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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

THE NUMBERS GAME

New York Times, Sunday, September 19, 1965

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 93, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 672 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,893
Across Down
1. Diagonal. : BIAS
5. Rest. : SIT
8. Air: Abbr. : ATM
11. Dept. of ___. : AGR
14. "A women with ___ . . . " : APAST
19. Sea puss. : UNDERTOW
21. George Axelrod hit. : SEVENYEARITCH
24. Ted Lawson's account, 1943. : THIRTYSECONDSOVERTOKYO
26. Carpet of a sort. : TAPIS
27. Not one. : NONE
28. At some future time. : ONEDAY
29. Black: Lat. : ATRA
31. Dark: Poet. : EBON
32. Groups of travelers, new style. : JETSETS
35. Tea-dance girl. : DEB
36. Tricorn. : HAT
37. Family favorite. : SIS
38. Accounting. : AUDIT
39. Service. : USE
42. Bellwether. : RAM
44. To you: Lat. : TIBI
45. African shrub. : TEATREE
47. Comparison. : SIMILE
50. Sports score. : ONEALL
52. Begins. : STARTSIN
54. Hurry. : PELT
56. Songbird. : LINNET
57. In ___ quo. : STATU
60. Bewitches: Colloq. : HEXES
62. Paid with an IOU: Humorous. : VOWELED
64. And four ___. : TOGO
65. Ten: Prefix. : DECEM
67. An antiseptic. : PHENOL
69. 1814 exile island. : ELBA
73. One, in Rome. : UNA
74. "West Side Story" Oscar winner. : MORENO
75. Ginza coin. : YEN
76. Spendthrifts. : WASTRELS
79. Chicago time. : CST
80. Wings. : PENNONS
82. Twisted: Prefix. : STREPTO
84. Surpass. : TOP
85. Resort town near Boston. : COHASSET
87. Senor's aunt. : TIA
89. Bray. : HEEHAW
90. French novelist. : SUE
91. Viva-voce. : ORAL
92. For example. : SUCHAS
94. Fishes. : HAKES
95. Pear. : BOSC
96. Belles-___. : LETTRES
99. Political groups. : BLOCS
101. French painter. : MONET
102. ___ Park, N. J. : ASBURY
105. Evergreens. : YEWS
107. Gains a majority. : OUTVOTES
110. ___ system. : FEUDAL
111. Took, as an exam. : SATFOR
113. Receiver of property. : ALIENEE
116. Dress fabric. : LACE
117. Law degree. : LLM
120. Glowing. : RED
121. Fragrance. : SCENT
122. Nautical term. : YAW
124. ___ emma. : ACK
125. Miss Hagen. : UTA
127. Act wildly. : RAMPAGE
130. "Mary, Mary" writer. : KERR
131. Newspaper section: Abbr. : TRAV
133. Existing: Lat. : INESSE
136. Sanction. : FIAT
137. Papal seal. : BULLA
138. Oscar winner. : AROUNDTHEWORLDIN8ODAYS
143. Liberty Bond sellers. : FOURMINUTEMEN
144. Frontier towns. : OUTPOSTS
145. "We're off ___ the wizard . . . " : TOSEE
146. Constellation. : ARA
147. Season in France. : ETE
148. Extreme (degree). : NTH
149. Part of a brake. : SHOE
1. Western scenery. : BUTTES
2. Populate. : INHABIT
3. Fatty. : ADIPOSE
4. Finch. : SERIN
5. Farm feature. : STY
6. Isle near Naxos. : IOS
7. Train of fame. : TWENTIETHCENTURY
8. In unison. : ASONE
9. Belief. : TENET
10. Kremlin secret service. : MVD
11. Shortly. : ANON
12. Shackled. : GYVED
13. Thatcher. : REEDER
14. Bohemian. : ARTY
15. Piety: It. : PIO
16. Island off Alaska. : ATKA
17. Ancient language. : SCYTHIAN
18. Rocket. : THORABLE
20. Wall St. privileges. : RTS
22. Opposite of exo. : ESO
23. Near East cab. : ARABA
25. Price. : COST
30. Not level. : ATILT
32. Mountain chain of Europe. : JURA
33. River to the Fulda. : EDER
34. Amount. : SUM
38. Aleutian isle. : ATTU
40. Taste. : SIP
41. Latest possible time. : ELEVENTHHOUR
43. Defoe heroine. : MOLL
44. Warmhearted. : TENDER
46. Concerning. : ASTO
47. Franco-Prussian conflict. : SIXMONTHSWAR
48. Beethoven's Third ___ Flat Major. : INE
49. College in N. Carolina. : ELON
51. Never: Ger. : NIE
53. ___ evil. : SEENO
55. Time off. : TWOWEEKSVACATION
57. House exterior. : STUCCO
58. Barber: Lat. : TONSOR
59. Christie. : AGATHA
61. 007, for one. : SPY
63. Genus of snakes. : ELAPHE
65. Performs. : DOES
66. Literary first name. : ERNEST
68. Men. : HES
70. Pretends. : LETSON
71. Middy. : BLOUSE
72. Appearance. : ASPECT
74. Police groups. : MPS
77. Depots: Abbr. : STAS
78. Haul. : TOW
81. Indian of New Mexico. : SIA
83. Respond. : REACT
86. Refer. : ALLUDE
88. Fireproofing: Abbr. : ASB
93. Letters. : CEES
95. Deck chief. : BOSN
97. Period. : ERA
98. ___ Eulenspiegel. : TYLL
100. Card game. : LOO
101. Get acquainted. : MEET
102. Piano key. : AFLAT
103. Ships. : SEACRAFT
104. Cowboy. : BUCKAROO
106. ___ Anne. : STE
108. Fashion first name. : OLEG
109. Prong. : TINE
112. Historic initials. : FDR
114. Winker. : EYELASH
115. "___ bed . . . " : EARLYTO
118. Weekday in Quebec. : LUNDI
119. Sicilian landmark. : MTETNA
121. Miner's nail. : SPAD
123. Bright-colored fish. : WRASSE
126. Assyrian god. : ASHUR
128. Worried. : AFRET
129. Children's writer. : MILNE
130. Acclaim. : KUDOS
132. French pronoun. : VOUS
133. "Believe also ___." : INME
134. ___ record. : SETA
135. Sheep. : EWE
137. Jazz. : BOP
139. Yorkshire river. : URE
140. Cockney's dwelling. : OME
141. Bolt part. : NUT
142. Day of the month. : 8TH

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 19 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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