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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

RACKET-BUSTING

New York Times, Sunday, December 10, 1972

66-Down : Uninhibited

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 534 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 106, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 20, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 22
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,520
Across
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West Coast Indian : HOH
4
Loose cloak : CAPE
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Intros to holidays : EVES
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Kimono : ROBE
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High note : ELA
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"She's only a dream" : LAURA
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Ironwood : TITI
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"The Iceman ___" : COMETH
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Concerning a sports pairing : REDOUBLES
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Plaudits for Arthur : ASHESTOASHE
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Certain senior citizen : OLDLADYINTENNISSHOES
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Pipe joint : ELL
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Red and Black : SEAS
29
Ending for hero : INE
30
Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
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Blueprints : PLANS
34
Civil wrong : TORT
35
Creme de ___ (liqueur) : CASSIS
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Hearing ___ : AIDS
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Cupid : DAN
40
Faucet : TAP
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Musical syllables : TIS
44
New Deal letters : NRA
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Brutes : CAVEMEN
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Smelling victory : WITHINANACEOF
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Time period : ERA
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U.S.A., to French : EUA
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Do a brake job : RELINE
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Capri allure : GROTTO
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Village on Hudson : NYACK
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Threatening words : ORELSE
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Gimpy one : LIMPER
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"___ Smile Be Your ... " : LETA
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Bridge position : EAST
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Butternut : TREE
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Up ___ (aroused) : INARMS
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___ deadline : MEETSA
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Dome player : ASTRO
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Tug of the Mets : MCGRAW
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Showed one's heels to : OUTRAN
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Batter's stat. : RBI
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Overweight : FAT
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Last straw : BREAKINGPOINT
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Port of Mexico : TAMPICO
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"___, Virginia, there is ... " : YES
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Elected, in Paris : ELU
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Show drowsiness : NOD
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Her, in Berlin : IHR
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___ impasse : ATAN
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Depress : SADDEN
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Roman historian : LIVY
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Methods: Abbr. : SYSTS
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Hiatus : GAP
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Altar words : IDO
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Actress Rowlands : GENA
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Egg ___ yong : FOO
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Tennis-player's protection : NOFAULTINSURANCEPLAN
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Tennis match of sorts : COURTLYLOVE
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Certain strokes : FOREHANDS
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Removed : OUSTED
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Chemical endings : ENES
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Running tracks : OVALS
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Make lace : TAT
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Parties : TEAS
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___ of guns : SONS
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Spanish artist : GOYA
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Limit, to some : SKY
Down
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"Rings on ___ fingers ... " : HER
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Margarine : OLEO
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San Diego quarterback : HADL
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Plot : CABAL
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___ Lang Syne : AULD
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Victimizes : PREYSON
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Less demanding : EASIER
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Part of 54 Across : ETATS
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Holding device : VISE
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Kind of humor : ETHNIC
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Pigment : SIENNA
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Kanga and friends : ROOS
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U. S. Indians : OMAHAS
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Stupefy : BESOT
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Merman : ETHEL
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Slow periods : LULLS
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Coins: Abbr. : CTS
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"___ my man" : HES
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City in Denmark : ODENSE
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Pancho's nap : SIESTA
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More dapper : NATTIER
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Yonkers event : PACE
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Fibber : LIAR
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In and out points : ADVANTAGES
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Japanese leader : TANAKA
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Where matches develop : SINGLESBAR
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Douay Bible name : ISARI
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Dealer's choice : DEUCESWILD
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Salt tree : ATLE
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Silvers : PHIL
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Tennis earnings : NETPROFITS
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Memory routines : ROTES
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Preceding, old style : AFORE
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___ culpa : MEA
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Did a profile on : WROTEUP
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Kind of coffee : INSTANT
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___-do-well : NEER
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Promising one : COMER
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Australian river : YARRA
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Full of branches : LIMBY
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Ink for la plume : ENCRE
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Air pollution : SMOG
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Uninhibited : EARTHY
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"Let's ___ Deal" : MAKEA
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English town : ETON
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Rock group : TRIO
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___ and Young : SANDLER
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Tiny one : TIM
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Skin ___ : ACAT
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Weights : TONS
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"Hair" feature : NUDITY
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Promotional bribe : PAYOLA
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Russian city : IVANOVO
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Home for Leonidas : SPARTA
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Roman officials : EDILES
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Emphatic refusal : NONONO
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Bewildered : INAFOG
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Class men : SOPHS
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Recede : GOOUT
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Blow ___ : AFUSE
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Conjecture : GUESS
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"I ___ song coming on" : FEELA
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Sgt. : NCO
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U. S. Indians : UTES
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Law degree : LLD
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Writer Hedin : SVEN
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Spiny lobster : CRAY
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Insects : ANTS
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Neighbor of Mont. : NDAK
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Messy place : STY

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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