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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Wednesday, March 23, 1977

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 306 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,084
Across
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Plays eighteen : GOLFS
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Racing boat : SCULL
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Ziegfeld : FLO
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Grown-up : ADULT
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Asian capital : HANOI
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Schoolboy : LAD
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Prima ___ evidence : FACIE
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Pick out : ELECT
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Bar need : ICE
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Like basset features : FLAPEARED
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Wagoner's command : HUP
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Pliant states : FLOPPINESSES
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Grid group : NFL
30
Island country : HAITI
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Dogpatch founder : CAPP
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Kind of energy : SOLAR
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Hawaiian goose : NENE
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Half of a dance : CHA
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Stands for cameras : TRIPODS
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Towser's meal : DOGFOOD
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Diamond off. : UMP
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Slangy agreements : YEHS
45
Sail the skies : GLIDE
46
Young deer : FAWN
48
Eyelashes : CILIA
51
The electees : INS
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Has conniptions : FLIPSONESTOP
55
Baton Rouge inst. : LSU
56
Clumsy dive : BELLYFLOP
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"___ the season . . . " : TIS
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Abscond : ELOPE
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Oily resin : ELEMI
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Pizarro's pelf : ORO
66
Belief : TENET
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Curia man : ROMAN
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Skillet : PAN
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Swamis : SEERS
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Ignite : SPARK
Down
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Hoax : GAFF
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Medieval estate : ODAL
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Painter Signorelli : LUCA
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Blow to and fro : FLIPFLAP
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Girder material : STEEL
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Everest climber : SHERPA
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Dictionary : CALEPIN
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Not emended : UNEDITED
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Site: Abbr. : LOC
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Double-jointed : LITHE
11
Decides, in a way : FLIPSACOIN
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Tree resin : LAC
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Sappho creation : ODE
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Irish org. : AOH
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Trojans' inst. : USC
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Boy, in Juárez : NINO
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Hebrew vestments : EPHODS
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Part of a black suit : SPADE
28
Customary : NORMAL
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"Geraldine" : FLIPWILSON
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Cram : STUFF
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Netman Emerson : ROY
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Plant or head : EGG
38
Art ___ : DECO
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Tibia : SHINBONE
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Backward somersault : FLIPFLOP
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Surprise hit : SLEEPER
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Notaries: Abbr. : NPS
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Keys : ISLETS
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Expanse west of Eur. : ATL
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Tallows : SUETS
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Court hearings : OYERS
57
Tony, of golf fame : LEMA
58
Sharif : OMAR
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Fragrant flower : PINK
60
Flip-___ can : TOP
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Writer Levin : IRA
63
Shelter : LEE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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