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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Saturday, December 29, 1962

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { G J V X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, 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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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,913

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Across
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Banana's relative. : PAPAW
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Army man: Abbr. : CAPT
10
Rodent akin to the agouti. : PACA
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Mennonite. : AMISH
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Essential oil. : OLEORESIN
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___ earth (track down). : RUNTO
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D. F. C.'s. : AIRMEDALS
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Wood preserver. : CREOSOTE
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Charlotte ___, Virgin Islands capital. : AMALIE
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Snare. : TRAP
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Snare. : NET
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Role for a tragedian. : LEAR
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Short ___ (quick work). : SHRIFT
28
Informal negative. : NOPE
30
"They sailed away for ___ and a day . . . " : AYEAR
31
Rising. : ASCENDANT
36
Food fish. : IDE
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Slander. : ASPERSE
39
Crosscut. : SAW
40
Showing no vestige of. : DESTITUTE
42
Extreme. : ULTRA
44
River into the Fulda. : EDER
45
Conceited smiles. : SMIRKS
46
Celebes ox. : ANOA
49
Ump's colleague. : REF
51
The "Crimson Tide," for short. : BAMA
52
Rich cakes. : TORTEN
54
Ocean phenomena. : LEETIDES
58
Housed. : QUARTERED
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River into the Loire. : INDRE
61
Set free. : UNLEASHED
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Lily. : CALLA
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In ___. : ESSE
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Reactionary. : TORY
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Winter fallout. : SLEET
Down
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Public area in France. : PARC
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Great river of Asia. : AMUR
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The Maine woods. : PINETREES
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City in Oregon. : ASTORIA
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Part of a hit-play title. : WHOSAFRAID
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Ulster. : COAT
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Opposed (to). : ALIEN
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Through. : PER
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Grocery item. : TOMATOES
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Soft- ___ (toned down). : PEDALED
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At auction. : ASALE
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Eyelashes. : CILIA
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Goose genus. : ANSER
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Ad or in ___. : REM
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Choose. : OPT
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Ink, in France. : ENCRE
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Already spoken of. : SAID
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Stevenson character. : HYDE
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Branch of physics. : PNEUMATICS
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River into the Orinoco. : APURE
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Headstrong. : SET
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Mounted. : ASTRADDLE
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Informer: Slang. : NARK
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Poetic contraction. : TWAS
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Most unrelenting. : STERNEST
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Valuable plant of the Orient. : TEATREE
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At the threshhold. : LIMINAL
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Compass point. : SBE
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And, in Latin. : ATQUE
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Some words. : NOUNS
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Some exams. : ORALS
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Mock. : FLEER
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Zeta's follower. : ETA
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Whirl. : EDDY
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A Gardner. : ERLE
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Subway problem. : SEAT
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Pi's follower. : RHO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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