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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

ROLE 'EM!

New York Times, Sunday, September 25, 1983

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 576 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 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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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,374
Across Down
1. Feast at Waikiki : LUAU
5. Cook on a grill : BROIL
10. Florida city : OCALA
15. Portmanteau word : SMOG
19. Elec. units : AMPS
20. Nancy's friend in comics : ROLLO
21. Italian "Cleopatra": 1954 : LOREN
22. Setting for Leigh and Gable : TARA
23. Charles Boyer: 1938 : PEPELEMOKO
25. Clint Eastwood: 1971 : DIRTYHARRY
27. With 48 Down, Sinatra film: 1957 : PAL
28. Always : EVER
29. Surgical instrument : STILET
31. Plant of the parsley family : ANISE
32. Enthusiastic : EAGER
34. Request : BEHEST
35. Like some screens : WIDE
36. Soviet news service : TASS
37. Think : OPINE
39. Lamb stew : HARICOT
42. Bearded, as barley : AWNED
43. Biographer Leon : EDEL
44. Piquant : SAUCY
46. Merkel of films : UNA
47. Mount climbed by Moses : SINAI
48. Robert Duvall: 1972 : JESSEJAMES
50. V.P.'s boss : PRES
51. "___ Love You" : PSI
52. G.I. on French leave : AWOL
54. Looked cheerful : SMILED
55. Developed motion-picture film : PRINT
56. Most vaporous : STEAMIEST
59. Sheep genus : OVIS
60. ___ vivre : JOIEDE
61. Like some R-rated films : GORY
62. Loss of breath : APNEA
64. Tape erasures : GAPS
65. Complain : REPINE
68. Rosebud of "Citizen Kane" : SLED
69. Guest at the club : NONMEMBER
74. "___ New York" : INOLD
75. Ravel hit : BOLERO
77. "Rosemary's ___" : BABY
78. Prefix with spore or sphere : EXO
79. Field mouse : VOLE
80. Cary Grant: 1946 : COLEPORTER
82. ___ Bell (Emily Brontë) : ELLIS
84. "Knute Rockne, ___ American" : ALL
85. Fashion-show attendee : BUYER
86. Jacks of clubs : PAMS
87. Barbra Streisand: 1969 : DOLLY
88. Like a wedding cake : LAYERED
90. Follower of knock or weak : KNEED
92. Curved arch : OGEE
93. Bad guys in W.W. II films : AXIS
94. Allot : ASSIGN
97. Deep void : ABYSS
99. Provide : ENDUE
101. Mall : ARCADE
102. Chemical suffix : INOL
103. Beige's kin : TAN
106. Gert Frobe: 1964 : GOLDFINGER
108. Rosalind Russell: 1958 : AUNTIEMAME
111. Kind of club : GLEE
112. Newman-Redford film, with "The" : STING
113. Meetings : DATES
114. Syria. once : ARAM
115. Compound : YARD
116. Scuffle : MELEE
117. Notched, as a leaf : EROSE
118. Thereabouts : ORSO
1. Arctic nomad : LAPP
2. Swedish port : UMEA
3. Bette Davis: 1961 : APPLEANNIE
4. Kind of tax : USE
5. Musical note : BREVE
6. Doc Holliday: 1939 : ROMERO
7. Swan genus : OLOR
8. Type : ILK
9. Laxity : LOOSENESS
10. Silent film, e.g. : OLDIE
11. Spirals : COILS
12. Word on a Montreal stop sign : ARRET
13. Baltic citizen : LETT
14. Some of a sum : ANY
15. Locus ___ (right to be heard) : STANDI
16. Greer Garson: 1943 : MARIECURIE
17. Stowe's "The Pearl of ___ Island" : ORRS
18. Marvin of recording fame : GAYE
24. Ray Danton: 1960 : LEGSDIAMOND
26. Comous : HAIRY
30. Bob Hope: 1951 : THELEMONDROPKID
33. On the Celebes : ASEA
34. Contract proposals : BIDS
35. G.I. Janes of W.W. II : WACS
36. Jackie Coogan: 1922 : TWIST
38. Strips : PEELS
39. Colored : HUED
40. Upright : ONEND
41. Art appreciation : TASTE
42. Kin of daboias : ASPS
44. Of a Frankish people : SALIAN
45. "Peyton Place" denizen: 1957 : AMES
48. See 27 Across : JOEY
49. Hipster's patter : JIVE
50. Polyhedron : PRISM
53. Litz, e.g. : WIRE
55. Gene Hackman: 1971 : POPEYEDOYLE
57. Nimble : AGILE
58. More up in the world : TALLER
60. Door-frame piece : JAMB
63. Coop sound : PEEP
64. Growl : GNAR
65. Compete with : RIVAL
66. ___ Gay, famed plane : ENOLA
67. Shelley Winters: 1964 : POLLYADLER
68. Fish entree : SOLE
70. Like Arbuckle : OBESE
71. Jane Russell: 1951 : BELLESTARR
72. Banishment : EXILE
73. Cheerful : ROSY
75. Hopalong Cassidy: 1935 : BOYD
76. Soft drink : ORANGEADE
80. What directors give : CUES
81. Agents, in some films : TMEN
83. Firewood : LOGS
85. Like a trailer from Hollywood : BRIEF
89. Oozed forth : EXUDED
91. Robert Donat: 1934 : DANTES
94. Potter's clay : ARGIL
95. Film shot : SCENE
96. Title for Silvers in "You'll Never Get Rich" : SARGE
98. Capital NW of Salt Lake City : BOISE
99. Like omelets : EGGY
100. Lopez theme song : NOLA
101. Pay for a hand : ANTE
102. "Journey ___ Fear," 1942 film : INTO
104. Latin lover's word? : AMAS
105. James Mason: 1954 : NEMO
107. Doctrine : ISM
109. Erstwhile Arab rep. : UAR
110. Little Red Book author : MAO

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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