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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

WORDS A LA MODE

New York Times, Sunday, November 17, 1963

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 96, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { W X }, Scrabble score: 618 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 116, Cheaters: 18, FITB: 19, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 23
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,222
Across
1. Stain. : BLOT
5. Day. : ERA
8. Bookkeeper's abbreviation. : ACCT
12. Venus ___. : DEMILO
18. Part of RSVP. : REPONDEZ
20. State: Abbr. : COLO
21. ___ quoi. : JENESAIS
23. Cole Porter song from "Can-Can." : CESTMAGNIFIQUE
25. Fait ___. : ACCOMPLI
26. Namesakes of Miss St. Clare. : EVAS
27. Appeared to be. : SEEMED
28. French stars. : ETOILES
30. Guided. : LED
31. Stake. : PEG
32. Latin name. : MARCUS
33. Dance. : HULA
34. Man of the cloth: Fr. : CURE
35. Tete-___. : ATETE
37. Eight: It. : OTTO
39. Saturn's daughter. : CERES
40. Weirs. : DAMS
41. Vessel. : ARK
43. Hamlet. : THORPE
45. Elders: Abbr. : SRS
46. Suffix in chemistry. : ENE
47. Sedate condition. : SOBRIETY
51. Baltic island. : OLAND
53. Puts into cipher. : ENCODES
57. Equine. : TROTTER
58. Laziness. : INERTIA
60. ___ Canals of Saint Marys River. : SOO
61. Opposite of "hiver." : ETE
62. Yearly: Abbr. : ANN
63. Rejects. : SPURNS
65. Turkish decree. : IRADE
67. Solicit, as business. : DRUMUP
69. Polish Parliament. : SEJM
71. Views. : SEES
72. See 18 Across. : SILVOUSPLAIT
74. Sweep. : OAR
76. Make lace. : TAT
77. Thus: Lat. : SIC
78. Levantine land: Abbr. : ISR
79. Met. : SAT
80. Fragrant liquid. : EAUDECOLOGNE
84. Fine slushy ice. : SISH
86. Bombast. : RANT
89. Chilean bay. : MORENO
90. Incorrect: Abbr. : ERRON
91. Legendary Irish warrior. : FENIAN
93. Name connected with 41 Across. : NOE
94. Banking term: Abbr. : INT
95. Month: Abbr. : NOV
97. Wage ___. : EARNERS
99. "___ drawing nigh . . . " : NIGHTIS
101. Ends. : TERMINI
103. Metric measure. : STERE
104. Conveyers, as of news. : RELAYERS
105. Drama by Euripides. : ION
106. Blue Eagle of 1933. : NRA
109. Jewish ascetic. : ESSENE
111. An apostle: Abbr. : SIM
112. Tank carriers. : LSTS
113. Very cold. : GELID
115. Greek god. : EROS
116. In reserve. : ONICE
120. Pieces. : BITS
121. Washington group. : TMEN
122. Builds. : ERECTS
125. ___ soda. : SAL
126. French article. : UNE
127. Christmas card items. : SLEIGHS
130. Dark brown: Fr. : BISTRE
131. Annoy. : GALL
132. ___ Unis. : LESETATS
134. Denis le Menace. : ENFANTTERRIBLE
137. Bluestockings. : BASBLEUS
138. Shower. : RAIN
139. Silken fabrics. : ALAMODES
140. Reincarnated. : REBORN
141. Bacon's companion. : EGGS
142. Political abbreviation. : DEM
143. That: Fr. : CELA
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1. Warrant: Fr. : BREVET
2. French writer. : LESAGE
3. Selects. : OPTS
4. Mr. Jones. : TOM
5. Trimming tool. : EDGER
6. French VIP. : RENECOTY
7. Arc of the horizon. : AZIMUTH
8. Chemical compound. : ACID
9. "Le ___ d'Or." : COQ
10. Footprint, for one. : CLUE
11. ___ line. : TOETHE
12. Social outcasts: Fr. : DECLASSES
13. Noun suffix. : ENCE
14. Punjabi people. : MEOS
15. Theory. : ISM
16. Revue title. : LAPLUMEDEMATANTE
17. Tankers. : OILERS
19. Washington group. : NASA
21. Turnkey. : JAILER
22. Faction. : SIDE
23. Onion. : CEPA
24. Carnival decorations. : FESTOONS
29. Pronoun. : OURS
32. Deserves. : MERITS
34. I sing: Lat. : CANO
36. Dessert. : TART
38. Fillet: Her. : ORLE
39. Placed in the middle. : CENTRIC
40. Esprit ___. : DECORPS
42. Holds onto. : KEEPS
44. Friends of "Les Girls." : PARISIENNES
47. Depots: Abbr. : STAS
48. River near Caen. : ORNE
49. Novel title. : BONJOURTRISTESSE
50. ___ life. : TRUETO
52. Clock part. : DIAL
54. Drowses. : NODS
55. Small case. : ETUI
56. Clan. : SEPT
58. Stockpiled. : INSTORE
59. Counsels. : ADVISES
64. Ens ___ (actual being). : REALE
66. Red dye. : EOSIN
68. Adjective suffix. : ULAR
70. Created. : MADE
73. Bearlike. : URSINE
75. Certain enzymes. : RENNINS
77. Laughed loudly. : SNORTED
80. Discharge. : EMIT
81. Top rating. : AONE
82. Fur animal. : COON
83. Pâté de foie ___. : GRAS
85. Greets. : HAILS
87. Companion of "rouge." : NOIR
88. Novel girl. : TESS
91. Carte blanche. : FREEREIN
92. Writer Marsh and others. : NGAIOS
96. Casino gambling game. : VINGTETUN
98. Gaelic. : ERSE
100. Sacred song. : HYMN
102. ___ croisés (crosswords): Fr. : MOTS
104. Move to a new city. : RESETTLE
107. Slack. : REMISS
108. Shake ___. : ALEG
110. NATO name. : NORSTAD
112. Long and slender. : LINEAR
114. Be innate. : INHERE
117. Girl's name. : ISABEL
118. ___ halt. : CALLSA
119. Mademoiselle. : ELLE
120. See 23 Down. : BULB
123. Cosmetic. : CREAM
124. Word. : TERM
127. French town. : STLO
128. Van ___, Dutch painter. : LAER
129. Difficulty. : SNAG
130. Forbids. : BANS
131. French writer. : GIDE
133. Recede. : EBB
135. Fruit. : FIG
136. Fabulous bird. : ROC

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 16 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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