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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

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New York Times, Sunday, August 18, 1968

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 701 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 17, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 32
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,945
Across Down
1. Coconut product : COPRA
6. China et al. : ASIA
10. Friends: Lat. : AMICI
15. Verge : MARGIN
21. Anti-War party in 1812 : BLUELIGHTS
23. Social group : SALON
24. Exaggerate : OVERDO
25. ___ Club (distaff bloc) : DEMOCRATICWOMENS
27. Drives back : REPELS
28. Vital fluid : SAP
29. Fly higher than : OUTSOAR
30. ___ as a judge : ASSOBER
32. Scrutiny : EYE
33. Maiden ___ : LANE
34. ___ the crack of dawn : UPAT
36. Congo language : EFE
37. Sun shade : TAN
39. Exec. : PRES
41. Army garb : ODS
43. Allowance horse of 1966 : FEDERALISTBOY
49. Feminine titles : SRAS
50. Double agent : SPY
51. Ventilated : LOUVRED
52. Comics : WAGS
53. Pop : SODA
54. Judge Learned : HAND
56. Nurse Barton : CLARA
57. Eye glass : MONOCLE
59. Odd contrivance : WHIGMALEERY
62. Parking area : LOT
63. Sneak : LURKER
64. Frost, as a windshield : ICEUP
65. Proper : MORAL
67. Goals : IDEALS
70. Arab robe : ABA
71. Deal (out) : METE
74. Vehicle : BUS
75. Above : OVER
76. Disapproved : TABU
80. Part of RSVP : SIL
81. Stan Kenton's music : PROGRESSIVEJAZZ
86. Parhelion : SUN
87. "___ great life . . . " : ITSA
89. Settled : PAID
90. 1944 initials : ETO
91. Wings : ALAE
92. Rival of SMU : TCU
93. Acting minor roles : SUPING
96. Tasteless : STALE
98. Mattress filler : KAPOK
100. NFL dream team : ALLPRO
103. Cabinet post : HEW
105. College course : LIBERALARTS
109. Anchorage : MOORING
111. Singing groups : TRIOS
113. Fruit decay : BLET
114. Couple : DYAD
115. Killer whale : ORCA
116. ___ of (learn) : GETWIND
118. Doctors : MDS
119. Black: Fr. : NOIR
120. Be in the dark about : KNOWNOTHINGOF
123. Abbreviation on mail : POB
124. Boone : DANL
125. Kirk's state: Abbr. : FLA
126. Shoe size : TEN
127. End : REAR
129. Take down ___ : APEG
131. Ring victory : TKO
133. Straight men : STOOGES
137. Ceaseless : ETERNAL
139. ___ Saud : IBN
142. Supposing that : INCASE
144. Nebraska Indian : REPUBLICANPAWNEE
147. Ecologists' concerns : BIOTAS
148. Ballet movement : BRISE
149. Felt-hat Republicans of 1860 : WIDEAWAKES
150. "___ of the question" : ITSOUT
151. Old Italian : OSCAN
152. Glacial ridges : OSAR
153. Call to active duty : DRAFT
1. Certain deliveries: Abbr. : CBDS
2. Tree genus : OLEA
3. Shoe : PUMP
4. Old car : REO
5. Of a city in Tennessee : ALCOAS
6. Glassy stone : AGATEOPAL
7. Sheets: Abbr. : SHTS
8. Adjective suffix : ITIOUS
9. B'way group : ASCAP
10. Kyushu volcano : ASO
11. Nursery word : MAMA
12. Part of France : ILES
13. States' righter : CONSERVATIVE
14. ___ as : INSOFAR
15. Further : MORE
16. Turns away : AVERTS
17. Party, for short : REP
18. Independent party of 1874 : GREENBACK
19. Casually : IDLY
20. Cartoon feature : NOSE
22. Port of entry, in N Spain : IRUN
26. W.W. I group, in Britain : WRAF
31. Brazilian port : BELEM
33. French writer : LESAGE
35. Relate : TELL
38. Under least desirable conditions : ATWORST
39. Drys' word : PROHIBIT
40. Left-wingers : RADICALS
42. Unit of force : DYNE
44. Factotum : DOALL
45. Relative of Afro : EURO
46. Fallacies, in logic : IDOLA
47. Give the eye : OGLE
48. North Sea feeder : YSER
49. Compass point : SSW
50. Swage : SHAPER
55. See 17 Down : DEM
56. Eaton, for one : CYRUS
58. No, in law : NUL
60. Grimace, old style : MUMP
61. Habited : ROBED
66. Property : ASSET
68. ___ vu (already seen): Fr. : DEJA
69. Of an age : ERAL
70. "___ was saying . . . " : ASI
72. Pith helmet : TOPI
73. Alaskan Democrat : EGAN
75. Rounded moldings : OVOLI
77. Do ___ (profile) : ASTORYON
78. Van Buren Democrat : BUCKTAIL
79. Burmese VIP : UNU
82. Reactionaries : RIGHTWINGERS
83. Printer's abbreviation : ITALS
84. Moslem taxes : ZAKATS
85. Passion : ZEAL
88. All over the floor : ASPRAWL
94. Forest Canton : URI
95. Orangutan : PONGO
96. Trend : SWING
97. Wane : EBB
99. Easy-gaited horse : PADNAG
100. Frenzied : AMOK
101. Desolate : LORN
102. Match-lighting party of 1835 : LOCOFOCOS
104. Gossoon's land : ERIN
106. Pollster Roper : ELMO
107. USSR decoration : REDBANNER
108. Dispatcher: Abbr. : SDR
110. Influence : GETTO
112. Fragrance : ODOR
117. Old lute : THEORBO
121. West Indies resort : NASSAU
122. Touch : FEEL
123. Summary : PRECIS
124. "Green Pastures" role : DELAWD
128. "The Flag-Raising ___ Jima" : ATIWO
130. Dad : PAPA
131. To you: Lat. : TIBI
132. Do cable stitch : KNIT
134. Exam : TEST
135. Heroic : EPIC
136. Ruined city of Iran : SUSA
138. Socialistic assembly : RADA
139. "___ Dinka Doo" : INKA
140. Squawk : BEEF
141. Tree structure : NEST
143. From ___ Z : ATO
145. Franklin : BEN
146. Man of ___ : WAR

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 18 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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