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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

THREE-RING CIRCUS

New York Times, Sunday, April 2, 1967

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.18, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 664 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 131, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 34
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1967, The New York TimesNo. 6,441
Across
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Substance. : MEAT
5
Home loan agency. : FHA
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Like paraders. : AROW
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Tomboys, French style. : GAMINES
19
Startling ability. : ACROBATICS
23
Refreshment. : PINKLEMONADE
25
Bolts of paper. : JUMBOROLLS
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Manege. : HORSEMANSHIP
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Sign up. : ENROL
28
Singleness. : UNITY
30
Sum: Abbr. : AMT
31
Mattings. : TATS
32
___ throw. : ASTONES
35
Jab. : PROD
36
Of Old Norse sagas. : EDDAIC
39
Awaken. : STIR
40
Party. : SOIREE
42
Girl's name. : RAE
43
Attention-getting sounds. : HISTS
48
OAS, for one. : ORG
49
Type of board. : TOTE
50
Greek letter. : SIGMA
54
Harrison's V.P. : MORTON
55
Perfect game statistic. : NOHIT
58
Den. : NEST
60
Acts silly. : CLOWNSAROUND
63
Snare. : ENTRAP
65
From ___ Z. : ATO
66
Al Hirt song hit. : COTTONCANDY
67
Monkey. : GRIVET
69
Govt. agency. : AEC
71
As a whole. : TOTALLY
72
O.T. book. : AMOS
73
Like Gen. Tom Thumb. : PYGMYISH
77
Foil's cousin. : EPEE
78
Headline initials. : JFK
81
Hebrew letter: Var. : CAPH
82
Feature of the political circus. : PAPERTIGERS
85
Alaskan glacier. : MUIR
86
Direction. : ENE
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Famous Scott. : DRED
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Brightens. : CHEERSUP
91
City S. of Delhi. : AGRA
92
Mariners' gear. : SEABAGS
95
Dep. : STA
96
Death-defying leap. : PLUNGE
98
Workers. : ROUSTABOUTS
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Service club. : USO
104
___ march on. : STOLEA
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Small cars. : MIDGETRACERS
107
Jokes of a sort. : PUNS
109
Yards. : AREAS
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Chicago's Mrs. ___. : OLEARY
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Puzzled. : ATSEA
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Garden tool. : RAKE
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Mel. : OTT
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Right lively. : PEART
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Diner. : CAR
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Radical, in biochemistry. : ADENYL
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Litigant. : SUER
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___ anger. : SLOWTO
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Mardi ___. : GRAS
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Singing star. : SINATRA
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Film dog. : ASTA
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Arab's coat. : ABA
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Movie star. : LOREN
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Cambridge student. : SIZAR
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Army Engineers' span. : BAILEYBRIDGE
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Colossal. : GARGANTUAN
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Artist of the ridiculously complex. : RUBEGOLDBERG
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Biggest part. : LIONSSHARE
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Stipend of a kind. : ALIMONY
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Count Basie's "___'Clock Jump." : ONEO
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Letters. : EMS
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Whilom. : ERST
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Sgt. ___. : MAJ
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Old French coin. : ECU
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Sleeve. : ARM
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Soliloquy start. : TOBEOR
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Occupy. : FILL
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Wage earner's problem: Abbr. : HCL
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Promise. : ASSURE
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Plant louse. : APHID
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"Hey rube" affray. : RIOT
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Sandwich order. : ONRYE
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Parts of yrs. : WKS
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Buds: Bot. : GEMMAE
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Valuable violin. : AMATI
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Hoot ___. : MON
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M.I.T. : INST
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Okinawa port. : NAHA
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Work on copy. : EDIT
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Old World lizard. : SEPS
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City on the Rhine. : BONN
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Check. : ARREST
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Ahead of time. : TOOSOON
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"___ horse to water . . . " : LEADA
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Refusals. : NOES
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All together. : ASONE
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Dictator. : STRONGMAN
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Hazardous situation. : TIGHTROPE
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Philatelist's type of cover. : PRESTAMP
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Attract. : DRAWTO
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Hymn. : CHORALE
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Willow. : ITEA
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Literary device. : IRONY
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Two-by-four. : STUD
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Award. : TONY
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Audio: Abbr. : SND
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Govt. agency. : ICC
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Girl's nickname. : GLO
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Shrubby copse on a prairie. : MOTT
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Twin crystal. : MACLE
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Temper: Colloq. : IRISH
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Hebrew letter. : TAV
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See eye ___. : TOEYE
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Observers. : NOTERS
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Jumps at a bargain. : SNAPSUP
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___ talk. : PEP
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Part of a keyboard. : TYPEBAR
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About: Abbr. : CIRC
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Card. : ACE
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People of India. : GADABA
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Dixieland: Abbr. : STH
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Makes haste. : HIES
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___ of (bilk). : JUGGLEOUT
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Bully. : FIREEATER
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Asian isthmus. : KRA
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Costume. : GETUP
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Obliterations. : ERASURES
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Estate. : MANOR
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Quits. : DESERTS
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Unkempt: Slang. : RATTY
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Please: Abbr. : PLS
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Sweeten. : SUGAR
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Stroller. : GOCART
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Tallow. : SUET
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Miss Hagen. : UTA
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Irritate: Dial. : RILE
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Concert halls. : ODEA
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Company men: Abbr. : TRS
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Direction. : SSE
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___ even keel. : ONAN
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Ad ___ per aspera. : ASTRA
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Clean (up). : MOP
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High level ad. : SKYSIGN
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Swiss river. : AARE
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Namesakes of a Doolittle. : ELIZAS
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Stony. : COBBLY
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Oscar. : AWARD
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Swing. : DANGLE
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LeMans's river. : SARTHE
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Attack. : LAYON
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Quaint. : OLDEN
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Short cloak of the Levant. : GREGO
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Hannah's relatives. : NANS
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Canyon mouth in the S.W. : ABRA
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Son of Kish. : SAUL
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To thee: Lat. : TIBI
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Turkish flag. : ALEM
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Blunderbore. : OGRE
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Hit signs. : SROS
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Conceit. : EGO
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People of Nigeria. : IBO
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Design. : AIM
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Nasser's Rep. : UAR
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Letters. : ARS
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Circus gear. : NET

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 17 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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