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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

New York Times, Sunday, October 12, 1986

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 547 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 104, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 23, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10 Grid is asymmetric.
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. 13,487
Across
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Pilgrim name : ALDEN
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Volstead's opposition : WETS
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Bowler's headache : SPLIT
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Curative waters : SPA
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Link : TIETO
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Knock for ___ : ALOOP
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Calvin of P.G.A. fame : PEETE
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Hebrew letter : MEM
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Equal rights in Tripoli? : WOMENSLIBYARATION
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Actress Christensen : UTE
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Yoko : ONO
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Calaboose : POKEY
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Himalayan abomination : YETI
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Zola's "La ___" : TERRE
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Milne's "___ Marr" : CHLOE
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Helps a Lhasa citizen? : GOESTIBETFOR
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Surge, as of political action : GROUNDSWELL
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Only : MERE
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Sails aloft : SOARS
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Color also called elk or goose : LAMA
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El Nath, e.g. : STAR
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Gambrel : ROOF
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Sundance Kid's girl : ETTA
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Like dimes : THIN
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Prickle : SPINE
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Designate : NAME
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Santiago snub? : CHILERECEPTION
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God of the deep : TRITON
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Spade or Hammer : TEC
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Auld lang syne : YORE
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Sepia-tint section of a newspaper : ROTO
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Mores : ETHOS
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Warsaw trio? : PETERPOLANDMARY
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Site of Hells Canyon : IDAHO
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"Next of skin" : HEIR
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Sub follower : ROSA
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Jazz music : BOP
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New Testament book : ROMANS
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What a Stockholmer abroad longs for? : HOMESWEDENHOME
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Nagy of ballet : IVAN
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Golden-crested kinglets : WRENS
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Nov. 13, e.g. : IDES
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Kazan : ELIA
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On its way : SENT
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___ Alf of comics : AIRY
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Chinese dynasty : SUNG
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Obscure : MISTY
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"Don't throw bouquets ___" : ATME
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Filmed auditions : SCREENTESTS
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Tokyo disappointment? : FLASHINJAPAN
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Furious : IRATE
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"___ Entertain You" : LETME
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Historic Hungarian city : EGER
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___ the sky : PIEIN
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Blame : RAP
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Solicitations of sorts : ADS
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Wild Parisian music taken from a Bennett hit? : INSANEFRANCEDISCO
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Stooge name : MOE
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Arledge of TV : ROONE
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Limoges item : SAUCER
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Revolution : TURN
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Bambi's aunt : ENA
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Sculptor Giacometti was one : SWISS
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"___ Onion," Lennon song : GLASS
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Exceeded 55 m.p.h. : SPED
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" . . . sharp as ___-edged sword": Proverbs : ATWO
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Emblem of Great Britain : LION
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Not snobbish : DEMOCRATIC
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Gigi's summer : ETE
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Baffle : NONPLUS
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Took four bad pitches : WALKED
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Art critic Faure : ELIE
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Drinking mug : TOBY
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Kind of sauce : SOY
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Menjou's trademark : SPATS
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Lesser, in law : PETIT
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Hilo prop : LEI
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Dancer Michio ___ : ITO
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Curtain stretcher : TENTER
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Kiddy TV character : SMURF
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Kind of dollars : PETRO
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"Abdul the Bulbul ___" : AMEER
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Illegal lagniappe : PAYOLA
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In a while : SOON
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Windlass : REEL
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Aeons ad infinitum : ETERNITY
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Each 60 minutes : HORAL
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Cabochon, e.g. : GEM
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"___ Old Cowhand" : IMAN
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Gascon cap : BERET
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___ route (pitch nine innings) : GOTHE
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Deli equipment : SLICER
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Dwindle : WANE
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Their ism causes schism : SECT
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Golf club : SPOON
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Part of pewter : TIN
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Imprecation : OATH
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Melville book : OMOO
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Bogs : FENS
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Pony : TROT
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Gershwin's "Our Love Is ___ to Stay" : HERE
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Shankar instruments : SITARS
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Keep an ___ (watch over) : EYEON
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Introductions : PROEMS
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" . . . me ___ down in green pastures" : TOLIE
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Showed again : RERAN
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Ghost : PHANTASM
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Like stage money : PHONY
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Sprinkle with a powdered substance : DREDGE
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Manner : MODE
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"___ Death": Grieg : ASES
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Flag : IRIS
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Gentle person : DOVE
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"Save ___ from his friends": Hazlitt : AMAN
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Supports : BOLSTERSUP
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Skips : OMITS
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Austin ___ State University, Tenn. : PEAY
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Pundit : SWAMI
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Ferlinghetti novel : HER
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Malmsey or Médoc : WINE
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Knock over a joint : HEIST
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Nothing, in Rouen : RIEN
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Winter wear : SCARFS
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Ossuary : URN
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"___ My Shadow" : MEAND
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"___ not to reason why": Tennyson : THEIRS
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Graf ___ : SPEE
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Some kinfolk : NIECES
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Prosecutors : TRIERS
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Olympic symbol : FLAME
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Enticed : LEDON
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Perplexed : ATSEA
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Informal attire : JEANS
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Copperfield's second wife : AGNES
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Papal name : PAUL
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Andean sun worshiper : INCA
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Lot size : ACRE
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Golden or Walden : POND
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E.R.A. supporters : NOW
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___-disant (self-styled) : SOI
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Joplin specialty : RAG
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Part of T.G.I.F. : ITS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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