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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

ENTOMOLOGICAL FORMS

New York Times, Sunday, January 11, 1976

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 98, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 675 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 135, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 18, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,647
Across
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Framework : CADRE
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Lessens : ABATES
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Famous whaler : AHAB
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Like a fiddle? : FIT
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"Tempest" role : ARIEL
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"Cross my heart and ___ . . . " : HOPETO
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U.S. artist : PEALE
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Numero ___ : UNO
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Wasp : SERVICEWOMAN
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Bees : GATHERINGS
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Insect : ANT
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"I ___ return" : SHALL
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Grasshoppers : LIAISONPLANES
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Declares : SAYS
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Astaire : ADELE
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Devilism, e.g. : CULT
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Slippery : ICY
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Coming-out girls : DEBS
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Wander : ROAM
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___ the wrist (reprimands) : SLAPSON
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Siesta : NAP
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Scarab : BEETLE
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Outfit : RIG
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Over there : YON
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African nut : KOLA
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Get ___ start : ALATE
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Yonkers no-no : GALLOP
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Medical plant : ALOE
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Of the ear : OTIC
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Caterpillars : BULLDOZERS
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Portland's state : OREGON
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Portland's state : MAINE
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To ___ : ATEE
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___-Japanese : SINO
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Name with Mason : DIXON
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Flew alone : SOLOED
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Sun. talk : SER
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Lead-off on a tax form : LINEA
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___ time (never) : ATNO
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Coaches : DIVANS
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Bugs : ELECTRONICDEVICES
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Military drill hall : ARMORY
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Rage : FUME
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Disguises : MASKS
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T.C.U. rival : SMU
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As soft as ___ skin : ABABYS
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Sleep sound : SNORE
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Formerly : ONCE
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Sign : OMEN
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Thrashed : LACED
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Kind of stitch : ZIGZAG
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Spiders : FRYINGPANS
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Kind of test : ACID
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Offenses : SINS
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City of Japan : NAGOYA
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___ prosequi : NOLLE
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Bull and home : RUNS
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Road or ground : HOG
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Author Deighton : LEN
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Beauty room : PARLOR
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Telegram contents: Abbr. : MSG
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Forgetful bridge player : RENEGER
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Campus mil. unit : ROTC
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"___ boy!" : ATTA
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Sheep sound : BAA
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Exile island : ELBA
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Overcharges : SOAKS
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Leave out : OMIT
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Cricket : SPORTSMANLIKE
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Bank robbery : HEIST
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A feast ___ famine : ORA
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Earwigs : FLATTERERS
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Fly : TEXASLEAGUER
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Small island : AIT
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___ pittance : AMERE
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Armenian city : ERIVAN
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Dye : HENNA
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Crosses out : XES
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Neat : TIDY
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Dead winds : NOSERS
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Memory routines : ROTES
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Madrid homes : CASAS
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Hockey rink : ARENA
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Louse : DIRTYDEALER
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Part of R.P.M. : REV
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Yalies : ELIS
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In the lead : AHEAD
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Alley frequenter : BOWLER
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Moon mission : APOLLO
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Pro ___ : TEM
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Common Latin abbr. : ETAL
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Kind of boom : SONIC
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Eagle: Prefix : AETO
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China-writer Emily : HAHN
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Syrian city, to French : ALEP
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Walled city : BERLIN
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Maggot : FUNNYNOTION
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U.S. playwright : INGE
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Throw : TOSS
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Italian food : PASTA
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Pursue : CHASE
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Nature's aqualung : GILL
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Debriefing: Abbr. : IAC
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Eur. country : AUS
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Pay up : SETTLE
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Noblemen : EARLS
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Extracted : BLED
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Thickness unit : MIL
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Tower : PYLON
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In no time : SOON
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Single : ONE
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Straightens : ALINES
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Walked the floor : PACED
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Rum cakes : BABAS
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Wash out : ELUTE
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Butterfly : GOODTIMEGAL
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Wombats' relatives : KOALAS
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France's Citizen : GENET
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Cheering : AROAR
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Charming, for one : PRINCE
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In the past : AGO
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Willows : OSIERS
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Like a metal: Var. : ZINCY
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O. T. book : EXOD
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Chess plays : MOVES
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Nauseate : SICKEN
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Bridges or Nolan : LLOYD
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Froglike : ANURAN
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Saucerlike pieces : DISCI
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Places into : EMBEDS
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"The Wizard ___" : OFOZ
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Campus in Atlanta : EMORY
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Chekhov's Uncle : VANYA
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Calculator : ABACUS
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Moths : RACINGBOATS
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Mite : SMALLAMOUNT
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"The Wizard of ___ Park" : MENLO
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Auto-racer Al or Bobby : UNSER
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Clock part : ALARM
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Scorch : SINGE
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Franking initials : NGS
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City in Portugal : OPORTO
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Jerusalem hill : ZION
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Samoan councils : FONOS
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Insect : GNAT
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Pronoun : SHE
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Teut. language : GER
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Outmoded : PASSE
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Knocking sound : RATTAT
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Sort : GENRE
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Wings : ELLS
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Batter's stat. : RBI
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"___ and to hold . . . " : TOHAVE
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Julius : CAESAR
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Kind of deco : ART
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Records: Ger. : AKTEN
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Ovens : KILNS
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Bordoni : IRENE
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___ Bulba : TARAS
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Tunisian port : SFAX
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Ballet bend : PLIE
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Kind of finals : SEMI
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Early TV horse : MRED
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Ethereal : AERY
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Saarinen : EERO
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Wild goat : TAHR
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Greek letters : XIS
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Kind of physicist : GEO

Answer summary: 16 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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