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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

MEASURING UP

New York Times, Sunday, April 16, 1972

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 571 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 112, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13 Grid is asymmetric.
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,282
Across
1. Campus halls : DORMS
6. Humane org. : SPCA
10. Luxurious : RICH
14. Behind the ___ : 8BALL
19. Grant of clerical leave : EXEAT
20. Miseries : ILLS
21. Eastern title : AGHA
22. Fran's dragon : OLLIE
23. Majors : BIGLEAGUES
25. Forthright : FLATFOOTED
27. Rehan : ADA
28. French drink : VIN
29. Defense arm : AIRFORCE
31. Pop : SODA
32. Like some tuxedos : RENTED
34. ___ many words : INSO
35. "Do unto ___ . . . " : OTHERS
37. Unfeeling : INSENSATE
40. Heartened : BUOYED
44. Jesters : MIMES
47. Wall décor : SCENICS
49. Hawaii's plus : CLIMATE
50. P.I. native : ATI
51. Type of therm. : FAHR
52. Stay on : REMAIN
54. Operated : RAN
55. Driver, e.g. : GOLFCLUB
58. Dishes : SAUCERS
60. Lazily : IDLY
61. Lamb's "Essays ___" : OFELIA
62. Complain : YAUP
64. Maude Adams et al. : UTAHANS
66. "The wages ___ . . . " : OFSIN
67. Smarties : WISEACRES
69. Reached : GOTAT
72. Boring tools : TREPANS
74. Tiger, in India : SHER
75. Beethoven symphony : EROICA
76. Highlander : SCOT
78. Lasagna filling : RICOTTA
80. Kings : MONARCHS
82. Basin : PAN
83. "Hillbillies" role : JETHRO
84. Fondant : CANDY
85. Outfit : KIT
86. No help : USELESS
88. Clover : TREFOIL
91. Spot : ESPY
92. Network : RESEAU
93. Burlesquing : PARODYING
96. Deepest : INMOST
100. Poker pair : TENS
101. Poodle's world : DOGDOM
105. Guess : SHOT
108. Bubbles over : ENTHUSES
110. Dear one of letters : SIR
111. Single : ONE
112. Today's Jehus : HOTRODDERS
114. Immeasurable : FATHOMLESS
117. Dine at home : EATIN
118. Burl : IVES
119. Mean one : OGRE
120. Buenos ___ : AIRES
121. Bouquet : AROMA
122. Golfer, at times : TEER
123. Study : READ
124. Vigorous : LUSTY
Down
1. Exclude : DEBAR
2. Rust : OXIDE
3. Lear's daughter : REGAN
4. Bad: Prefix : MAL
5. Connie or Risé : STEVENS
6. Contract for : SIGN
7. Not sing. : PLU
8. Soap : CLEANSER
9. St. Francis, e.g. : ASSISAN
10. Coarse person : RAFF
11. Labrador sight : IGLOO
12. Map : CHART
13. Compartment : HATCH
14. Year of Charlemagne's coronation : 8OO
15. Evolve : BLOSSOM
16. Chorister : ALTO
17. Fibbed : LIED
18. Helen's mother : LEDA
24. Furthers : AIDS
26. Rather weak : FEEBLISH
30. French entrée : ROTI
33. Stalemate : TIE
34. Slowly : INCHBYINCH
36. Destroy : RUIN
38. Biblical twin : ESAU
39. Beige : ECRU
41. Criteria : YARDSTICKS
42. Common Latin abbr. : ETAL
43. Gainsay : DENY
44. Jim Backus role : MAGOO
45. Hit ___ (get along) : ITOFF
46. High spots : MILESTONES
48. Tie down : SECURE
49. S.A. Indians : CARAS
51. Kirk's state : FLA
53. Collectors of a kind : METERMAIDS
56. Coquette : FLIRT
57. Movie: Sp. : CINE
58. Seek damages : SUE
59. Woman with ___ : APAST
60. Koh-___ (diamond) : INOOR
63. Classify : ASSORT
65. Find ___ hair : AGRAY
67. Delays : WAITS
68. Chinese tea : CHA
70. ___ off the old block : ACHIP
71. Savory : TASTY
73. Supposed : PRESUMED
75. Close : END
76. Griffe : SPUR
77. Instance : CASE
79. Sub weapon: Abbr. : TORP
81. Except : ONLY
83. Harlow : JEAN
84. Long time : COONSAGE
87. Irish county : LEITRIM
89. Corrodes : EATS
90. ___-all : FREEFOR
91. Aerial bomb, to fliers : EGG
94. Type of graph : IDIO
95. Regular : NORMAL
97. Gossip : ONDIT
98. Canyon : STEVE
99. Playing card : THREE
102. Workers : DOERS
103. Assault : ONSET
104. Untidy : MESSY
105. Mets' home : SHEA
106. White frost : HOAR
107. Preminger : OTTO
109. Eur. land : USSR
110. Diffuse : SHED
113. Put ___ show : ONA
115. ___-la : TRA
116. Brooklyn campus : LIU

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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