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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

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New York Times, Sunday, October 1, 1967

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { F X }, Scrabble score: 660 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1967, The New York TimesNo. 6,623
Across
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Loam. : SOIL
5
Twist. : WARP
9
Asian land. : TIBET
14
Flashy. : GAUDY
19
Ditty. : TUNE
20
Observable. : OVERT
22
Native of Basra. : IRAQI
23
Creator of Lady Babbie. : BARRIE
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Girl's name. : ETTA
25
___ hobby. : RODEA
26
Herb Alpert's band. : TIJUANABRASS
28
Not legal currency. : WOODENNICKEL
31
Jauntily. : AIRILY
32
River, Thai style. : NAM
33
Wine center of California. : NAPA
34
Ate with care. : DIETED
36
One of the Leagues: Abbr. : NATL
37
Father. : SIRE
38
Cuba, for one. : ISLA
41
Thus: Lat. : SIC
42
Former govt. agency. : ECA
44
Fall. : AUTUMN
46
Seems. : APPEARS
49
London's variety house. : THEPALLADIUM
53
Extremely quick of intellect. : STEELTRAP
55
Eastern name. : ALI
56
Break in the schedule. : OPENDATE
59
Jeanne ___. : DARC
60
Table d'___. : HOTE
61
Circa 1000 B.C. : IRONAGE
63
Binding. : TYING
64
"___ not gold . . . " : ALLIS
66
Control. : WIELD
68
Ending for law or saw. : YER
69
Cartoonist Gardner. : REA
71
Carpet. : RUG
72
N. H. city. : KEENE
73
Last Chance, for one. : SALOON
75
"___ Little Tenderness." : TRYA
77
Pairs. : SETS
78
Tiger. : CAT
80
Car of the good old days. : TINLIZZIE
83
Where: Lat. : UBI
85
Queenstown. : COBH
88
Singing bird. : WREN
90
Undertakes. : GOESAT
92
Theater name. : ALBEE
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Nasser's union. : UAR
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Stadium sound. : BOO
98
Stone. : GEM
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Get hold of (with "onto"). : LATCH
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Before: Fr. : AVANT
103
Shallow. : SHOAL
105
Egyptian tomb. : MASTABA
108
Inhabitants: Suffix. : ITES
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This: Sp. : ESTO
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Portulacas. : SUNROSES
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Saxony city. : AUE
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Sunner's color. : COPPERTAN
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Medication. : ZINCOINTMENT
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Spoke. : RECITED
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Counterfeit. : PSEUDO
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Full of: Suffix. : OSE
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Irish group. : AOH
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Dwarf: Prefix. : NANO
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Workers akin to C.P.A.'s. : ACCS
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Wander. : ROAM
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Beverage. : EGGNOG
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Ancient city of Sicily. : ENNA
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Heart: Lat. : COR
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Balkan land. : SERBIA
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Very reliable. : ASGOODASGOLD
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Area in the news. : IRONTRIANGLE
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Tributary of the Orinoco. : APURE
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Boss of a shield. : UMBO
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Japanese Americans. : NISEIS
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Sing songs. : CAROL
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Passover service. : SEDER
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Where man began. : EDEN
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Stomach: Prefix. : GASTR
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German name. : KLAUS
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Wall part. : DADO
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Impression. : DENT
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Chowder. : STEW
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___ a limb. : OUTON
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Fall ___ habit. : INTOA
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Absolute certainty: Slang. : LEADPIPECINCH
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Spent. : WORN
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Bath's river. : AVON
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Made over. : REDID
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Summary. : PRECIS
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Championship. : TITLE
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Korean city. : IRI
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___ California. : BAJA
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Horsy, old style. : EQUINAL
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Triple crown. : TIARA
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Deslys of the 1920's. : GABY
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Equivalent of E.T.A. : ARR
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Nabob, new style. : URANIUMAIRE
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Make friendly. : DISARM
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Me-tooers' kin. : YESMEN
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___ for granted. : TAKEIT
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Verse form. : BALLADE
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N. Y.'s basketball tourney. : NIT
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Artist's need. : EASEL
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Engrave. : ETCH
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Set battle lines. : DEPLOY
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Room. : STUDY
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Plaster base. : LATH
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Darts. : ARROWS
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Alfie. : CAINE
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Utah range. : UINTA
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Start of Dickens title. : ATALE
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Capsule. : PERLE
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Glut. : SATIATE
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Shell shape. : EAR
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Ship's record. : LOG
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Comic doings. : APERY
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State: Abbr. : SDAK
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Skins. : PEELINGS
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Cousin of a U-bolt. : TNUT
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Golden items. : EGGS
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Hero. : IDOL
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Done skillfully. : ARTISTIC
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Caribbean. : SEA
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Chaney. : LON
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Cologne product. : EAU
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Dress stone. : NIG
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Atomic pile. : REACTOR
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Eloquent. : SILVERTONGUED
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Helium's number. : TWO
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Nana creator. : ZOLA
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Genus of grasses. : ZEA
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Bleat. : BAA
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Fellow: Slang. : CUSS
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Island of the lei. : OAHU
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Girl Scout award. : BRONZECROSS
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Paris's rival. : ROMEO
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Sword's conqueror. : THEPEN
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Sew. : BASTE
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Inward: Anat. : ENTAD
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It isn't far from London. : ETON
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Platinum ___. : BLOND
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French states. : ETATS
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Fort Wayne's river. : MAUMEE
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Greek theologian. : ARIUS
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"___ was saying . . . " : ASI
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Drone. : BEE
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Humane group. : SPCA
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Tallymen. : SCORERS
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___ Tages (one day): Ger. : EINES
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Insignificant. : NOMINAL
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Henpecks. : NAGS
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Islands of the S. Pacific. : TONGAS
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Setting the gait. : PACING
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Slag. : SCORIA
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Encircled. : HOOPED
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Mouth: Prefix. : ORI
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Surprised (with "taken"). : ABACK
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Dubliners. : GAELS
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A cheese. : GOUDA
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___ plume. : NOMDE
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Barkley. : ALBEN
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Agitate. : STIR
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City on the Jumna. : AGRA
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A Scott. : DRED
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Flying prefix. : AERO
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Prohibition. : DONT
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Veiling. : NET
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Gehrig. : LOU

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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