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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

LITERARY FILMS

New York Times, Sunday, November 19, 1989

Author:
A.J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.51, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 656 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 162, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 23, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,621
Across
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Bit part : SPOT
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Parka piece : HOOD
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Intrigue : CABAL
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Whippersnapper? : SADIST
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Blockheads : OAFS
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Memorable English official in India : YALE
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Allan-___ : ADALE
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Monte Carlo number : TRENTE
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"Don't throw bouquets ___" : ATME
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Nanny's carriage : PRAM
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Short ___ (little attention) : SHRIFT
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Pencil "helmet" : ERASER
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Greek letter : PHI
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Film from a biblical phrase : THEVOICEOFTHETURTLE
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Foiled the posse : ESCAPED
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Marcel ___, film director : CARNE
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Naval off. : ENS
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Jerky, e.g. : MEAT
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Ruins : DOESIN
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Manual arts : TRADES
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Ex-constellation : ARGO
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Inventor of a sign language : EPEE
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Portly : FAT
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Placed in a heavenly area : SPHERED
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Consecrate : ANOINT
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"___ Dei" (prayer) : AGNUS
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"But ___ begin": J.F.K. : LETUS
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Orale : FANON
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Cara or Papas : IRENE
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" . . . grow too ___ dream" : OLDTO
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Sponsorship : EGIS
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Sugarless ___ : GUM
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One leaving a will : TESTATOR
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Slipper : ROMEO
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"We ___ the World" : ARE
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Fine wool : MERINO
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Root and 21 Across : ELIHUS
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Three, at the Trevi : TRE
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Houston org. : NASA
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With "The," film from a biblical phrase : LITTLEFOXES
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Writer Rand et al. : AYNS
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Abrogate : REPEAL
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___ of (addressing term) : INCARE
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Whilom : ERST
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Film based on a biblical phrase : ARISEMYLOVE
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___ Halaby (Jordan's Queen Noor) : LISA
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Cry of pleasure : OOH
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" . . . baked ___" : INAPIE
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Actress North : SHEREE
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Mideastern org. : PLO
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Tally : SCORE
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Site of Stanford U. : PALOALTO
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Capek classic : RUR
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Boat-bottom timber : KEEL
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Less apt to bolt : TAMER
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"___ Like I," Loos autobiography : AGIRL
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Frequently : OFTEN
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Boris Becker "boomer" : SERVE
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Sultan's decree : IRADE
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In the attic, e.g. : STOWED
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Brief : CONCISE
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Giant Hall of Famer : OTT
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Place for a roast : OVEN
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Laugh, in Lyon : RIRE
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Condiment : FENNEL
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"___ Way," Cahn–Van Heusen song : ALLTHE
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Prometheus' theft : FIRE
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"Life ___ jest . . . ": Gay : ISA
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Worthless talk : BILGE
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Flood : FRESHET
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Film from a Donne phrase : FORWHOMTHEBELLTOLLS
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Crock or trick ending : ERY
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Overjoyed : ELATED
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Croaky : HOARSE
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Call at sea : AHOY
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Power source : ATOM
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Ripped again : RETORE
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Gives forth : EMITS
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Sanction : FIAT
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No great shakes : SOSO
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Grand places? : STANDS
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Strikes out : DELES
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In ___ (completely) : TOTO
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In business : OPEN
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In a lather? : SOAPED
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Film from a phrase in Gray's "Elegy . . . " : PATHSOFGLORY
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Film from a Burnsian phrase : OFMICEANDMEN
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Monogram of an e.e.c. contemporary : TSE
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- - - - - - - : HYPHENS
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Sculled : OARED
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Norwegian saint : OLAV
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Show car : DEMO
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Range including Mt. Rainier : CASCADES
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Stuck : ADHERED
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Cuts of beef : BARONS
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"What ___," 1939 film : ALIFE
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Portside : LEFT
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Autry's hat : STETSON
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Indonesia's ___ Islands : ARRU
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Chicken Little's cry : DEARME
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Conforming : INSTEP
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Old headstones : STELAE
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Cylindrical : TERETE
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Film from a biblical phrase : THEROOTOFALLEVIL
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Meas. of revolutions : TPI
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First flier lost at sea : ICARUS
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Donkey, e.g. : ENGINE
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Sagacious : ASTUTE
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Film from a Julia Ward Howe phrase : THEGRAPESOFWRATH
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Get even again : RETIE
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___-Margret : ANN
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Satisfies : PLEASES
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He wrote "Now We Are Six" : AAMILNE
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Component of this puzzle's theme : TITLE
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Blood line : AORTA
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Forthwith : SOON
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Stealthy : FURTIVE
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Bump, in poker : RAISE
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Numerical ending : ETH
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___ Turn (road sign) : NOU
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Ending for 76 : ERS
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Fetch : GET
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Embattled personae : SEXES
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Average : MILLRUN
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Required: Abbr. : NEC
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A moon of Uranus : ARIEL
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Having strata : LAYERED
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Babe Ruth's team, once : ORIOLES
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Flavor : SAPOR
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Monogram of the author of "The Killers" : EMH
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Film from a Daniel Webster quote : ROOMATTHETOP
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Film from a FitzGerald phrase : SOREDTHEROSE
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Voilà! : THERE
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Omani money : RIALS
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Neath's opposite : OER
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Vino center : ASTI
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NW Argentine group : IPA
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Fishwife's cousin : NAG
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Holmes called him "The Oldest" : ALI
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Nez ___ (American Indian) : PERCE
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Old round dances : CAROLS
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Me-___ (coattails policy) : TOOISM
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Doghouse : KENNEL
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Ball prop : TEE
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Like some birds : SONGLESS
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Electron tubes : TRIODES
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Actress Holm : CELESTE
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"___ bed . . . " : EARLYTO
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Bids : OFFERS
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Bloomer girl? : VIOLET
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Typos : ERRATA
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Name often in Vegas lights : NEWTON
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Small thread : FIBRIL
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Bandleader Brown : LES
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Root word : ETYMON
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Former N.Y.C. mayor : BEAME
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Raft : FLOAT
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Remuda : HERD
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Weeded : HOED
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Big name in 126 Down : TAFT
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Where Ashtabula is : OHIO
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Japanese national park : ASO

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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