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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Tuesday, November 1, 1983

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { K Q X }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 16, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,411
Across
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O.T. book : PSA
4
Big bird : EMU
7
U.S. mil. plane : AWACS
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Pituitary hormone : ACTH
14
David, e.g. : CAMP
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Pola of silents : NEGRI
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Agcy. that gave Ride a ride : NASA
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Comic Johnson : ARTE
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Sheer fabric : NINON
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St. of March 12 : GREGORY
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She was canonized in 1925 : THERESE
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Theme of this puzzle : SAINTS
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Elongated fish : EEL
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Boston-to-Providence dir. : SSW
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Cheer in Madrid : OLE
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Banks and Bilko : ERNIES
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"___ a kite!" : GOFLY
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Having no identification : BRANDLESS
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Hair style : AFRO
37
Dustin Hoffman role : LENNY
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"As I was going to St. ___ . . . " : IVES
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Hit with a haymaker : STAGGERED
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Nobelist Albert ___-Gyorgyi : SZENT
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Hose : NYLONS
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Actress Scala : GIA
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F.D.R.'s youth project : CCC
46
Santa ___, Calif. : ANA
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Moslem of N Africa : BERBER
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Surveyor's device : ALIGNER
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St. ___ day: March 19 : JOSEPHS
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Underlying : BASIC
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St. Laurent's patron : DIOR
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"___ shalt not covet . . . " : THOU
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Came up : AROSE
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Puppeteer Tony : SARG
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Applause : HAND
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Some jabs : LEFTS
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Providence-to-Boston dir. : NNE
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"For ___ a jolly . . . " : HES
Down
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Sharp pain : PANG
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Isolated rocks : SCARS
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Confused : ATSEA
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Card game : ECARTE
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"The Bells of St. ___" : MARYS
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Armed-serv. training : UMT
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Earthworm : ANNELID
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Milldam : WEIR
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St. ___: Jan. 20 : AGNESSEVE
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St. Paul of the ___: April 28 : CROSS
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Muscular strength : SINEW
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Authoritative listing of 24 Across : HAGIOLOGY
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Sts. ___ Paul: June 29 : PETERAND
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Sole : ONLY
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One-liner man Youngman : HENNY
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Atlantic birds : ERNES
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St. ___ of Hungary: Nov. 19 : ELIZABETH
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Petrol : GAS
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Frequently, to Keats : OFT
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St. ___ Assisi: Oct. 4 : FRANCISOF
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St.-___-lily : BERNARDS
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Wash. lawmaker : SEN
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TU-144, e.g. : SST
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Sierra ___ : LEONE
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Quick looks : GLANCES
41
Lancelot and Galahad : SIRS
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Patron st. of England : GEORGE
44
Intrigue : CABAL
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Stowe's Eva St. ___ : CLARE
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Borg of tennis : BJORN
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Ancient dry measure : EPHAH
49
River near Martigny : RHONE
51
Essence : GIST
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Beer: Slang : SUDS
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Actor Hunter : IAN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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