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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Friday, January 3, 1986

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { F K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 3, 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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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,205
Across
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Kinsman : SIB
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Army vehicle : JEEP
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Walt Disney's middle name : ELIAS
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Rhoda's TV mother : IDA
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Kind of saw : SABER
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Famed electrical engineer : TESLA
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A grandfather of Saul : NER
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Single-foot : AMBLE
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Reddy or Traubel : HELEN
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Per ___ : ANNUM
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Fricative : SPIRANT
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With 28 Across, a rock putdown : ITSNOTMUSIC
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___ culpa : MEA
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See 23 Across : ITSADISEASE
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Bathgate native : SCOT
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Author Terkel : STUDS
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Alignment piece : SHIM
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Samlet : PARR
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___-Magnon man : CRO
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Thrilled : SENT
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Painter ___-Tadema : ALMA
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Polish : SHINE
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Adam's residence : EDEN
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Harper Valley events : PTAMEETINGS
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Grand Cent. ___ : STA
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Quiche ingredient, sometimes : SWISSCHEESE
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Clot : CONGEAL
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Pallid : ASHEN
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Eastern Christian : UNIAT
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Utmost extent : LIMIT
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" . . . sat ___ tuffet" : ONA
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Rome's Arch of ___ : TITUS
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Sidestep : EVADE
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Agt.'s cut : PCT
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Do, re, mi . . . : SCALE
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City on the Truckee : RENO
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Call, in poker : SEE
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Six-Day War area : SINAI
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Same : IDENTICAL
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Perform at county fairs : BARNSTORM
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Clog : JAM
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Partner of flow : EBB
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Slithery fish : EEL
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___ luck (took chances) : PRESSEDONES
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Proper behavior : ETHICS
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Eye wickedly : LEER
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The Moslem world : ISLAM
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Coeur d'___, Idaho : ALENE
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Yule visitor : SANTA
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Where Pago Pago is : SAMOA
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Loosen one's belt : UNSTRAP
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Zadora and Lindstrom : PIAS
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Six-pt. scores : TDS
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Speaker of 23 and 28 Across : MITCHMILLER
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Exorbitant payment rates : USURIES
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Ancient ascetics : ESSENES
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Health farm : SPA
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Flies low, while spraying : HEDGEHOPS
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Basically : INESSENCE
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Map abbr. : MTN
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"I never ___ purple cow": Burgess : SAWA
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And more of same: Abbr. : ETC
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Harmful fly : TSETSE
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Peg Bracken's "___ to Cook Book" : IHATE
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Cottontails' tails : SCUTS
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Pick-me-up : TONIC
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O'Day of songdom : ANITA
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Akin on mother's side : ENATE
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Land of "partes tres" : GAUL
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"___ Got a Secret" : IVE
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Homo sapiens : MAN
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Berlin's "What'll ___?" : IDO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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