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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

SIMPLE ARITHMETIC

New York Times, Sunday, January 26, 1975

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 91, Avg Word Len: 5.15, Missing: { J }, Scrabble score: 705 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

The grid position 97 is labeled 970, making the answer to 970 Down MISNUMBER.

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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,297
Across
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Misbehave : ACTUP
6
Hebrew measure : EPHA
10
Locale : SCENE
15
Corner fit : MITRE
20
Add horsepower : SOUPUP
22
Garbage : SLOP
23
Old manuscript : CODEX
24
House that fell : USHER
25
Rococo : ORNATE
26
"___ a nerve!" : SUCH
27
Thesaurus name : ROGET
28
" . . . would ___ clock" : STOPA
29
Product-yielding plants : FACTORIES
31
"Boot" land : ITALY
33
Accumulate : ROLLUP
35
Bowwows : RUIN
36
Disgusted : FEDUP
38
Newborns : BABIES
39
Phase : FACET
42
Uncles, in Spain : TIOS
44
Buzzer : BEE
46
Ballgame delayer : RAIN
47
"Much" stir : ADO
50
Heckelphone : OBOE
51
Slackenings : LETUPS
53
Tobacco chew : QUID
55
Blue dye : ANIL
56
Radiation unit : REM
57
Grief : DOLOR
58
Congress, at times : AHOUSEDIVIDED
63
Benbow, for one : ADMIRAL
65
S. A. Indians : SALIVAS
67
Lets off : EXEMPTS
68
Muscat people : OMANIS
70
Disastrous : FATAL
71
Mine entrance : ADIT
72
Newt : EFT
73
Finger sound : SNAP
74
Nanny and billy : GOATS
76
Hereditary : LINEAL
78
Cleaving tool : FROE
79
Half a jumble : HODGE
80
Bravo! : EUGE
81
Piquancy : ZEST
82
Atmosphere : DECOR
83
Bread spread : OLEO
84
Impound : INTERN
86
Bus stop : DEPOT
87
Outstanding : OWED
88
Lizzie or soldier : TIN
89
Twelfth part : INCH
90
Kind of pool : MOTOR
92
Verified : PROVEN
94
Warehousing : STOWAGE
96
Art movement : DADAISM
98
Tipped off : ALERTED
101
Personal math problem : HUMANEQUATION
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Peruvians : INCAS
105
Brother's title : FRA
106
Norse god : ODIN
107
Cry of disgust : UMPH
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Wealth : ASSETS
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Irritate : ROIL
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Number : TEN
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Road sign : STOP
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Stupid one : SAP
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Against : ANTI
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" . . . ___ on such as we" : MERCY
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Prevents : AVERTS
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African tongue : BANTU
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Poetic works : ODES
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And others: Lat. : ETALII
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Lickspittle : TOADY
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Tote-board tragedy : MINUSPOOL
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Problems for M.P.'s : AWOLS
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Happening : EVENT
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Well-known Dick : MOBY
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Sister Kate's dance : SHIMMY
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Brazen : NERVY
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Relative : NIECE
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Pretext : PLEA
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Unpopped corn : KERNEL
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Krupp's city : ESSEN
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Domesticated : TAMED
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Mr. in Berlin : HERR
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French river : SEINE
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Gazelle : CORA
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Of time: Lat. : TUNC
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Cornered : UPATREE
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Inconvenienced : PUTOUT
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In ___ (existing) : ESSE
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Early golfing wear : PLUSFOURS
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Ad ___ committee : HOC
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Garden pest : APHID
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Predicament : SCRAPE
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Not tense : COOL
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Tense : EDGY
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Formerly named : NEE
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Words on a movie marquee : EXTRAADDEDATTRACTION
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Cotton fabric : MUSLIN
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Cordage fiber : ISTLE
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Supporting, à la McGovern : THOUSANDPERCENTFOR
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Corded fabric : REPP
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Pitching record: Abbr. : ERA
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Pretty girl : PERI
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Yardstick of a sort : INTELLIGENCEQUOTIENT
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Bath or wash : TUB
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Tokyo sash : OBI
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Mind-reading : ESP
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Soft cheese : BRIE
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"Queen ___ Day" : FORA
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Taken sick : ABED
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Mutual ties : COMMONDENOMINATORS
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Japanese statesman : ITO
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Pistols, to small hoods : EQUALIZERS
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Yogurt, e.g. : DIETFOOD
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Senior citizen : OLDSTER
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Savings and ___ : LOAN
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Casa rooms : SALAS
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Navy ship abbr. : USS
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Intention : AIM
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Curtain : DRAPE
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Success : HIT
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Running track : OVAL
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Mayan tongue : IXIL
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Legionnaire : VET
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Insect stage : IMAGO
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Consequences : AFTERMATHS
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Seas or Pacific : SOUTH
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Sour-grapes man : AESOP
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Seclusion : SOLITUDE
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Years : AGE
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Fiber knot : NEP
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Less : FEWER
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Flashy player : HOTSHOT
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Turtle and mourning : DOVES
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"Picnic" author : INGE
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Complications : NODI
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Rumanian folk song : DOINA
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Actor Hunter : IAN
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Chinese truth : TAO
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Spanish waves : OLAS
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Pallid : WAN
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Bounce : DAP
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No Clue : MISNUMBER
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Author Linklater : ERIC
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Colorado peak : DALY
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Arbiters, for short : UMPS
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Trapeze gear : NET
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Day: Abbr. : SAT
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Breathe : RESPIRE
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Motor-current system : SELSYN
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Kind of cycle : TRI
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Decreased : ABATED
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Cushion : PAD
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Harmonizes : MESHES
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Safety outlet : VALVE
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Graceful beauty : NYMPH
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Dawn's opposite : DUSK
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Sheep : EWES
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Swarm : TEEM
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Formerly : ONCE
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Hebrew month : IYAR
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Prefix for present or bus : OMNI
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Sign : OMEN
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Pitcher Sparky : LYLE
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Chem. suffix : ANE
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Veneto, e.g. : VIA
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"Blood and Sand" cheer : OLE

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 9 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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