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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Monday, December 29, 1958

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 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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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,454
Across
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Egyptian goddess. : ISIS
5
Device for sharpening. : STROP
10
Gusher. : WELL
14
Ascend. : RISE
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Treasure ___. : TROVE
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Robert ___. : ELEE
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Norse king of the Huns. : ATLI
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Automatic device on an airplane. : ROBOTPILOT
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Square. : QUADRATE
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First-born. : ELDEST
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Homework of a sort. : MATH
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Trolley. : TRAM
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Where 36 Across is. : PANAMA
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Nemo and Bligh. : CAPTAINS
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Places like Elysium. : EDENS
33
Desi's country. : CUBA
34
Yuletide. : NOEL
35
Torn place. : RIP
36
Canal Zone town. : GATUN
37
Twisted. : WRY
38
Rend. : TEAR
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Burden. : ONUS
41
Serious. : GRAVE
43
Latest craze. : HULAHOOP
45
Oklahoman. : SOONER
46
Neap or ebb. : TIDE
47
Insignificant. : PUNY
48
Excessively. : OVERLY
51
Aesthete's milieu. : FINEARTS
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Feasting. : REGALEMENT
57
Stead. : LIEU
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Of the kind of: Suffix. : ATIC
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Artery. : AORTA
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Neat. : TRIM
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Mislay. : LOSE
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Continued. : RANON
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Bark. : YELP
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U. A. R. member. : IRAQ
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In ___ (in its original position): Lat. : SITU
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What 33 Across is. : ISLA
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Cantor TV role. : SEIDMAN
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Rock layers. : STRATA
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Pledge. : TROTH
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Garment. : ROBE
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Ab ___ (from the egg): Lat. : OVO
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Mary Martin role. : PETERPAN
10
Current novelist. : WEIDMAN
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French pronoun. : ELLE
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Namesakes of well-known lion. : LEOS
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Baltic native. : LETT
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Braid. : PLAT
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Batters. : RAMS
24
Bans. : TABUS
25
Australian seaport. : PERTH
26
Farewell. : ADIEU
27
Where Katmandu is. : NEPAL
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Wag. : CUTUP
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Middle Westerner. : IOWAN
30
Audacity: Colloq. : NERVE
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More furtive. : SLYER
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Kayak. : CANOE
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Forecast for 1959? : GOODYEAR
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Frantic scurry: Slang. : RATRACE
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Consumed. : GONE
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Kings. : ROYALTY
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Capitol ___. : HILL
45
Florida complexion. : SUNTAN
47
Piebald horse. : PINTO
48
Spoken. : ORAL
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I forbid: Lat. : VETO
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Sponsorship. : EGIS
51
Plant. : FERN
52
To laugh: Fr. : RIRE
53
Linden tree. : TEIL
54
Pit or reservoir. : SUMP
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Extinct bird. : MOA

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

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