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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

URBAN SOUND WAVES

New York Times, Sunday, February 11, 1979

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 681 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 127, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,687
Across
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Union general : MEADE
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Maggie's mate : JIGGS
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Army reserve gp. : ROTC
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Spoof : PUTON
20
Modify : ALTER
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Page's trip : ERRAND
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Precinct : AREA
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Cinched : ONICE
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Where Michiganders might gander : KALAMAZOOZOO
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Equal : PEER
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Short novel : CONTE
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Relative of alpha : ETA
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Common contraction : ARENT
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Woven fabric : WEFT
33
H. G. Wells's "___ Bungay" : TONO
35
Needlefish : GAR
36
Retreats : DENS
38
Burrows : ABE
39
Notre Dame receiver : SOUTHBENDEND
42
Landlord, in Livorno : OSTE
43
Road shoulders : BERMS
46
Noted U.S. physicist : KURIE
47
"A ___ the wise . . . " : WORDTO
48
In any way : ATALL
50
Dresses : ATTIRES
52
Lhasa ___ (terrier) : APSO
53
Piles up : AMASSES
55
Fertilizer : GUANO
56
Go it alone : SOLO
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Bryophyte : MOSS
62
Color: Poetic : TINCT
63
Stunning woman : VENUS
64
Seattle basketeer : SUPERSONIC
66
Disavowing : RETRACTING
69
Trial lawyer Bailey : FLEE
70
"___ fine lady . . . " : TOSEEA
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Zoological ending : INAE
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Cockle : OAST
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Neutral hue : ECRU
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Valley of grapes : NAPA
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N.C.O. : SGT
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Little League baseball : WILLIAMSPORTSPORT
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Rowan : ASH
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Devilism is one : CULT
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Bohr subject : ATOM
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Swami : SEER
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Flanged beam : HBAR
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Willful damage : MAYHEM
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Fairy-tale heavy : OGRE
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Decorator's color : CHARTREUSE
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Kind of wine : ELDERBERRY
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Musket balls, in India : GOLIS
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Central rooms : ATRIA
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Printing directive : STET
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___ Minor : URSA
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A Hollywood King : VIDOR
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Wrote : SCRIBED
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Weather satellite : ESSA
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Most conceited : VAINEST
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Ph.D. topic : THEMA
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Amoretto : CHERUB
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Guttural : VELAR
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Think piece : ESSAY
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Ref. books : ENCS
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Hula-dancing dazzler : HONOLULULULU
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Skill : ART
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Beehive : SKEP
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Chalice : AMA
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Mere: Comb. form : PSIL
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Mil. medals : DSMS
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He rode Champion : AUTRY
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Certain cover-up : BRA
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Pilfer : FILCH
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Farm unit : ACRE
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It rivals Ozone Park ozone : MONTCLAIRAIR
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Did he root for Yale? : ELIHU
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Brad or spad : NAIL
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Guidry or Gullett : YANKEE
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Wash out : RINSE
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Golfing cup : RYDER
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Conjunctives : ANDS
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Turf : SWARD
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Gathered leaves : RAKED
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Gladdens : ELATES
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Theatrical group in Ga.? : ATLANTAANTA
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Minerva, e.g. : DEA
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Writer Bombeck : ERMA
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Wicket women : JEZEBELS
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Mangle : IRONER
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Cave : GROT
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Atlas rel. : GAZ
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Brumal blanket : SNOW
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Ecstasy : RAPTURE
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Pay dirt : ORE
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Cut cuspids : TEETHE
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St.-John's-bread : CAROB
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Kittatinny neighbors : POCONOS
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Numero ___ : UNO
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Sounded a bell : TINGED
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Astronaut's instrument : OCTANT
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___-well : NEERDO
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Soft leather gloves : DOESKINS
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Fit for planting : ARABLE
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___ clock (friarbird) : FOURO
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R.I. red wine? : NEWPORTPORT
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Tightening device : SETSCREW
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Network : TISSUE
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Athenian course for footraces : DROMOS
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Shade of purple : MAGENTA
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Duped : STUNG
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Movie dog : ASTA
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Sigma follower : TAU
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Ginger drink : ALE
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Bell town : ATRI
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Appearance : MIEN
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Free waters : OPENSEAS
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Purse fillers : ONES
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Teutonic triumph : SIEG
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Avaunt! : SCAT
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Pop-in people : VISITORS
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Nasty remark : SLUR
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Fly high : SOAR
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Ohio vehicle : COLUMBUSBUS
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Improbable : TALL
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Out of : FROM
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Ferrara family name : ESTE
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Sharkey of TV : CPO
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Little, e.g. : APER
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Baker's aide : ICER
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Contrary girl : MARY
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Casual wear : TSHIRTS
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Behind ___ (not "with it") : THETIMES
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Singer Ed : AMES
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Shaker filler : SALT
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___ Park : HYDE
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Place for Carson's checks? : BURBANKBANK
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Cambodge is here : ASIE
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Peruse : READ
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Kind of doxy : HETERO
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Driveway material : GRAVEL
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Come together : CLOSE
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Singular : RARE
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Paleozoic ___ : ERA
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Card game : GINRUMMY
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Horatian creation : ODE
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Small bottles : VIALS
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Surprised : STARTLED
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Xanthippe's crock : CHYTRA
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Yellowish butterfly : SULPHUR
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Lab pots : ALUDELS
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Variety of beetle : CHAFER
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Sermon : HOMILY
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Eelgrass, e.g. : ENALID
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God on Mt. Etna : VULCAN
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Limoges item : SAUCER
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Cherry red : CERISE
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Was clement : SPARED
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Rain-forest plant : LIANA
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Provided that : SOAS
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Alaskan island : ATKA
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Scotch terrier's growl : YIRR
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Cuban hero : CHE
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Disencumber : RID
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Opp. of SSE : NNW
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Creek : RIA

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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