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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Wednesday, May 29, 1974

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J Q V }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,055
Across
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Worthless matter : CHAFF
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Presidential name : ADAMS
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Mitzvah or sinister : BAR
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Hourly : HORAL
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Send payment : REMIT
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Muhammad ___ : ALI
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Preface, for short : INTRO
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Digression : ASIDE
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Mutuel investment : BET
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Helen Reddy hit song : IAMWOMAN
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Court cry : OYEZ
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Went out front : LED
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Union units : LOCALS
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Visible : APPARENT
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Kind of office machine : ADDING
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Highest of the Alps : BLANC
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Houston athlete : ASTRO
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Even up : TIE
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Construction worker : HARDHAT
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Narrates : RELATES
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Inhabitant: Suffix : OTE
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"___ to bury Caesar . . . " : ICOME
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Upright : ERECT
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Irritate : RANKLE
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Auto graveyards, etc. : EYESORES
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Spread hay : TEDDED
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S.M.U. rival : TCU
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Road, in Germany : BAHN
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Keeps going : PUSHESON
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W. W. II area : ETO
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W. W. I soldier : POILU
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Tibet's neighbor : NEPAL
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From ___ Z : ATO
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Auntie's mate : UNCLE
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Thick liqueur : CREME
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Parent : DAD
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That is ___ : TOSAY
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Queen Elizabeth's friend : ESSEX
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Greek letter : CHI
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"___ soit qui . . . " : HONI
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City in Greece : ARTA
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Certain acreage : FARMLAND
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Former Haight-Ashbury sight : FLOWERCHILD
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Syria, in Biblical days : ARAM
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Treats sea water : DESALTS
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Kind of acid : AMINO
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"___ pleasures and . . . " : MID
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French holy one: Abbr. : STE
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Saturday-night specialist : BABYSITTER
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Sheltered : ALEE
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Put on the ___ : RITZ
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Keats specialty : ODE
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Bailey or Vic : OLD
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Part of TLC : CARE
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Time of life : ADOLESCENCE
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Loathe : ABHOR
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Rio de la ___ : PLATA
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Family status : PARENTHOOD
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Treaty org. : NATO
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Relative : NIECE
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Adventure stories : GESTS
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Playing card : TREY
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Scored in tennis : ACED
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Roosters, at dawn : AROUSERS
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Pithy part of a plant : MEDULLA
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Golfer Venturi : KEN
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Numerical suffix : ETH
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Long poems : EPICS
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String a necklace : BEAD
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"___ boy!" : ATTA
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Chop ___ : SUEY
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Starts, in poems : OPES
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Designate : NAME
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Build, with "up" : PUT
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Yoko ___ : ONO
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Roman law : LEX

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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