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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

SQUARELY FIGURED

New York Times, Sunday, November 1, 1970

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 69, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { Q X Z }
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 38
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,750
Across Down
1. After-midnight-hours : 1TO4AM
7. Last Commandment : THE10TH
13. Spring date : JUNE17TH
20. Green crust on metal : PATINA
21. "Give the devil ___" : HISDUE
22. "Peekaboo, ___" : ISEEYOU
23. Chem. compounds : IMINES
24. Italian city : ANCONA
25. " . . . sleep, perchance ___" : TODREAM
26. Dine : EAT
27. Sharp sound : WHANG
29. Defeats : WORSTS
31. Goddess of infatuation : ATE
32. Malay dagger: Var. : CRIS
34. Hank of yarn : SKEIN
36. Deer : DOE
37. Court judgment : ARRET
39. New York street : EAST40TH
42. Japanese coin : RIN
44. Makes an offer : PROPOSES
46. Not at home : AWAY
47. Cornbreads : PONES
49. In _____ : SITU
50. Spar on a sail : SPRIT
52. Shouted : SANGOUT
54. Eases off : LETSUP
58. What some scouts look for : TALENT
59. Vaulter's concern : CROSSBAR
61. Renew old school ties : REUNE
62. Ex-Senator from Nebraska : HRUSKA
63. Male deer : HART
64. Provided that : SOAS
66. Moderately old auto : 66CAR
67. Gypsy : ROM
68. Contended : STROVE
70. Smother : STIFLE
72. Sesame : TIL
73. Jewish month : IYAR
75. Room in a casa : SALA
76. Phila. team : 76ERS
77. Whole : ENTIRE
79. Part of a book : PAGE80
81. Hitter : MANATBAT
83. Repeats : ECHOES
84. Sam and Norm of sports : SNEADS
86. Note declining an invitation : REGRETS
87. Pulverize : POUND
88. Planet : MARS
90. Glistened : SHONE
91. Strange : EERY
92. Caveman of comics : ALLEYOOP
96. Friend in Paris : AMI
97. What a duffer does at times : BREAKS100
101. Small pair : FOURS
102. Raffle-ticket marking : NO103
104. Ulan ___ : BATOR
107. Anna's land : SIAM
108. Spigot : TAP
109. The ___ be counted : LASTTO
111. In unison : ASONE
114. Numerical prefix : TRI
115. Bulldog, for one : EDITION
118. Verdi opera : ERNANI
120. Explosive : AMATOL
122. Expires : RUNSOUT
123. Mews: Fr. : MUETTE
124. Council of 325 A.D. : NICENE
125. Impost at Aqueduct : 125POUNDS
126. Annoy : PESTER
127. Smarts : STINGS
1. Kind of swimsuit : 1PIECE
2. Italian spice : TAMARA
3. Ear trouble : OTITIS
4. ___-hand : 4IN
5. Over again : ANEW
6. Cattle feed : MASH
7. Show gratitude : THANK
8. Door piece : HINGE
9. Spanish coin: Abbr. : ESC
10. Famous address : 10DOWNINGST
11. Gum tree : TUNO
12. Learned : HEARD
13. Stage fright : JITTERS
14. Service-club units : USOS
15. Little Edward : NED
16. Always, to poets : EER
17. Life span of a locust : 17YEARS
18. Exactly : TOATEE
19. Heraldic bars : HUMETS
28. Pale : ASHY
30. Bribe : SOP
33. Gapes : STARES
35. Mine strike : IRONORE
37. More likely : APTER
38. Popular song with kicks : ROUTE66
40. Catnap : 40WINKS
41. Rat-___ : TATTATS
43. Prefixes for recent : NEOS
45. Lubricate : OIL
47. Mine sweeps on ships : PARAVANES
48. Underlying layer : SUBSTRATE
50. U. S. playwright : SAROYAN
51. Peacock's pride : PLUMAGE
52. Student : SCHOLAR
53. Lao-tse's followers : TAOISTS
55. Type of pump : SUCTION
56. Not ventilated : UNAIRED
57. Mesta, et al. : PERLES
58. Destructive insects : THRIPS
60. W. W. II group : RAF
65. Pullman : SLEEPER
69. Fordhamite : RAM
70. Douay Bible name : SEBENIA
71. Repeat number : ENCORE
74. Finishing tool : REAMER
76. Brass in a musical : 76TROMBONES
78. Arborvitaes : THUYAS
80. Phileas Fogg's travel time : 80DAYS
82. Turkish title : AGHA
85. Hit sign : SRO
89. Voiced sounds : SONANTS
91. River of Spain : EBRO
92. Where 126 is : AFTER125
93. Put on cargo : LOADUP
94. Ida of films : LUPINO
95. Opposite of neg. : POS
98. Alice's pet : KITTEN
99. Tahiti wrap : SARONG
100. Fifth of the Indy 500 : 100MILES
103. Sign of the flu : 103TEMP
105. Aunt in Paris : TANTE
106. Willow : OSIER
109. Mouthy : LOUD
110. Factual : TRUE
112. Code letters : NANS
113. Send out : EMIT
116. Initials on a crate : TSU
117. Elec. particle : ION
119. Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
121. Chemical prefix : ACI

Answer summary: 30 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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