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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

LOOK SHARP

New York Times, Sunday, May 5, 1991

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 692 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 137, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 19, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,153
Across
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Muddle of nowhere? : MAZE
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Waist cincher : SASH
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" . . . comes in like ___" : ALION
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Fairway clump : DIVOT
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"___ Named Sue" : ABOY
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Brawl : MELEE
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Wordsworth work : SONNET
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Plant used for making pipes : ERICA
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Complication : NODE
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New Guinea, to Indonesians : IRIAN
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Combat flight : SORTIE
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Uncovered wagons : CARTS
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Start of Burma Shave Ad #I : THISCREAMSLIKEA
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Frat letter : RHO
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Far East feast : TET
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Lizard called a fringefoot : UMA
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Skater Brinker : HANS
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TV alien : ALF
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Part II of Ad #I : PARACHUTE
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Assign (to) : ASCRIBE
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___ the Irish : LUCKOF
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Some awnings : TILTS
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Violinist Bull : OLE
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Part of D.C. : DIST
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Swindle : RIPOFF
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Heaviest U.S. President : TAFT
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High-gloss paint : ENAMEL
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"___ to Be You," 1924 song : ITHAD
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Tractor-trailer : SEMI
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Have nixed emotions? : RUE
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Start of Burma Shave Ad #II : PITYALLTHEMIGHTYCAESARS
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John McGraw's wunderkind : OTT
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More orderly : NEATER
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Without : SANS
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Gdansk coins : ZLOTYS
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Diagnostic aid : XRAY
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Sesame : TIL
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Infant : BABE
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___ T'ung, last Chinese emperor : HSUAN
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Long ago : YORE
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Part II of Ad #II : THEYPULLTHEIR
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Essence : GIST
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"___ Irish Rose" : ABIES
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Irk : RILE
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Actor McKellen : IAN
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___ precedent : SETA
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Alphonse's companion : GASTON
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Shirt or coat preceder : POLO
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White herons : EGRETS
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Fled : RAN
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Part III of Ad #II : WHISKERSOUTWITHTWEEZERS
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A long time : EON
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Outstanding : OWED
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Wirepuller : SNAKE
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Keenness : ACUITY
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Louis and Bill : NYES
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It lessens : ABATER
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Legal claim : LIEN
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"___ Oncle," Tati film : MON
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Architect of Boston's John Hancock Bldg. : IMPEI
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Viscous : RESINY
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Literary collection : OMNIBUS
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Part III of Ad #I : THEREISNO
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Bishopric : SEE
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"When I was ___ . . . ": Gilbert : ALAD
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Toronto's prov. : ONT
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Harrison or Reed : REX
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Composer Delibes : LEO
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Part IV of Ad #I : OTHERSUBSTITUTE
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José's friend : AMIGO
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Saloonkeeper's nemesis : NATION
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Jibe : AGREE
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Innisfail : ERIN
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Inspected the joint : CASED
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Petcock : SPIGOT
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Certain horses : ROANS
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French violinist: 18th century : ANET
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Admittance : ENTRY
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"___ Billie Joe" : ODETO
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Doctrines : ISMS
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Beatty film: 1981 : REDS
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The Duke of ___, "Rigoletto" role : MANTUA
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Units of resistance : ABOHMS
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Belt having 12 signs : ZODIAC
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Head set? : EYES
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Peaceful : SERENE
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An anonym : ALIAS
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Stitch line : SEAM
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Coop group : HENS
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Smooth ___ : ASSILK
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Seek : LOOKFOR
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Concerning : INRE
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Available : ONTAP
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Chess master Ivo ___ : NEI
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Boil down : DECOCT
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Oldster's nest egg : IRA
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Artistic quality : VIRTU
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Group of eight : OCTET
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Flavor : TASTE
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A plum brandy : MIRABELLE
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Astounding : TERRIFIC
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From Santiago, e.g. : CHILEAN
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One of a class of amides : LACTAM
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Moiety : HALF
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Mote : ATOMY
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Winner over T.E.D. : HST
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Actress Schneider : ROMY
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In a supple way : LITHELY
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Groom's pal : USHER
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Hosiery style : FISHNET
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Playful tunes : DITTIES
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Gentles : PETS
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Smell ___ (suspect) : ARAT
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Anger : FURY
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Kinski film : TESS
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Gooey stuff : EPOXY
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Kin of TNT : NITRO
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Perfume : ATTAR
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Rules out : DISALLOWS
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Turner's tool : LATHE
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"King of Hollywood" : GABLE
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Côte d'___, Riviera area : AZUR
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Anything extravagant : ELA
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Styne products : SONGS
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Nobelist in Literature: 1923 : YEATS
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What Jack did : BUILT
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Cheer : HEARTEN
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Strength : SINEW
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Prong : TINE
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With head held higher : PROUDER
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Style of film lighting : HIGHKEY
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"Able was ___ saw Elba" : IEREI
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Lead off : START
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Strong-scented Old World herb : TANSY
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Singing Tower sponsor : BOK
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Verdon of "Damn Yankees" : GWEN
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Hey, sailor! : AHOY
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___ curve, in math : SINE
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Sexton or Nemerov : POET
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Shade of blue : ETAIN
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Ruth and Gehrig, e.g. : TEAMMATES
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Lower parts of duets : SECONDI
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Kin of "The Emperor Jones" actor : ROBESONS
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His domain is lover's lane : SWAIN
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Enclave : INLIER
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Pueblo dweller : ZUNI
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Solti's title : SIR
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"Baked in ___" : APIE
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Do a scene over : RESHOOT
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It lingers on : MELODY
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Taken care of : SEENTO
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A "Hellzapoppin" star and family : OLSENS
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Cape Cod's ___ Bridge : BOURNE
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Loosened : UNTIED
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Dental compounds : STENTS
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Harness strap : TRACE
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Macho guy : HEMAN
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Be alive : EXIST
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Ovum-to-be : OOTID
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Middle name of 20th U.S. President : ABRAM
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Actor Andrews of TV : TIGE
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Delhi wear : SARI
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Writers Betti and Moretti : UGOS
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Binge : TEAR
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Eur. tongue : GER
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Initials on army mail : APO

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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