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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

WORDS OF A FEATHER

New York Times, Sunday, December 10, 1967

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 89, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { X }, Scrabble score: 689 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 134, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1967, The New York TimesNo. 6,693
Across
1. Part of Africa. : SINAI
6. Italian poet. : TASSO
11. Like fillet. : BONED
16. Tidbit for King Stork. : FROG
20. Eagle. : TWOUNDERPAR
22. "A Majority ___." : OFONE
23. Cathedral: It. : DUOMO
24. Quail. : LOSECOURAGE
25. Key tone. : BFLAT
26. British saint. : ALBAN
27. Upper story. : ATTIC
28. Massachusetts town. : ATHOL
30. Framework. : RIBBING
32. U.N. member. : USSR
36. Hurled. : HOVE
37. Idler. : DRONE
38. Bedeck. : ADORN
39. Nettle. : PIQUE
41. Poppaea's spouse. : NERO
43. Unclose: Poet. : OPE
44. Israelis. : ZIONISTS
47. Complacency. : SMUGNESS
49. Dermis. : TRUESKIN
52. Skirt insert. : GORE
53. Of an Indian of NE Peru. : PEBAN
54. Surprised sounds. : AHAS
55. Fled. : RAN
56. Of a culture. : ETHNIC
58. Deacon. : LAYMAN
60. Serenade. : LOVESONG
62. Puts aside. : SETSBY
63. Colloid. : GEL
64. Hit ___ (get along). : ITOFF
66. Leif's father. : ERIC
67. Hummingbird. : STAR
69. Detail. : ITEM
71. William ___ Gladstone. : EWART
73. Egyptian cottons. : SAKS
75. "Griffith Show" role. : AUNTBEE
80. Golf champion. : BOROS
82. Rhone feeder. : ISERE
84. Pretend. : LETON
86. School of fish. : SHOAL
87. Gives heart to. : ENSOULS
89. Platter. : DISC
91. "Arms and the Man" girl. : RAINA
93. Soviet port: Var. : EYSK
94. ___ la mode. : PIEA
96. Sound of a flat dive. : PLOP
98. Diving bird. : GREBE
100. State: Abbr. : WYO
101. Yearned. : SIGHED
105. English poet. : DELAMARE
108. Poodles' world. : DOGDOM
110. Aligners. : TRUERS
111. Anger. : IRE
112. Urge on. : PROD
113. Wolflike animal. : HYENA
114. Some stocks. : OILS
115. Has an eye to. : CONSULTS
117. Buddy, in the Southwest. : COMPADRE
120. Wishful ones. : ASPIRERS
123. Ditty sound. : TRA
124. Off and away. : AFAR
126. Expeditions. : TREKS
127. In ___ quo. : STATU
128. Noise abroad. : BRUIT
130. "When I was ___ . . . " : ALAD
132. Whilom. : ERST
133. Betrayers. : JUDASES
135. Wood: Prefix. : LIGNO
136. Movie jobs. : ROLES
138. Give ___ of confidence. : AVOTE
139. Japanese poem. : HAIKU
141. Bunting. : SACRIFICING
147. Cried like a gull. : MEWED
148. Nine: Prefix. : ENNEA
149. Wren. : CHRISTOPHER
150. Without. : SANS
151. Bubblesome. : SUDSY
152. Up to now. : ASYET
153. City of Estonia. : NARVA
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1. Natl. League city. : STL
2. ___ Jima. : IWO
3. Pronoun: Fr. : NOS
4. City in Saxony. : AUE
5. S. A. Indian. : INCA
6. Germans. : TEUTONS
7. Gets there. : ARRIVES
8. Typewriter bar. : SPACER
9. Droop. : SAG
10. Nymph. : OREAD
11. TV star. : BOBHOPE
12. Cuckoo. : OFFONESROCKER
13. ___ prosequi. : NOLLE
14. Spanish queen. : ENA
15. Leave a Pullman. : DETRAIN
16. Dove. : FULBRIGHT
17. Two Orioles. : ROBINSONS
18. Asian gulf. : OMAN
19. Tam-tam. : GONG
21. Poetic verb. : DOTH
23. Apply, in a way. : DABON
29. Ducks. : TROUSERS
31. "Yes." : IDO
32. Raises. : UPS
33. Goose. : SIMPLETON
34. Canaries. : SQUEALERS
35. Team game. : RUGBY
40. As a friend: Fr. : ENAMI
42. H.R.E. name. : OTHO
44. Hums along. : ZINGS
45. Kind of river: Abbr. : TRIB
46. Officer: Abbr. : SECY
48. Growing out. : ENATE
50. Great review. : RAVE
51. Neighbor of Mo. : KAN
54. Hitchcock. : ALFRED
56. Jacob's brother. : ESAU
57. Sea birds. : TERNS
59. Not at all. : NOWISE
61. Igneous rock. : SIAL
63. Mock. : GIBE
65. Musical syllables. : FAS
68. Brown. : TANNED
70. Low. : MOO
72. Turkeys. : TRIPLESTRIKES
74. Contrived. : STAGED
76. For ___ birds. : THE
77. Robin. : BOYWONDER
78. Pigeons. : EASYMARKS
79. Nevada city. : ELKO
81. Extra special. : SUPER
83. River into the Duero. : ESLA
85. Anc. Gaelic lang. : OIR
88. Caps: Slang. : LIDS
90. Grouse. : COMPLAIN
92. C.G.S. unit. : ABOHM
95. Parting word. : ADIOS
97. Separate. : PART
99. Arab country. : EGYPT
101. Portico. : STOA
102. Blue flag. : IRIS
103. Swallows. : GULPSDOWN
104. Cranes: Hunting term. : HESITATES
106. Sea bird. : ERN
107. Ponselle. : ROSA
109. "Wreck of the Mary ___." : DEARE
115. Suppresses. : CRUSHES
116. O.A.S. member. : URUGUAY
117. Dieter's unit. : CALORIE
118. Lip-reader. : ORALIST
119. N.Y. time. : EST
121. Demolished: Var. : RASED
122. Paris season. : ETE
125. Long way. : FARCRY
128. Hunter's hideaway. : BLIND
129. Floria. : TOSCA
131. Dexterous. : DEFT
133. Tie-ups. : JAMS
134. Eye part. : UVEA
137. Swiss town on the Rhone. : SION
140. Sky god of Babylon. : ANU
142. Pleased sounds. : AHS
143. Auditor. : CPA
144. Her: Ger. : IHR
145. Calif.'s neighbor. : NEV
146. Love, Gaelic style. : GRA

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 17 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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