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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Tuesday, April 24, 1984

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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. 12,586
Across
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Walk through mud : WADE
5
Dope : INFO
9
A.L. batting star : BOGGS
14
Enjoying a four-poster : ABED
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Kind of beam or light : MOON
16
African fetish : OBEAH
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Snug as ___ . . . : ABUG
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Harbor : PORT
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Work hard : SLAVE
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Type of window : CASEMENT
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Gaped : STARED
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Fancy dresser : DUDE
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Grime : SOOT
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On land : ASHORE
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Appeared : TURNEDUP
32
Hot, in Haiti : CHAUD
33
Less civil : RUDER
34
Skipper's dir. : ENE
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Writer Bret : HARTE
36
Harem room : ODA
37
Reason out : EDUCE
39
Middle of a palindrome re Napoleon : ERE
40
Actor Novarro : RAMON
42
Paste-on picture : DECAL
43
Cut into parts : DISSEVER
45
Levy, as a fine : ASSESS
46
Tinker, Evers, Chance : TRIO
47
Harvest : CROP
48
Preoccupy greatly : OBSESS
51
Nearest or next : PROXIMAL
55
Feeble light : TAPER
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Pour : TEEM
57
Condiment : SAGE
58
Aviator Balbo : ITALO
59
On the Baltic : ASEA
60
Indians' lake : ERIE
61
Rival of 9 Across : CAREW
62
Slips : NODS
63
Part of r.b.i. : RUNS
Down
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Woman in W.W. II : WAAC
2
Swedish rock group : ABBA
3
___ ex machina : DEUS
4
Defeated narrowly : EDGEDOUT
5
Hinder : IMPEDE
6
Nary a soul : NOONE
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Permanent army post : FORT
8
Blue Jays' area in Can. : ONT
9
Team for which 9 Across plays : BOSTONREDSOX
10
Flattened at the poles : OBLATE
11
Mitt, mask, pads : GEAR
12
Donated : GAVE
13
Give off; emit : SHED
21
Yankee artillery, once : MURDERERSROW
22
Like some pitchers' arms : SORE
24
African region : SUDAN
25
Needed arnica : ACHED
26
Lambchop's manipulator : SHARI
27
___ and hounds : HARES
28
English ruling family: 1485–1603 : TUDOR
29
Tennis score : DEUCE
30
Mohegan chief : UNCAS
31
Rinds : PEELS
33
Lover boy : ROMEO
38
He feels contempt : DESPISER
41
Rara ___ : AVIS
44
Remington of TV : STEELE
45
Fragrances, as of plants : AROMAS
47
Apostles' ___ : CREED
48
Of hearing : OTIC
49
___ thousand (get four for four) : BATA
50
Another W.W. II woman : SPAR
51
Money in Manila : PESO
52
Word on a Japanese ship : MARU
53
Once more, to Dizzy Dean : AGIN
54
MacPhail and Stange of baseball : LEES
56
Thrash : TAN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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