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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

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New York Times, Sunday, March 1, 1970

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 710 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 18, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 28
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,505
Across Down
1. Child's ailment : CROUP
6. Prefix for theater : AMPHI
11. Celebrator's sound : WHEE
15. Michener book : HAWAII
21. Masochist of a sort : HORSEPLAYER
23. Inheritances of a sort : HANDMEDOWNS
25. Advantage : INSIDETRACK
26. Trifles : ODDSANDENDS
27. Spanish ladies : DONAS
28. Cinema's Sommer : ELKE
29. Pacific island group : SAMOA
30. Sibilant sound of derision : SISS
31. Astronaut John and family : GLENNS
33. One of the Joneses : DOW
35. Inspiration : ANIMUS
37. Orb : EYE
40. Harbor boat : TUG
41. Comparative word : THAN
43. Siesta : NAP
44. Madrid wife: Abbr. : SRA
47. Emphatic negative : NOTBYALONGSHOT
53. Rep. : AGT
54. Scorch : CHAR
55. TV host : EMCEE
56. Sister Eileen's state : OHIO
57. From A ___ : TOZ
59. Imitative : ECHOIC
61. Indian writer : RAU
63. Turtle feature : BEAK
64. "Rain" girl : SADIE
66. Spools : REELS
67. Helper: Abbr. : ASST
70. Love 'em and leave 'em : PLAYTHEFIELD
73. Metrical foot : IAMB
74. Desire : ITCH
75. Prongs : TINES
76. Horse transport : VAN
77. "The Rain ___" : INSPAIN
80. Spoil : MAR
81. Ice-bucket item : TONGS
82. Sonoran: Abbr. : MEX
83. Add : TOTUP
85. Indian ape : KRA
86. Winter sport : SKATING
88. Peaked : WAN
89. Wicked city : SODOM
90. River areas : BEDS
91. To be, in Paris : ETRE
92. Just in time : UNDERTHEWIRE
96. Sky animal : URSA
97. Spore sac : ASCUS
98. Long times : AEONS
99. Augury : OMEN
100. Correlative : NOR
102. ___ one talk : TOHEAR
104. Tennis unit : SET
105. Turkish lake : EBER
106. Rye or corn : BREAD
110. Lamented : RUED
111. "___ in the stilly night" : OFT
113. All-inclusive : ACROSSTHEBOARD
118. Pronoun : ITS
119. California's Big ___ : SUR
120. Bridge positions: Abbr. : STHS
121. Charged atom : ION
122. Luau instrument : UKE
123. Like a rain forest : STEAMY
125. Conger : EEL
127. Yellow-green hues : CEDRES
130. Melville title : OMOO
132. Pineapples : NANAS
134. Fragrance : ODOR
136. ___ fours : ONALL
139. Omaha's achievement : TRIPLECROWN
141. Radio men : DISCJOCKEYS
144. Controlling firmly : INTHESADDLE
145. Final stage : HOMESTRETCH
146. Undertakes : GOESAT
147. Paris suburb : ISSY
148. "Can't teach ___ dog . . . " : ANOLD
149. Prevent, in law : ESTOP
1. Greek letter : CHI
2. ___ de jambe : ROND
3. Approximately : ORSO
4. Taking advantage : USING
5. Piano part : PEDAL
6. Height: Abbr. : ALT
7. Napoleonic battle site : MARENGO
8. Indian verandas : PYALS
9. Mild cussword : HECK
10. Nettled : IRKED
11. Elite : WHOSWHO
12. "I ___ dream" : HADA
13. Minstrel performer : ENDMAN
14. Washington newsman : EDSON
15. Biddy : HEN
16. Reaches a total : ADDSUP
17. ___ me : WOEIS
18. Bristles : AWNS
19. Some voters: Abbr. : INDS
20. Magazine number: Abbr. : ISS
22. Spanish coin : PESETA
24. Sounding sheepish : MAAING
32. No, in law : NUL
34. Roman emperor : OTHO
36. Other shoe : MATE
37. Compass point : ENE
38. Hebrew day : YOM
39. And the like: Abbr. : ETC
42. Reach : ATTAIN
44. Cobbler : SHOEMAKER
45. Soras : RAILBIRDS
46. Floodlights : ARCS
48. Accommodation : BERTH
49. Assent : YEA
50. "A man may see . . . with ___" : NOEYES
51. Mountain passes : GHATS
52. Certain Hindu : SIKH
53. Mas d'___, French town : AZIL
54. Cut-rate : CHEAP
58. Pindar output : ODE
60. Bacon order : CRISP
62. Sinclair : UPTON
63. Hard blow : BANG
64. Tunisian port : SFAX
65. Book man : EDITOR
67. Goals : AIMS
68. Deploys, as police : STAKESOUT
69. Sinks the cue ball : SCRATCHES
71. Hybrid tongue, with 112 Down : LINGUA
72. Handicap race, for one : EVENT
78. Presiding spirit : NUMEN
79. Space agency : NASA
81. ___ knot : TIESA
82. Planet : MARS
83. Overshadows : TOWERS
84. Norse god : ODIN
87. Aligned : TRUED
88. Attacked : WENTAT
89. Ornamental patterns : SEMES
90. Pack animal : BURRO
93. Retreat : NEST
94. Deer : DOE
95. Vagrant : HOBO
97. Town in Italy : ATRI
101. Musical dir. : OBB
103. Rake : ROUE
105. Gaelic : ERSE
107. French drink : EAU
108. Flatboat : ARK
109. Ike : DDE
112. See 71 Down : FRANCA
114. British explorer : CHESNEY
115. Male hawk : TIERCEL
116. Trough : HOD
117. Establish : ENROOT
119. ___ march on : STOLEA
120. Church councils : SYNODS
123. Classmen : SOPHS
124. ___ Gras : MARDI
126. Low Hindu caste : LODHA
127. Prefix for naut : COSMO
128. Ink: Fr. : ENCRE
129. Heaven's ___! : SAKES
130. Whether ___ : ORNO
131. Coin of low value : MITE
133. Piercing tools : AWLS
135. Lord in "Winter's Tale" : DION
137. Baltic native : LETT
138. Wolf: Prefix : LYCO
139. Poke, in Scotland : TIG
140. Id ___ : EST
142. Law degree : JSD
143. Engine power: Abbr. : SHP

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 18 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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