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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

WORDS TO THE WISE

New York Times, Sunday, April 27, 1969

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 687 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 18, XRef: 2, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 25
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,197
Across
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Assemble : MASS
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Victor's due : PALM
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Hebrew letter : CAPH
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Dennis of tennis : RALSTON
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Indigo : ANIL
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Prefix with distant : EQUI
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Stevenson's retreat : SAMOA
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Factor : ELEMENT
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Taro : EDDO
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Discovers : RUNSACROSS
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Limits : FINITES
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Benét play, with "The" : DEVILANDDANIELWEBSTER
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Lead a horse ___ : TOWATER
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Nagy of Hungary : IMRE
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Strange : EERIE
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Alert : AWAKE
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Type of ink : INDIA
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Bizarre : OUTRE
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Rebozo : SHAWL
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Hosp. aides : RNS
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Goad : SPUR
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Parts of ski lifts : TBARS
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Ref. book : ENC
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Square : AREA
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Arthur of tennis : ASHE
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Silvery salmon : SMOLT
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Flabella : FANS
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Management's concern : COSTING
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Rent : LET
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With 79 Across, a "Laugh In" phrase : LOOKIT
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Misuses the thermostat : OVERHEATS
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Gems : OPALS
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Hong Kong or Asian : FLU
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Direction : ENE
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Split : RIFTED
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West Indian music : CALYPSO
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Spelling ___ : BEE
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Farm tool inventor : DEERE
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___ disant : SOI
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See 62 Across : UPINYOURFUNKANDWAGNALLS
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Map abbreviation : LAT
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Hunter of the sky : ORION
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Oahu town : EWA
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Spiteful ones: Colloq. : MEANIES
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Payment : OUTLAY
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___ Anne : STE
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College at Cedar Rapids : COE
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Fat : PUDGY
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Dredging bucket : CLAMSHELL
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Nuclear experiments : ATESTS
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Predatory fish : GAR
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Young hare : LEVERET
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Nobleman : EARL
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Urban problem : CRIME
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___ pinch of salt : ADDA
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So be it : AMEN
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Symington, familiarly : STU
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Brisk : FRESH
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Gulpers : EELS
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Fleming : IAN
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Pari ___ (equally) : PASSU
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Writing fluid: Fr. : ENCRE
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Approaches : NEARS
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Style of painting : OPART
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Hilum : PORTA
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Yastrzemski : CARL
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Comedians of a sort : STOOGES
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Forgotten names are left to them, said Preston : CROSSWORDPUZZLEMAKERS
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Alpaca's cousin : GUANACO
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Flattened: Sl. : HORIZONTAL
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Without: Fr. : SANS
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Ring-shaped : ANNULAR
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Eared seal : OTARY
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Prefix with plasm : ECTO
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N. Z. pine : IMOU
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Roof style : MANSARD
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Dogs, for short : POMS
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"___ in the course of . . . " : WHEN
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Italian family : ESTE
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West : MAE
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Ups ___ : ANDDOWNS
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Lateral airflow : SIDEWASH
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Czech neighbor : SLOVAK
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Mesta : PERLE
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Zoo's counterpart : AQUARIUM
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Sally ___ : LUNN
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Flubbed : MISDID
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Chili con ___ : CARNE
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To me: Fr. : AMOI
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Model : POSE
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Meat dish : HASLET
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Viewpoint : REFERENCEFRAME
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Excuse : ALIBI
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Glasses : LENSES
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Struck : SMIT
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Head, in Paris : TETE
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Unique person : ONER
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P.M. times : NTS
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Beetle gem : SCARAB
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Confess : ADMITTO
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Adherents: Abbr. : ITES
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"If I ___ king" : WERE
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Scarlett's estate : TARA
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Rock ___ : NROLL
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Speak : ORATE
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Initials on a skivvy : USN
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Despised : HATED
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Song : ARIA
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Departed : WENT
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Falls back : LAGS
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L. A. time : PST
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___ of fish : AFINEKETTLE
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Procession : CORTEGE
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Glen ___, Ill. : ELLYN
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Costello : LOU
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"___ the rose" : SORED
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Pronoun : SHE
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Detect : ESPY
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Sharp : KEEN
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Panorama : VIEW
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Eye: Prefix : OCUL
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Dad : PAPA
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Got down : ALIT
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Crossword puzzle standby : FOURLETTERWORD
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Placates : SOOTHES
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Savarin : BUN
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The double helix : DNA
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Skated : SLID
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Fashion first name : OLEG
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Paris suburb : ISSY
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Coin of Iran : RIAL
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Kitty of novel : FOYLE
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Bide ___ : AWEE
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California wine area : NAPA
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Order of frogs : ANURA
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Signs : OMENS
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Guard unit: Abbr. : USR
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European river: Fr. sp. : SARRE
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Football player: Abbr. : CTR
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Willow : OSIER
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Applaud : CLAP
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Late golf pro : LEMA
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Sts. : AVES
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Lively music : SCHERZO
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Take form : GEL
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Continent: Abbr. : AFR
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Eating pal : MESSMATE
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Graphs : DIAGRAMS
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Chickens out : DARESNOT
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Termites : ANTS
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Preposition : UNTO
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Flashy: Informal : SNAZZY
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Call for cattle : SOOK
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College in East Orange, N. J. : UPSALA
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Drive-in girl : CARHOP
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Fully renovated : ALLNEW
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Verse : POESIE
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Movie award : OSCAR
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Shades of brown : CUIRS
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Undealt cards : TALON
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Panama Indian : CUNA
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___ of Cutch : RANN
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Burden : ONUS
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___ a turn : DOTO
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Stroller : PRAM
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Engrave : ETCH
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Leg: Slang : GAM
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Prosecute : SUE

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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