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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

WORDS OF A FEATHER

New York Times, Sunday, December 10, 1967

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 89, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { X }, Scrabble score: 689 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 134, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1967, The New York TimesNo. 6,693
Across
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Part of Africa. : SINAI
6
Italian poet. : TASSO
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Like fillet. : BONED
16
Tidbit for King Stork. : FROG
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Eagle. : TWOUNDERPAR
22
"A Majority ___." : OFONE
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Cathedral: It. : DUOMO
24
Quail. : LOSECOURAGE
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Key tone. : BFLAT
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British saint. : ALBAN
27
Upper story. : ATTIC
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Massachusetts town. : ATHOL
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Framework. : RIBBING
32
U.N. member. : USSR
36
Hurled. : HOVE
37
Idler. : DRONE
38
Bedeck. : ADORN
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Nettle. : PIQUE
41
Poppaea's spouse. : NERO
43
Unclose: Poet. : OPE
44
Israelis. : ZIONISTS
47
Complacency. : SMUGNESS
49
Dermis. : TRUESKIN
52
Skirt insert. : GORE
53
Of an Indian of NE Peru. : PEBAN
54
Surprised sounds. : AHAS
55
Fled. : RAN
56
Of a culture. : ETHNIC
58
Deacon. : LAYMAN
60
Serenade. : LOVESONG
62
Puts aside. : SETSBY
63
Colloid. : GEL
64
Hit ___ (get along). : ITOFF
66
Leif's father. : ERIC
67
Hummingbird. : STAR
69
Detail. : ITEM
71
William ___ Gladstone. : EWART
73
Egyptian cottons. : SAKS
75
"Griffith Show" role. : AUNTBEE
80
Golf champion. : BOROS
82
Rhone feeder. : ISERE
84
Pretend. : LETON
86
School of fish. : SHOAL
87
Gives heart to. : ENSOULS
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Platter. : DISC
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"Arms and the Man" girl. : RAINA
93
Soviet port: Var. : EYSK
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___ la mode. : PIEA
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Sound of a flat dive. : PLOP
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Diving bird. : GREBE
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State: Abbr. : WYO
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Yearned. : SIGHED
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English poet. : DELAMARE
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Poodles' world. : DOGDOM
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Aligners. : TRUERS
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Anger. : IRE
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Urge on. : PROD
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Wolflike animal. : HYENA
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Some stocks. : OILS
115
Has an eye to. : CONSULTS
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Buddy, in the Southwest. : COMPADRE
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Wishful ones. : ASPIRERS
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Ditty sound. : TRA
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Off and away. : AFAR
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Expeditions. : TREKS
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In ___ quo. : STATU
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Noise abroad. : BRUIT
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"When I was ___ . . . " : ALAD
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Whilom. : ERST
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Betrayers. : JUDASES
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Wood: Prefix. : LIGNO
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Movie jobs. : ROLES
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Give ___ of confidence. : AVOTE
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Japanese poem. : HAIKU
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Bunting. : SACRIFICING
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Cried like a gull. : MEWED
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Nine: Prefix. : ENNEA
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Wren. : CHRISTOPHER
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Without. : SANS
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Bubblesome. : SUDSY
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Up to now. : ASYET
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City of Estonia. : NARVA
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Natl. League city. : STL
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___ Jima. : IWO
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Pronoun: Fr. : NOS
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City in Saxony. : AUE
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S. A. Indian. : INCA
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Germans. : TEUTONS
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Gets there. : ARRIVES
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Typewriter bar. : SPACER
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Droop. : SAG
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Nymph. : OREAD
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TV star. : BOBHOPE
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Cuckoo. : OFFONESROCKER
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___ prosequi. : NOLLE
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Spanish queen. : ENA
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Leave a Pullman. : DETRAIN
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Dove. : FULBRIGHT
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Two Orioles. : ROBINSONS
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Asian gulf. : OMAN
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Tam-tam. : GONG
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Poetic verb. : DOTH
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Apply, in a way. : DABON
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Ducks. : TROUSERS
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"Yes." : IDO
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Raises. : UPS
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Goose. : SIMPLETON
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Canaries. : SQUEALERS
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Team game. : RUGBY
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As a friend: Fr. : ENAMI
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H.R.E. name. : OTHO
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Hums along. : ZINGS
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Kind of river: Abbr. : TRIB
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Officer: Abbr. : SECY
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Growing out. : ENATE
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Great review. : RAVE
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Neighbor of Mo. : KAN
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Hitchcock. : ALFRED
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Jacob's brother. : ESAU
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Sea birds. : TERNS
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Not at all. : NOWISE
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Igneous rock. : SIAL
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Mock. : GIBE
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Musical syllables. : FAS
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Brown. : TANNED
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Low. : MOO
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Turkeys. : TRIPLESTRIKES
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Contrived. : STAGED
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For ___ birds. : THE
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Robin. : BOYWONDER
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Pigeons. : EASYMARKS
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Nevada city. : ELKO
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Extra special. : SUPER
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River into the Duero. : ESLA
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Anc. Gaelic lang. : OIR
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Caps: Slang. : LIDS
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Grouse. : COMPLAIN
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C.G.S. unit. : ABOHM
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Parting word. : ADIOS
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Separate. : PART
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Arab country. : EGYPT
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Portico. : STOA
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Blue flag. : IRIS
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Swallows. : GULPSDOWN
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Cranes: Hunting term. : HESITATES
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Sea bird. : ERN
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Ponselle. : ROSA
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"Wreck of the Mary ___." : DEARE
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Suppresses. : CRUSHES
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O.A.S. member. : URUGUAY
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Dieter's unit. : CALORIE
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Lip-reader. : ORALIST
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N.Y. time. : EST
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Demolished: Var. : RASED
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Paris season. : ETE
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Long way. : FARCRY
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Hunter's hideaway. : BLIND
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Floria. : TOSCA
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Dexterous. : DEFT
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Tie-ups. : JAMS
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Eye part. : UVEA
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Swiss town on the Rhone. : SION
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Sky god of Babylon. : ANU
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Pleased sounds. : AHS
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Auditor. : CPA
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Her: Ger. : IHR
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Calif.'s neighbor. : NEV
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Love, Gaelic style. : GRA

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 17 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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