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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

FLOWERY SPEECH

New York Times, Sunday, March 26, 1978

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.18, Missing: { K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 654 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 123, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 18, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,452
Across
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Iniquity : VICE
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Shaded walk : ALAMEDA
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"There is ___ in the affairs . . . " : ATIDE
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Kind of scale or test : BINET
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Seats of taste : PALATES
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Pansy : THOUGHTS
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Yellow violet : RURALHAPPINESS
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Forget-me-not : TRUELOVE
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Others, to Dante : ALTRI
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"A wither'd violet is her ___" : BLISS
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Rice dish : PILAU
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White ___ ("youthful innocence") : LILAC
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Fishline sinker : PLUMB
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Reedlike grass : BENT
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Pinchfist : MISER
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Hubby's : HIS
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Affirmative vote : AYE
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Andy's partner : AMOS
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___ bag (pitching aid) : ROSIN
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"Pure and lovely," if red : ROSEBUD
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His emblem is the thistle flower : SCOT
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Part of "A Loss of Roses" : SCENE
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Inclination : SLANT
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Yoko from Tokyo : ONO
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Japanese city : ASHIYA
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Printshop worker : PAGER
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Dam : MARE
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Agitated state : SNIT
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Signet : SEAL
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Deep red rose : BASHFULSHAME
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V.I.P. in Cairo : SADAT
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White chrysanthemum : TRUTH
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Bicycle part : WHEEL
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Items of interest : ANA
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Petulant : FEISTY
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Easter oval : EGG
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Love affair : AMOUR
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Leeds's river : AIRE
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Seabee motto : CANDO
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Doe, in Düren : REH
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Thornless rose : EARLYATTACHMENT
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The G-men : FBI
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Like old jokes : TIRED
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Kind of tide : NEAP
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Pour ___ dire (so to speak): Fr. : AINSI
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Youngster : LAD
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Worcester and York : SHIRES
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Health resort : SPA
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Pollute : TAINT
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Lasso : NOOSE
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Soft, as a sound : LENIS
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Blue violet or heliotrope : FAITHFULNESS
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Sheep genus : OVIS
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Réunion and Corse : ILES
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Billboard : SIGN
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Inventor Pliny ___ : EARLE
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Phase : ASPECT
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High railways : ELS
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Key dice throw : SEVEN
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Regions : AREAS
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Crops : MAWS
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Cockade : ROSETTE
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After, in Arles : APRES
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In this place : HERE
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Troublesome : BAD
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O. T. book : NEH
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Rabbit tails : SCUTS
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Sheepskin clutcher : GRAD
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"Adonais" is one : ELEGY
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Hoofed animal : TAPIR
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Max and Buddy : BAERS
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Garment for Gandhi : DHOTI
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Man-___ : TOMAN
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Blue crocus : ABUSENOT
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Peach blossom : IAMYOURCAPTIVE
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French marigold or yellow rose : JEALOUSY
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Italian port : TRIESTE
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Celebrate Alumni Day : REUNE
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Perfume ingredient : ESTER
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Leavened : YEASTED
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Instance : CASE
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Green mint : VIRTUE
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Walking arm ___ : INARM
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Bachelor's button : CELIBACY
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Numerical ending : ETH
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"Temptation" is their word : APPLES
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Rabbit fur : LAPIN
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Tilting, as a ship : ALIST
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Fortifies : MANS
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Fleur season : ETE
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Contemnors : DESPISERS
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Town of St. Francis : ASSISI
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Rose oil : ATTAR
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Done, for short : THRU
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Gambling note : IOU
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Swordsman : DUELIST
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Notre Dame de Paris, e.g. : EGLISE
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Ruffian : BULLY
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Londoner's day off : HOL
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Tenn. power project : TVA
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Part of a min. : SEC
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___ Nui (Easter Island) : RAPA
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Monastery head : ABBOT
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Photographer : LENSMAN
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Commercial alloy : MONEL
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Sharpen : HONE
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Biblical land : MOAB
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Adjust : REGULATE
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Recherché : RARE
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Yellow honeysuckle : BONDSOFLOVE
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Eastern Catholic : UNIAT
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Tetched : DOTTY
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Dregs : SILT
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Starlike : SPHERY
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Barroom : CAFE
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Dalai ___ : LAMA
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"Variety" is its word : ASTER
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Suit fabric : SERGE
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Yellow sunflower : HAUGHTINESS
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Uttered : SAID
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"___ to the wise . . . " : AWORD
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Synagogue : SHUL
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Hic, ___, hoc : HAEC
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Submitted : SENTIN
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Inheritor, in law : HAERES
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Rooters : FANS
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Daisy and Winnie : MAES
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Give ___ try : ITA
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Ecstasies : RAPTURES
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Piggy-bank money : CENTS
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Med. school subject : ANAT
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Army base in Alaska : HAINES
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Colliery : MINE
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Irreducible : BASIC
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That is: Lat. : IDEST
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"Message" is its message : IRIS
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More cunning : SLIER
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Greeting : HELLO
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"Domestic virtue" is its phrase : SAGE
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Ship's boat : PINNACE
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___ breve : ALLA
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Apologetic exclamation : OOPS
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___-fingered ivy : FIVE
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"Kind ___ more than coronets" : HEARTSARE
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Bus riders : FARES
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European coal basin : SAAR
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Clockmaker Thomas : SETH
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It speaks of "delicate pleasures" : SWEETPEA
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Recording systems : STEREOS
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Doc : MEDIC
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Quarantine : ENISLE
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White lily : PURITY
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Basil : HATRED
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Four-leaf clover : BEMINE
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Century plant : AGAVE
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Unit of force : DYNE
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Butterfly : SATYR
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Poltergeist : GHOST
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Way : ROUTE
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It signifies "eloquence" : LOTUS
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___ Mahal : TAJ
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Ribicoff : ABE
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___ hemp : PUA
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Make ground tests : BOSE
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Hennas : DYES
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Pecan : NUT
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Miss Farrow : MIA
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Curve : ARC

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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