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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

FIELD GUIDE

New York Times, Sunday, April 28, 1968

91-Down : Ovals.

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 709 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 157, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,833
Across
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Abandon. : DITCH
6
Hike. : TRAMP
11
Solid. : MASSY
16
Bolt on a ratchet. : PAWL
20
Weighty, in a way. : OBESE
21
Man's slipper. : ROMEO
22
"___ Virginia." : INOLE
23
Porous rocks: Geol. : TOPHI
24
Flipped one's top. : WENTHAYWIRE
26
Foremen. : STRAWBOSSES
28
Initials of the 1930's. : NRA
29
Atmosphere. : ETHER
30
Forage grass. : MILLET
32
Put on a throne. : ENSEAT
33
Cans. : TINS
35
Sachs of opera. : HANS
36
Feat. : DEED
37
Clergymen. : PRIESTS
38
Popular movie category. : OATOPERA
40
Asparagus shoot. : SPEAR
42
Game for two. : CHESS
43
Sell. : VEND
44
In front. : AHEAD
45
Cottons. : CLOTH
46
Pinafore part. : BIB
49
Revolutions. : ORBITS
52
The common people. : GRASSROOTS
54
Weathercock. : VANE
55
Cook's paste. : PUREE
56
Reduce gradually. : PARE
58
Therefore. : ERGO
59
Blackbird. : MERLE
60
Border on. : ABUT
61
Vegetables. : SALADGREENS
65
Light helmet. : SALLET
66
One of Ghent's rivers. : LYS
67
Falls like rain. : PELTS
68
Jitterbug. : LINDY
69
Magnolia and Elm. : STREETS
70
Jinx. : HOODOO
72
Sweets. : CANDY
73
Breathtaking, in a way. : WHEEZY
74
Provisos. : CLAUSES
76
Drum. : BONGO
77
Spumes. : FOAMS
78
2½ acres in Osaka. : CHO
81
Removal. : OUSTER
82
Songbirds. : MEADOWLARKS
84
Kelly ___. : POOL
85
Aberdeen owner. : LAIRD
86
Camera part. : LENS
87
Roper. : ELMO
88
Shoulder of a road. : BERME
89
Rancher of a kind. : DUDE
90
Rod Laver's game. : LAWNTENNIS
94
Part of Indonesia. : BORNEO
95
Wind direction. : SSE
96
Echo. : REPLY
97
Belgian city. : LIEGE
98
Basketball shot: Slang. : DUNK
99
Coarse fibers of wool. : KEMPS
100
Indolence. : SLOTH
101
Scenic, in a way. : VERDURED
105
Beach houses. : CABANAS
108
Free and easy. : GLIB
109
Pastures. : LEAS
110
Fruit tree. : PEAR
111
Big girl. : AMAZON
112
Stone fruit. : DRUPES
114
Sonora pots. : OLLAS
116
Meadow: Fr. : PRE
117
Black veils. : WIDOWSWEEDS
119
Pike features. : CLOVERLEAFS
122
Urge. : EGGON
123
Concept. : IMAGE
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Pointer. : AIMER
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Farewell! : ADIOS
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Forest animals. : DOES
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Bird songs. : NOTES
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Certain homes. : NESTS
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Tomato. : BERRY
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___ earth. : DOWNTO
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Basque region. : IBERIA
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Occupant. : TENANT
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Time zone. : CST
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Titter. : HEHE
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Make an effort. : TRYHARD
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"Ivanhoe" role. : ROWENA
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Arab chiefs. : AMIRS
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Riviera waters. : MER
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"Leaves of Grass" selection. : POEM
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Deceives. : MISLEADS
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Horn. : ANTLER
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"___ the Rose." : SORED
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Piece of wood. : SLAT
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Shrub. : YEW
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Groups in 38 Across. : POSSES
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Semicircular structures. : APSES
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Cereal grass. : WHEAT
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Arena. : LISTS
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Fashionable: Colloq. : TONISH
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Georgia city. : ATHENS
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Green ___. : BERETS
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Thoughts. : IDEAS
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Council. : SOVIET
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Snapshot. : PHOTO
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Saint ___. : PETE
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Particle. : SHRED
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Black-eyed ___. : PEA
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Heavy shoes. : CLOGS
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Carpets. : AGRAS
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Banal: Slang. : CORNY
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Sir John of old song. : BARLEYCORN
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Bay. : INLET
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Vegetable dish. : BEETS
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Jewel. : OPAL
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Jewel. : RUBY
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Dismiss lightly. : BRUSHASIDE
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Like tall grass. : REEDY
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Lupe of Hollywood. : VELEZ
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The Niña's home port. : PALOS
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Singer. : ALTO
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Oat eaters. : MARES
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Passover service. : SEDER
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Body cell. : GLAND
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Beatle. : RINGO
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Furnish (with). : ENDOW
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Flower parts. : STEMS
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Propounded. : POSED
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Type of headpiece. : SHAKO
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Extravagant. : OUTRE
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Seaboard. : COAST
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Wriggle. : WORM
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Common problems. : COLDS
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Oahu spreads. : LUAUS
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Famous fiddler. : BENNY
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Spurious. : FALSE
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Farm house. : HOME
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Spread. : OLEO
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Whines. : MEWLS
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Hunt. : LEIGH
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Freshen. : PERKUP
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Finnish people. : LAPPS
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Assurance. : BOND
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City on the Sarthe. : LEMANS
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Ovals. : ELLIPSES
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Weeping mother. : NIOBE
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Item for 90 Across. : NET
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Treasurer. : BURSAR
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Fame. : RENOWN
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Businessmen. : DEALERS
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Tooters. : KAZOOS
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Ooze. : SLUDGE
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Lawn texture. : VELVET
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Mend. : REPAIR
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An ___ music. : EARFOR
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Smart. : DRESSY
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Uttered a harsh cry. : CAWED
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Friend. : AMIGO
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Police authority. : BADGE
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Superb. : GREAT
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Mill machinery. : LOOMS
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Party man, for short. : DEMO
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Look over. : SCAN
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Piece of wood. : SLAB
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Beat the odds. : WIN
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Recline. : LIE
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Town near Arnhem. : EDE

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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