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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

GARDEN VARIETIES

New York Times, Sunday, September 19, 1982

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 555 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 106, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 12,003
Across Down
1. Hail on the ocean : AHOY
5. Wimbledon winner: 1975 : ASHE
9. Glide : SOAR
13. Lock : TRESS
18. Leaping car : LENA
19. Appoint as an associate : COOPT
21. Sickly : PALE
22. Great Lakes acronym : HOMES
23. Growths in the Holland causeways? : LEEKSINTHEDIKES
26. Osmani, for one : EMEER
27. What the fastidious farmer minds? : HISPEASANDCUCUMBERS
29. Oxford shoe : BAL
30. Cottage ___ (country house) : ORNE
31. Arrest : STEM
32. Gustav ___, German physicist : MIE
33. Utter : SAY
35. Small hooter : OWLET
37. Gives a hoot : CARES
39. Disappoints : LETSDOWN
41. Plus : ASSET
42. Outcasts in Osaka : ETAS
43. "He's making ___ . . . " : ALIST
45. Mass. motto word : ENSE
46. Juan Carlos I, e.g. : REY
48. Greenville university : FURMAN
50. Snipefish : EEL
52. Clique in a club : INSIDERS
57. Inquire into relatives' secrets? : PUMPKINSFOLK
62. Golden shiner : DACE
63. Venetian fishing boat : TOPO
65. Tanning-material source : BADAN
66. Groove : STRIA
67. Epinicion : ODE
68. Peruvian gambling event? : LIMABEANOGAME
71. Cockchafer : DOR
72. Singer Ronstadt : LINDA
74. Inward : ENTAD
75. Actress Rowlands : GENA
76. ___ colada : PINA
77. Johnson gets unnerved? : ARTICHOKESUP
80. Best-planted garden? : SEEDIEST
82. Teacher's org. : NEA
83. Hangover helper : ICEBAG
85. Pouch : SAC
86. Straighten : TRUE
89. Makes wine from fruit : VINTS
91. Labor : TOIL
94. Saki : MUNRO
98. "Syne" predecessors : AULDLANG
100. Soprano Mitchell : LEONA
101. Fold : PLEAT
102. Map abbr. : ISL
103. Yoko : ONO
104. Where Meshed is : IRAN
106. Groom, in India : SYCE
108. Card : WIT
109. Sports headline? : HARVARDBEETSCORNELL
114. Musician's transition : SEGUE
115. Rathbone goes barnstorming? : BASILLEAVESTOWN
117. Part of Albert Hall : ARENA
118. Particular : ITEM
119. Mythical beasts : YALES
120. Of the dawn : EOAN
121. Caucasian man : OSSET
122. Sunbathes : TANS
123. Famed muralist : SERT
124. Terrier type : SKYE
1. Everyone : ALL
2. Brays : HEEHAWS
3. The Tyrones, actually : ONEILLS
4. Sarlaks : YAKS
5. Quaker gray : ACIER
6. Sound : SONANCE
7. Difficult position : HOTSEAT
8. Hebrew bushel : EPHA
9. Season : SPICE
10. Caulking material : OAKUM
11. A Waugh : ALEC
12. Summaries : RESUMES
13. Site of tomb of Seti I : THEBES
14. Apple variety : ROME
15. "Nature" essayist : EMERSON
16. Teeters : SEESAWS
17. Ukr., e.g. : SSR
20. Becomes edgy : TENSESUP
24. Given a handicap : SPOTTED
25. Insecticides : DDTS
28. Type of pot holder : MITTEN
29. Scarf : BOA
34. Chemical ending : YNE
36. Strange : EERIE
38. W.W. II fliers : RAF
39. Hookups : LINKAGES
40. Fine pottery : DELFT
43. Hussein's capital : AMMAN
44. Toy poodle, e.g. : LAPDOG
47. Himalayan snowman : YETI
49. Nursery-rhyme start : RUBADUB
51. To live, to Livy : ESSE
52. Fallacies : IDOLA
53. Rock bottom : NADIR
54. Fragrance : SCENT
55. Man's slipper : ROMEO
56. Exceptionally fine : SPANKING
58. Empty : INANE
59. "Live Free ___" (N.H. motto) : ORDIE
60. International club : LIONS
61. Gold measure : KARAT
64. Enclosed, as a pupa : OBTECT
68. Guipure, for one : LACE
69. Alleviates : EASES
70. Dutch painter: 1632–93 : MAES
73. Ate in style : DINED
76. Chinese unit of weight : PICUL
78. Shade of brown : HAVANA
79. Without any doubt : PATENTLY
81. Throws cold water on : DAMPENS
84. Sticky stuff : GOO
86. Skater Babilonia : TAI
87. Frat men, at times : RUSHERS
88. Shortages in containers : ULLAGES
90. Star trekking : INORBIT
92. Conforming to proportion : INSCALE
93. Postpone : LAYOVER
95. Dior creation : NEWLOOK
96. Track : RAILWAY
97. A Giant at 16 : OTT
99. ___ first sight : LOVEAT
100. Father of Eliasaph: Num. 3:24 : LAEL
104. He wrote "The Wild Duck" : IBSEN
105. French cathedral city : REIMS
107. Surfer's surface : CREST
110. Old Norse poem : RUNE
111. Information : DATA
112. Proverbial septet : SEAS
113. Vous ___ (you are, in Arles) : ETES
114. ___ Paulo, Brazil : SAO
116. Wind dir. : NNE

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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