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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

READING MATTER

New York Times, Sunday, March 25, 1973

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 667 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 18, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 22
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,625
Across
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Have ___ loose : ASCREW
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Laugh : HAHA
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Embrace, as ideas : ADOPT
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Scolded : CHID
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Fragrant oil : NEROLI
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Electrical unit : FARAD
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Mexican man : SENOR
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Prefix for sphere : HEMI
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Jet-setter : GLOBETROTTER
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Dispatch boat : AVISO
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“Yes, ___ fatal man . . . ” : IAMA
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Bad in Germany : EMS
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Coin of Korea : CHON
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Purse item : COMPACTMIRROR
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Eye or back : LASH
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Styled, as hair : DIDUP
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Food for Don Ho : POI
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Nigerian tribe: Var. : EBO
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G-men’s place : FBI
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Where above: Lat. : UBISUPRA
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Added : ANNEXED
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Sweetbread: Fr. : RIS
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Most drenched : WETTEST
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Merchandise : SELL
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Ref. book : ENC
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Frisky as ___ : ACOLT
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After jay : VEE
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Mimic : APE
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Clue of a sort : SIGNOFTHETIMES
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July game : ALLSTAR
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___ lard : TUBSOF
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Arabian gulf : ADEN
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Lynne or Orange : EAST
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Bear Bryant’s team : BAMA
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Fiends : SATANS
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Being: Fr. : ETRE
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Simplified English : ANGLIC
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Protozoan : AMEBA
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Siamese twin : ENG
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Newspaper, to some : RAG
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December line : HARKTHEHERALDANGELSSING
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___ hunch : ONA
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Greek letters : XIS
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Change : COINS
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Excuses : ALIBIS
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Force down : TAMP
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Outpourings : SPATES
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Pluck : GRIT
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River of Korea : YALU
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Stravinsky : IGOR
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Go by again : REPASS
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Make ___ about : NOBONES
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Old grapevine : MORSETELEGRAPH
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___ tide : EBB
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D.D.E. locale : ETO
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To the back : AREAR
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Raleigh or Scott : SIR
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Barfront light : NEON
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Harmful flies : TSETSES
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“___ in rooster” : RAS
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Subjugate : ENSLAVE
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Fly catchers : SWATTERS
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___ 1 (tie score) : ITO
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“___ as a Stranger” : NOT
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Daughter of Cadmus : INO
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Word with way or case : STAIR
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Smooth : EVEN
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Old-World reptile : MONITORLIZARD
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Son of Jacob : LEVI
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___ daze : INA
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Cereal : BRAN
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“You ___ mouthful” : SAIDA
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Olympic runners’ goals : TRACKRECORDS
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“That ___ hay” : AINT
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Sea duck : EIDER
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Joyous : HAPPY
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Cheap liquor : ROTGUT
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“And ___ bed” : SOTO
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Hairnet : SNOOD
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German king : OTTO
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Curious : SNOOPY
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Show backer : ANGEL
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Southern city : SELMA
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Charing or double : CROSS
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Thieve : ROB
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Tesla’s field: Abbr. : ELEC
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Quickly : WITHDISPATCH
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Cloche : HAT
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Carney : ART
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After hic : HAEC
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Old alchemy stone : ADROP
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Neat ___ : ASAPIN
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Hindu deity : DEVA
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Chem. suffix : ONIC
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G.I. store : POSTEXCHANGE
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Organ stops : TROMBE
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Variety of pine : CHIR
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Get a report : HEARFROM
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Like a stranded ship : IMMOBILE
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Pepys et al. : DIARISTS
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Blended, as colors : FONDU
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Carouse : ROISTER
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Extinct bird : MOA
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Treat a cut : IODATE
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Quonset : HUT
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Raises : UPS
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Brash one : PRESUMER
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Scrams : BEATSIT
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Sesame man : ALIBABA
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Old clock : NEF
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Way in: Abbr. : ENT
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State: Abbr. : WVA
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Fish : EEL
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Singing item : TELEGRAM
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Linemen: Abbr. : LGS
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Movies, in Spain : CINE
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Some votes : NOS
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Two ___ kind : OFA
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Ames et al. : EDS
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Kind of vaccine : SALK
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Least challenging : TAMEST
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State of Brazil : BAHIA
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Goolagong’s game : TENNIS
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Dread : ANGST
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Roman officials : TRIBUNES
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Hindu queen : RANI
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Incites, with “on” : EGGS
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Get ___ tip : AHOT
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Nursemaid : NANA
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Antifreeze: Abbr. : ALC
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Amtrak unit : EXPRESSTRAIN
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Baboons : DOGAPES
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Flying circuses : AIRSHOWS
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Certain church watchdogs : LAYOBSERVERS
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Drivel : SLABBER
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Farm unit : SILO
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Arno city : PISA
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Tippler : SOT
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Work unit : ERG
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Pulpit offering: Abbr. : SER
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Manager : GERENT
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Criticize : PAN
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More filmy : NETTIER
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French season : ETE
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Sea call : SOS
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Xylophones : MARIMBAS
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Handel work : ORATORIO
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Vibrant : RESONANT
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Diamond name : LIL
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Eventful period : ERA
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Pendleton : NAT
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Lao follower : TSE
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Neck ties : NOOSES
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Disguise : VIZARD
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Spanish queen : ENA
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Prolix : TALKY
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Prefix for dox : ORTHO
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Zodiac sign : VIRGO
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Finish : ENDUP
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Unpleasant : NASTY
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Go ___ a huddle : INTO
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Beach resort : LIDO
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Thought: Prefix : IDEO
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Mild oath : DRAT
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Sacred image : ICON
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Quick to learn : APT
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Navy man: Abbr. : CPO
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Sioux Indian : OTO

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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