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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

RAGTAG BAND

New York Times, Sunday, February 19, 1989

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 564 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,348
Across
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Next of skin? : HEIR
5
Low life forms : AMOEBAE
12
Forgetful : AMNESIC
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Deed, in Dijon : ACTE
20
Actors Edward and William : GARGANS
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Make unfriendly : ALIENATE
22
Colleen McCullough's music makers? : THEHORNBIRDS
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Family of Grant's first Veep : COLFAXES
25
Fluffy fare : OMELET
26
Shut up : SILENCED
28
Tinge : CAST
29
Fashion designer Simpson : ADELE
31
Danza latina : TANGO
32
Potent hallucinogen : STP
33
Pants style : CAPRI
36
Olympic Stadium team : EXPOS
38
Three-pointed tooth : TRICUSPID
43
What Carson and Leno do : AMUSE
44
Humbug : CANT
45
Beat it, Ringo! : DRUM
46
Rock producer Brian ___ : ENO
47
Soccer great : PELE
48
Candia : CRETE
50
Abbot's right-hand man : PRIOR
52
Folded, filled tortilla : TACO
53
R.E.O. middle : ELI
54
This bunch : THESE
55
Synthetic fabric : RAYON
56
Of 60 Across : SOLAR
57
Lifeboats : DINGHIES
59
Sofa : DIVAN
60
Back burner? : SUN
61
What this country singer needs? : AGOODFIFECENTGUITAR
66
Purpose : USE
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Clergyman : VICAR
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Handel handled this well : ORATORIO
70
___ deux (dance for two) : PASDE
73
Burglar, e.g. : FELON
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Seasoning : CHIVE
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Vandalize : MAR
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Tract : AREA
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Excitement : FEVER
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Poe's "___ in Paradise" : TOONE
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Satiate : PALL
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Reed of "At the Movies" : REX
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Chesterton's "___ Survey" : ALLI
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Holmes vehicle : SHAY
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Horse or car : PINTO
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Kind of clause : ESCALATOR
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Where Bush whacked Dukakis : POLLS
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Wore : HADON
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Singer Sumac : YMA
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At the tip of one's lungs? : LOBAR
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A Jackson Secretary of War : EATON
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Walk like Festus : LIMP
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Mythical beasts : UNICORNS
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Quartet members : TENORS
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Rooter for hockey's Oilers : ALBERTAN
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Barn-dance song? : SKIPTOMYLUTE
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Proximity : NEARNESS
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End the reign of rain : CLEARUP
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Be next door to : ABUT
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In any case : ATLEAST
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Notched, as a leaf : SERRATE
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Harmonize, for short : SYNC
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Boater or bowler : HAT
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Chamber sound : ECHO
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Liz Smith report : ITEM
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Practice : REHEARSE
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See eye to eye : AGREE
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One of the "M" boys of baseball : MANTLE
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Pluto, e.g. : ORB
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Sponsorship : EGIS
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Crosby was one : BARITONE
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First ___ (above all else) : ANDLAST
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Krupp city : ESSEN
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Lotion ingredient : ALOE
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Clement : MILD
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Seaman's clock : NEF
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Makes into law : ENACTS
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What Stan Getz has? : SAXAPPEAL
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Suburban people? : ITES
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"___ Magnifique," 1953 hit song : CEST
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How to play polkas? : ACCORDIONTOHOYLE
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"I Love You Truly," for one : OLDIE
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Darkness hrs. : NGT
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Why the musical was R-rated? : EXCESSIVEVIOLINS
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Dim ___ (Chinese dumplings) : SUM
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Clothed in a fanon : CAPED
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Susan Clark played her on TV : AMELIA
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Pouring out the whines : PULING
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An hors d'oeuvre : PATE
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Smooth out : IRON
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It may be found in a pound : CUR
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Orejón, e.g. : INCA
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Spot for a slot : DOOR
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Scold : CHIDE
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Shorten a sail : REEF
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Sidewalk brick : PAVER
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Pitcher Nolan : RYAN
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Jay Silverheels role : TONTO
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That bunch : THOSE
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Costa ___, San José native : RICAN
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Parlor set : SUITE
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Dutch cheese : GOUDA
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Scenery of a sort : DECOR
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Like a smoothie : SUAVE
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Manicure : FILE
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Rictus : GRIN
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Actor Assante : ARMAND
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Theater district : RIALTO
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Acrylic fiber : ORLON
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Shave : PARE
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Hawkish god : ARES
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Erotic music maker? : SEXCYMBAL
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Touched : FELT
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Energy source : COAL
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Tallahassee is its cap. : FLA
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More complex : THORNIER
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Laydowns, in bridge : PIANOLAS
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In the style of : ALA
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Glisten : SPARKLE
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Fake : PHONY
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Current unit : AMPERE
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Big bird of myth : ROC
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Stayed to the end of : SATOUT
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Pear choices : BOSCS
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Fiesta Bowl site : TEMPE
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Singer Cantrell : LANA
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"___ a Song Go . . . " : ILET
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All-purpose trks. : UTES
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Tweed twitter : NAST
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Bandy words : SPAR
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Girl in a Kenny Rogers hit : RUBY
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Amaze : STUN
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Kind of virus : RNA
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Sinatra's coda? : TRA
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Blah, blah, blah : ETC

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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