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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

LARES AND PENATES

New York Times, Sunday, April 30, 1961

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 93, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 658 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,307
Across
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Old Testament book: Abbr. : OBAD
5
Pub drink. : ALE
8
Opera role. : LUCIA
13
Watchers. : EYERS
18
Gardener's joy. : TULIPBED
20
Badroulboudour's trade-in. : ALADDINSLAMP
23
Post Civil War gear. : CARPETBAG
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Historic state, c. 1300–1919. : OTTOMANEMPIRE
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Bauxite. : ORE
27
River of Burgundy. : SAONE
28
French negative. : NON
29
Roman roads. : ITERS
30
Clear of. : RID
31
Pair. : DUAD
33
Meat or fish dishes. : STEWS
35
Ridge of mountains. : SIERRA
37
Summit. : ACME
38
Syria and Egypt: Abbr. : UAR
40
Coal region of Europe. : SAAR
42
Cloth pattern. : PLAID
43
Pale. : ASHEN
44
Tilted. : COCKED
47
Whitewalls in England. : TYRES
49
Ethanol: Abbr. : ALC
50
Entreaty. : CRY
51
Native of Mauritania. : AFRICAN
53
Apes. : SIMIANS
55
Citizen. : FREEMAN
59
Very easy tasks: Slang. : PIANOLAS
61
NATO, for one: Abbr. : ORG
62
Make attractive. : PRETTIFY
63
Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
64
Important voice on the air waves. : RADIOFREEEUROPE
69
Nothing. : NIL
70
Caucasian language. : UDI
71
Atmosphere. : AURA
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Importance. : MOMENT
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Cousin of Beatrice. : HERO
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Dances. : BALLS
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In addition. : ALSO
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German song. : LIED
79
City on the Warta. : POSEN
80
Jack-in-the-pulpit. : ARUM
81
Heavy wool cloth. : FRIEZE
83
It's north of Tonle Sap. : SIAM
84
Like: Suffix. : OID
85
Region of Morocco. : RIF
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Giants' home. : CANDLESTICKPARK
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Duct: Anat. : VAS
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Oxlike animals. : BUFFALOS
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Midmorning. : TEN
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Viewer's pleasure. : TELECAST
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Attacks violently. : ASSAILS
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First name of a first lady. : ELEANOR
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Black Sea country. : ROMANIA
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Measures: Abbr. : INS
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Book of the Bible: Abbr. : PSA
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1865 signature. : RELEE
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Inventor of logarithms. : NAPIER
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Holy: Fr. : SACRE
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___ the bill. : FOOTS
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Steps up a motor. : REVS
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Scrim. : NET
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Hautboy. : OBOE
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Suez and Panama. : ISTHMI
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Understand (something). : GETIT
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Surface of water: Naut. : RYME
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Ad ___ (pertinent): Lat. : REM
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Follow along. : CHASE
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Leader writers: Abbr. : EDS
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Bucolic. : RURAL
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Good time. : FUN
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Chinese Wall, modern version. : BAMBOOCURTAIN
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Geographic feature of Iran. : TABLELAND
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Part of a Gayelord Hauser title. : MIRRORMIRROR
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Figuratively, comfortably remote from actual facts. : ARMCHAIR
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Rich cake. : TORTE
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___ dire (that is to say): Fr. : CESTA
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River of France and Belgium. : LYS
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Japanese girdle box. : INRO
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Japanese city. : OTARU
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Type of official. : BUREAUCRAT
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Jungfrau. : ALP
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Tools for stamping. : DIES
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Scott's Father Ambrose. : ABBOT
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Most gaunt. : LEANEST
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Get a word in ___. : EDGEWAYS
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Marquette's birthplace. : LAON
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Abbreviations in business: Latin : ULTOS
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Mint plant. : CATNIP
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Phrase of agreement. : IDO
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Flagships. : ADMIRALS
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Group of nine. : ENNEAD
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Nieuport's river. : YSER
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City of ___ (New Haven). : ELMS
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Knock. : RAP
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Sully. : SMIRCH
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School adjuncts. : PTAS
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Medical. : IATRIC
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First-rate. : PRIME
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Cape ___ lighter. : COD
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Garden spot. : EDEN
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English biochemist. : DAKIN
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New Delhi attire. : SARI
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Spirit. : ELAN
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Up to now. : ASYET
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L.P.'s. : RECORDS
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Clingfish. : REMORA
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Rocky crest. : ARETE
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Cloak: Span. : CAPA
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What ___? : OFIT
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___ Lama. : DALAI
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Father. : SIRE
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Moved slowly. : CREPT
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Usti ___ Labem, city on the Elbe. : NAD
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"___ of purest ray serene." : AGEM
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Type of leaf. : FROND
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Collieries. : MINES
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Blazing. : AFIRE
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Fabric. : NYLON
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Alder flies. : SIALIDS
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Appropriate. : PREEMPT
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Thrush. : OUSEL
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Refrigerated. : FROZE
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Greek dialect. : EOLIC
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Eskimo boat. : UMIAK
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Danube port. : ULM
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Coal scuttle. : HOD
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Beard: Lat. : BARBA
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Character in "Ben-Hur." : ARIUS
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Sails nearer the wind. : LUFFS
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Works of a certain cartoonist. : ARNOS
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Old-time soldier. : PIKEMAN
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Loosely hanging veils. : FALLS
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Villa d'___. : ESTE
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Wrong-doer. : SINNER
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Fabric. : ORLON
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Mutiny ship. : CAINE
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___ sheet. : TEAR
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Gas: Comb. form. : AER
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World of fashion. : VANITYFAIR
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Global area: Fr. : ASIE
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Shine. : STAR
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Savoir-___. : FAIRE
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Prank. : CAPER
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Recondite. : ESOTERIC
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Piece for latticework. : LATH
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Designer Cassini. : OLEG
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Atavism: Rare. : REVERTAL
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Play ___ (feign ignorance). : POSSUM
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Firth. : ESTUARY
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A Wend. : SORB
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Nautical term. : ABEAM
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Consign. : COMMIT
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Carriage in the Bois. : FIACRE
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Bedaubs. : SMEARS
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Goose. : IDIOT
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Thor and Jupiter. : IRBMS
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Soft mineral. : TALC
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Saki. : MUNRO
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___ table. : END
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Emended: Abbr. : CORR
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Bird call. : HOOT
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Mrs. in Lisbon. : SNRA
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Father of Laman. : LEHI
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Family member: Abbr. : BRO
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Three: Ital. : TRE
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Swedish county. : LAN

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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