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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

TV GUISE

New York Times, Sunday, May 30, 1993

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.26, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 677 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 149, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 16, XRef: 1, 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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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,909
Across
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Secretary of the Interior: 1956-60 : SEATON
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Séance sounds : MOANS
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Intrepidity : VALOR
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Law governing payroll deductions for Soc. Sec. : FICA
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Tec Lupin : ARSENE
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Of Mandela's culture : AFRIC
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Pointless : INANE
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Actor Dixon : IVAN
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Single parent with family values? : BACHELORFATHERKNOWSBEST
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Tessie of music hall fame : OSHEA
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Originate : STEM
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Small egg : OVULE
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Maquillage items : ROUGES
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Dieter's turndown : ECLAIR
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Unpackaged : LOOSE
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"Nancy" rich kid : ROLLO
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Darling or Ely : RON
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Curia garment : TOGA
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Cheat : BILK
42
Canoodle : PET
43
Emblem tag-on : ATIC
46
Prof's concoction : EXAM
48
Doctor with bedside manner? : GENTLEBENCASEY
53
"Exodus" role : ARI
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Sans vitesse : POKILY
56
"Hernani" writer : HUGO
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Stimulate : URGE
58
Troubled : UPSET
60
Franco's January : ENERO
61
Sewer worker in "The Honeymooners" : CARNEY
63
Assemble : MEET
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N.H. city : KEENE
65
Staffers : AIDES
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Touch upon : ABUT
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Pay attention : HEED
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Unnatural : FORCED
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TV's "Tic ___ Dough" : TAC
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U.S. reconnaissance satellite : SAMOS
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Lacerate : TEAR
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Carlo Bergonzi, e.g. : TENOR
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Agitated state : SNIT
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Comic operatives? : NEWHARTTOHART
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A hardwood : TEAK
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Banned : TABOO
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Pleasant : NICE
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Heavenly butter : ARIES
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Lil E. ___, 1992 Derby winner : TEE
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Nonprofessionals : LAYMEN
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Ray of Hollywood : ALDO
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Swift's "A Tale of ___" : ATUB
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" . . . sit in ___/To keep . . . warm" : ABARN
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Rot-resistant wood : ALDER
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Affront : SLUR
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Sense of taste : PALATE
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Boston's airport : LOGAN
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Most diminutive : WEEST
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Sound : TONE
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Frankfurt's river : ODER
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Take-out order : DELETE
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Ending for depend : ENT
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Grand O-Lei Opry? : HEEHAWAIIFIVEO
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"The ___ lama": Nash : ONEL
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Small spring : SEEP
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Kind of coal or coat : PEA
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" . . . Hazzard" cop : ENOS
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Vicinage : AREA
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N.F.L. scores : TDS
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"___ de lune," Debussy opus : CLAIR
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Trade centers : MARTS
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Frightens : ALARMS
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Eighth part of a circle : OCTANT
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"Thirst-day" stop? : OASIS
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Mad as ___ hen : AWET
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Key : BASAL
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Groucho's brother and close cousin? : CHICOANDTHEMANFROMUNCLE
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Honeycombed home : HIVE
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Calvin of the P.G.A. : PEETE
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Lassitude : ENNUI
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"All the world's ___": Shak. : ASTAGE
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Went like Jehu : SPED
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They go to blazes : HOSES
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Fraser of tennis : NEALE
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Maureen and John : OHARAS
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Reds slugger : SABO
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Vulgar and Mundane : ERAS
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"The Nazarene" author : ASCH
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Giggle : TEHEE
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Like O'Neill's "Ile" : ONEACT
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"___ Blu, Dipinto di Blu" : NEL
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Walston on TV : MARTIAN
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Proposal : OFFER
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"Eugene ___," 1832 novel : ARAM
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Kind of picker : NIT
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Rowe of Tiger fame : SCHOOLBOY
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Bug of a sort : VIRUS
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Hock : ANKLE
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Scene of many strikes : LANE
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Yoko : ONO
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Put in a good word for? : REWROTE
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Leg bone : FIBULA
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TV tabloid exposé headline? : IVEGOTASECRETAGENT
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Mason's job : CASE
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Formicary denizens : ANTS
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Siouan tongue : OSAGE
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Draw forth : EVOKE
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Money in Callao : SOL
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Lethargic : LOGY
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César Franck's birthplace : LIEGE
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Alley button : RESET
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Some TV showings : REPEATS
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Graduate of Balliol, e.g. : OXONIAN
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TV sleuth who blew his cover? : NAKEDCITYDETECTIVE
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Dull : BLUNT
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Beeped : PAGED
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Actress Papas : IRENE
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Written up : CITED
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Bog down : MIRE
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Chanteuse : THRUSH
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Uno is one : NUMERO
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An Amerind : CREE
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Klondike's territory : YUKON
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Privation : LOSS
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A loser in 1992 : PEROT
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Literary sketch : CAMEO
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"Baby, Take ___," 1934 song : ABOW
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Dislike intensely : HATE
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Columbus Day, e.g. : FETE
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Author of 95 Across : ANON
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Beethoven's "Archduke ___" : TRIO
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Rel. of ditto : ETC
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Fox or Crow : TRIBE
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Softens : TAMES
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Hurricane that ruined S Fla.: 1992 : ANDREW
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Wayne hit film : HATARI
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In ___ (bogged down) : ARUT
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Made bubbly : AERATED
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Open drains : KENNELS
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Job; position : BERTH
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Bourse : SALE
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Famed Sing Sing penologist : LAWES
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Awl, in Arles : ALENE
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Ho hello : ALOHA
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Bertolucci film: 1979 : LUNA
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Hebrew letters : ALEFS
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G.I. who can't shoot straight : BOLO
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Tip : STEER
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British traffic cops : POINTSMEN
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Adieu, in Ávila : ADIOS
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Facient : DOER
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Inscription in memoriam : EPITAPH
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Where the eagle has landed : AERIE
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Harper from Suffern, N.Y. : VALERIE
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Muse for Sappho : ERATO
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Got third money : PLACED
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Blind : AMBUSH
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Up: Comb. form : ANO
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Photo finish : MATTE
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Timber trees : ASHES
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Terrible : AWFUL
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Bag man : SANTA
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Protest singer-songwriter Phil ___ : OCHS
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Block fragment : CHIP
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Keats feats : ODES
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Kerr role : ANNA
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"___ Lover," by Harry Crews : SCAR
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Diatom or nostoc : ALGA
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Heeltaps : LEES
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Modernist : NEO
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One, to Burns : ANE
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"___ II," DeLillo novel : MAO

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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