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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Thursday, January 19, 1978

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { H Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 309 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,386
Across
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Like estate entrances : GATED
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Club mixer : SODA
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Groggery : BAR
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Blow ___ (become enraged) : AFUSE
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Of law : JURAL
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Neighbor of Fla. : ALA
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Some Western runners : FORTYNINERBACKS
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Enjoyment : FUN
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Easy gait : AMBLE
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"The ___ the limit" : SKYS
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"Born Free" lioness : ELSA
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High-ranking officers : BRASS
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Land body : ISLE
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Harem room : ODA
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Surface for the Rangers : ICE
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Cool drink : ADE
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Returns a punt : RUNSBACK
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Gratify : PLEASE
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Dir. from Genoa to Rapallo : ESE
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Ending for Clement or Benedict : INE
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Long-tailed monkey : SAI
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Seaver or Swift : TOM
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Church area : VESTRY
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Went in reverse : BACKEDUP
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Unfavorable : BAD
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Horse soldiers: Abbr. : CAV
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Always, to poets : EER
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Scorch : SEAR
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Agoutis' kin : PACAS
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Kind of bean : LIMA
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Rainbow shapes : ARCS
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Kind of bracelet : ANKLE
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Erich ___ Stroheim : VON
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Not in the spotlight : TAKINGABACKSEAT
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Servicemen's org. : USO
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As ___ a beet : REDAS
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Artery : AORTA
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Play enclosure : PEN
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A year and ___ : ADAY
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Kobold : NISSE
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Faux pas : GAFFE
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Tangled : AFOUL
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Forsakes : TURNSONESBACKON
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Sum, es, ___ : EST
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Former Tunisian ruler : DEY
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Like some summer dresses : SUNBACK
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Threatening words : ORELSE
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Challenges : DARES
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Celebrant's robe : ALB
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No easy riders : BACKSEATDRIVERS
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Ethyl or methyl : ALKYL
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Civet prized by Javanese : RASSE
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Red Sox slugger : JIMRICE
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Arrest : NAB
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On reserve : ASIDE
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Commercials : ADS
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"___ in the hand . . . " : ABIRD
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Equally : ALIKE
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Gun a motor : REV
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Employ : USE
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At ___ rate : ANY
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Felt shoe : PAC
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Proverbial French coin : SOU
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Part of H.R.E. : EMP
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Telly of the "telly" : SAVALAS
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Bones of the ankle : TARSI
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Part of Boston : BACKBAY
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Elongated fish : EEL
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U.S. neighbor : CANADA
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Kept a vigil : SATUP
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Delete : ERASE
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Called on the intercom : PAGED
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Part of a min. : SEC
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Castle visitors' hurdles : MOATS
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Piers, in architecture : ANTAE
58
Blue Eagle inits. : NRA
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Neighbor of Mo. : KAN
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___-disant (so-called) : SOI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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