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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

RAGTAG BAND

New York Times, Sunday, February 19, 1989

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 564 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,348
Across Down
1. Next of skin? : HEIR
5. Low life forms : AMOEBAE
12. Forgetful : AMNESIC
19. Deed, in Dijon : ACTE
20. Actors Edward and William : GARGANS
21. Make unfriendly : ALIENATE
22. Colleen McCullough's music makers? : THEHORNBIRDS
24. Family of Grant's first Veep : COLFAXES
25. Fluffy fare : OMELET
26. Shut up : SILENCED
28. Tinge : CAST
29. Fashion designer Simpson : ADELE
31. Danza latina : TANGO
32. Potent hallucinogen : STP
33. Pants style : CAPRI
36. Olympic Stadium team : EXPOS
38. Three-pointed tooth : TRICUSPID
43. What Carson and Leno do : AMUSE
44. Humbug : CANT
45. Beat it, Ringo! : DRUM
46. Rock producer Brian ___ : ENO
47. Soccer great : PELE
48. Candia : CRETE
50. Abbot's right-hand man : PRIOR
52. Folded, filled tortilla : TACO
53. R.E.O. middle : ELI
54. This bunch : THESE
55. Synthetic fabric : RAYON
56. Of 60 Across : SOLAR
57. Lifeboats : DINGHIES
59. Sofa : DIVAN
60. Back burner? : SUN
61. What this country singer needs? : AGOODFIFECENTGUITAR
66. Purpose : USE
67. Clergyman : VICAR
68. Handel handled this well : ORATORIO
70. ___ deux (dance for two) : PASDE
73. Burglar, e.g. : FELON
74. Seasoning : CHIVE
75. Vandalize : MAR
76. Tract : AREA
77. Excitement : FEVER
78. Poe's "___ in Paradise" : TOONE
79. Satiate : PALL
80. Reed of "At the Movies" : REX
81. Chesterton's "___ Survey" : ALLI
82. Holmes vehicle : SHAY
83. Horse or car : PINTO
84. Kind of clause : ESCALATOR
87. Where Bush whacked Dukakis : POLLS
89. Wore : HADON
90. Singer Sumac : YMA
91. At the tip of one's lungs? : LOBAR
93. A Jackson Secretary of War : EATON
95. Walk like Festus : LIMP
97. Mythical beasts : UNICORNS
100. Quartet members : TENORS
103. Rooter for hockey's Oilers : ALBERTAN
105. Barn-dance song? : SKIPTOMYLUTE
108. Proximity : NEARNESS
109. End the reign of rain : CLEARUP
110. Be next door to : ABUT
111. In any case : ATLEAST
112. Notched, as a leaf : SERRATE
113. Harmonize, for short : SYNC
1. Boater or bowler : HAT
2. Chamber sound : ECHO
3. Liz Smith report : ITEM
4. Practice : REHEARSE
5. See eye to eye : AGREE
6. One of the "M" boys of baseball : MANTLE
7. Pluto, e.g. : ORB
8. Sponsorship : EGIS
9. Crosby was one : BARITONE
10. First ___ (above all else) : ANDLAST
11. Krupp city : ESSEN
12. Lotion ingredient : ALOE
13. Clement : MILD
14. Seaman's clock : NEF
15. Makes into law : ENACTS
16. What Stan Getz has? : SAXAPPEAL
17. Suburban people? : ITES
18. "___ Magnifique," 1953 hit song : CEST
21. How to play polkas? : ACCORDIONTOHOYLE
23. "I Love You Truly," for one : OLDIE
27. Darkness hrs. : NGT
30. Why the musical was R-rated? : EXCESSIVEVIOLINS
32. Dim ___ (Chinese dumplings) : SUM
33. Clothed in a fanon : CAPED
34. Susan Clark played her on TV : AMELIA
35. Pouring out the whines : PULING
37. An hors d'oeuvre : PATE
39. Smooth out : IRON
40. It may be found in a pound : CUR
41. Orejón, e.g. : INCA
42. Spot for a slot : DOOR
48. Scold : CHIDE
49. Shorten a sail : REEF
50. Sidewalk brick : PAVER
51. Pitcher Nolan : RYAN
52. Jay Silverheels role : TONTO
54. That bunch : THOSE
55. Costa ___, San José native : RICAN
56. Parlor set : SUITE
58. Dutch cheese : GOUDA
59. Scenery of a sort : DECOR
60. Like a smoothie : SUAVE
62. Manicure : FILE
63. Rictus : GRIN
64. Actor Assante : ARMAND
65. Theater district : RIALTO
69. Acrylic fiber : ORLON
70. Shave : PARE
71. Hawkish god : ARES
72. Erotic music maker? : SEXCYMBAL
73. Touched : FELT
74. Energy source : COAL
77. Tallahassee is its cap. : FLA
78. More complex : THORNIER
79. Laydowns, in bridge : PIANOLAS
81. In the style of : ALA
82. Glisten : SPARKLE
83. Fake : PHONY
85. Current unit : AMPERE
86. Big bird of myth : ROC
88. Stayed to the end of : SATOUT
92. Pear choices : BOSCS
94. Fiesta Bowl site : TEMPE
95. Singer Cantrell : LANA
96. "___ a Song Go . . . " : ILET
97. All-purpose trks. : UTES
98. Tweed twitter : NAST
99. Bandy words : SPAR
101. Girl in a Kenny Rogers hit : RUBY
102. Amaze : STUN
104. Kind of virus : RNA
106. Sinatra's coda? : TRA
107. Blah, blah, blah : ETC

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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