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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

ONCE UPON A TIME

New York Times, Sunday, May 31, 1964

31-Across : Irving Bacheller hero.

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 742 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 140, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 18, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,418
Across
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Cheer. : RAH
4
Restrain. : CURB
8
Score. : POINT
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"___ Adventures ... " : ALICES
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Cheese town. : EDAM
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Howler. : BONER
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"On ___ by a river ... " : ATREE
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Gentleness. : LENITY
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Broadway-Hollywood title. : COMEBLOWYOURHORN
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Bearing. : MANNER
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Robert Penn Warren book. : ALLTHEKINGSMEN
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Arrayed. : CLAD
31
Irving Bacheller hero. : DRI
32
Beauty ___. : SLEEP
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Pert talk. : SAUCE
34
Talks: Colloq. : CHINS
35
Last Spanish queen. : ENA
36
Makes lace. : TATS
37
"___ was I?" : WHERE
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Ornamental band. : SASH
42
Personalities. : NATURES
44
June celebrities: Abbr. : SRS
45
Milne reader. : CHILD
46
Top recording star. : NATKINGCOLE
48
Child's exclamation. : GOODY
49
Roofing for a villa. : PANTILES
50
Defect. : FLAW
53
Setback. : RELAPSE
56
Month: Abbr. : NOV
57
Fairy tale creature. : ELF
58
Wrought-iron screen. : GRILLE
60
Flowering shrub. : AZALEA
61
Long-run show. : MARYMARY
64
Antifreeze, for one. : COOLANT
65
Bona ___. : FIDE
66
Captain ___, Silver's parrot. : FLINT
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British decorations: Abbr. : OMS
69
Greek letters. : DELTAS
70
Stocking item. : TOY
71
Contest scene. : ARENA
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Piper's fee. : PAY
73
People: Fr. : MONDE
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Agra word. : TAJ
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Javanese gong instrument. : BONANG
79
The "White Sister." : NUN
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Beginning of a story. : PARTI
81
Hip joint. : COXA
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Peroxide: Chem. : QUINOID
84
George Halas, of football. : PAPABEAR
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Rested, as a lion. : LAIRED
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Having little book learning. : UNREAD
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Church title: Abbr. : REV
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Late Late Show time. : IAM
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According ___. : TOHOYLE
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Assistant. : AIDE
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Fully enjoyed oneself: Slang. : HADABALL
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Georgia city. : MACON
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Start of a familiar jingle. : JACKANDJILL
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Hanky-___. : PANKY
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Sibilant sound. : TST
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Worshiping. : ADORING
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Droop. : LOLL
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Ice formations. : BERGS
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Gourd. : PEPO
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O.T. book: Abbr. : NEH
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___ chose (mere trifle): Fr. : PEUDE
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Outer skirts in the Philippines. : SAYAS
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Avifauna. : ORNIS
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Mariner's direction. : EBN
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Form of Hosea. : OSEE
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Loose-fitting gowns. : MOTHERHUBBARDS
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Certain speech sounds. : NASALS
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Pappy Boyington's book. : BAABAABLACKSHEEP
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Cigar. : STOGIE
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Instructor. : TUTOR
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Rebel cries. : YELLS
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Space Age prefix. : AERO
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Lessee. : TENANT
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Terriers. : SKYES
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Cà ___ (here and there): Fr. : ETLA
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Tank carrier. : LST
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Molds again. : RECASTS
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"Bet ___ to a doughnut." : ADOLLAR
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Dramatic roles. : HAMLETS
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Galley worker. : COOK
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With poor judgment. : UNWISELY
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Fabled fox. : REYNARD
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Shoe. : BROGUE
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Cheese. : PARMESAN
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Will-___-wisp. : OTHE
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Item in the fire. : IRON
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Abner's father. : NER
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Carp. : TENCH
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Poor Richard's forte. : ALMANAC
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___ the altar. : LEADSTO
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White Hart, for one. : INN
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Old, old plot. : CINDERELLASTORY
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Poetic "forever." : ETERNE
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Belonging to a certain country. : SYRIAS
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Apportions. : METES
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Wheat, in France. : BLE
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Bishop: Abbr. : BHP
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Columbia: Abbr. : USC
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Suffixes with duck and hire. : LINGS
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Unfriendly. : CHILLY
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Query from Edward Albee. : WHOSAFRAID
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Mask. : HIDE
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Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
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Certain sportsmen. : SKIERS
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Translator of the Bible into Gothic. : ULFILA
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Contend (with). : COPE
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Shade of blue. : NAVY
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16th cen. clock. : NEF
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Wind. : GALE
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Arthur, for one. : PORT
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Almost 2 feet in Sweden. : ALN
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Rained on. : WET
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Huck Finn's conveyance. : RAFT
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First name of singing star. : EZIO
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Claudia of Washington. : LADYBIRDJOHNSON
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Barrie character. : NANA
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1958 show. : GOLDILOCKS
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By ___. : ROTE
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Type of vase. : MING
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Flaherty film. : MOANA
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One of the Marches. : AMY
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Coin. : CENT
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Impart. : LEND
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Cockchafer. : DORR
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Celebes ox. : ANOA
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Tot's pet. : PUP
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Yes, ___! : MAAM
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Conrad hero. : AXEL
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Shade of green. : JADE
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In ___ and out the other. : ONEEAR
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Indian. : NAVAJO
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Carillon. : PEAL
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Plant bud. : CION
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Sine ___ non. : QUA
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Prefix with sphere. : UNI
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Sell. : PEDDLE
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Theater program. : BILL
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Sailor's word. : AHOY
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Proceeded. : RAN
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Chinese dynasty. : TANG
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Tribunal of 1899. : HAGUE
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Puppeteer Baird. : BIL
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Dream team. : ALLSTARS
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Plan man. : MARSHALL
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Streaked Italian marble. : CIPOLIN
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Israeli legislature. : KNESSET
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Dainty piece on a necklace. : PEARLET
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Type of film. : TENREEL
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Miss Muffet's bane. : SPIDERS
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Pub crawler, old style. : TOSSPOT
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About: Rare. : ANENST
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Discussion. : DEBATE
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"___ Birdie." : BYEBYE
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Czech capital. : PRAHA
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Obligations. : DEBTS
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Exclamation. : AHA
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Lexicon abbreviation. : OBS
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Servant, in India. : MATY
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Hautboy. : OBOE
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Western campus. : UCLA
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Tomes: Abbr. : BKS
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Vizier's superior. : AGA
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Diving bird. : AUK

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 16 debuted here and reused later, 19 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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