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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Thursday, December 11, 1975

47-Down : Clock hand

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,616
Across
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Festive : GALA
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Levenson : SAM
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N.Z. native : MAORI
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Miss Loos : ANITA
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Bulldog player : ELI
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Exeunt ___ (all go out) : OMNES
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Carpentry insert : TENON
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These: Fr. : CES
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Divine for water : DOWSE
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Ms. honor : WOMANOFTHEYEAR
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Bridge : SPAN
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Trouble : AIL
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Hurricane center : EYE
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Meet : SIT
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Pass receiver : END
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Aptitude : KNACK
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Birds of prey : HAWKS
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Ref. book : OED
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Payoff figures : ODDS
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Long time : AMONTHOFSUNDAYS
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Laugh : HAHA
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Hill insect : ANT
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Up to now : ASYET
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Earth's yearly accomplishment : ORBIT
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Merry month : MAY
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Sea inlets: Abbr. : SDS
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Kind of puncture : ACU
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High note : ELA
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___ many words : INSO
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Eternity plus : FOREVERANDADAY
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Carbo ___ (charcoal) : LIGNI
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Hawaiian baking pit : IMU
62
Arab land : YEMEN
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Skating : ONICE
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River isle : AIT
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Window-frame divider : STILE
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Pay : WAGES
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Once-named : NEE
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Seasoning : SALT
Down
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Holdup weapon : GAT
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Once more : ANEW
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Printing machine, for short : LINO
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Small bits : ATOMS
5
Clock hand : SECOND
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Hebrew letter : ALEF
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Errors : MISTAKES
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Early Ford : MODELA
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Formosa Strait island : AMOY
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"Open ___" (store sign) : ONWEEKDAYS
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Iterate : RESAY
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River of France : ISERE
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Metrical foot : ANAPEST
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"No, no" girl, for short : NAN
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Delhi resident : HINDU
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Leader of Iran : SHAH
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"___ Camera" : IAMA
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Night-club stint : TWOHOURGIG
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Cape ___ (saltbox homes) : CODS
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Knot in wood : KNAR
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Frequently, to poets : OFT
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Tinted : DYED
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Concordes : SSTS
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Selassie : HAILE
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Detroiter's neighbor : ONTARIAN
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Denies : NAYSAYS
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Groups of beauties : BEVIES
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Clock hand : MINUTE
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In addition : AND
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Streaming : AFLOW
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___ phrase (invent) : COINA
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Playwright Clifford : ODETS
56
Ending for differ : ENCE
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Friend, in Paris : AMIE
58
Bowfin genus : AMIA
59
Shout : YELL
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Butterfly-catcher's gear : NET

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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