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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

WORDS A LA MODE

New York Times, Sunday, November 17, 1963

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 96, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { W X }, Scrabble score: 618 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 116, Cheaters: 18, FITB: 19, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 23
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,222
Across
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Stain. : BLOT
5
Day. : ERA
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Bookkeeper's abbreviation. : ACCT
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Venus ___. : DEMILO
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Part of RSVP. : REPONDEZ
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State: Abbr. : COLO
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___ quoi. : JENESAIS
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Cole Porter song from "Can-Can." : CESTMAGNIFIQUE
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Fait ___. : ACCOMPLI
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Namesakes of Miss St. Clare. : EVAS
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Appeared to be. : SEEMED
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French stars. : ETOILES
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Guided. : LED
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Stake. : PEG
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Latin name. : MARCUS
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Dance. : HULA
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Man of the cloth: Fr. : CURE
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Tete-___. : ATETE
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Eight: It. : OTTO
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Saturn's daughter. : CERES
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Weirs. : DAMS
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Vessel. : ARK
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Hamlet. : THORPE
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Elders: Abbr. : SRS
46
Suffix in chemistry. : ENE
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Sedate condition. : SOBRIETY
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Baltic island. : OLAND
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Puts into cipher. : ENCODES
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Equine. : TROTTER
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Laziness. : INERTIA
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___ Canals of Saint Marys River. : SOO
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Opposite of "hiver." : ETE
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Yearly: Abbr. : ANN
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Rejects. : SPURNS
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Turkish decree. : IRADE
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Solicit, as business. : DRUMUP
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Polish Parliament. : SEJM
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Views. : SEES
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See 18 Across. : SILVOUSPLAIT
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Sweep. : OAR
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Make lace. : TAT
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Thus: Lat. : SIC
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Levantine land: Abbr. : ISR
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Met. : SAT
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Fragrant liquid. : EAUDECOLOGNE
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Fine slushy ice. : SISH
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Bombast. : RANT
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Chilean bay. : MORENO
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Incorrect: Abbr. : ERRON
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Legendary Irish warrior. : FENIAN
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Name connected with 41 Across. : NOE
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Banking term: Abbr. : INT
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Month: Abbr. : NOV
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Wage ___. : EARNERS
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"___ drawing nigh . . . " : NIGHTIS
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Ends. : TERMINI
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Metric measure. : STERE
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Conveyers, as of news. : RELAYERS
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Drama by Euripides. : ION
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Blue Eagle of 1933. : NRA
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Jewish ascetic. : ESSENE
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An apostle: Abbr. : SIM
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Tank carriers. : LSTS
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Very cold. : GELID
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Greek god. : EROS
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In reserve. : ONICE
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Pieces. : BITS
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Washington group. : TMEN
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Builds. : ERECTS
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___ soda. : SAL
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French article. : UNE
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Christmas card items. : SLEIGHS
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Dark brown: Fr. : BISTRE
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Annoy. : GALL
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___ Unis. : LESETATS
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Denis le Menace. : ENFANTTERRIBLE
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Bluestockings. : BASBLEUS
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Shower. : RAIN
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Silken fabrics. : ALAMODES
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Reincarnated. : REBORN
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Bacon's companion. : EGGS
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Political abbreviation. : DEM
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That: Fr. : CELA
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Warrant: Fr. : BREVET
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French writer. : LESAGE
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Selects. : OPTS
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Mr. Jones. : TOM
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Trimming tool. : EDGER
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French VIP. : RENECOTY
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Arc of the horizon. : AZIMUTH
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Chemical compound. : ACID
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"Le ___ d'Or." : COQ
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Footprint, for one. : CLUE
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___ line. : TOETHE
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Social outcasts: Fr. : DECLASSES
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Noun suffix. : ENCE
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Punjabi people. : MEOS
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Theory. : ISM
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Revue title. : LAPLUMEDEMATANTE
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Tankers. : OILERS
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Washington group. : NASA
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Turnkey. : JAILER
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Faction. : SIDE
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Onion. : CEPA
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Carnival decorations. : FESTOONS
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Pronoun. : OURS
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Deserves. : MERITS
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I sing: Lat. : CANO
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Dessert. : TART
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Fillet: Her. : ORLE
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Placed in the middle. : CENTRIC
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Esprit ___. : DECORPS
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Holds onto. : KEEPS
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Friends of "Les Girls." : PARISIENNES
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Depots: Abbr. : STAS
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River near Caen. : ORNE
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Novel title. : BONJOURTRISTESSE
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___ life. : TRUETO
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Clock part. : DIAL
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Drowses. : NODS
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Small case. : ETUI
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Clan. : SEPT
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Stockpiled. : INSTORE
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Counsels. : ADVISES
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Ens ___ (actual being). : REALE
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Red dye. : EOSIN
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Adjective suffix. : ULAR
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Created. : MADE
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Bearlike. : URSINE
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Certain enzymes. : RENNINS
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Laughed loudly. : SNORTED
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Discharge. : EMIT
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Top rating. : AONE
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Fur animal. : COON
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Pâté de foie ___. : GRAS
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Greets. : HAILS
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Companion of "rouge." : NOIR
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Novel girl. : TESS
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Carte blanche. : FREEREIN
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Writer Marsh and others. : NGAIOS
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Casino gambling game. : VINGTETUN
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Gaelic. : ERSE
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Sacred song. : HYMN
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___ croisés (crosswords): Fr. : MOTS
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Move to a new city. : RESETTLE
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Slack. : REMISS
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Shake ___. : ALEG
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NATO name. : NORSTAD
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Long and slender. : LINEAR
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Be innate. : INHERE
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Girl's name. : ISABEL
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___ halt. : CALLSA
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Mademoiselle. : ELLE
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See 23 Down. : BULB
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Cosmetic. : CREAM
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Word. : TERM
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French town. : STLO
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Van ___, Dutch painter. : LAER
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Difficulty. : SNAG
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Forbids. : BANS
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French writer. : GIDE
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Recede. : EBB
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Fruit. : FIG
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Fabulous bird. : ROC

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 16 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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