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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Wednesday, May 8, 1985

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,965

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Across
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In ___ (stagnating) : ARUT
5
Merino cries : BAAS
9
Olympus name : ARES
13
Fish entree : SCROD
15
Former queen of Greece : OLGA
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Gather carefully : CULL
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Asian capital : HANOI
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Sailors' guardian : SAINTELMO
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Ind. city : KOKOMO
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Mr. T's group, with "The" : ATEAM
23
Parachutist's cry : GERONIMO
26
" . . . ___ evil" : HEARNO
27
"___ the World," 1956 song : AROUND
28
Sentry's order : HALT
29
Midler or Davis : BETTE
30
Aspersion : SLUR
32
Sponsorship : EGIS
36
Shoulder: Comb. form : OMO
37
Louis from New Orleans : SATCHMO
40
"The Lady ___ Tramp," 1937 song : ISA
41
Roman or blue follower : NOSE
43
Shea nine : METS
44
Wishy's partner : WASHY
46
Dog-days sound : PHEW
48
Mr. Bones : ENDMAN
49
Strong person : SAMSON
52
Pilate's words : ECCEHOMO
54
Gulf of Calif. bay : ADAIR
55
Refer (to) : ALLUDE
56
"Keep It in the Family" emcee : BILLNIMMO
58
Citified : URBAN
62
Shells on the Big Mo : AMMO
63
Vigoda and Fortas : ABES
64
Golfer Calvin : PEETE
65
Writer Uris : LEON
66
Besides : MORE
67
Act : DEED
Down
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Mountain tree : ASH
2
Radio gp. : RCA
3
Samovar : URN
4
Dated or excised : TOOKOUT
5
Kind of buddies : BOSOM
6
Where Crockett died : ALAMO
7
Exchange premium : AGIO
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___ Remo, Italy : SAN
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Kind of rayon : ACETATE
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Monarch : RULER
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Violinist Mischa : ELMAN
12
Replay technique, for short : SLOMO
14
Famed five : DIONNES
19
Far East weight : TAEL
21
Rib : KID
23
Cameroon neighbor : GABON
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Solitary: Comb. form : EREMO
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Newspaper sects. : ROTOS
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Injure : HARM
28
Querying words : HUHS
30
Slumgullion or burgoo : STEW
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W.W. II craft : LCT
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Device with no name : GISMO
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Jones of "It Had to Be You" : ISHAM
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"I Cain't ___" : SAYNO
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Sanction : AMEN
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Confessed : OWNEDUP
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Greek vowel : EPSILON
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Clung to : ADHERED
47
Trumpet, e.g. : HORN
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Old French money : ECU
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___ palmetto (cabbage palm) : SABAL
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Stop on ___ : ADIME
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Swedish city : MALMO
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Gantry or Fudd : ELMER
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Almost there : CLOSE
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Greek Church pulpit : AMBO
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"___ the Walrus," Beatles hit : IAM
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Droner : BEE
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Supped : ATE
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Composer Rorem : NED

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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