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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

UPPER BRACKETS

New York Times, Sunday, October 21, 1973

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 676 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 113, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 18, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, 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.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,835
Across
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Partner of desist : CEASE
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Bath dusting : TALC
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Manhattan : ISLAND
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Deceive : GAFF
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Primrose : OXLIP
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Matty of baseball : ALOU
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Illinois city : PEORIA
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Salk's target : POLIO
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Five-and-ten special : MILLIONDOLLARBABY
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New Hebrides island : EFATE
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Old swords : ESTOCS
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Etiquette girl : ETTA
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Peat or cranberry : BOG
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Kind of gas : TEAR
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From ___ Z : ATO
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Pusher's quarry : USER
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Raises the ante : UPS
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Cadillac model : SOLIDGOLD
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Places for funds : TREASURIES
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Designate : NAME
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Bare : MERE
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Postmark ads : CACHETS
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Niño's coin : PESETA
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Urge : YEN
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X and beta : RAYS
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Pain : ACHE
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Advantage : STEAD
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Magnetic and ticker : TAPES
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Touch all the ___ : BASES
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Skin swelling : WHEAL
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Sea bird : ERN
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Poor boy's champion : HORATIOALGER
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African tongue: Var. : EFE
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Transistor : RADIO
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Comebacks : RETORTS
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An ___ music : EARFOR
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Arm bones : ULNAS
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Smell: Prefix : OZO
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Hole, in France : TROU
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Rare birth phenomenon : ASILVERSPOONINONESMOUTH
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Shalt-not word : THOU
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Back talk : LIP
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Common typeface : ROMAN
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The ___ Sandwich : EARLOF
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Spring from : EMANATE
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Hebrew letter : ALEPH
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Pastry : PIE
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Mammonist : MONEYGRUBBER
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Thai tongue : LAO
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Reconnoiter : SCOUT
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___ percha : GUTTA
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Swedish coin : KRONA
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Moslem spirits : JINNS
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French author : HUGO
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Sorrowful cry : ALAS
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Piercing tool : AWL
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___ corn : EARSOF
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"___ horse" (old poem) : SHOETHE
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Mostel : ZERO
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Pilaster : PIER
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Well-off : INTHECHIPS
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Rock Hunter et al. : SUCCESSES
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Coin for Sato : SEN
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Attila's men : HUNS
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Mornings : AMS
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___ dixit : IPSE
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Kind of whiz : GEE
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Wild ox : ANOA
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Alley V.I.P. : TOMCAT
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"Not my cup ___" : OFTEA
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Mamma's advice : MARRYAMILLIONAIRE
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"___ up, Doc?" : WHATS
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Late-news hour : ELEVEN
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"Rome of Hungary" : EGER
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Miss Dunne : IRENE
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Kind of bug or killer : LADY
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Dinner club : NITERY
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Satisfy : SATE
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Restored : CURED
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___ cropper : COMEA
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Live : EXIST
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___ the good : ALLTO
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Farm building : SILO
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Gourmet : EPICURE
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Beach color : TAN
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Mountain shrubs : ALDERS
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Swag : LOOT
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Like some pearls : CULTURED
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Argentine native : IPA
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Belgrade native : SERB
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Timber wolves : LOBOS
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Catherine of ___ : ARAGON
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Point : NIB
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Kind of television : DAYTIME
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Make it the hard way : GOFROMRAGSTORICHES
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In the style of : ALA
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Healthy : FIT
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Adversary : FOE
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Indian money : PEAG
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Caucasus people : OSSETS
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___ lazuli : LAPIS
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Paradise : EDEN
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Parade or bunny : EASTER
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Take care of : SEETO
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Exaggerates : LAYSITON
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Rental paper : LEASE
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Appliance : DRYER
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Galbraith book : THEAFFLUENTSOCIETY
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On the ___ : UPANDUP
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Play the lead : STAR
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Letter : ESS
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Crow's call : CAW
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German word of woe : ACH
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So-long in Soho : CHEERIO
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On ___ with : APAR
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Time period : ERA
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Summer, in Nice : ETE
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Sandwich initials : BLT
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Tenth-century Pope : LEOV
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Bridge card : HONOR
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Seep through : OOZE
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Originated : AROSE
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Labor org. : ILO
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Dine : EAT
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Hardwood : ASH
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Track event : RELAY
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Upward: Prefix : ANO
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Renaissance robe : SIMAR
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Eliminate : RULEOUT
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Sioux Indian : OTO
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T.V. dial initials : UHF
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Phone : RING
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Glistens : SPARKLES
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Giant reed : NAL
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Nathan Hale's sacrifice : ONELIFE
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Plans : MAPS
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___ culpa : MEA
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Pigeon pea : TUR
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Tropical tree : EBOE
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Dead or hard : PAN
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Kobe's island : HONSHU
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Slippers : MULES
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Japanese city : OTARU
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___ B'rith : BNAI
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Works for : EARNS
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Yucky sound : UGH
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Hold or dance : TOE
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Ref. book : GAZ
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Hospital garments : JOHNNIES
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Japanese religion : SHINTO
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Mimics : APES
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Magi : WISEMEN
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James Watt's field : STEAM
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Of a blood process : OPSONIC
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Feel sorrow : REGRET
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Alpine home : CHALET
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Auditors : CPAS
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Put in play : SERVE
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Quaker gray : ACIER
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River of France : MARNE
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Horse : STEED
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One who ogles : EYER
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Gymnast Korbut : OLGA
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Japanese ship name : MARU
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Hooter : OWL
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Home-loan org. : FHA
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Kind of pole : TAD
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Cassius Clay : ALI
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At all : ANY
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Anger : IRE

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 16 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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