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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

COUNTRY STYLE

New York Times, Sunday, March 9, 1969

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { F Q X }, Scrabble score: 581 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 110, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 17, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 26
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,148
Across Down
1. Town near Salerno : EBOLI
6. In cipher : CODED
11. Years : AGES
15. Kneehole : DESK
19. Nikolai : LENIN
20. Knowing : AWARE
21. Extinguish : DAMP
22. Matrimony : RITE
23. ___ look at it : LETME
24. 1835 novel : TARASBULBA
26. ___ prinz (Ger. title) : KRON
27. Feel pity : ACHE
28. Zigzag : CORKSCREW
29. Knowing : SCIENT
31. Nobel physicist, 1925 : HERTZ
33. ___ majesty : LESE
34. Children's writer : AAMILNE
36. Halberd and battle-ax : GISARMES
39. Cables : GUYS
41. I hate: Lat. : ODI
42. Spells : SORCERIES
44. Parhelion : SUN
45. Flamboyance : PANACHE
49. Journey : TREK
50. Belgian town : SPA
51. Urey, for one : CHEMIST
53. Streaked, as wood : ROED
54. That is: Lat. : IDEST
56. Iconoclast's opposite : IDOLATER
58. Go-go dancer of myth : MAENAD
60. Reagan, for short : RON
61. Item : ONE
63. With : CUM
64. Belgian shoe : SABOT
66. Foxy : SLY
67. Dairy case item : MUNSTERCHEESE
70. Japanese apricot : UME
73. ___-brac : BRICA
74. Poetic start : OPE
75. Prepositions : ATS
76. Easily shifted: Abbr. : MBL
79. Jitters. : NERVES
81. Pears' cousins : AVOCADOS
84. Crown : TIARA
86. Federal group: Abbr. : USIA
87. Sets in an order : ENRANKS
89. Warsaw for one: Abbr. : CTO
91. Kosygin's no : NYET
92. Like some satellites : MANMADE
94. Home: Abbr. : RES
95. Big leagues : THEMAJORS
97. Month: Abbr. : APL
98. Northern ___ : SPYS
100. Autocratic : DESPOTIC
101. Freely, in music : SCIOLTO
103. End of the loaf : HEEL
105. Rule: Fr. : REGLE
107. Record player : STEREO
108. Nun of an order : POORCLARE
112. Color : TINT
114. Arabian Nights' total : IOOI
115. Light overcoat : ULSTERETTE
117. Shore : DINAH
118. Composition : OPUS
119. Good taste : GOUT
120. ___ water : INHOT
121. ___ curiae : AMICI
122. Verse man : NASH
123. Injection, familiarly : HYPO
124. Prows : STEMS
125. Followings : SECTS
1. Raines : ELLA
2. Nut tree : BEECH
3. Ready to putt : ONTHEGREEN
4. Some poems : LIMERICKS
5. Like: Suffix : INE
6. Rome's "censor" : CATO
7. Man ___ : OWAR
8. Beclouds : DARKLES
9. Clears a tape : ERASES
10. Blood rels. : DESCS
11. Together, in music : ADUE
12. Bay of song : GALWAY
13. Envoy's home: Abbr. : EMB
14. Burst : SPASM
15. TV hero : DRKILDARE
16. Reconciliations : EIRENICONS
17. Blarney ___ : STONE
18. U.S. artist : KENT
25. Type of watch spring : BREGUET
28. Bosses : CZARS
30. Shoot : CION
32. Part of Mao's name : TSE
35. Cobras : ASPS
37. Extras, in music : RIPIENI
38. Honey drink : MEAD
40. Disentangled : UNMESHED
42. To-do : STIR
43. Church listing : ORDO
44. White clovers : SHAMROCKS
46. To an extreme : ATMOST
47. Restore : HEAL
48. Whirlpool : EDDY
51. Hint : CLUE
52. Dies ___ : IRAE
55. Ballet movement : TOMBE
57. Church service book : OCTAVARY
59. ___ of strength : ATEST
62. Cultivated : NURSED
65. ___ ahead (lead) : BEASTEP
68. Cliff : SCAR
69. Auditors : CPAS
70. E Pluribus ___ : UNUM
71. Arizona sight : MESA
72. Prickly : ERINACEOUS
76. Medical center : MAYOCLINIC
77. A rabbit : BRER
78. Atlas lines: Abbr. : LATS
80. Ghoul-like : VAMPIRISH
82. John's problem, off and on : ONESHOE
83. Newspaper pioneer : OCHS
85. Rapidly : INJIGTIME
88. Settle down : NEST
90. Rory ___, Irish rebel : OMORE
93. Spiny lily : ALOE
95. "To ___ truth" : TELLTHE
96. Corroded : ATE
99. Appears suddenly : POPSUP
100. Obliging : DECENT
101. ___ punch : STOPA
102. Lake, in Ireland : LOUGH
104. "To ___ human" : ERRIS
106. Put into law : ENACT
107. Biblical land: Var. : SION
109. Bismarck : OTTO
110. Speck : ATOM
111. Soaks : RETS
113. Pronoun : THIS
116. Myrna : LOY
117. Prosecutors : DAS

Answer summary: 16 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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