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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

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New York Times, Sunday, May 18, 1980

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 639 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 138, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,149
Across Down
1. Blanched : ASHEN
6. Make a choice : OPT
9. Faucet : TAP
12. "City of the Kings" : LIMA
16. Star in Ursa Major : PHAD
20. Grocery, e.g. : STORE
21. Prefix for view : PRE
22. Greek letter : ETA
23. Kind of hygiene : ORAL
24. Jackstay : ROPE
25. Marx film shot at Eider Downs? : HORSEFEATHERS
28. Advice to a pony-car owner? : GETAHORSE
30. Unseat : OUST
31. Allow to pass : INTROMIT
32. Business abbr. : INC
33. Three rivers in England : OUSES
34. Cannes season : ETE
35. Make beloved : ENDEAR
36. One with a blazing saddle? : RACEHORSE
39. Carved stones : CAMEOS
41. Fortuneteller : SIBYL
44. Members of the "400" : ASTORS
47. Tenderly, in music : AMOROSO
49. Flu shots : SERA
50. Pinpoint : LOCATE
54. Favorite : PET
55. Manservant : VALET
56. Keep : RETAIN
58. "We hold these ___ . . . " : TRUTHS
59. That, in Sonora : ESA
60. Ready : ALLSET
62. Work at the bar : TEND
63. Thither : THERE
64. Everglades denizen : EGRET
66. RR depot : STA
67. Apportioned : SHARED
69. Simpletons : GEESE
70. Medieval dagger : ANLACE
71. Does some roofing : TARS
73. Bitter : ACERB
74. Annoy : IRK
75. Lives : SUBSISTS
77. Dillon of TV : MATT
79. African tongue : SUDANIC
82. Witnessed : SEEN
83. Wag : COMEDIAN
87. Bren or Sten : GUN
88. Stockholm institute : NOBEL
90. Heyerdahl : THOR
94. Anoints, old style : ANELES
95. Jargon : ARGOT
97. Cockloft : GARRET
99. Canzone : ODE
100. Devilfish : MANTA
101. Bridge cards : TREYS
102. Nick and Nora's pooch : ASTA
103. Buffalo team : SABRES
105. Nero's pronoun : EGO
106. Knocked down : DECKED
108. European capital : ATHENS
110. Tooth or tomato follower : PASTE
111. Bo Derek's rating : TEN
112. Roman of Nebraska : HRUSKA
113. Cross : ROOD
114. Most banal : TRITEST
116. Man of many words : ORATOR
118. Short-barreled rifle : YAGER
120. Threesomes : TRINES
121. Old mare's throat problem? : HORSINESS
125. Kind of circle : SEWING
127. Sheep sound : MAA
130. Out of sorts : CROSS
132. Understand : GET
133. Rustlers' activity : THIEVING
136. Horseless carriage : FORD
137. "Equus"? : HORSEPLAY
139. Dabbling in polo? : HORSINGAROUND
141. Alleviate : EASE
142. Fashion : FORM
143. Boo-boo kisser : MOM
144. Actuary's concern : AGE
145. Loosen : UNTIE
146. Flintstone : FRED
147. ___ Nostra : COSA
148. Huxtable : ADA
149. Rorem : NED
150. Solvent : ETHER
1. " . . . lived in ___" : ASHOE
2. Thickset : STOUT
3. Shut out the Texas Rangers? : HORSECOLLAR
4. Whilom : ERST
5. Once named : NEE
6. Public : OPENDOOR
7. Chatters : PRATES
8. Aquarium fish : TETRA
9. Pullulate : TEEM
10. Bell town : ATRI
11. Napoleons and Bismarcks : PASTRY
12. Valid reasoning : LOGIC
13. One of the Horae : IRENE
14. Duplicate : MATCH
15. Corolla part : ALA
16. He wrote "Swann's Way" : PROUST
17. "Girl of the Golden West," etc.? : HORSEOPERAS
18. Altar area : APSE
19. Ruby and Sandra : DEES
26. Penalties : FINES
27. Era when people were old-fashioned and crazy? : HORSEANDBUGGYDAYS
29. Mr. Ed's words of wisdom? : HORSESENSE
35. Overacts : EMOTES
37. Hussein's stable? : ALLTHEKINGSHORSES
38. Swearword : OATH
40. God on Olympus : ARES
42. Blue flag : IRID
43. Prohibit : BAN
45. Do a surgeon's job : RESECT
46. Expresses : STATES
47. Skipper's "Cease!" : AVAST
48. Neighbor of Gozo : MALTA
49. Pilots : STEERS
51. Galena and cuprite : ORES
52. Remedies : CURES
53. Snacked : ATE
57. To be: Fr. : ETRE
61. Idest : THATIS
63. Scray : TERN
65. Sparkle : GLINT
68. Recorded proceedings : ACTA
69. Goliath : GIANT
70. White poplars : ABELES
72. Food fish : SMELT
76. Addict : USER
78. What a ghost rider beats? : ADEADHORSE
80. Pairs : DUOS
81. Glazed : COATED
83. Revived : CAMETO
84. Catapult or ass : ONAGER
85. Three for the swayback? : MENONAHORSE
86. British stoolies : NARKS
89. Breakfast cereal : BRAN
91. Whence tips come to a D.V.M.? : HORSESMOUTH
92. Lefty's creator : ODETS
93. Cycling button : RESET
96. Miasma : REEK
98. Studio activity : TAPING
101. Inst. at Fort Worth : TCU
102. Point ___ (equine term) : ATOE
104. Subtract : BATE
107. Goes wrong : ERRS
108. S.A. country : ARG
109. Like violins : STRINGED
115. ___ bell (register) : RINGA
117. Flipped : TOSSED
119. Bronchospastic problem : ASTHMA
120. Pricking : TWINGE
122. Dome-shaped abode : IGLOO
123. Approaches : NEARS
124. Original forms of words : ETYMA
126. French spa : EVIAN
128. Palmer of golf : ARNIE
129. Krait : ADDER
130. Cuisinier : CHEF
131. Stadium sound : ROAR
134. Canopy : HOOD
135. "My Friend ___" : IRMA
136. Source : FONT
138. First-class G.I. : PFC
140. Mourn : RUE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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