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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

LOOKING SHARP

New York Times, Sunday, September 21, 1969

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 71, Avg Word Len: 5.52, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 558 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,344
Across
1. Senor's talk : HABLA
6. Throwback : ATAVISM
13. The ___ luxury : LAPOF
18. Bargains : VALUES
19. Suite : RETINUE
20. Type of ether : IMINO
21. Broadway name : BARBRASTREISAND
23. Collier : MINER
24. In trouble : UNDERFIRE
25. Bit of reading : PASSAGE
27. Compass point : SSE
28. Great miler : RYUN
29. Impudence : SASS
31. Slithery : EELY
32. Mineo namesakes : SALS
33. Credibility ___ : GAP
34. Stitch for samplers : PETITPOINT
38. Plains Indian : PAWNEE
40. Senior member : DOYEN
41. Part of R.B.I. : RUNS
42. Bedrock : LEDGE
43. Quenched : SLAKED
45. Kind of rug : RUNNER
47. Heraldic fur : PEAN
48. Fearful : SCARED
49. Recoil : WINCE
50. Neapolitan, for one : ICECREAM
54. Pitch pipe : TUNER
55. Glances of a kind : DAGGERLOOKS
57. Holiday time : EVE
58. Floodlights : ARCS
59. Mexican mullet : BOBO
60. Fit to ___ : ATEE
61. Entrance : ADIT
62. "___ Got Rhythm" : IVE
63. Led the attack : SPEARHEADED
67. Threadlike : FILAR
68. Tints over : RECOLORS
70. Paid up : ANTED
71. Winner of oles : TORERO
72. Siouan : OTOE
73. Grand and others : HOTELS
75. Dissenting view : HERESY
76. Book section : PARTA
78. Carry: Lat. : FERO
79. Bridge seats : EASTS
80. Hang fire : IMPEND
82. 1926 Pulitzer novel : ARROWSMITH
84. Cheer : RAH
87. Cupid : AMOR
88. Philippine tree : ACLE
90. Suffix for gang or trick : STER
91. Irritate: Colloq. : RILE
92. Word connector : NOR
93. Library worker : SHELVER
96. "___ tennis?" : ANYONEFOR
99. Foolish : INANE
101. Overhead liability : SWORDOFDAMOCLES
103. Ground quartz : SILEX
104. Reprimand : TELLOFF
105. Commiserates : PITIES
106. Delicious : TASTY
107. Certifies : ATTESTS
108. Word on a French map : ETATS
Down
1. Out at the elbows : HARDUP
2. The Veep : ALBEN
3. Ironside of TV : BURR
4. Table extender : LEAF
5. Pitched in : ASSISTED
6. Custody : ARREST
7. Ball holder : TEE
8. "Take ___ from me" : ATIP
9. Passport entry : VISA
10. Approximately : INASENSE
11. Boulevard of note : SUNSET
12. Decoration : MEDAL
13. Court marker : LIME
14. Mon ___ : AMI
15. Support for edgy people : PINSANDNEEDLES
16. Pull ___ (tease) : ONESLEG
17. Anticipate : FORESEE
18. Chekhov Uncle : VANYA
21. Small town : BURG
22. Instruct : TRAIN
26. ___ joint : GYP
30. Released: Colloq. : SPRUNG
32. Affirm : SWEAR
34. Stud or draw : POKER
35. Seen : EYED
36. Weight : OUNCE
37. Circle or sanctum : INNER
39. Guinness et al. : ALECS
40. Defies : DARES
43. Road turn : SCURVE
44. Army men : LANCECORPORALS
45. Severity : RIGOR
46. Disturbed the peace : RIOTED
47. Dog, for short : PEKE
48. Step : STAIR
49. River of a blues song : WABASH
51. Campus girl : COED
52. Zoo adjunct : AVIARY
53. Paris version of IRT : METRO
55. Active one : DOER
56. Takes aboard : LADES
59. Elks : BPOE
61. Buenos ___ : AIRES
63. U.S. painter and illustrator : SLOAN
64. Inimical one : HATER
65. Don's January : ENERO
66. Stocks selling ___ (bear market) : ATLOWS
67. Onward : FORTH
69. Mink's cousin : OTTER
71. Tryout : TEST
74. Pertaining to uprising : OFREVOLT
75. Figure in O'Neill play : HAIRYAPE
76. Rubinstein : PIANIST
77. Cleaning aid : AMMONIA
79. Correct : EMEND
81. Dit's companion : DAH
82. Way off beam : ALLWET
83. Groups of aides : STAFFS
84. M-16's : RIFLES
85. Pale green : ALOES
86. Possessive : HERS
89. Jai alai gear : CESTA
91. Brief novel : RECIT
93. Relative of sultry : SEXY
94. Gardner : ERLE
95. Relatives of TVs: Abbr. : RDOS
97. Skip : OMIT
98. ___ chance : NOTA
100. Profit : NET
102. Poetic word : OFT

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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