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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

SWEET TALK

New York Times, Sunday, November 27, 1966

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 158, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.61, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 715 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 145, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 15, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,315
Across Down
1. Large bottle. : CARBOY
7. Quadruped. : BEAST
12. Confluence. : FORK
16. Crustacean. : CRAB
20. Emotional stresses. : TRAUMAS
22. Wheelbase parts. : AXLES
23. Take ___ stride. : ITIN
24. "___ jolly good fellow . . . " : HESA
25. Disturb. : AGITATE
26. Café compartment. : BOOTH
27. Beach guard. : LIFESAVER
29. Temple song of years ago. : ONTHEGOODSHIPLOLLIPOP
32. Fired, in a way. : EASEDOUT
33. Auction over. : RESELL
34. Belief. : ISM
36. Long for. : YEARN
39. Poker pair. : TENS
40. Tête-___. : ATETE
42. Interlocutor, new style. : EMCEE
44. Rabbit ___. : EARS
45. Haarlem painter. : HALS
46. Piece of garlic. : CLOVE
47. Counting the least. : PUNIEST
49. Tensile. : TRACTILE
51. Pungent plants. : PEPPERMINTS
53. Notify. : INFORM
54. Causes to operate. : TURNSON
56. To some degree. : INASENSE
60. Pro ___. : TEM
61. Narrow reef. : SPIT
62. Interchange: Abbr. : TRANS
64. Costa ___. : RICA
65. Hindered. : BLOCKED
69. Dewy. : RORIC
72. M.D.'s group. : AMA
73. Sharp turn. : ZAG
74. Tie with rope. : LASH
75. Clarinet: Slang. : LICORICESTICK
79. Part of a honeycomb. : CELL
80. Approx. : ABT
81. Initials in N.Y.C. headlines. : SLA
82. Bass viols. : CELLI
83. Fencing term. : ENGARDE
85. December song. : NOEL
87. Rulers. : TSARS
89. Wine casks. : TUNS
91. Like: Suffix. : EAN
92. Casino man. : CROUPIER
94. ___ back seat. : TAKINGA
97. See 137 Across. : EUDORA
101. First-rate: Slang. : CRACKERJACK
103. Promotional stunts. : BALLYHOO
105. Most painful. : ACHIEST
108. Small bottles. : VIALS
109. Cans. : TINS
110. Heavenly city: Var. : SION
111. Concise. : BRIEF
112. "Wreck of the Mary ___." : DEARE
113. Clown. : ZANY
114. Eat, figuratively. : STOKE
115. Bokhara. : RUG
116. Stress. : ACCENT
119. Bethink. : REMEMBER
121. "Arms and the Man" man. : CHOCOLATECREAMSOLDIER
127. Dismisses: Colloq. : KISSESOFF
128. Language: Sp. : HABLA
129. ___ whirlwind. : REAPTHE
131. Mother Earth, Greek style. : GAEA
132. Dancer's skirt. : TUTU
133. Keep an ___. : EYEON
134. Went in. : ENTERED
135. Strike down. : SLAY
136. Admired one. : IDOL
137. She wrote "The Golden Apples." : WELTY
138. Remove the pips. : DESEED
1. With will attached: Lat. abbr. : CTA
2. Constellation. : ARGO
3. Mizzle. : RAIN
4. Yellowish-brown. : BUTTERSCOTCH
5. Nebraska man. : OMAHAN
6. Dixon-___. : YATES
7. Apes. : BABOONS
8. Emigration. : EXODUS
9. Belgian city. : ALOST
10. Pecksniff. : SETH
11. Gold Coast language. : TSHI
12. Boner, as of fish. : FILLETER
13. Idle. : OTIOSE
14. Springfield. : RIFLE
15. Toll. : KNELL
16. Fellow. : CHAP
17. Echo. : REVOICE
18. Germ-free methods. : ASEPSES
19. Snack ___. : BAR
21. Growing in fields of grain. : SEGETAL
28. Old movies. : SILENTS
30. Short poems. : ODELETS
31. Avert. : PREVENT
35. Faced. : MET
36. Everest snowman. : YETI
37. Merit. : EARN
38. Al ___, limbo of the Koran. : ARAF
40. Mountains. : ALPS
41. Italian mouse, on TV. : TOPO
43. Cheeseparer. : MISER
45. German's heaven. : HIMMEL
46. Midmost. : CENTRIC
47. Ship's boat. : PINNACE
48. Italian "ones." : UNAS
50. Journey. : TREK
51. Previous. : PRIOR
52. Indian. : MIAMI
55. Tumult. : UPROAR
57. Famous lawyer. : NIZER
58. Recipe direction. : SCALD
59. Golf score. : EAGLE
63. Rank. : RATING
65. Mont ___. : BLANC
66. Workers. : LABOR
67. Bone: Prefix. : OSTEO
68. Analyze. : DISSECT
70. Frost. : ICE
71. Boston champions. : CELTICS
76. Famous Champ. : CLARK
77. Sneaked. : SLUNK
78. Genuflects. : KNEELS
79. Designs on shirting. : CANDYSTRIPES
84. Frenchman. : GAUL
86. Dickens heroine. : LUCIE
87. Aunts: Sp. : TIAS
88. Grooved. : STRIATE
90. Italic people. : SABINES
93. Foreword. : PREFACE
95. Open. : AJAR
96. Vegetable. : KALE
98. Evansville's river. : OHIO
99. Chessman. : ROOK
100. See 101 Across. : AONE
102. Momentous. : EVENTFUL
104. Nowadays. : ANYMORE
105. Condensed: Abbr. : ABR
106. Decisive. : CRUCIAL
107. Pirate waters. : HIGHSEA
109. Tweed's group. : TAMMANY
112. Giving no heed. : DEAFTO
113. Enthusiast. : ZEALOT
114. Serious. : SEDATE
117. Rib: Prefix. : COSTI
118. Obscure. : CLOUD
119. Show opposition. : REBEL
120. Harmonize. : BLEND
122. Anthem beginning. : OSAY
123. Cogitate. : CHEW
124. Martha from Montana. : RAYE
125. Raison d'___. : ETRE
126. Korean name. : RHEE
127. Kilograms: Abbr. : KGS
130. Educator's degree. : EDD

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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