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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

MEASURING UP

New York Times, Sunday, April 16, 1972

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 571 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 112, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13 Grid is asymmetric.
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,282
Across
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Campus halls : DORMS
6
Humane org. : SPCA
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Luxurious : RICH
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Behind the ___ : 8BALL
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Grant of clerical leave : EXEAT
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Miseries : ILLS
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Eastern title : AGHA
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Fran's dragon : OLLIE
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Majors : BIGLEAGUES
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Forthright : FLATFOOTED
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Rehan : ADA
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French drink : VIN
29
Defense arm : AIRFORCE
31
Pop : SODA
32
Like some tuxedos : RENTED
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___ many words : INSO
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"Do unto ___ . . . " : OTHERS
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Unfeeling : INSENSATE
40
Heartened : BUOYED
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Jesters : MIMES
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Wall décor : SCENICS
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Hawaii's plus : CLIMATE
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P.I. native : ATI
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Type of therm. : FAHR
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Stay on : REMAIN
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Operated : RAN
55
Driver, e.g. : GOLFCLUB
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Dishes : SAUCERS
60
Lazily : IDLY
61
Lamb's "Essays ___" : OFELIA
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Complain : YAUP
64
Maude Adams et al. : UTAHANS
66
"The wages ___ . . . " : OFSIN
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Smarties : WISEACRES
69
Reached : GOTAT
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Boring tools : TREPANS
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Tiger, in India : SHER
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Beethoven symphony : EROICA
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Highlander : SCOT
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Lasagna filling : RICOTTA
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Kings : MONARCHS
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Basin : PAN
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"Hillbillies" role : JETHRO
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Fondant : CANDY
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Outfit : KIT
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No help : USELESS
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Clover : TREFOIL
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Spot : ESPY
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Network : RESEAU
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Burlesquing : PARODYING
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Deepest : INMOST
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Poker pair : TENS
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Poodle's world : DOGDOM
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Guess : SHOT
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Bubbles over : ENTHUSES
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Dear one of letters : SIR
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Single : ONE
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Today's Jehus : HOTRODDERS
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Immeasurable : FATHOMLESS
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Dine at home : EATIN
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Burl : IVES
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Mean one : OGRE
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Buenos ___ : AIRES
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Bouquet : AROMA
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Golfer, at times : TEER
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Study : READ
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Vigorous : LUSTY
Down
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Exclude : DEBAR
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Rust : OXIDE
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Lear's daughter : REGAN
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Bad: Prefix : MAL
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Connie or Risé : STEVENS
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Contract for : SIGN
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Not sing. : PLU
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Soap : CLEANSER
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St. Francis, e.g. : ASSISAN
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Coarse person : RAFF
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Labrador sight : IGLOO
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Map : CHART
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Compartment : HATCH
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Year of Charlemagne's coronation : 8OO
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Evolve : BLOSSOM
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Chorister : ALTO
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Fibbed : LIED
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Helen's mother : LEDA
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Furthers : AIDS
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Rather weak : FEEBLISH
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French entrée : ROTI
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Stalemate : TIE
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Slowly : INCHBYINCH
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Destroy : RUIN
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Biblical twin : ESAU
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Beige : ECRU
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Criteria : YARDSTICKS
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Common Latin abbr. : ETAL
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Gainsay : DENY
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Jim Backus role : MAGOO
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Hit ___ (get along) : ITOFF
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High spots : MILESTONES
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Tie down : SECURE
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S.A. Indians : CARAS
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Kirk's state : FLA
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Collectors of a kind : METERMAIDS
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Coquette : FLIRT
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Movie: Sp. : CINE
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Seek damages : SUE
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Woman with ___ : APAST
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Koh-___ (diamond) : INOOR
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Classify : ASSORT
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Find ___ hair : AGRAY
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Delays : WAITS
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Chinese tea : CHA
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___ off the old block : ACHIP
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Savory : TASTY
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Supposed : PRESUMED
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Close : END
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Griffe : SPUR
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Instance : CASE
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Sub weapon: Abbr. : TORP
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Except : ONLY
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Harlow : JEAN
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Long time : COONSAGE
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Irish county : LEITRIM
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Corrodes : EATS
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___-all : FREEFOR
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Aerial bomb, to fliers : EGG
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Type of graph : IDIO
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Regular : NORMAL
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Gossip : ONDIT
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Canyon : STEVE
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Playing card : THREE
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Workers : DOERS
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Assault : ONSET
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Untidy : MESSY
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Mets' home : SHEA
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White frost : HOAR
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Preminger : OTTO
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Eur. land : USSR
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Diffuse : SHED
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Put ___ show : ONA
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___-la : TRA
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Brooklyn campus : LIU

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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