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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Monday, March 28, 1977

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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. 10,089
Across
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Flightless bird : KIWI
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Alex Haley's search : ROOTS
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Evergreens : FIRS
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"The Terrible" : IVAN
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Evangelist's name : AIMEE
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City on the Oka : OREL
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Waistcoat : VEST
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The upper crust : ELITE
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Tear apart : RIVE
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Very, in music : ASSAI
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Advanced : STEPPEDUP
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Believes in : ACCEPTS
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Property : ASSET
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Fib : WHITELIE
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Before: Prefix : PRE
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Long fish : EEL
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Own; keep : HOLD
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Drill command : ATEASE
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Clover : TREFOIL
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Cheshire cat : GRINNER
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Masses of ice : SERACS
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Cupid : EROS
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Numerical prefix : TRI
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E.T.O. general : IKE
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Ailments : MALADIES
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Thin cake : SCONE
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Card game : SEVENUP
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Eavesdropper's delight : PARTYLINE
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Multiple-flue chimney : STACK
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Helper : AIDE
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Confuse : ADDLE
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Cay or holm : ISLE
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Very, in Paris : TRES
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Forecast word : SLEET
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School jacket : ETON
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Type : SORT
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___ Gabler : HEDDA
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"And ___ bed" : SOTO
Down
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Pueblo council room : KIVA
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Currier and ___ : IVES
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Celebrant : WASSAILER
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Whole : INTACT
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Scottish explorer : RAE
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Ecological problem : OILSPILL
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Left out : OMITTED
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Heads: Fr. : TETES
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Ooze through : SEEP
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Expected : FORESEEN
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Lilylike plants : IRIDS
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Musical show : REVUE
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Got rest : SLEPT
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Team sport : ICEHOCKEY
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Guerrillas : PARTISANS
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Fictional Plaza juvenile : ELOISE
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Moistens : WETS
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Hither : HERE
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Conditional release : PAROLE
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Dish before the lasagna : ANTIPASTO
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Dried up : SERE
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Goddess of discord : ERIS
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Least distinct : FAINTEST
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Perplexed : GRAVELED
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Fixed up a text : EMENDED
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Obligations : DUTIES
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Gaiters : SPATS
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Sadat's city : CAIRO
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Command : ORDER
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Move in edgeways : SIDLE
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Follower of whip or eye : LASH
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Blob, as of cream : CLOT
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Gambling game : KENO
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Greek letter : ETA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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