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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

OPERA COMIQUE

New York Times, Sunday, March 1, 1964

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.26, Missing: { X Z }, Scrabble score: 568 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,327
Across
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Deceptions. : SHAMS
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Letters. : EMS
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Frozen. : ICED
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Crown. : DIADEM
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Allowed. : LICIT
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Ship channel. : GAT
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___ me tangere. : NOLI
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Antelope. : IMPALA
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Nimble. : AGILE
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Moses and others. : GRANDMAS
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___ a poke. : APIGIN
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On ___ (in secret). : THEQT
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Plaything of a sort. : POGOSTICK
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Something: Ger. : ETWAS
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Beige. : ECRU
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Bennett. : FLOYD
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Extra pages in a book. : INSERT
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Full of: Suffix. : OSE
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French spa. : EVIAN
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Ibsen role. : ASE
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White: Prefix. : LEUCO
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From a certain direction. : EASTERN
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Treaties. : PACTS
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Points in an orbit. : APSIDES
49
Confusion. : CHAOS
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Commander at Alamo, 1836. : TRAVIS
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Snow: Scot. : SNA
53
European city. : OSLO
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Attacked. : HADAT
55
Finch. : SERIN
56
Of the eye. : OPTIC
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Opposite of sing. : PLU
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Broad sashes. : OBIS
60
Madame Nhu. : DRAGONLADY
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Pinna. : EAR
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Greek letter. : ETA
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Part of Saudi Arabia. : ASIR
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Distress. : PAIN
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Former govt. agency. : RFC
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Exclamation. : HAH
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Knockout potion. : MICKEYFINN
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Elevator. : LIFT
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According to. : ALA
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The opposition. : ANTIS
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Took aboard. : LADED
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Triple crown. : TIARA
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Regulations. : LAWS
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Hideaway. : DEN
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Bristly. : SETOSE
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Waterway. : INLET
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Compared. : LIKENED
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Dutch painter. : STEEN
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"You ___ the wood . . . " : CANTSEE
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Prefix in chemistry. : IMINO
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Felix the ___. : CAT
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Stoppers. : PLUGS
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Barley beard. : AWN
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Lethargy. : STUPOR
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French revolutionist. : MARAT
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Wearables: Colloq. : TOGS
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Money. : PESOS
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Fish stories. : TALLTALES
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Small pit. : FOVEA
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English prince. : ANDREW
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Skinny people. : SLIMJIMS
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Concerning. : ANENT
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Tin: Prefix. : STANNO
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Fuel. : COKE
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Sometime bonnet decor. : BEE
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Hilarious. : MERRY
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Biblical verb. : SAYEST
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Spread out. : OPEN
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Analyst's concerns. : IDS
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Daisy's cousin. : ASTER
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Blackboard. : SLATE
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Coloratura's forte. : HIGHC
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Quaker gray. : ACIER
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Timid soul. : MILQUETOAST
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Printer's word. : STET
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Purplish fruits. : EGGPLANTS
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Shade of red. : MAROON
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Theatrical. : STAGY
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Dems., Reps., ___. : INDS
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Positivists. : COMTISTS
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Namesakes of the Lily Maid. : ELAINES
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Records. : DISCS
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Day, in Madrid. : DIA
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Force. : IMPETUS
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Dig ___ (lay a trap). : APIT
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Triple-decker sandwiches. : DAGWOODSPECIALS
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Disney's middle name. : ELIAS
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Type of residence. : MANSE
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One of a poetic trio. : NOD
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State of Malaya. : KELANTAN
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Tree. : FIR
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Compensated. : REPAID
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Garment. : VEST
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Making a hole in one. : ACING
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Union initials. : CIO
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One of the satellites. : ECHO
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Fictional captain. : AHAB
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Celebration in many colleges. : SADIEHAWKINSDAY
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Evades. : PARRIES
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Birdcage of a sort. : AVIARY
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Girl's name. : ELLA
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Peevish. : SOUR
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Tonto, for one. : REDSKIN
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Grooves. : SPLINES
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Incessantly. : ONANDON
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Saint ___, French marshal. : CYR
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Narcotic. : OPIATE
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Doctors' group. : AMA
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Dramatized. : ACTEDOUT
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TV family. : FLINTSTONES
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Auditorium. : HALL
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Kirghiz range. : ALAI
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Typist's verb. : INDENT
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Armada. : FLEET
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Liberal. : FREE
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Famous gallery. : TATE
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Lowers in rank. : DECLASSES
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Bell sound. : TING
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Punctuation mark: Abbr. : SEM
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Of a certain shape. : STARLIKE
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Quonsets. : NISSENS
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Decorative edge: Var. : SCOLLOP
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Self: Prefix. : AUT
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College course, for short. : PREMED
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Make ___ at. : APASS
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"And he ___ crooked mile . . . " : WENTA
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Cerro de ___, Peru. : PASCO
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Army man: Abbr. : MAJ
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Excuse. : ALIBI
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Public. : OVERT
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Kind. : GENRE
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Butterfly. : SATYR
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Caen's river. : ORNE
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Treasury group. : TMEN
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Rumor personified. : FAMA
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Knows: Dial. : WOT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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