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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

WORDS TO THE WISE

New York Times, Sunday, April 27, 1969

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 687 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 18, XRef: 2, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 25
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. 7,197
Across
1. Assemble : MASS
5. Victor's due : PALM
9. Hebrew letter : CAPH
13. Dennis of tennis : RALSTON
20. Indigo : ANIL
21. Prefix with distant : EQUI
22. Stevenson's retreat : SAMOA
23. Factor : ELEMENT
24. Taro : EDDO
25. Discovers : RUNSACROSS
27. Limits : FINITES
28. Benét play, with "The" : DEVILANDDANIELWEBSTER
31. Lead a horse ___ : TOWATER
32. Nagy of Hungary : IMRE
33. Strange : EERIE
34. Alert : AWAKE
35. Type of ink : INDIA
37. Bizarre : OUTRE
39. Rebozo : SHAWL
44. Hosp. aides : RNS
45. Goad : SPUR
47. Parts of ski lifts : TBARS
49. Ref. book : ENC
51. Square : AREA
52. Arthur of tennis : ASHE
54. Silvery salmon : SMOLT
56. Flabella : FANS
58. Management's concern : COSTING
60. Rent : LET
62. With 79 Across, a "Laugh In" phrase : LOOKIT
64. Misuses the thermostat : OVERHEATS
66. Gems : OPALS
69. Hong Kong or Asian : FLU
70. Direction : ENE
71. Split : RIFTED
72. West Indian music : CALYPSO
74. Spelling ___ : BEE
75. Farm tool inventor : DEERE
76. ___ disant : SOI
79. See 62 Across : UPINYOURFUNKANDWAGNALLS
85. Map abbreviation : LAT
86. Hunter of the sky : ORION
87. Oahu town : EWA
88. Spiteful ones: Colloq. : MEANIES
89. Payment : OUTLAY
91. ___ Anne : STE
92. College at Cedar Rapids : COE
94. Fat : PUDGY
95. Dredging bucket : CLAMSHELL
98. Nuclear experiments : ATESTS
100. Predatory fish : GAR
101. Young hare : LEVERET
102. Nobleman : EARL
104. Urban problem : CRIME
106. ___ pinch of salt : ADDA
110. So be it : AMEN
111. Symington, familiarly : STU
113. Brisk : FRESH
115. Gulpers : EELS
117. Fleming : IAN
118. Pari ___ (equally) : PASSU
120. Writing fluid: Fr. : ENCRE
122. Approaches : NEARS
124. Style of painting : OPART
126. Hilum : PORTA
128. Yastrzemski : CARL
129. Comedians of a sort : STOOGES
131. Forgotten names are left to them, said Preston : CROSSWORDPUZZLEMAKERS
137. Alpaca's cousin : GUANACO
138. Flattened: Sl. : HORIZONTAL
139. Without: Fr. : SANS
141. Ring-shaped : ANNULAR
142. Eared seal : OTARY
143. Prefix with plasm : ECTO
144. N. Z. pine : IMOU
145. Roof style : MANSARD
146. Dogs, for short : POMS
147. "___ in the course of . . . " : WHEN
148. Italian family : ESTE
Down
1. West : MAE
2. Ups ___ : ANDDOWNS
3. Lateral airflow : SIDEWASH
4. Czech neighbor : SLOVAK
5. Mesta : PERLE
6. Zoo's counterpart : AQUARIUM
7. Sally ___ : LUNN
8. Flubbed : MISDID
9. Chili con ___ : CARNE
10. To me: Fr. : AMOI
11. Model : POSE
12. Meat dish : HASLET
13. Viewpoint : REFERENCEFRAME
14. Excuse : ALIBI
15. Glasses : LENSES
16. Struck : SMIT
17. Head, in Paris : TETE
18. Unique person : ONER
19. P.M. times : NTS
22. Beetle gem : SCARAB
26. Confess : ADMITTO
29. Adherents: Abbr. : ITES
30. "If I ___ king" : WERE
31. Scarlett's estate : TARA
36. Rock ___ : NROLL
37. Speak : ORATE
38. Initials on a skivvy : USN
40. Despised : HATED
41. Song : ARIA
42. Departed : WENT
43. Falls back : LAGS
46. L. A. time : PST
48. ___ of fish : AFINEKETTLE
50. Procession : CORTEGE
53. Glen ___, Ill. : ELLYN
55. Costello : LOU
57. "___ the rose" : SORED
59. Pronoun : SHE
61. Detect : ESPY
63. Sharp : KEEN
65. Panorama : VIEW
66. Eye: Prefix : OCUL
67. Dad : PAPA
68. Got down : ALIT
69. Crossword puzzle standby : FOURLETTERWORD
73. Placates : SOOTHES
74. Savarin : BUN
75. The double helix : DNA
76. Skated : SLID
77. Fashion first name : OLEG
78. Paris suburb : ISSY
80. Coin of Iran : RIAL
81. Kitty of novel : FOYLE
82. Bide ___ : AWEE
83. California wine area : NAPA
84. Order of frogs : ANURA
89. Signs : OMENS
90. Guard unit: Abbr. : USR
91. European river: Fr. sp. : SARRE
92. Football player: Abbr. : CTR
93. Willow : OSIER
95. Applaud : CLAP
96. Late golf pro : LEMA
97. Sts. : AVES
99. Lively music : SCHERZO
100. Take form : GEL
103. Continent: Abbr. : AFR
105. Eating pal : MESSMATE
107. Graphs : DIAGRAMS
108. Chickens out : DARESNOT
109. Termites : ANTS
112. Preposition : UNTO
114. Flashy: Informal : SNAZZY
116. Call for cattle : SOOK
119. College in East Orange, N. J. : UPSALA
121. Drive-in girl : CARHOP
123. Fully renovated : ALLNEW
125. Verse : POESIE
127. Movie award : OSCAR
128. Shades of brown : CUIRS
130. Undealt cards : TALON
131. Panama Indian : CUNA
132. ___ of Cutch : RANN
133. Burden : ONUS
134. ___ a turn : DOTO
135. Stroller : PRAM
136. Engrave : ETCH
137. Leg: Slang : GAM
140. Prosecute : SUE

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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