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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Wednesday, May 28, 1975

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.51, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,419
Across
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Locarno achievement : PACT
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Bat wood : ASH
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Declaim : ORATE
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Spirit of a people : ETHOS
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" ... for the grace of God, ___" : GOI
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Blanched : PALED
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Pitcher Walter Johnson's mark : STRIKEOUTRECORD
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Following : TAILING
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Deep dishes : TUREENS
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Dispatched : SENT
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Kind of music or lightning : SHEET
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French article : UNE
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Lock up, as a jury : SEQUESTRATE
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Flaring star : NOVA
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Team scores : RUNS
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Linger : TARRY
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Concocts : BREWS
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Philippine tree : IBA
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ANTA member : ACTOR
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Correspond : AGREE
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Diplomacy : TACT
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Windy-day flier : KITE
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Runs afoul of a meter maid : GETSATICKET
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Silencing sounds : SHS
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___ one's stars : THANK
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Fine rain : MIST
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Substantiate : BEAROUT
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Cornered : UPATREE
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Ski-weekend specials : EXCURSIONTRAINS
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Drug-pushers' foes, for short : NARCS
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Merry month, in Paris : MAI
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"The drinks ___ me" : AREON
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Cigar, for one : SMOKE
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Newt : EFT
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Basic nature : ESSE
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Nuisance : PEST
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"___ boy!" : ATTA
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Tennis star : CHRISEVERT
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Print fabric : TOILE
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Eager : AGOG
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French coin : SOU
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Go to bed : HITTHESACK
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"Merry Widow," for one : OPERETTA
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Pimlico or the Big A : RACETRACK
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Medicinal plant : ALOE
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Sea bird : TERN
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Educ. degrees : EDDS
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Pelts : SKINS
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Enroll : ENTER
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Regrets : RUES
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Low-cut, as a summer dress : SUNBACK
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Empty a sack : UNBAG
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Fjord country : NORGE
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Get out while the getting's good : QUITINTIME
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Skillful qualities : ARTISTRIES
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Engagement : TROTH
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Literary Jane and family : EYRES
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Fear-inspired : AWESTRUCK
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Animal-like fish : SEAHORSE
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Behave like Eve's snake : TEMPT
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T-shaped crosses : TAUS
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Formal headpiece : TIARA
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Gawk : STARE
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Hogan and Blue : BENS
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School test : EXAM
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Kind of phobia : ACRO
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Apartment, for one : UNIT
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Slaughter of baseball : ENOS
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Slave of old : ESNE
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Lummox : OAF

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later.

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