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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

SQUARELY FIGURED

New York Times, Sunday, November 1, 1970

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 69, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { Q X Z }
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 38
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,750
Across
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After-midnight-hours : 1TO4AM
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Last Commandment : THE10TH
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Spring date : JUNE17TH
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Green crust on metal : PATINA
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"Give the devil ___" : HISDUE
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"Peekaboo, ___" : ISEEYOU
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Chem. compounds : IMINES
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Italian city : ANCONA
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" . . . sleep, perchance ___" : TODREAM
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Dine : EAT
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Sharp sound : WHANG
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Defeats : WORSTS
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Goddess of infatuation : ATE
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Malay dagger: Var. : CRIS
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Hank of yarn : SKEIN
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Deer : DOE
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Court judgment : ARRET
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New York street : EAST40TH
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Japanese coin : RIN
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Makes an offer : PROPOSES
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Not at home : AWAY
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Cornbreads : PONES
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In _____ : SITU
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Spar on a sail : SPRIT
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Shouted : SANGOUT
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Eases off : LETSUP
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What some scouts look for : TALENT
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Vaulter's concern : CROSSBAR
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Renew old school ties : REUNE
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Ex-Senator from Nebraska : HRUSKA
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Male deer : HART
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Provided that : SOAS
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Moderately old auto : 66CAR
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Gypsy : ROM
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Contended : STROVE
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Smother : STIFLE
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Sesame : TIL
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Jewish month : IYAR
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Room in a casa : SALA
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Phila. team : 76ERS
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Whole : ENTIRE
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Part of a book : PAGE80
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Hitter : MANATBAT
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Repeats : ECHOES
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Sam and Norm of sports : SNEADS
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Note declining an invitation : REGRETS
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Pulverize : POUND
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Planet : MARS
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Glistened : SHONE
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Strange : EERY
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Caveman of comics : ALLEYOOP
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Friend in Paris : AMI
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What a duffer does at times : BREAKS100
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Small pair : FOURS
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Raffle-ticket marking : NO103
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Ulan ___ : BATOR
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Anna's land : SIAM
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Spigot : TAP
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The ___ be counted : LASTTO
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In unison : ASONE
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Numerical prefix : TRI
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Bulldog, for one : EDITION
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Verdi opera : ERNANI
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Explosive : AMATOL
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Expires : RUNSOUT
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Mews: Fr. : MUETTE
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Council of 325 A.D. : NICENE
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Impost at Aqueduct : 125POUNDS
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Annoy : PESTER
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Smarts : STINGS
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Kind of swimsuit : 1PIECE
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Italian spice : TAMARA
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Ear trouble : OTITIS
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___-hand : 4IN
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Over again : ANEW
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Cattle feed : MASH
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Show gratitude : THANK
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Door piece : HINGE
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Spanish coin: Abbr. : ESC
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Famous address : 10DOWNINGST
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Gum tree : TUNO
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Learned : HEARD
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Stage fright : JITTERS
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Service-club units : USOS
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Little Edward : NED
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Always, to poets : EER
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Life span of a locust : 17YEARS
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Exactly : TOATEE
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Heraldic bars : HUMETS
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Pale : ASHY
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Bribe : SOP
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Gapes : STARES
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Mine strike : IRONORE
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More likely : APTER
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Popular song with kicks : ROUTE66
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Catnap : 40WINKS
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Rat-___ : TATTATS
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Prefixes for recent : NEOS
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Lubricate : OIL
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Mine sweeps on ships : PARAVANES
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Underlying layer : SUBSTRATE
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U. S. playwright : SAROYAN
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Peacock's pride : PLUMAGE
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Student : SCHOLAR
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Lao-tse's followers : TAOISTS
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Type of pump : SUCTION
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Not ventilated : UNAIRED
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Mesta, et al. : PERLES
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Destructive insects : THRIPS
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W. W. II group : RAF
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Pullman : SLEEPER
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Fordhamite : RAM
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Douay Bible name : SEBENIA
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Repeat number : ENCORE
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Finishing tool : REAMER
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Brass in a musical : 76TROMBONES
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Arborvitaes : THUYAS
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Phileas Fogg's travel time : 80DAYS
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Turkish title : AGHA
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Hit sign : SRO
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Voiced sounds : SONANTS
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River of Spain : EBRO
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Where 126 is : AFTER125
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Put on cargo : LOADUP
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Ida of films : LUPINO
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Opposite of neg. : POS
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Alice's pet : KITTEN
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Tahiti wrap : SARONG
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Fifth of the Indy 500 : 100MILES
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Sign of the flu : 103TEMP
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Aunt in Paris : TANTE
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Willow : OSIER
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Mouthy : LOUD
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Factual : TRUE
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Code letters : NANS
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Send out : EMIT
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Initials on a crate : TSU
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Elec. particle : ION
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Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
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Chemical prefix : ACI

Answer summary: 30 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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