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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

OPERA COMIQUE

New York Times, Sunday, March 1, 1964

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.26, Missing: { X Z }, Scrabble score: 568 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,327
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1. Deceptions. : SHAMS
6. Letters. : EMS
9. Frozen. : ICED
13. Crown. : DIADEM
19. Allowed. : LICIT
20. Ship channel. : GAT
21. ___ me tangere. : NOLI
22. Antelope. : IMPALA
23. Nimble. : AGILE
24. Moses and others. : GRANDMAS
26. ___ a poke. : APIGIN
27. On ___ (in secret). : THEQT
28. Plaything of a sort. : POGOSTICK
30. Something: Ger. : ETWAS
31. Beige. : ECRU
32. Bennett. : FLOYD
33. Extra pages in a book. : INSERT
35. Full of: Suffix. : OSE
36. French spa. : EVIAN
38. Ibsen role. : ASE
39. White: Prefix. : LEUCO
41. From a certain direction. : EASTERN
44. Treaties. : PACTS
46. Points in an orbit. : APSIDES
49. Confusion. : CHAOS
50. Commander at Alamo, 1836. : TRAVIS
52. Snow: Scot. : SNA
53. European city. : OSLO
54. Attacked. : HADAT
55. Finch. : SERIN
56. Of the eye. : OPTIC
58. Opposite of sing. : PLU
59. Broad sashes. : OBIS
60. Madame Nhu. : DRAGONLADY
62. Pinna. : EAR
63. Greek letter. : ETA
65. Part of Saudi Arabia. : ASIR
66. Distress. : PAIN
67. Former govt. agency. : RFC
69. Exclamation. : HAH
71. Knockout potion. : MICKEYFINN
74. Elevator. : LIFT
77. According to. : ALA
78. The opposition. : ANTIS
79. Took aboard. : LADED
81. Triple crown. : TIARA
82. Regulations. : LAWS
84. Hideaway. : DEN
85. Bristly. : SETOSE
86. Waterway. : INLET
87. Compared. : LIKENED
89. Dutch painter. : STEEN
90. "You ___ the wood . . . " : CANTSEE
92. Prefix in chemistry. : IMINO
93. Felix the ___. : CAT
94. Stoppers. : PLUGS
95. Barley beard. : AWN
97. Lethargy. : STUPOR
99. French revolutionist. : MARAT
101. Wearables: Colloq. : TOGS
105. Money. : PESOS
107. Fish stories. : TALLTALES
109. Small pit. : FOVEA
110. English prince. : ANDREW
112. Skinny people. : SLIMJIMS
113. Concerning. : ANENT
114. Tin: Prefix. : STANNO
115. Fuel. : COKE
116. Sometime bonnet decor. : BEE
117. Hilarious. : MERRY
118. Biblical verb. : SAYEST
119. Spread out. : OPEN
120. Analyst's concerns. : IDS
121. Daisy's cousin. : ASTER
1. Blackboard. : SLATE
2. Coloratura's forte. : HIGHC
3. Quaker gray. : ACIER
4. Timid soul. : MILQUETOAST
5. Printer's word. : STET
6. Purplish fruits. : EGGPLANTS
7. Shade of red. : MAROON
8. Theatrical. : STAGY
9. Dems., Reps., ___. : INDS
10. Positivists. : COMTISTS
11. Namesakes of the Lily Maid. : ELAINES
12. Records. : DISCS
13. Day, in Madrid. : DIA
14. Force. : IMPETUS
15. Dig ___ (lay a trap). : APIT
16. Triple-decker sandwiches. : DAGWOODSPECIALS
17. Disney's middle name. : ELIAS
18. Type of residence. : MANSE
25. One of a poetic trio. : NOD
29. State of Malaya. : KELANTAN
32. Tree. : FIR
34. Compensated. : REPAID
37. Garment. : VEST
38. Making a hole in one. : ACING
40. Union initials. : CIO
41. One of the satellites. : ECHO
42. Fictional captain. : AHAB
43. Celebration in many colleges. : SADIEHAWKINSDAY
44. Evades. : PARRIES
45. Birdcage of a sort. : AVIARY
47. Girl's name. : ELLA
48. Peevish. : SOUR
51. Tonto, for one. : REDSKIN
52. Grooves. : SPLINES
56. Incessantly. : ONANDON
57. Saint ___, French marshal. : CYR
61. Narcotic. : OPIATE
64. Doctors' group. : AMA
65. Dramatized. : ACTEDOUT
68. TV family. : FLINTSTONES
69. Auditorium. : HALL
70. Kirghiz range. : ALAI
72. Typist's verb. : INDENT
73. Armada. : FLEET
75. Liberal. : FREE
76. Famous gallery. : TATE
80. Lowers in rank. : DECLASSES
81. Bell sound. : TING
83. Punctuation mark: Abbr. : SEM
85. Of a certain shape. : STARLIKE
88. Quonsets. : NISSENS
89. Decorative edge: Var. : SCOLLOP
91. Self: Prefix. : AUT
94. College course, for short. : PREMED
95. Make ___ at. : APASS
96. "And he ___ crooked mile . . . " : WENTA
98. Cerro de ___, Peru. : PASCO
99. Army man: Abbr. : MAJ
100. Excuse. : ALIBI
102. Public. : OVERT
103. Kind. : GENRE
104. Butterfly. : SATYR
106. Caen's river. : ORNE
108. Treasury group. : TMEN
109. Rumor personified. : FAMA
111. Knows: Dial. : WOT

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