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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Saturday, December 24, 1983

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.77, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 52, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 14, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,464
Across
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Grid scores : TDS
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Former Iranian leader : SHAH
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"There is nothing like ___" : ADAME
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Freshen (up) : PERK
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Remedy : CURE
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Lawmaker : SOLON
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Start of a seasonal song : SLEIGHBELLSRING
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Like Amor : ALATE
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" . . . ___ Bethlehem" : COMEYETO
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Dickens's "Carol" boy : TIM
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Lat. list-ender : ETAL
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Estuary : ARM
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Jack Frost's touch : NIP
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"Do not ___ till Dec. 25" : OPEN
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"___ boy!" : ITSA
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Elf's cousin : GNOME
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Not like the pre-ghosts Scrooge : SOFT
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Solo of "Star Wars" : HAN
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Good health habits : HYGIENE
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Savage : VIOLENT
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Late actor Jack ___ : SOO
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Draco body : ADIB
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Oven stuffer : ROAST
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Cluster : TUFT
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Tidings : NEWS
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Body blueprint, for short : DNA
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Uncooked : RAW
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Wall sheathing : LATH
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Wood sorrel : OCA
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Start of a carol : OCOMEALL
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Whimpers : MEWLS
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See 2 Down : AWHITECHRISTMAS
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"Jerusalem" author : BLAKE
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Troupe's trip : TOUR
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Tight : TAUT
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"___ Is Born" : ASTAR
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Crèche site, at times : APSE
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Opp. of ques. : ANS
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" . . . better not pout, I'm ___ why" : TELLINGYOU
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"I'm ___" (with 64 Across, start of a Berlin classic) : DREAMINGOF
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Variety-show piece : SKIT
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Prep. or elem. : SCH
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Wheel cover : HUBCAP
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Small cavities : AREOLES
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Ship's wheel : HELM
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Semitic lang. : ASSYR
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Slangy stocking stuffer : DOREMI
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Landed : ALIT
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Prefix with plane or tone : MONO
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Where to have a merrie hol. : ENG
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High-school jrs.' exam : PSAT
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Whizzer's word? : GEE
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Meadow : LEA
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"The war ___ all wars" : TOEND
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Oahu food : POI
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A Christmas-shopping mo. : NOV
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Epithet for Frosty : THESNOWMAN
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Kris Kringle : SANTACLAUS
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Tiny colonist : ANT
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"Give ___ little kiss . . . " : MEA
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"The ___ Noel" : FIRST
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Excessively : TOO
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Fair Deal Pres. : HST
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One, in Berlin : EIN
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Terhune canine : LAD
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Hotel employee : BELLHOP
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Trinity, in Russia : TROIKA
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Mustached mammal : WALRUS
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Counties, in Denmark : AMTER
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Tiny : WEE
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"___ Pinafore" : HMS
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Aide for a D.A. : ASST
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Hooters : OWLS
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Fireside ___ : CHAT
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"___ Sanctorum" : ACTA
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Singer James : ETTA
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Desert coat : ABA
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Leprechaun's land: Abbr. : IRE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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