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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

WHO'S ON FIRST?

New York Times, Sunday, April 21, 1963

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 678 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 133, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 19, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 27
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,012
Across
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The women. : FEMALES
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Bosc. : PEAR
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___ heart. : HADA
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Gunny cloth. : TAT
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Girl of song. : ADELINE
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Bizarre. : OUTRE
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Greeks of W. W. II. : ELAS
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By way of. : THRO
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Vatican group. : COLLEGEOFCARDINALS
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Mourn. : WEEP
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Issues. : EMITS
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Phrase from a counting rhyme. : NINELITTLEINDIANS
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Fodder pit. : SILO
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State: Abbr. : COLO
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Amphora. : VASE
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Beam. : SUNRAY
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Sioux Indian. : OTO
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Western pact. : NATO
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Horn sound. : BEEP
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However. : YET
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Entr'___. : ACTES
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Shackle. : FETTER
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Inundated. : FLOODED
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Prostestant reformer. : WYCLIF
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Pinza. : EZIO
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Hour: It. : ORA
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Girl's name. : ADELA
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Chinese tree. : TUNG
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Guam's harbor. : APRA
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1932 Utopia. : BRAVENEWWORLD
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There is: Fr. : ILYA
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Made Scrooge-like sounds. : BAHED
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Retired. : ABED
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Home of 80 Across. : NEST
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Nervous. : EDGY
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Cheerfulness. : BUOYANCE
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Mel and family. : OTTS
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Historic isle. : ELBA
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___-disant. : SOI
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City official: Abbr. : ALD
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Bird. : BALTIMOREORIOLE
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Bao ___. : DAI
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Father of Osiris. : KEB
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Try. : TEST
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Contort. : WARP
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Entrusts. : CONSIGNS
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Muse. : CLIO
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Gait. : STEP
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Man's name. : ERIK
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Contemporary dramatist. : ODETS
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Dame Myra. : HESS
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Ted Kennedy. : JUNIORSENATOR
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Approximately. : ORSO
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Blend. : MELT
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For ___ (cheaply). : ASONG
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Burmese. : TAI
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Oil. : FUEL
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Greek tense. : AORIST
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Traveler's choice. : AIRLINE
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Delineated. : TRACED
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Famous Irene. : DUNNE
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Wrigley Field sound. : RAH
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Narrow. : NEAR
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German river. : RUHR
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Poet's 140 Across. : OPE
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Last chapter. : ENDING
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Poise. : EASE
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Knows: Scot. : KENS
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People of Sierra Leone. : KRIM
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Hit show of 1879. : PIRATESOFPENZANCE
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Kipling name. : GUNGA
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Reveal. : OPEN
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Rudy Vallee's old band. : CONNECTICUTYANKEES
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Poles. : RODS
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Bird. : KITE
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Salmon's kin. : TROUT
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Rival. : EMULANT
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Certain scores, for short. : TDS
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Swan genus. : OLOR
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Puzzle defs. : SYNS
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St. François ___. : DESALES
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"The Three ___ Eve." : FACESOF
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Descendant of Esau. : EDOMITE
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Clover. : MELILOT
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___ the good. : ALLTO
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Is found. : LIES
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Language: Abbr. : ENG
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"They have eyes, but they ___." : SEENOT
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Color. : PUCE
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Relative of etc. : ETAL
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Came into one's own. : ARRIVED
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Symbol of delay. : REDTAPE
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Regatta site. : HENLEY
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Wings: Zool. : ALAE
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Spanish surrealist. : DALI
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Leagues: Abbr. : ASSNS
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Role in "Oliver." : THEARTFULDODGER
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Sandy places: Lat. : ARENAE
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Namesakes of a fictional girl. : TOPSYS
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___ consequence. : OFNO
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Pair on the Mississippi. : TWINCITIES
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___ vitriol. : OILOF
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Pronoun. : ITS
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Twofold. : DUAL
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C. American Indian. : CARIB
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___ Percé Indians. : NEZ
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Ennui. : BOREDOM
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Of the dawn. : EOAN
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Pitcher. : EWER
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___ Eulenspiegel. : TYLL
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Like orange pekoe : TEAEY
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Tennis term. : LOVE
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Birds. : DAWS
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No gentleman. : CAD
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Prophet. : ORACLE
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Too-loving person. : DOTER
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Famous team. : NYGIANTS
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Joyous. : GAY
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Father: Bibl. : ABBA
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Swiss abstract painter. : PAULKLEE
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Fowls. : RHODEISLANDREDS
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Assists, in a way. : ABETS
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Snares. : ENTRAPS
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German river. : WESER
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Flounder. : DAB
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Phillies' league: Abbr. : NAT
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Soar. : TOWER
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Allowed. : LICIT
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___ Common Prayer. : BOOKOF
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Swedish measure. : ALN
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"___ the bag." : ITSIN
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Alfresco. : OPENAIR
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Within: Prefix. : ESO
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"This ___ sudden!" : ISSO
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Red Sox. : BOSTONIANS
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Fallacies. : IDOLA
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Gavel-wielder: Abbr. : CHM
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Senator's robe. : TOGA
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Cause of called games. : RAIN
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Part of a game name. : JAI
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Security Council member. : USSR
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___ chance. : NOTA
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Ca ___ (here and there): Fr. : ETLA
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Bambino and others. : RUTHS
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Play bad ball. : ERR
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Lease. : RENT
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Thrips. : INSECTS
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Astronaut's problem. : REENTRY
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Upright. : ERECT
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Of part of the eye. : CORNEAL
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Formed on the earth's surface. : EPIGENE
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Strips (a ship) of poles. : DEMASTS
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Behave (oneself). : DEPORT
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One-legged support. : UNIPOD
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___ candle, German light unit. : HEFNER
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Not seen. : UNEYED
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Lizard. : GECKO
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Anthropoid. : APE
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Danish king. : KNUT
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Ollie's friend. : KUKLA
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Earth. : SOIL
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Wised up. : ONTO
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Hill in Jerusalem. : ZION
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Needle: Lat. : ACUS
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African antelopes. : GNUS
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Soul: Fr. : AME

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 16 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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