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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

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New York Times, Sunday, March 1, 1970

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 710 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 18, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 28
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,505
Across
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Child's ailment : CROUP
6
Prefix for theater : AMPHI
11
Celebrator's sound : WHEE
15
Michener book : HAWAII
21
Masochist of a sort : HORSEPLAYER
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Inheritances of a sort : HANDMEDOWNS
25
Advantage : INSIDETRACK
26
Trifles : ODDSANDENDS
27
Spanish ladies : DONAS
28
Cinema's Sommer : ELKE
29
Pacific island group : SAMOA
30
Sibilant sound of derision : SISS
31
Astronaut John and family : GLENNS
33
One of the Joneses : DOW
35
Inspiration : ANIMUS
37
Orb : EYE
40
Harbor boat : TUG
41
Comparative word : THAN
43
Siesta : NAP
44
Madrid wife: Abbr. : SRA
47
Emphatic negative : NOTBYALONGSHOT
53
Rep. : AGT
54
Scorch : CHAR
55
TV host : EMCEE
56
Sister Eileen's state : OHIO
57
From A ___ : TOZ
59
Imitative : ECHOIC
61
Indian writer : RAU
63
Turtle feature : BEAK
64
"Rain" girl : SADIE
66
Spools : REELS
67
Helper: Abbr. : ASST
70
Love 'em and leave 'em : PLAYTHEFIELD
73
Metrical foot : IAMB
74
Desire : ITCH
75
Prongs : TINES
76
Horse transport : VAN
77
"The Rain ___" : INSPAIN
80
Spoil : MAR
81
Ice-bucket item : TONGS
82
Sonoran: Abbr. : MEX
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Add : TOTUP
85
Indian ape : KRA
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Winter sport : SKATING
88
Peaked : WAN
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Wicked city : SODOM
90
River areas : BEDS
91
To be, in Paris : ETRE
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Just in time : UNDERTHEWIRE
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Sky animal : URSA
97
Spore sac : ASCUS
98
Long times : AEONS
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Augury : OMEN
100
Correlative : NOR
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___ one talk : TOHEAR
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Tennis unit : SET
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Turkish lake : EBER
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Rye or corn : BREAD
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Lamented : RUED
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"___ in the stilly night" : OFT
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All-inclusive : ACROSSTHEBOARD
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Pronoun : ITS
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California's Big ___ : SUR
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Bridge positions: Abbr. : STHS
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Charged atom : ION
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Luau instrument : UKE
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Like a rain forest : STEAMY
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Conger : EEL
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Yellow-green hues : CEDRES
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Melville title : OMOO
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Pineapples : NANAS
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Fragrance : ODOR
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___ fours : ONALL
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Omaha's achievement : TRIPLECROWN
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Radio men : DISCJOCKEYS
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Controlling firmly : INTHESADDLE
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Final stage : HOMESTRETCH
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Undertakes : GOESAT
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Paris suburb : ISSY
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"Can't teach ___ dog . . . " : ANOLD
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Prevent, in law : ESTOP
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Greek letter : CHI
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___ de jambe : ROND
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Approximately : ORSO
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Taking advantage : USING
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Piano part : PEDAL
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Height: Abbr. : ALT
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Napoleonic battle site : MARENGO
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Indian verandas : PYALS
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Mild cussword : HECK
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Nettled : IRKED
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Elite : WHOSWHO
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"I ___ dream" : HADA
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Minstrel performer : ENDMAN
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Washington newsman : EDSON
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Biddy : HEN
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Reaches a total : ADDSUP
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___ me : WOEIS
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Bristles : AWNS
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Some voters: Abbr. : INDS
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Magazine number: Abbr. : ISS
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Spanish coin : PESETA
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Sounding sheepish : MAAING
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No, in law : NUL
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Roman emperor : OTHO
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Other shoe : MATE
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Compass point : ENE
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Hebrew day : YOM
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And the like: Abbr. : ETC
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Reach : ATTAIN
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Cobbler : SHOEMAKER
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Soras : RAILBIRDS
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Floodlights : ARCS
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Accommodation : BERTH
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Assent : YEA
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"A man may see . . . with ___" : NOEYES
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Mountain passes : GHATS
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Certain Hindu : SIKH
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Mas d'___, French town : AZIL
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Cut-rate : CHEAP
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Pindar output : ODE
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Bacon order : CRISP
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Sinclair : UPTON
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Hard blow : BANG
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Tunisian port : SFAX
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Book man : EDITOR
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Goals : AIMS
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Deploys, as police : STAKESOUT
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Sinks the cue ball : SCRATCHES
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Hybrid tongue, with 112 Down : LINGUA
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Handicap race, for one : EVENT
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Presiding spirit : NUMEN
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Space agency : NASA
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___ knot : TIESA
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Planet : MARS
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Overshadows : TOWERS
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Norse god : ODIN
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Aligned : TRUED
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Attacked : WENTAT
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Ornamental patterns : SEMES
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Pack animal : BURRO
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Retreat : NEST
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Deer : DOE
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Vagrant : HOBO
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Town in Italy : ATRI
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Musical dir. : OBB
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Rake : ROUE
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Gaelic : ERSE
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French drink : EAU
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Flatboat : ARK
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Ike : DDE
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See 71 Down : FRANCA
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British explorer : CHESNEY
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Male hawk : TIERCEL
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Trough : HOD
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Establish : ENROOT
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___ march on : STOLEA
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Church councils : SYNODS
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Classmen : SOPHS
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___ Gras : MARDI
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Low Hindu caste : LODHA
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Prefix for naut : COSMO
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Ink: Fr. : ENCRE
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Heaven's ___! : SAKES
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Whether ___ : ORNO
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Coin of low value : MITE
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Piercing tools : AWLS
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Lord in "Winter's Tale" : DION
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Baltic native : LETT
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Wolf: Prefix : LYCO
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Poke, in Scotland : TIG
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Id ___ : EST
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Law degree : JSD
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Engine power: Abbr. : SHP

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 18 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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