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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

SWEET TALK

New York Times, Sunday, November 27, 1966

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 158, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.61, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 715 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 145, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 15, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,315
Across
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Large bottle. : CARBOY
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Quadruped. : BEAST
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Confluence. : FORK
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Crustacean. : CRAB
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Emotional stresses. : TRAUMAS
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Wheelbase parts. : AXLES
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Take ___ stride. : ITIN
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"___ jolly good fellow . . . " : HESA
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Disturb. : AGITATE
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Café compartment. : BOOTH
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Beach guard. : LIFESAVER
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Temple song of years ago. : ONTHEGOODSHIPLOLLIPOP
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Fired, in a way. : EASEDOUT
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Auction over. : RESELL
34
Belief. : ISM
36
Long for. : YEARN
39
Poker pair. : TENS
40
Tête-___. : ATETE
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Interlocutor, new style. : EMCEE
44
Rabbit ___. : EARS
45
Haarlem painter. : HALS
46
Piece of garlic. : CLOVE
47
Counting the least. : PUNIEST
49
Tensile. : TRACTILE
51
Pungent plants. : PEPPERMINTS
53
Notify. : INFORM
54
Causes to operate. : TURNSON
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To some degree. : INASENSE
60
Pro ___. : TEM
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Narrow reef. : SPIT
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Interchange: Abbr. : TRANS
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Costa ___. : RICA
65
Hindered. : BLOCKED
69
Dewy. : RORIC
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M.D.'s group. : AMA
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Sharp turn. : ZAG
74
Tie with rope. : LASH
75
Clarinet: Slang. : LICORICESTICK
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Part of a honeycomb. : CELL
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Approx. : ABT
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Initials in N.Y.C. headlines. : SLA
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Bass viols. : CELLI
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Fencing term. : ENGARDE
85
December song. : NOEL
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Rulers. : TSARS
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Wine casks. : TUNS
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Like: Suffix. : EAN
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Casino man. : CROUPIER
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___ back seat. : TAKINGA
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See 137 Across. : EUDORA
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First-rate: Slang. : CRACKERJACK
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Promotional stunts. : BALLYHOO
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Most painful. : ACHIEST
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Small bottles. : VIALS
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Cans. : TINS
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Heavenly city: Var. : SION
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Concise. : BRIEF
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"Wreck of the Mary ___." : DEARE
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Clown. : ZANY
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Eat, figuratively. : STOKE
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Bokhara. : RUG
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Stress. : ACCENT
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Bethink. : REMEMBER
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"Arms and the Man" man. : CHOCOLATECREAMSOLDIER
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Dismisses: Colloq. : KISSESOFF
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Language: Sp. : HABLA
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___ whirlwind. : REAPTHE
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Mother Earth, Greek style. : GAEA
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Dancer's skirt. : TUTU
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Keep an ___. : EYEON
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Went in. : ENTERED
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Strike down. : SLAY
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Admired one. : IDOL
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She wrote "The Golden Apples." : WELTY
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Remove the pips. : DESEED
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With will attached: Lat. abbr. : CTA
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Constellation. : ARGO
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Mizzle. : RAIN
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Yellowish-brown. : BUTTERSCOTCH
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Nebraska man. : OMAHAN
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Dixon-___. : YATES
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Apes. : BABOONS
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Emigration. : EXODUS
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Belgian city. : ALOST
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Pecksniff. : SETH
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Gold Coast language. : TSHI
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Boner, as of fish. : FILLETER
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Idle. : OTIOSE
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Springfield. : RIFLE
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Toll. : KNELL
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Fellow. : CHAP
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Echo. : REVOICE
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Germ-free methods. : ASEPSES
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Snack ___. : BAR
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Growing in fields of grain. : SEGETAL
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Old movies. : SILENTS
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Short poems. : ODELETS
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Avert. : PREVENT
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Faced. : MET
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Everest snowman. : YETI
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Merit. : EARN
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Al ___, limbo of the Koran. : ARAF
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Mountains. : ALPS
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Italian mouse, on TV. : TOPO
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Cheeseparer. : MISER
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German's heaven. : HIMMEL
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Midmost. : CENTRIC
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Ship's boat. : PINNACE
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Italian "ones." : UNAS
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Journey. : TREK
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Previous. : PRIOR
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Indian. : MIAMI
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Tumult. : UPROAR
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Famous lawyer. : NIZER
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Recipe direction. : SCALD
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Golf score. : EAGLE
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Rank. : RATING
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Mont ___. : BLANC
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Workers. : LABOR
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Bone: Prefix. : OSTEO
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Analyze. : DISSECT
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Frost. : ICE
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Boston champions. : CELTICS
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Famous Champ. : CLARK
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Sneaked. : SLUNK
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Genuflects. : KNEELS
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Designs on shirting. : CANDYSTRIPES
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Frenchman. : GAUL
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Dickens heroine. : LUCIE
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Aunts: Sp. : TIAS
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Grooved. : STRIATE
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Italic people. : SABINES
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Foreword. : PREFACE
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Open. : AJAR
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Vegetable. : KALE
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Evansville's river. : OHIO
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Chessman. : ROOK
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See 101 Across. : AONE
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Momentous. : EVENTFUL
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Nowadays. : ANYMORE
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Condensed: Abbr. : ABR
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Decisive. : CRUCIAL
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Pirate waters. : HIGHSEA
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Tweed's group. : TAMMANY
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Giving no heed. : DEAFTO
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Enthusiast. : ZEALOT
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Serious. : SEDATE
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Rib: Prefix. : COSTI
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Obscure. : CLOUD
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Show opposition. : REBEL
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Harmonize. : BLEND
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Anthem beginning. : OSAY
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Cogitate. : CHEW
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Martha from Montana. : RAYE
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Raison d'___. : ETRE
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Korean name. : RHEE
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Kilograms: Abbr. : KGS
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Educator's degree. : EDD

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

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