawa : NAHA
51. Old French coin : ECU
52. Rinaldo's bay horse : BAYARD
54. Toad or frog : ANURAN
57. "My kingdom ___ a horse!" : FOR
58. Wise counselor : NESTOR
60. Fortune-teller's card : TAROT
62. Winged horse of fable : PEGASUS
64. Kind of sch. : ELEM
66. Original first name of John Paul II : KAROL
68. Chalet feature : EAVE
69. Black ___ (Warwick's horse) : SALADIN
72. Talking bird : MYNAH
74. Mexican liquor : MESCAL
78. Tim ___ (1958 Derby winner) : TAM
79. "Moonlight ___" : SONATA
81. At the summit : APICAL
83. Unclose, to Donne : OPE
84. Downfall : RUIN
86. Horselaughs, in a way : OHOS
87. Five-time Presidential also-ran : DEBS
88. On ___ (equal) : APAR
89. Caligula's equine : INCITATUS
92. Accesses : DOORS
94. Don's January : ENERO
95. ___ d' (headwaiter) : MAITRE
96. Napoleon's white horse : MARENGO
98. Sparse : SCANTY
99. Prison outbreak : RIOT
101. View halloos : YELLS
102. Horse's saddle strap : GIRTH
103. Set of open shelves : WHATNOT
106. Horsy refusal? : NAY
107. Furor : BROUHAHA
110. Favorite horse of Richard III : WHITESURREY
112. Swain : BEAU
113. Equal, in Nice : EGAL
114. Candy stripers : AIDES
115. Maquillage item : ROUGE
116. Annapolis sch. : USNA
117. Blackbird : MERL
118. Ridge on a horse's neck : CREST
119. Lee's Traveller : STEED
120. Chinese dynasty : TSIN
121. Devine or Hardy : ANDY
1. Bugler's job : TAPS
2. U.S.S.R. river : URAL
3. Alexander the Great's war horse : BUCEPHALUS
4. Protagonist of a sort : ANTIHERO
5. Chaperone : DUENNA
6. Loosen : UNTIE
7. Dark ___ (1953 Derby winner) : STAR
8. Infant : TOT
9. Kind of racing : HARNESS
10. Anoints, old style : ENOILS
11. Needle ___ haystack : INA
12. Importunes : DUNS
13. Dye; tinge : IMBUE
14. Like the U.S. in 1865 : WARTORN
15. Mother Teresa's mother tongue : ALBANIAN
16. "No man ___ island" : ISAN
17. Myrna Loy role : NORA
18. Hale or Hari : SPY
26. Asian range : ALTAI
28. Walden, e.g. : POND
29. "___ Ben Adhem" : ABOU
32. Mohammed's winged horse : ALBORAK
33. Navigational aid : LORAN
35. Blanched : ASHEN
36. Once and again : TWICE
37. Sired : BEGAT
38. Finish, informally : MOPUP
40. Fouled up : SNAFU
41. Community standards : ETHOS
42. ___ beer : NEAR
44. Rogers or Clark : ROY
46. Carousal : SPREE
48. Horse-opera locale : LAREDO
49. "___ Hot Tin Roof" : CATONA
52. Dogie entangler : BOLAS
53. "Equus," etc. : DRAMAS
55. Lizards : AGAMAS
56. Kind of orange : NAVEL
59. ___ Aviv : TEL
61. Suffix with audit or transit : ORY
63. His, in Nice : SES
65. North Dakota city : MINOT
67. Chihuahuas, e.g. : LAPDOGS
69. Steam bath : SAUNA
70. Pompey's pals : AMICI
71. Book of the Bible : NAHUM
73. Sacred: Comb. form : HIERO
75. Wellington's horse : COPENHAGEN
76. Separated : APART
77. Horse trainer Jolley : LEROY
78. Svelte : TRIM
80. That is ___ : TOSAY
82. Dan Rather's milieu : CBS
85. Fertilizers : NITRATES
88. Curse : ANATHEMA
90. Most hackneyed : TRITEST
91. Epochs unlimited : AEONS
92. Slowed up : DELAYED
93. Part of S.R.O. : ONLY
94. Beige : ECRU
97. Call a spade a club? : RENEGE
98. Dakota Indian : SIOUAN
100. City on the Loire : TOURS
102. Sigurd's magic mount : GRANI
103. Fan sound : WHIR
104. Word with raw or horse : HIDE
105. Yonkers race : TROT
107. Black ___ (Dick Turpin's mare) : BESS
108. ___ Ridden (1958 Epsom winner) : HARD
109. ___ Sloper (1915 Grand National winner) : ALLY
110. G.I. Jane : WAC
111. Regret : RUE
112. Word of protest : BUT

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