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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

LARES AND PENATES

New York Times, Sunday, April 30, 1961

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 93, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 658 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,307
Across Down
1. Old Testament book: Abbr. : OBAD
5. Pub drink. : ALE
8. Opera role. : LUCIA
13. Watchers. : EYERS
18. Gardener's joy. : TULIPBED
20. Badroulboudour's trade-in. : ALADDINSLAMP
23. Post Civil War gear. : CARPETBAG
24. Historic state, c. 1300–1919. : OTTOMANEMPIRE
26. Bauxite. : ORE
27. River of Burgundy. : SAONE
28. French negative. : NON
29. Roman roads. : ITERS
30. Clear of. : RID
31. Pair. : DUAD
33. Meat or fish dishes. : STEWS
35. Ridge of mountains. : SIERRA
37. Summit. : ACME
38. Syria and Egypt: Abbr. : UAR
40. Coal region of Europe. : SAAR
42. Cloth pattern. : PLAID
43. Pale. : ASHEN
44. Tilted. : COCKED
47. Whitewalls in England. : TYRES
49. Ethanol: Abbr. : ALC
50. Entreaty. : CRY
51. Native of Mauritania. : AFRICAN
53. Apes. : SIMIANS
55. Citizen. : FREEMAN
59. Very easy tasks: Slang. : PIANOLAS
61. NATO, for one: Abbr. : ORG
62. Make attractive. : PRETTIFY
63. Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
64. Important voice on the air waves. : RADIOFREEEUROPE
69. Nothing. : NIL
70. Caucasian language. : UDI
71. Atmosphere. : AURA
72. Importance. : MOMENT
73. Cousin of Beatrice. : HERO
74. Dances. : BALLS
77. In addition. : ALSO
78. German song. : LIED
79. City on the Warta. : POSEN
80. Jack-in-the-pulpit. : ARUM
81. Heavy wool cloth. : FRIEZE
83. It's north of Tonle Sap. : SIAM
84. Like: Suffix. : OID
85. Region of Morocco. : RIF
86. Giants' home. : CANDLESTICKPARK
89. Duct: Anat. : VAS
92. Oxlike animals. : BUFFALOS
94. Midmorning. : TEN
95. Viewer's pleasure. : TELECAST
97. Attacks violently. : ASSAILS
98. First name of a first lady. : ELEANOR
102. Black Sea country. : ROMANIA
103. Measures: Abbr. : INS
104. Book of the Bible: Abbr. : PSA
105. 1865 signature. : RELEE
107. Inventor of logarithms. : NAPIER
108. Holy: Fr. : SACRE
111. ___ the bill. : FOOTS
113. Steps up a motor. : REVS
114. Scrim. : NET
115. Hautboy. : OBOE
116. Suez and Panama. : ISTHMI
118. Understand (something). : GETIT
121. Surface of water: Naut. : RYME
124. Ad ___ (pertinent): Lat. : REM
125. Follow along. : CHASE
127. Leader writers: Abbr. : EDS
129. Bucolic. : RURAL
131. Good time. : FUN
132. Chinese Wall, modern version. : BAMBOOCURTAIN
135. Geographic feature of Iran. : TABLELAND
137. Part of a Gayelord Hauser title. : MIRRORMIRROR
138. Figuratively, comfortably remote from actual facts. : ARMCHAIR
139. Rich cake. : TORTE
140. ___ dire (that is to say): Fr. : CESTA
141. River of France and Belgium. : LYS
142. Japanese girdle box. : INRO
1. Japanese city. : OTARU
2. Type of official. : BUREAUCRAT
3. Jungfrau. : ALP
4. Tools for stamping. : DIES
5. Scott's Father Ambrose. : ABBOT
6. Most gaunt. : LEANEST
7. Get a word in ___. : EDGEWAYS
8. Marquette's birthplace. : LAON
9. Abbreviations in business: Latin : ULTOS
10. Mint plant. : CATNIP
11. Phrase of agreement. : IDO
12. Flagships. : ADMIRALS
13. Group of nine. : ENNEAD
14. Nieuport's river. : YSER
15. City of ___ (New Haven). : ELMS
16. Knock. : RAP
17. Sully. : SMIRCH
19. School adjuncts. : PTAS
21. Medical. : IATRIC
22. First-rate. : PRIME
23. Cape ___ lighter. : COD
25. Garden spot. : EDEN
32. English biochemist. : DAKIN
34. New Delhi attire. : SARI
36. Spirit. : ELAN
37. Up to now. : ASYET
39. L.P.'s. : RECORDS
41. Clingfish. : REMORA
43. Rocky crest. : ARETE
44. Cloak: Span. : CAPA
45. What ___? : OFIT
46. ___ Lama. : DALAI
48. Father. : SIRE
50. Moved slowly. : CREPT
52. Usti ___ Labem, city on the Elbe. : NAD
54. "___ of purest ray serene." : AGEM
55. Type of leaf. : FROND
56. Collieries. : MINES
57. Blazing. : AFIRE
58. Fabric. : NYLON
60. Alder flies. : SIALIDS
62. Appropriate. : PREEMPT
65. Thrush. : OUSEL
66. Refrigerated. : FROZE
67. Greek dialect. : EOLIC
68. Eskimo boat. : UMIAK
70. Danube port. : ULM
73. Coal scuttle. : HOD
74. Beard: Lat. : BARBA
75. Character in "Ben-Hur." : ARIUS
76. Sails nearer the wind. : LUFFS
77. Works of a certain cartoonist. : ARNOS
79. Old-time soldier. : PIKEMAN
81. Loosely hanging veils. : FALLS
82. Villa d'___. : ESTE
83. Wrong-doer. : SINNER
84. Fabric. : ORLON
86. Mutiny ship. : CAINE
87. ___ sheet. : TEAR
88. Gas: Comb. form. : AER
89. World of fashion. : VANITYFAIR
90. Global area: Fr. : ASIE
91. Shine. : STAR
93. Savoir-___. : FAIRE
96. Prank. : CAPER
98. Recondite. : ESOTERIC
99. Piece for latticework. : LATH
100. Designer Cassini. : OLEG
101. Atavism: Rare. : REVERTAL
104. Play ___ (feign ignorance). : POSSUM
106. Firth. : ESTUARY
108. A Wend. : SORB
109. Nautical term. : ABEAM
110. Consign. : COMMIT
111. Carriage in the Bois. : FIACRE
112. Bedaubs. : SMEARS
117. Goose. : IDIOT
119. Thor and Jupiter. : IRBMS
120. Soft mineral. : TALC
122. Saki. : MUNRO
123. ___ table. : END
125. Emended: Abbr. : CORR
126. Bird call. : HOOT
128. Mrs. in Lisbon. : SNRA
130. Father of Laman. : LEHI
133. Family member: Abbr. : BRO
134. Three: Ital. : TRE
136. Swedish county. : LAN

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