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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
1
Diagonal. : BIAS
5
Rest. : SIT
8
Air: Abbr. : ATM
11
Dept. of ___. : AGR
14
"A woman 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
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Fragrance. : SCENT
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Nautical term. : YAW
124
___ emma. : ACK
125
Miss Hagen. : UTA
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Act wildly. : RAMPAGE
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"Mary, Mary" writer. : KERR
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Newspaper section: Abbr. : TRAV
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Existing: Lat. : INESSE
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Sanction. : FIAT
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Papal seal. : BULLA
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Oscar winner. : AROUNDTHEWORLDIN8ODAYS
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Liberty Bond sellers. : FOURMINUTEMEN
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Frontier towns. : OUTPOSTS
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"We're off ___ the wizard . . . " : TOSEE
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Constellation. : ARA
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Season in France. : ETE
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Extreme (degree). : NTH
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Part of a brake. : SHOE
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Western scenery. : BUTTES
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Populate. : INHABIT
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Fatty. : ADIPOSE
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Finch. : SERIN
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Farm feature. : STY
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Isle near Naxos. : IOS
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Train of fame. : TWENTIETHCENTURY
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In unison. : ASONE
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Belief. : TENET
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Kremlin secret service. : MVD
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Shortly. : ANON
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Shackled. : GYVED
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Thatcher. : REEDER
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Bohemian. : ARTY
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Piety: It. : PIO
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Island off Alaska. : ATKA
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Ancient language. : SCYTHIAN
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Rocket. : THORABLE
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Wall St. privileges. : RTS
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Opposite of exo. : ESO
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Near East cab. : ARABA
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Price. : COST
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Not level. : ATILT
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Mountain chain of Europe. : JURA
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River to the Fulda. : EDER
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Amount. : SUM
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Aleutian isle. : ATTU
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Taste. : SIP
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Latest possible time. : ELEVENTHHOUR
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Defoe heroine. : MOLL
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Warmhearted. : TENDER
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Concerning. : ASTO
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Franco-Prussian conflict. : SIXMONTHSWAR
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Beethoven's Third ___ Flat Major. : INE
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College in N. Carolina. : ELON
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Never: Ger. : NIE
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___ evil. : SEENO
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Time off. : TWOWEEKSVACATION
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House exterior. : STUCCO
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Barber: Lat. : TONSOR
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Christie. : AGATHA
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007, for one. : SPY
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Genus of snakes. : ELAPHE
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Performs. : DOES
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Literary first name. : ERNEST
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Men. : HES
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Pretends. : LETSON
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Middy. : BLOUSE
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Appearance. : ASPECT
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Police groups. : MPS
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Depots: Abbr. : STAS
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Haul. : TOW
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Indian of New Mexico. : SIA
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Respond. : REACT
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Refer. : ALLUDE
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Fireproofing: Abbr. : ASB
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Letters. : CEES
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Deck chief. : BOSN
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Period. : ERA
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___ Eulenspiegel. : TYLL
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Card game. : LOO
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Get acquainted. : MEET
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Piano key. : AFLAT
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Ships. : SEACRAFT
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Cowboy. : BUCKAROO
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___ Anne. : STE
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Fashion first name. : OLEG
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Prong. : TINE
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Historic initials. : FDR
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Winker. : EYELASH
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"___ bed . . . " : EARLYTO
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Weekday in Quebec. : LUNDI
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Sicilian landmark. : MTETNA
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Miner's nail. : SPAD
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Bright-colored fish. : WRASSE
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Assyrian god. : ASHUR
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Worried. : AFRET
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Children's writer. : MILNE
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Acclaim. : KUDOS
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French pronoun. : VOUS
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"Believe also ___." : INME
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___ record. : SETA
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Sheep. : EWE
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Jazz. : BOP
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Yorkshire river. : URE
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Cockney's dwelling. : OME
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Bolt part. : NUT
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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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