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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

KID STUFF

New York Times, Sunday, October 6, 1985

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { J V Z }, Scrabble score: 552 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 129, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 17, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Regarding the 36-Down clue, the comic strip was always called "Little Orphan Annie," except during its last decades, after the 1983 movie came lout, when the daily strip was often titled simply "Annie." The Sunday strip continued to be titled "Little Orphan Annie," with "Little Orphan" in much smaller text than "Annie." There was never a strip titled "Orphan Annie," but left this clue as in the original.

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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,116
Across
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Publicize : PLAYUP
7
Llama's cousin : ALPACA
13
Gallant : AMORIST
20
Brewer from Toledo : TERESA
21
Higher up : TALLER
22
Crescent-shaped figure : LUNETTE
23
More precious : DEARER
24
Dr. Seuss book : MCELLIGOTSPOOL
26
Donahue from N.Y.C. : TROY
28
Oriental : EASTERN
29
Port ___, scene of Allied landing on Guam : APRA
30
Security : BAIL
33
Annealing ovens : LEHRS
35
Some newspaper ads : LEGALS
37
Second shelf : ALTEREGO
39
Fit : APT
42
Existence, to Aquinas : ESSE
43
Shaver : TAD
46
Dr. Seuss's "___ Stole Christmas" : HOWTHEGRINCH
48
Pinch : NIP
49
Pitch : TONE
50
"Esto Perpetua" state : IDAHO
51
Raggedy : TATTERED
53
This (girl), to Livy : HAEC
54
African fox : ASSE
55
Benefit : BOON
57
Week's pay : WAGES
59
Jane Austen heroine : EMMA
60
Prickle : THORN
62
Soak : STING
64
Timorous : AFRAID
66
Hand down to heirs : BEQUEATH
69
Forage plant : ERS
70
Projection : SALIENCE
72
Some commuters' destinations : EXURBS
73
Book about Ann Landers : EPPIE
75
Chips in chips : ANTES
76
Improvisation by Ella : SCAT
77
Drink to : TOAST
79
Gibb of songdom : ANDY
80
Part of a Latin paradigm : AMAS
84
Linden : TEIL
85
Ordained : PRIESTED
88
Locale for an airboat : SWAMP
89
Underling of the 11th century : ESNE
90
___ Moines : DES
91
Dr. Seuss story : THESHAPEOFME
94
Summertime in N.Y.C. : DST
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Frances H. Burnett heroine : SARA
96
Expanse : SEA
97
"Ode on ___ Urn" : AGRECIAN
98
Soricines : SHREWS
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Bess follower : MAMIE
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"Critique of Pure Reason" writer : KANT
103
One of the Jackson 5 : TITO
105
" . . . autumn turned to ___": Shak. : THERAMS
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Bone: Comb. form : OSTE
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Dr. Seuss's "I Can Lick 30 ___ Other Stories" : TIGERSTODAYAND
113
Exercises : SITUPS
117
Passivity : INERTIA
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What Pearl White did in films : EMOTED
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One of Willie Morris's roles : EDITOR
120
Deposes : ATTESTS
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They do seeding : RATERS
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Bundle of energy : DYNAMO
Down
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Relative of publ. : PTD
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Liberace : LEE
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Altar of the skies : ARA
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Dr. Seuss story : YERTLETHETURTLE
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Customer : USER
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He's conditionally loose from the calaboose : PAROLEE
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Air: Abbr. : ATM
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Football-factory employee : LACER
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Nice : PLEASANT
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Start of a Shakespearean title : ALLS
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Breton or Briton : CELT
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A moon of Uranus : ARIEL
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Next to : ALONGSIDE
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Egyptian ocean goddess : MUT
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Ad come-on : ONSALE
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Ribbed fabrics : REPPS
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"Believe ___ Not" : ITOR
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Zeno's porch : STOA
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Hill, to an Arab : TEL
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Dr. Seuss book : GREENEGGSANDHAM
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Peteman : YEGG
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State of Brazil : BAHIA
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Anglo-Saxon estates : ALODS
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First words of "A Tale of Two Cities" : ITWAS
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Dr. Seuss book : HORTONHEARSAWHO
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The ___ ("Orphan Annie" character) : ASP
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Pi follower : RHO
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Agt.'s cut : PCT
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A word to ___ : THEWISE
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With no exceptions : TOAMAN
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Weak : ANEMIC
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Thomas Beer's "The Mauve ___" : DECADE
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Singer Janis : IAN
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Dr. Seuss's "___ My Pocket" : THERESAWOCKETIN
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Dr. Seuss's "If I ___ The Circus" : RAN
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Rodomontade : BOAST
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Leftover scrap : ORT
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Piquant : SALTY
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Lang. at a yeshiva : HEB
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Rhyme royals : SEPTETS
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Kind of cycle : TRI
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Hamlet's cry of disgust : FIE
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Outdid : BESTED
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Overindulgence : EXCESS
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Picturesque : QUAINT
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Dr. Seuss's "Bartholomew ___ the Oobleck" : AND
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"___ Love You," 1934 song : PSI
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Herbert offerings : OPERETTAS
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D.D.E.'s opponent : AES
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Puzo subject : MAFIA
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Jordan town, once called Philadelphia : AMMAN
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Exhausted : SPENT
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Pronoun for a calico cat : SHE
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Mantle, to Maris : TEAMMATE
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Grasp : SEE
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Nabokov novel : DAR
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Money changing : AGIO
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Harassed a dribbler : PRESSED
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Causes for re-fusing : SHORTS
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Solid: Comb. form : STERE
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Passover feast : SEDER
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"Gunn" actor in 1967 : ASNER
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Color : TINT
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"___ Ideas," 1951 song : IGET
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Author Santha ___ Rau : RAMA
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___ St. Lawrence (home of G.B.S.) : AYOT
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In order : TIDY
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Charo's aunt : TIA
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Command to Fido : SIT
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Canine examiner's deg. : DDS
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Western lizard : UTA
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A dog, for short : POM
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B'way sign : SRO

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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