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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

LITERARY SPOTLIGHT

New York Times, Sunday, January 24, 1965

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 708 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 144, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 23
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. 5,656
Across
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Bay of the St. Lawrence. : GASPE
6
One of the family. : GRAMPA
12
“___ the Fall.” : AFTER
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Merton’s name: Abbr. : THOS
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Came up. : AROSE
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Wilde and others. : OSCARS
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Peat spade. : SLADE
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Ghost: Dial. : HANT
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Containing silver. : LUNAR
26
Epic of the 12th century. : POEMOFTHECID
28
Part of 54 Across. : UVEA
29
Author of “Ben Bolt.” : ENGLISH
31
Novel of 1925. : AMERICANTRAGEDY
33
Short-order dish. : OMELET
35
Microscopic animal. : AMEBA
36
Interrupter’s sound. : AHEM
37
Past. : AGO
38
Sides, in cricket. : OFFS
40
“Exodus” author. : URIS
42
German number. : EINS
44
Author Felix. : SALTEN
46
Utter, with sorrow. : SOBOUT
48
Type of tide. : NEAP
51
Name meaning healer. : ASA
52
Pale. : ASHY
53
Symbols in music. : CLEFS
54
Orb. : EYEBALL
56
Quintana ___, Mexican territory. : ROO
58
Pretend. : LETON
62
Pipe. : AIRDUCT
64
Lacquered metalware. : TOLE
65
Race: Prefix. : ETHNO
67
Addis Ababa’s province. : SHOA
68
Ninth: Lat. prefix. : NONA
69
Saroyan novel. : THEHUMANCOMEDY
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O. T. book: Abbr. : EZR
74
Final mark. : AVERAGE
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Mineral. : SPAR
77
Talked loudly: Slang. : YAWPED
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___ coming. : HADIT
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Greet, in a way. : NODTO
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Feeling remorseful. : RUING
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Card plays. : MELDS
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Sometime. : ONEDAY
90
“___ Country.” : AFAR
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Portia’s maid. : NERISSA
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Part of Canada: Abbr. : ONT
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Sometime English title of French opera. : TALESOFHOFFMAN
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___ stick (drumstick). : TYMP
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Computer’s need. : DATA
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Emlyn Williams’ birthplace. : WALES
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Army term. : AWOL
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Make cutouts. : SCISSOR
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Fragrance. : SMELL
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Family. : KIN
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Record players. : STEREOS
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The same. : DITTO
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Anglo-Saxon historian. : BEDE
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Direction. : SSW
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Commercial abbreviation. : RECD
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Very new. : REDHOT
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House’s partner. : SENATE
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And others. : ETAL
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Fuss. : TODO
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Architect Saarinen. : EERO
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Cuckoo. : ANI
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Injury. : HARM
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Hebrew bushels. : OMERS
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Try again. : RETEST
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Amy Lowell satire. : FABLEFORCRITICS
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Foolish talk. : BLATHER
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Both: Prefix. : AMBI
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1823 book. : ESSAYSOFELIA
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Sheer linen. : TOILE
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Play part. : ROLE
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Asian group. : SEATO
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Threshes. : FLAILS
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Like a vase. : URNAL
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Made angry. : IRED
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___ Lincoln, English bell. : TOMOF
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In fine ___. : FETTLE
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Very small. : PYGMY
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Wisconsin novelist. : GALE
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___ for one’s money. : ARUN
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Story of Lourdes. : SONGOFBERNADETTE
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73 religious poems. : PSALMSOFDAVID
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Ghostly. : EERIE
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Minnesotan. : GOPHER
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Ry. office: Brit. abbr. : RSO
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Zoological ending. : ACEA
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One of the family. : MAMMA
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Introduction. : PROEM
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___ as a bird. : ASFREE
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Part of the street scene. : ASHCANS
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Insect. : FLEA
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Peruvian region. : TACNA
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Wharton. : EDITH
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Amends. : REDRESS
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Ruffian. : THUG
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Attack. : HAVEAT
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Nervous. : ONEDGE
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Remain. : STAYON
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Of a bone. : TIBIAL
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Doll Tearsheet, for one. : SLUT
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Menotti role. : AMAHL
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Albee’s “Alice.” : TINY
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Italic language. : OSCAN
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Large book. : FOLIO
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Boiled. : SEETHED
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Andrea del ___. : SARTO
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Alkalines. : LYES
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Generally: Abbr. : USU
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Ben Adhem. : ABOU
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Deceives, in a way. : PALMSOFF
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Top-rated. : AONE
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Frome. : ETHAN
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Vault. : LEAP
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Mho’s cousin. : OHM
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Molnar drama. : THEPLAYSTHETHING
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Seeped. : OOZED
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Ointments. : NARDS
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Lincoln, for one: Abbr. : CTR
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Color. : ECRU
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Botanical suffix. : ODY
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Meredith hero’s forte. : EGO
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More prejudiced. : NARROWER
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Vegetables. : YAMS
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Condition: Fr. : ETAT
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Award-winning movie. : WESTSIDESTORY
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Cap and gown addenda. : HOODS
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Where Hué is. : ANNAM
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Home of D. H. Lawrence. : TAOS
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Curve. : INFLECT
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No one: Lat. abbr. : NEM
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Shade of green. : GRASS
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Nautical term. : YAW
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Often-dropped item. : AHAT
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Business abbreviation. : INC
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Katrine. : LAKE
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Ivy Leaguer. : ELI
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Faculty in Austen title. : SENSE
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Front. : FORE
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Vehicle. : MOTOR
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Chief: Prefix. : PROTO
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Goya’s Duchess. : ALBA
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Suffix in chemistry. : IDE
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Hades river. : LETHE
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Pundits. : SWAMIS
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Aroma. : ODOR
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Most inattentive. : DEAFEST
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Wolfe’s “___ a Novel.” : STORYOF
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African pound. : ROTL
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Expedition. : SAFARI
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Charm. : ENAMOR
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Small bite. : NIBBLE
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Pardon. : LETOFF
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Lower. : DEBASE
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Rosy: It. : ROSEO
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What Rayburn was called. : MRSAM
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Garand. : RIFLE
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Anglo-Saxon coin. : SCEAT
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Consume. : EATUP
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German song. : LIED
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Roman consul. : CATO
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Vent. : SLIT
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Media’s neighbor. : ELAM
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Depend (on). : RELY
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Unpropitious. : ILL

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 17 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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