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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

UPPER BRACKETS

New York Times, Sunday, October 21, 1973

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 676 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 113, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 18, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,835
Across
1. Partner of desist : CEASE
6. Bath dusting : TALC
10. Manhattan : ISLAND
16. Deceive : GAFF
20. Primrose : OXLIP
21. Matty of baseball : ALOU
22. Illinois city : PEORIA
23. Salk's target : POLIO
24. Five-and-ten special : MILLIONDOLLARBABY
27. New Hebrides island : EFATE
28. Old swords : ESTOCS
29. Etiquette girl : ETTA
30. Peat or cranberry : BOG
31. Kind of gas : TEAR
33. From ___ Z : ATO
34. Pusher's quarry : USER
36. Raises the ante : UPS
38. Cadillac model : SOLIDGOLD
42. Places for funds : TREASURIES
45. Designate : NAME
46. Bare : MERE
48. Postmark ads : CACHETS
51. Niño's coin : PESETA
53. Urge : YEN
54. X and beta : RAYS
55. Pain : ACHE
56. Advantage : STEAD
58. Magnetic and ticker : TAPES
60. Touch all the ___ : BASES
61. Skin swelling : WHEAL
63. Sea bird : ERN
64. Poor boy's champion : HORATIOALGER
67. African tongue: Var. : EFE
68. Transistor : RADIO
70. Comebacks : RETORTS
71. An ___ music : EARFOR
74. Arm bones : ULNAS
77. Smell: Prefix : OZO
78. Hole, in France : TROU
82. Rare birth phenomenon : ASILVERSPOONINONESMOUTH
88. Shalt-not word : THOU
89. Back talk : LIP
90. Common typeface : ROMAN
91. The ___ Sandwich : EARLOF
92. Spring from : EMANATE
96. Hebrew letter : ALEPH
99. Pastry : PIE
100. Mammonist : MONEYGRUBBER
104. Thai tongue : LAO
105. Reconnoiter : SCOUT
108. ___ percha : GUTTA
109. Swedish coin : KRONA
110. Moslem spirits : JINNS
112. French author : HUGO
113. Sorrowful cry : ALAS
114. Piercing tool : AWL
116. ___ corn : EARSOF
118. "___ horse" (old poem) : SHOETHE
120. Mostel : ZERO
121. Pilaster : PIER
123. Well-off : INTHECHIPS
125. Rock Hunter et al. : SUCCESSES
128. Coin for Sato : SEN
129. Attila's men : HUNS
130. Mornings : AMS
133. ___ dixit : IPSE
134. Kind of whiz : GEE
136. Wild ox : ANOA
138. Alley V.I.P. : TOMCAT
140. "Not my cup ___" : OFTEA
143. Mamma's advice : MARRYAMILLIONAIRE
147. "___ up, Doc?" : WHATS
148. Late-news hour : ELEVEN
149. "Rome of Hungary" : EGER
150. Miss Dunne : IRENE
151. Kind of bug or killer : LADY
152. Dinner club : NITERY
153. Satisfy : SATE
154. Restored : CURED
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1. ___ cropper : COMEA
2. Live : EXIST
3. ___ the good : ALLTO
4. Farm building : SILO
5. Gourmet : EPICURE
6. Beach color : TAN
7. Mountain shrubs : ALDERS
8. Swag : LOOT
9. Like some pearls : CULTURED
10. Argentine native : IPA
11. Belgrade native : SERB
12. Timber wolves : LOBOS
13. Catherine of ___ : ARAGON
14. Point : NIB
15. Kind of television : DAYTIME
16. Make it the hard way : GOFROMRAGSTORICHES
17. In the style of : ALA
18. Healthy : FIT
19. Adversary : FOE
23. Indian money : PEAG
25. Caucasus people : OSSETS
26. ___ lazuli : LAPIS
32. Paradise : EDEN
35. Parade or bunny : EASTER
37. Take care of : SEETO
39. Exaggerates : LAYSITON
40. Rental paper : LEASE
41. Appliance : DRYER
42. Galbraith book : THEAFFLUENTSOCIETY
43. On the ___ : UPANDUP
44. Play the lead : STAR
47. Letter : ESS
48. Crow's call : CAW
49. German word of woe : ACH
50. So-long in Soho : CHEERIO
52. On ___ with : APAR
57. Time period : ERA
59. Summer, in Nice : ETE
60. Sandwich initials : BLT
62. Tenth-century Pope : LEOV
64. Bridge card : HONOR
65. Seep through : OOZE
66. Originated : AROSE
69. Labor org. : ILO
71. Dine : EAT
72. Hardwood : ASH
73. Track event : RELAY
75. Upward: Prefix : ANO
76. Renaissance robe : SIMAR
79. Eliminate : RULEOUT
80. Sioux Indian : OTO
81. T.V. dial initials : UHF
83. Phone : RING
84. Glistens : SPARKLES
85. Giant reed : NAL
86. Nathan Hale's sacrifice : ONELIFE
87. Plans : MAPS
93. ___ culpa : MEA
94. Pigeon pea : TUR
95. Tropical tree : EBOE
97. Dead or hard : PAN
98. Kobe's island : HONSHU
100. Slippers : MULES
101. Japanese city : OTARU
102. ___ B'rith : BNAI
103. Works for : EARNS
106. Yucky sound : UGH
107. Hold or dance : TOE
108. Ref. book : GAZ
110. Hospital garments : JOHNNIES
111. Japanese religion : SHINTO
114. Mimics : APES
115. Magi : WISEMEN
117. James Watt's field : STEAM
119. Of a blood process : OPSONIC
122. Feel sorrow : REGRET
124. Alpine home : CHALET
126. Auditors : CPAS
127. Put in play : SERVE
130. Quaker gray : ACIER
131. River of France : MARNE
132. Horse : STEED
135. One who ogles : EYER
137. Gymnast Korbut : OLGA
139. Japanese ship name : MARU
140. Hooter : OWL
141. Home-loan org. : FHA
142. Kind of pole : TAD
144. Cassius Clay : ALI
145. At all : ANY
146. Anger : IRE

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 16 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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