New York Times, Wednesday, September 9, 1981

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0
A. J. Santora has 123 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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Across Down
1. Exults : BOASTS
7. Barbara Eden's target in a TV series : PTA
10. Hot spot : OAST
14. Not more than : ATMOST
15. Forage plant : ERS
16. Hoodwink : DUPE
17. Left port : SHIPPEDOUT
19. To be, in Paree : ETRE
20. Puts down turf : SODS
21. Palmer's forte : PENMANSHIP
23. Myerson's crown in 1945 : TIARA
24. Kind of upmanship : ONE
25. "___ long way to . . . " : ITSA
29. Sharp : KEEN
30. Come near, with "on" : VERGE
32. Some warehousemen : SHIPPERS
34. Kin of sobrinas : TIAS
35. Sends out again : RESHIPS
36. "Don't give up ___" : THESHIP
39. Dye : TINT
40. Serves a sentence : DOESTIME
41. Belief : CREDO
43. Affected : AIRY
44. Quarrel : SPAT
45. Above, to F. S. Key : OER
46. Device for stimulating emission of radiation : LASER
48. Superiority : MASTERSHIP
51. Guam harbor : APRA
55. Repeat : ECHO
56. Guidance : LEADERSHIP
58. Swizzle : STIR
59. Be at fault : ERR
60. Home-grown : NATIVE
61. Some ophidians : ASPS
62. Part of E.S.T. : STD
63. Kind of "ship" with a franchise : DEALER
1. It bites in the Atlantic Bight : BASS
2. H.R.E. emperor : OTHO
3. Word with ships : AMID
4. Saturates : SOPS
5. Recipe amt. : TSP
6. Kind of rate or rocket : STEP
7. Showy flowers : PEONIES
8. ___ Doctrine: 1947 : TRUMAN
9. " . . . wagon to ___": Emerson : ASTAR
10. Pindarics : ODES
11. Byline information : AUTHORSHIP
12. Carson's "Silent ___" : SPRING
13. Indian home : TEEPEE
18. Keeps in check : DETERS
22. Hosts of warships : NAVIES
25. Neighbor of Syr. : ISR
26. ___ dansant (tea dance) : THE
27. Pinta to Santa Maria : SISTERSHIP
28. Ant cow : APHID
29. Held on to : KEPT
31. Positions in Goren's game : EASTS
33. Flour made from corn, beans, etc. : PINOLE
34. "___ also serve . . . " : THEY
36. Sultry : TORRID
37. "___ Yankee Doodle . . . " : IMA
38. Favorite : PET
40. Extreme conservative : DIEHARD
41. ___ cropper (fails) : COMESA
42. Strikes back : REACTS
43. Maintain : ASSERT
47. Cathedral city of France : ARLES
49. High crags : TORS
50. ___ Oreille (Idaho lake) : PEND
51. Nick and Nora's terrier : ASTA
52. Donahue of TV : PHIL
53. Cleave : RIVE
54. Mimic : APER
57. Scottish explorer : RAE

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