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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

THREE-RING CIRCUS

New York Times, Sunday, April 2, 1967

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.18, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 664 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 131, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 34
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1967, The New York TimesNo. 6,441
Across
1. Substance. : MEAT
5. Home loan agency. : FHA
8. Like paraders. : AROW
12. Tomboys, French style. : GAMINES
19. Startling ability. : ACROBATICS
23. Refreshment. : PINKLEMONADE
25. Bolts of paper. : JUMBOROLLS
26. Manege. : HORSEMANSHIP
27. Sign up. : ENROL
28. Singleness. : UNITY
30. Sum: Abbr. : AMT
31. Mattings. : TATS
32. ___ throw. : ASTONES
35. Jab. : PROD
36. Of Old Norse sagas. : EDDAIC
39. Awaken. : STIR
40. Party. : SOIREE
42. Girl's name. : RAE
43. Attention-getting sounds. : HISTS
48. OAS, for one. : ORG
49. Type of board. : TOTE
50. Greek letter. : SIGMA
54. Harrison's V.P. : MORTON
55. Perfect game statistic. : NOHIT
58. Den. : NEST
60. Acts silly. : CLOWNSAROUND
63. Snare. : ENTRAP
65. From ___ Z. : ATO
66. Al Hirt song hit. : COTTONCANDY
67. Monkey. : GRIVET
69. Govt. agency. : AEC
71. As a whole. : TOTALLY
72. O.T. book. : AMOS
73. Like Gen. Tom Thumb. : PYGMYISH
77. Foil's cousin. : EPEE
78. Headline initials. : JFK
81. Hebrew letter: Var. : CAPH
82. Feature of the political circus. : PAPERTIGERS
85. Alaskan glacier. : MUIR
86. Direction. : ENE
87. Famous Scott. : DRED
89. Brightens. : CHEERSUP
91. City S. of Delhi. : AGRA
92. Mariners' gear. : SEABAGS
95. Dep. : STA
96. Death-defying leap. : PLUNGE
98. Workers. : ROUSTABOUTS
102. Service club. : USO
104. ___ march on. : STOLEA
106. Small cars. : MIDGETRACERS
107. Jokes of a sort. : PUNS
109. Yards. : AREAS
110. Chicago's Mrs. ___. : OLEARY
111. Puzzled. : ATSEA
113. Garden tool. : RAKE
115. Mel. : OTT
116. Right lively. : PEART
117. Diner. : CAR
119. Radical, in biochemistry. : ADENYL
121. Litigant. : SUER
122. ___ anger. : SLOWTO
125. Mardi ___. : GRAS
126. Singing star. : SINATRA
128. Film dog. : ASTA
132. Arab's coat. : ABA
133. Movie star. : LOREN
135. Cambridge student. : SIZAR
136. Army Engineers' span. : BAILEYBRIDGE
139. Colossal. : GARGANTUAN
144. Artist of the ridiculously complex. : RUBEGOLDBERG
145. Biggest part. : LIONSSHARE
146. Stipend of a kind. : ALIMONY
147. Count Basie's "___'Clock Jump." : ONEO
148. Letters. : EMS
149. Whilom. : ERST
Down
1. Sgt. ___. : MAJ
2. Old French coin. : ECU
3. Sleeve. : ARM
4. Soliloquy start. : TOBEOR
5. Occupy. : FILL
6. Wage earner's problem: Abbr. : HCL
7. Promise. : ASSURE
8. Plant louse. : APHID
9. "Hey rube" affray. : RIOT
10. Sandwich order. : ONRYE
11. Parts of yrs. : WKS
12. Buds: Bot. : GEMMAE
13. Valuable violin. : AMATI
14. Hoot ___. : MON
15. M.I.T. : INST
16. Okinawa port. : NAHA
17. Work on copy. : EDIT
18. Old World lizard. : SEPS
20. City on the Rhine. : BONN
21. Check. : ARREST
22. Ahead of time. : TOOSOON
24. "___ horse to water . . . " : LEADA
29. Refusals. : NOES
32. All together. : ASONE
33. Dictator. : STRONGMAN
34. Hazardous situation. : TIGHTROPE
35. Philatelist's type of cover. : PRESTAMP
37. Attract. : DRAWTO
38. Hymn. : CHORALE
41. Willow. : ITEA
44. Literary device. : IRONY
45. Two-by-four. : STUD
46. Award. : TONY
47. Audio: Abbr. : SND
51. Govt. agency. : ICC
52. Girl's nickname. : GLO
53. Shrubby copse on a prairie. : MOTT
54. Twin crystal. : MACLE
56. Temper: Colloq. : IRISH
57. Hebrew letter. : TAV
59. See eye ___. : TOEYE
61. Observers. : NOTERS
62. Jumps at a bargain. : SNAPSUP
64. ___ talk. : PEP
68. Part of a keyboard. : TYPEBAR
70. About: Abbr. : CIRC
72. Card. : ACE
74. People of India. : GADABA
75. Dixieland: Abbr. : STH
76. Makes haste. : HIES
78. ___ of (bilk). : JUGGLEOUT
79. Bully. : FIREEATER
80. Asian isthmus. : KRA
83. Costume. : GETUP
84. Obliterations. : ERASURES
85. Estate. : MANOR
87. Quits. : DESERTS
88. Unkempt: Slang. : RATTY
90. Please: Abbr. : PLS
92. Sweeten. : SUGAR
93. Stroller. : GOCART
94. Tallow. : SUET
97. Miss Hagen. : UTA
98. Irritate: Dial. : RILE
99. Concert halls. : ODEA
100. Company men: Abbr. : TRS
101. Direction. : SSE
103. ___ even keel. : ONAN
105. Ad ___ per aspera. : ASTRA
106. Clean (up). : MOP
108. High level ad. : SKYSIGN
112. Swiss river. : AARE
114. Namesakes of a Doolittle. : ELIZAS
117. Stony. : COBBLY
118. Oscar. : AWARD
120. Swing. : DANGLE
121. LeMans's river. : SARTHE
123. Attack. : LAYON
124. Quaint. : OLDEN
125. Short cloak of the Levant. : GREGO
127. Hannah's relatives. : NANS
128. Canyon mouth in the S.W. : ABRA
129. Son of Kish. : SAUL
130. To thee: Lat. : TIBI
131. Turkish flag. : ALEM
134. Blunderbore. : OGRE
135. Hit signs. : SROS
137. Conceit. : EGO
138. People of Nigeria. : IBO
140. Design. : AIM
141. Nasser's Rep. : UAR
142. Letters. : ARS
143. Circus gear. : NET

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 17 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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