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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

UNREAL PEOPLE

New York Times, Sunday, April 15, 1984

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { X }, Scrabble score: 741 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 134, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,577
Across
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Sacks : BAGS
5
Headlong : RASH
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"___ boy!" : ATTA
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Creeks : RIAS
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Alley of comics : OOP
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Field of an E.E. : ELEC
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Ending for citron : ELLA
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Walked heavily : TROD
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City in Nigeria : ONDO
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Initials in 1933 : NRA
25
About : ASTO
26
Prune : CLIP
27
Navajo's neighbor : HOPI
28
Rayburn's Japanese strings? : SAMISENS
30
Decorate Asner's skin? : TATTOOED
32
Fans Mays, Stargell and Randolph? : GETSTHEWILLIES
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Holden of an actors' org.? : ABILLINEQUITY
36
Ram's mate : EWE
37
Concerning : INRE
38
Capture : NAIL
39
Bear on high : URSA
40
Abbr. at Kennedy : ETA
41
Spoils : DECAYS
43
Composer's notational sign : SEGNO
45
Kind of den : OPIUM
47
Oversupply : GLUT
48
Japanese apricot : UME
49
Not quite a meter : YARD
50
R.b.i. and e.r.a. : STATS
51
What Elsa did at Mrs. Adamson's command? : JUMPEDFORJOY
56
Clamor, in Paris : CRI
57
Bob follower : WHITE
58
Glory : HALO
59
Fissure : RIFT
60
A feast ___ famine : ORA
61
Go offside : ENCROACH
63
Most distressed : SOREST
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Kin of "My goodness!" : GEEWHIZ
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Hirt's companion : HORN
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Guthrie namesakes : ARLOS
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Light musket : FUSIL
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Part of A.D. : ANNO
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"Ave ___ vale" : ATQUE
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Sly guy : SNEAK
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Gone up : RISEN
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Chauvinist : JINGO
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Closed : SHUT
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Wrapped a present : DIDUP
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Suppress quietly : BURKE
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Active : BUSY
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Watertight chamber : CAISSON
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The moon, to poets : PHOEBE
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Time saver : SHORTCUT
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Where lts. at made : OTC
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Cool drinks : ADES
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Wrong : AWRY
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Having a salty taste : BRINY
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Initials at Columbus : OSU
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Escort writer Bracken to the street floor? : TAKEDOWNAPEG
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Rundown : SEEDY
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Feds : TMEN
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Never, in Essen : NIE
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Habitat of a chamois : ALPS
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Reprimand : CHIDE
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Edwin of D.C. : MEESE
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Baffles : ELUDES
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Layer : PLY
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Biblical name for Tanis : ZOAN
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Viscount's superior : EARL
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Marquisette : LENO
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Finial : EPI
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Escorting a nice "country girl"? : WITHGOODGRACE
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Carney and Linkletter? : PERFORMINGARTS
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Heating device : RADIATOR
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Cartoonist Gardner's unlisted number? : AREACODE
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Puerto ___ : RICO
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Buckwheat tree : TITI
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Pumpkin seed : PEPO
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Andaman or Tasman : SEA
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Tints for Downs? : HUES
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Bard's river : AVON
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Have ___ in one's bonnet : ABEE
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Philbrick's "___ 3 Lives" : ILED
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Bizarre : ODD
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Mailed : SENT
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Disavow : DENY
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Predicament : BIND
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Wall St. place : NYSE
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Capp's degree? Horse feathers! : ALSAB
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Sending Gossage to an early shower? : GETTINGRICHQUICK
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Caledonia : SCOTLAND
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Flinch : RECOIL
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Poet Ginsberg : ALLEN
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Chute : SLIDE
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Chance : HAP
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Godlessness : ATHEISM
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Liz of TV news : TROTTA
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Stowe girl : TOPSY
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Colliery opening : ADIT
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Billy's "Aquacade" pool? : ROSEWATER
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Stand ___ of (revere with fear) : INAWE
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African gazelle : ADMI
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Loess or loam : SOIL
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___ million : ONEINA
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Like mean critters : ORNERY
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Annie Oakleys : PASSES
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Deli machine : SLICER
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Medley : OLIO
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Indian teachers : GURUS
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Hopping mad : HETUP
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Very : QUITE
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Salvo from pollster Roper? : ELMOSFIRE
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Coarse woolen cloth : DUFFEL
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Overplay a scene : EMOTE
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Indian stableboy : SYCE
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Merit : EARN
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Of hearing : OTIC
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Applause for Boone? : PATHAND
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___ of August (1st of that month) : GULE
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Indo-Chinese native : SHAN
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Shakes up : JARS
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Host's suggestion at dinner : DIGIN
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"Tonight Show" host in 1962? : JOHNNYCOMELATELY
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Gasket : ORING
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Mississippi river : YAZOO
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Had on : WORE
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Pan's foe : HOOK
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Complete defeats : ROUTS
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Insult Mrs. Rockefeller? : SLAPHAPPY
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Ivory source : TUSK
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Oft-watched line : WAIST
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Sign on for another hitch : REUP
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Takes in Skelton's act? : SEESRED
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Usher's tie : ASCOT
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"They went ___-way" : THATA
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Tendon : SINEW
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Dee or Keeler : RUBY
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Panel : JURY
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Fogies : DODOES
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Ice mass : BERG
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Osseous : BONY
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Rainy-day girl? : SADIE
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Has obligations : OWES
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Cache : HIDE
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Takes advantage of : USES
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"Elmer's" is one : TUNE
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Most like Dapper Dan : SNAPPIEST
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Person : BEING
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" . . . the ___ perfect day" : ENDOFA
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Dog-tired : ALLIN
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Former Iranian rulers : SHAHS
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Marylander : TERRAPIN
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Soft : COTTONY
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Famed biblical trio : MAGI
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Sun Bowl site : ELPASO
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Looked like Marvin and Buttons? : LEERED
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Illiterate : UNREAD
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Matura diamond : ZIRCON
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Whirled or purled : EDDIED
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W. German seaport : EMDEN
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Forgo : WAIVE
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African antelope : ORIBI
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Of a cereal : OATEN
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Uses a jigsaw : COPES
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Eat away : ERODE
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Famed publisher : OCHS
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Dissolute dandy : ROUE
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Alum : GRAD
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Check for Hunter? : TAB

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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