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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

WHAT'S MY LINE

New York Times, Sunday, June 24, 1962

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.37, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 665 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 131, Cheaters: 18, FITB: 13, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,727
Across
1. Runcible spoon. : FORK
5. Kipling poem. : BOOTS
10. Hebrew teacher. : RABBI
15. Goddess: Lat. : DEA
18. Take effect. : INURE
20. Where Ephesus was. : IONIA
21. Firth of Clyde island. : ARRAN
22. Parties. : TEAS
23. O'Neill play. : ICEMANCOMETH
25. Breakfast item. : TOAST
26. Poetic verb. : HAST
27. Shrewd one in court. : PHILADELPHIALAWYER
29. Feminine suffix. : ETTE
30. South: Fr. : SUD
31. Cover. : LID
32. Get news. : HEAROF
33. Comforter. : SOOTHER
35. She-bear: Sp. : OSA
36. Snout. : NEB
38. Wreath: Poet. : ANADEM
40. Showy: Slang. : TINHORN
41. Witch. : HAG
43. Say further. : ADD
45. Rudiment. : GERM
47. Sod. : TURF
48. ___ Ataturk. : KEMAL
51. Dernier ___. : CRI
52. Navigator's abbreviation. : SSE
54. Midnight. : XII
56. Scorch. : SEAR
58. Affirms. : AVERS
59. Senior citizen. : OLDSTER
61. Mr. in Lisbon. : SNR
63. Danish weights. : ESER
65. In flight. : AIRBORNE
67. Hebrew letter. : TAV
68. Sofa. : SETTEE
71. Ibsen girl. : ASE
72. Sgt. : NCO
73. Signature on some paper money. : IVYBAKERPRIEST
76. Math abbreviation. : LCD
77. Very hard metal. : CHROME
79. Property owners subject to claims. : LIENEES
80. Transient, for one. : ROOMER
82. ___ mater. : PIA
83. Shaw play. : DOCTORSDILEMMA
86. "___ was saying . . . " : ASI
87. ___ Saud. : IBN
88. Thrusting swords. : ESTOCS
89. Insect. : ANT
90. Compressors. : AIRPUMPS
93. Last month: Abbr. : ULTO
95. Aurora. : EOS
96. Range of vision. : EYESHOT
98. Violin maker. : AMATI
99. Ages. : EONS
101. Card game. : RUM
103. Editor's concern. : MSS
104. Pronoun. : ITS
105. Poetic verb. : CANST
106. Decree. : FIAT
108. Labor group. : NLRB
110. Sea-going initials. : HMS
111. Family member: Abbr. : DAU
112. Reneger. : REVOKER
115. Drapery material. : VELURE
118. Within: Prefix. : ESO
120. Hack. : CAB
123. Charm: Fr. : AMENITE
124. Species. : GENERA
126. Time. : ERA
128. Prayer. : AVE
129. Tendril. : BINE
130. Punny novel title. : CHAIRMANOFTHEBORED
135. Came down. : ALIT
136. Pivot. : HINGE
137. Purdue eleven. : BOILERMAKERS
138. Obsessions. : TICS
139. Disease of rye. : ERGOT
140. Namesakes of Caroline. : LINAS
141. Key. : ISLET
142. So: Scot. : SAE
143. ___-ear, tall herb. : DEERS
144. ___ Yisrael, Palestine. : ERETS
145. Young Brinker. : HANS
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1. Neckerchiefs. : FICHUS
2. Indian. : ONEIDA
3. Pay-as-you-go man. : RUML
4. Village on the veldt. : KRAAL
5. A science: Abbr. : BIOL
6. Glamour: Slang. : OOMPH
7. "Two is better than ___," 1591 adage. : ONEHEAD
8. Auburn. : TITIAN
9. Arid expanse. : SAHARA
10. Almond-flavored liqueur. : RATAFEE
11. In a line. : AROW
12. Animal sound. : BRAY
13. Most ignoble. : BASEST
14. Hymn. : INTROIT
15. Pulitzer prize drama. : DEATHOFASALESMAN
16. Spring festival. : EASTER
17. At the rear. : ASTERN
19. Finale. : ENDING
22. "___ Black Pennys." : THETHREE
23. ___ facto. : IPSO
24. Admit. : CEDE
28. See 80 Across. : LODGER
34. Burden. : ONUS
37. Cereal grass. : BARLEY
39. Mystery man. : MRX
41. Rio, for one. : HARBOR
42. Besides. : ALSO
44. Sufficed. : DID
46. El ___, volcano in Peru. : MISTI
48. Mowgli's friend, the python. : KAA
49. Demonstrable. : EVINCIBLE
50. Antonio. : MERCHANTOFVENICE
51. Heat radiator. : CONVECTOR
52. Fence posts. : STAKES
53. Battles of the Peninsular Campaign. : SEVENDAYS
55. Discontinues. : INTERMITS
57. Official decrees. : RESCRIPTS
60. Fire escape. : STAIRS
62. Fly again. : RESOAR
64. Rosy. : RED
66. Full of chinks. : RIMOSE
68. Wheats. : SPELTS
69. Irish Gaelic. : ERSE
70. W. W. II region. : ETO
74. Political group. : BLOC
75. Queens: Fr. : REINES
78. Poetic form. : ODE
81. Kenya phenomenon. : MAUMAU
82. More, in music. : PIU
84. From sun ___. : TOSUN
85. ___-tung. : MAOTSE
91. S. Amer. rodent. : PACA
92. Meet. : SIT
94. Pungent garnishes. : ONIONETS
96. Badge. : EMBLEM
97. Pronoun. : HIM
100. Munro's pseudonym. : SAKI
102. 11th cen. date. : MLV
107. Pixilated. : TETCHED
109. Word in RSVP note. : REGRETS
110. Role. : HEROINE
111. Musical trio. : DOREMI
112. Clergymen's collars. : RABATS
113. Iago's wife. : EMILIA
114. Put back to work. : REHIRE
116. Inefficient. : UNABLE
117. French painter. : RENOIR
119. Very: Ger. : SEHR
120. Tilt. : CAREEN
121. Turns away. : AVERTS
122. Strata. : BEDS
125. Piano key. : AFLAT
127. Confuse. : ABASH
131. Angel: Fr. : ANGE
132. Stravinsky. : IGOR
133. Hardy girl. : TESS
134. State: Abbr. : OKLA

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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