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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

URBAN SOUND WAVES

New York Times, Sunday, February 11, 1979

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 681 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 127, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,687
Across
1. Union general : MEADE
6. Maggie's mate : JIGGS
11. Army reserve gp. : ROTC
15. Spoof : PUTON
20. Modify : ALTER
21. Page's trip : ERRAND
23. Precinct : AREA
24. Cinched : ONICE
25. Where Michiganders might gander : KALAMAZOOZOO
27. Equal : PEER
28. Short novel : CONTE
29. Relative of alpha : ETA
30. Common contraction : ARENT
31. Woven fabric : WEFT
33. H. G. Wells's "___ Bungay" : TONO
35. Needlefish : GAR
36. Retreats : DENS
38. Burrows : ABE
39. Notre Dame receiver : SOUTHBENDEND
42. Landlord, in Livorno : OSTE
43. Road shoulders : BERMS
46. Noted U.S. physicist : KURIE
47. "A ___ the wise . . . " : WORDTO
48. In any way : ATALL
50. Dresses : ATTIRES
52. Lhasa ___ (terrier) : APSO
53. Piles up : AMASSES
55. Fertilizer : GUANO
56. Go it alone : SOLO
58. Bryophyte : MOSS
62. Color: Poetic : TINCT
63. Stunning woman : VENUS
64. Seattle basketeer : SUPERSONIC
66. Disavowing : RETRACTING
69. Trial lawyer Bailey : FLEE
70. "___ fine lady . . . " : TOSEEA
71. Zoological ending : INAE
72. Cockle : OAST
73. Neutral hue : ECRU
75. Valley of grapes : NAPA
77. N.C.O. : SGT
78. Little League baseball : WILLIAMSPORTSPORT
83. Rowan : ASH
86. Devilism is one : CULT
87. Bohr subject : ATOM
88. Swami : SEER
89. Flanged beam : HBAR
93. Willful damage : MAYHEM
95. Fairy-tale heavy : OGRE
97. Decorator's color : CHARTREUSE
99. Kind of wine : ELDERBERRY
101. Musket balls, in India : GOLIS
103. Central rooms : ATRIA
104. Printing directive : STET
105. ___ Minor : URSA
106. A Hollywood King : VIDOR
107. Wrote : SCRIBED
109. Weather satellite : ESSA
111. Most conceited : VAINEST
113. Ph.D. topic : THEMA
114. Amoretto : CHERUB
117. Guttural : VELAR
118. Think piece : ESSAY
120. Ref. books : ENCS
123. Hula-dancing dazzler : HONOLULULULU
125. Skill : ART
126. Beehive : SKEP
127. Chalice : AMA
128. Mere: Comb. form : PSIL
129. Mil. medals : DSMS
131. He rode Champion : AUTRY
133. Certain cover-up : BRA
134. Pilfer : FILCH
136. Farm unit : ACRE
138. It rivals Ozone Park ozone : MONTCLAIRAIR
141. Did he root for Yale? : ELIHU
142. Brad or spad : NAIL
143. Guidry or Gullett : YANKEE
144. Wash out : RINSE
145. Golfing cup : RYDER
146. Conjunctives : ANDS
147. Turf : SWARD
148. Gathered leaves : RAKED
Down
1. Improvise, in a way : MAKEDO
2. Gladdens : ELATES
3. Theatrical group in Ga.? : ATLANTAANTA
4. Minerva, e.g. : DEA
5. Writer Bombeck : ERMA
6. Wicket women : JEZEBELS
7. Mangle : IRONER
8. Cave : GROT
9. Atlas rel. : GAZ
10. Brumal blanket : SNOW
11. Ecstasy : RAPTURE
12. Pay dirt : ORE
13. Cut cuspids : TEETHE
14. St.-John's-bread : CAROB
15. Kittatinny neighbors : POCONOS
16. Numero ___ : UNO
17. Sounded a bell : TINGED
18. Astronaut's instrument : OCTANT
19. ___-well : NEERDO
22. Soft leather gloves : DOESKINS
26. Fit for planting : ARABLE
32. ___ clock (friarbird) : FOURO
34. R.I. red wine? : NEWPORTPORT
37. Tightening device : SETSCREW
40. Network : TISSUE
41. Athenian course for footraces : DROMOS
44. Shade of purple : MAGENTA
45. Duped : STUNG
49. Movie dog : ASTA
51. Sigma follower : TAU
52. Ginger drink : ALE
53. Bell town : ATRI
54. Appearance : MIEN
57. Free waters : OPENSEAS
59. Purse fillers : ONES
60. Teutonic triumph : SIEG
61. Avaunt! : SCAT
63. Pop-in people : VISITORS
64. Nasty remark : SLUR
65. Fly high : SOAR
67. Ohio vehicle : COLUMBUSBUS
68. Improbable : TALL
69. Out of : FROM
73. Ferrara family name : ESTE
74. Sharkey of TV : CPO
76. Little, e.g. : APER
79. Baker's aide : ICER
80. Contrary girl : MARY
81. Casual wear : TSHIRTS
82. Behind ___ (not "with it") : THETIMES
83. Singer Ed : AMES
84. Shaker filler : SALT
85. ___ Park : HYDE
90. Place for Carson's checks? : BURBANKBANK
91. Cambodge is here : ASIE
92. Peruse : READ
94. Kind of doxy : HETERO
96. Driveway material : GRAVEL
97. Come together : CLOSE
98. Singular : RARE
100. Paleozoic ___ : ERA
101. Card game : GINRUMMY
102. Horatian creation : ODE
106. Small bottles : VIALS
107. Surprised : STARTLED
108. Xanthippe's crock : CHYTRA
110. Yellowish butterfly : SULPHUR
112. Lab pots : ALUDELS
114. Variety of beetle : CHAFER
115. Sermon : HOMILY
116. Eelgrass, e.g. : ENALID
117. God on Mt. Etna : VULCAN
119. Limoges item : SAUCER
121. Cherry red : CERISE
122. Was clement : SPARED
124. Rain-forest plant : LIANA
130. Provided that : SOAS
131. Alaskan island : ATKA
132. Scotch terrier's growl : YIRR
135. Cuban hero : CHE
137. Disencumber : RID
139. Opp. of SSE : NNW
140. Creek : RIA

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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